1 May 1989 Optical Computers For The Video-Rate Reconstruction Of Medical Images
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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.
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A. F. Gmitro, A. F. Gmitro, V. Tresp, V. Tresp, Y. Chen, Y. Chen, G. R. Gindi, G. R. Gindi, } "Optical Computers For The Video-Rate Reconstruction Of Medical Images", Proc. SPIE 1090, Medical Imaging III: Image Formation, (1 May 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.953195; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.953195
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