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Multimodality video integration: systems issues and solutions
Author(s): Jeff S. Larson
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Paper Abstract

Although commercially available image processing technology exists today that could facilitate a real-time multi-modality workstation, there are multiple challenges in building such a system. The first is defining a common image format. In multi-modality imaging, the basic concern is combining two source images such that the resultant composite image retains the best qualities of each individual modality. One critical requirement is that the images be spatially matched before combination. The second challenge is to determine the system requirements for a multi-modality workstation. This would typically consist of what algorithms are to be used and the bandwidth requirements of the system. Assuming these issues are resolved, determining the appropriate hardware for each system requirement remains a significant hurdle. Array processing (systolic) and pipelined processing are two high performance hardware architectures available to meet these requirements. While each performs well with some operations, they falter with others. The key is the effective combination of these two architectures for maximum benefit. This paper addresses these challenges from a systems point of view.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1994
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2164, Medical Imaging 1994: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display, (1 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.174038
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Jeff S. Larson, Datacube, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2164:
Medical Imaging 1994: Image Capture, Formatting, and Display
Yongmin Kim, Editor(s)

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