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Optical Computers For The Video-Rate Reconstruction Of Medical Images
Author(s): A. F. Gmitro; V. Tresp; Y. Chen; G. R. Gindi
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Paper Abstract

In both computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, continuous video-rate data acquisition, with retrospective cine-mode viewing of the reconstructed image sequence, is possible. With video-rate image reconstruction, a videographic capability for these imaging modalities is achieved, whereby dynamic events within the human body can be viewed in real-time. The computational requirement of real-time image reconstruction is extreme and has not been demonstrated to date using conventional digital-electronic circuitry. The high degree of parallelism of analog optical computers can be exploited to achieve very high computational rates and accomplish the goal of video-rate reconstruction of these medical images. Systems for CT and MR image reconstruction are described, results are presented, and performance of the systems is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1989
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1090, Medical Imaging III: Image Formation, (1 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.953195
Show Author Affiliations
A. F. Gmitro, University of Arizona (United States)
V. Tresp, Yale University (United States)
Y. Chen, University of Arizona (United States)
G. R. Gindi, Yale University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1090:
Medical Imaging III: Image Formation
Samuel J. Dwyer; R. Gilbert Jost; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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