Acceleware launches CT image reconstruction solution
11 March 2008
Acceleware Corp. (TSX-V: AXE), a developer of high-performance
computer graphics processing solutions has launched the AxRecon image
reconstruction solution for the medical imaging, security, and
non-destructive testing markets.
The long processing time required for computed tomography (CT) image
reconstruction limits throughput and quality. In order to meet the
demands of their workload, users often sacrifice image quality to save
on processing time.
AxRecon works with existing cone beam CT scanners to significantly
speeding up filtered back projection computations. This enables medical
and commercial users to accelerate the reconstruction of their data and
improve the quality of their images without disrupting their current
It combines the company's proprietary software acceleration libraries
with the massive parallel processing power of NVIDIA graphic processing
units (GPUs) to dramatically increase the speed of sophisticated
computations. Processing time can be reduced from hours to
"Our entry into the medical and commercial imaging market space
represents a significant growth opportunity for Acceleware, and is
consistent with Acceleware's long-term growth strategy to tackle new
markets," said Sean Krakiwsky, CEO of Acceleware.
"In biomedical micro-computed tomography applications, the volume
dimensions of our reconstructions have increased dramatically over the
past few years," said David Holdsworth of Robarts Imaging. "During the
same period, scan times have also been reduced; this makes cone-beam CT
reconstruction time the bottleneck that limits workflow in some
situations. GPU-based reconstruction is a cost-effective solution for
this task, and we have found that Acceleware's AxRecon product can
provide 3D reconstructions up to 50 times faster than a single-CPU."