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In medical imaging, data samples are taken from devices such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computer tomography (CT) scanners and translated into 2D, 3D, or 4D images. Sensor systems are now capable of acquiring thousands of projections per second, flooding the image reconstruction subsystem with several hundreds of megabytes of data per second. However, keeping reconstruction times acceptable has forced the design of special-purpose platforms based on field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) or application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs).
In a feature article in the September issue of Embedded Technology (ET) magazine, Olivier Bockenbach of Mercury Computer Systems explains how cell microprocessor technology, originally developed for the gaming industry, can help solve the problems of processing medical images. The technology is under development for use in medical, defense, and commercial applications due to its significant performance improvement compared to other technologies.
Read the full article on page 2 of the September issue of ET. Go here to read previously published ET articles.