Application of optimized parallel processing digital computers and numerical approximation methods to the ultra high-speed three-dimensional reconstruction of the intact thorax

B. K. Gilbert, L. M. Krueger, A. Chu, E. L. Ritman, E. E. Swartzlander, D. E. Atkins

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In order to achieve the computational capability to carry out many thousands of cross-sectional reconstructions, necessary to support a prototype high temporal and spatial resolution cylindrical scanning multiaxial tomographic unit, a series of design, software simulation, and fabrication studies is underway to develop a special-purpose high-speed reconstruction computer. This processor will rely upon integrated circuit arithmetic components of advanced design, and highly parallel architecture to execute X-ray based transaxial reconstruction algorithms at the rate of hundreds of cross sections/sec.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-329
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Bio-Medical Computing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1979


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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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