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Parallel computing for simultaneous iterative tomographic imaging by graphics processing units
Author(s): Pedro D. Bello-Maldonado; Ricardo López; Colleen Rogers; Yuanwei Jin; Enyue Lu
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we address the problem of accelerating inversion algorithms for nonlinear acoustic tomographic imaging by parallel computing on graphics processing units (GPUs). Nonlinear inversion algorithms for tomographic imaging often rely on iterative algorithms for solving an inverse problem, thus computationally intensive. We study the simultaneous iterative reconstruction technique (SIRT) for the multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) tomography algorithm which enables parallel computations of the grid points as well as the parallel execution of multiple source excitation. Using graphics processing units (GPUs) and the Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) programming model an overall improvement of 26.33x was achieved when combining both approaches compared with sequential algorithms. Furthermore we propose an adaptive iterative relaxation factor and the use of non-uniform weights to improve the overall convergence of the algorithm. Using these techniques, fast computations can be performed in parallel without the loss of image quality during the reconstruction process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2016
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 9870, Computational Imaging, 987009 (20 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2223466
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Pedro D. Bello-Maldonado, Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (United States)
Ricardo López, Univ. of Puerto Rico (United States)
Colleen Rogers, Salisbury Univ. (United States)
Yuanwei Jin, Univ. of Maryland Eastern Shore (United States)
Enyue Lu, Salisbury Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9870:
Computational Imaging
Abhijit Mahalanobis; Kenneth S. Kubala; Amit Ashok; Jonathan C. Petruccelli; Lei Tian, Editor(s)

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