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Medical imaging 50 times faster

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Medical image processing can be time-consuming, and accelerating the imaging will enable doctors to make more rapid diagnoses. To greatly increase the speed of processing, Dr. Bradley Erickson, a radiologist from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and engineers from IBM Corp. in Armonk, N.Y., have integrated a parallel processor with software that contains an image processing algorithm. In tests, they determined that the processor and software can hasten the process of aligning magnetic resonance and CT images. Erickson said that MRI and CT scanners capture slices perpendicular to the...Read full article

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