AxRecon Leverages the Processing power of GPUs to Speed-Up CT Scanner
European Congress of Radiology, VIENNA, Austria, March 7 /CNW/ -
Acceleware Corp. (TSX-V: AXE), a leading developer of acceleration solutions
for high-performance computing, today announced the launch of its AxRecon
image reconstruction solution for the medical imaging, security, and
non-destructive testing markets. Image reconstruction for Computed Tomography
(CT) Scanners often takes hours of processing time and represents a major
barrier to efficiency for many organizations. Acceleware's solution reduces
the time required to complete this work from hours to minutes to speed up the
imaging workflow. AxRecon will be demonstrated at the European Congress of
Radiology (ECR) this week in Vienna, Austria, booth No. 435.
"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. "The benefits of higher throughput and image
quality that are already being realized by early customers of AxRecon(TM) will
help us drive adoption of this product within the broader imaging market."
The long processing time required for CT image reconstruction limits
throughput and quality for companies, clinicians, and researchers. In order to
meet the demands of their workload, these users often sacrifice image quality
to save on processing time. AxRecon works with existing cone beam CT scanners
to eliminate the bottleneck by 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 workflow.
The AxRecon solution combines Acceleware's proprietary software
acceleration libraries with the massive parallel processing power of NVIDIA(R)
Graphic Processing Units (GPUs) to dramatically increase the speed of
sophisticated computations. AxRecon seamlessly integrates with existing CT
scanners with minimal setup. By accelerating algorithms such as filtered
back-projection image reconstruction, clients are able to increase the speed
of their operations and quality of their end results, while reducing the
energy use and physical footprint of their high performance computing systems.
"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."
Please visit Acceleware at ECR in Booth: No. 435, taking place this week
in Vienna, Austria. For more information on the AxRecon solution including
customer case studies and whitepapers, please go to
Acceleware develops and markets solutions that enable software vendors to
leverage heterogeneous, multi-core hardware environments without having to
rewrite their applications for parallel processing. This acceleration
abstraction technology results in end-users achieving significant computing
speed-ups and migrating vendor applications from single-core processing to
multiple-core CPUs, GPUs or other acceleration products.
Acceleware solutions are deployed by companies worldwide to accelerate
computer simulation and data processing applications in areas such as
electromagnetics, oil & gas, medical and security imaging, industrial and
consumer product design, financial, and academic research.
Acceleware's third-generation multi-board GPU solutions can accelerate
simulation and processing algorithms by over 35 times, reducing data
processing from multiple hours to minutes. Acceleware is a public company on
Canada's TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol AXE.
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