Four medical imaging techniques now available via online simulator
Categorie(s) : MINATEC, News, Research
Published : 1 April 2014
The Virtual Imaging Platform, created in 2012 as part of a project funded by the French National Research Agency and managed by INSA Lyon, is becoming increasingly popular. In 2013 alone, the number of users registered grew from 230 to 545, and users from 53 countries consumed a total of 627 years of computing time for the various techniques on offer (MRI, ultrasound, PET, and X-ray tomography using Leti’s Sindbad simulator).
Users can complete various tasks, from prototyping new imagers to evaluating image-processing algorithms. Computation is distributed over several processors. On the Sindbad simulator, this distributed computation speeds results by a factor of 73 over what a single PC could do.