Volumetric Image Processing for Quantitative Composition Analysis
This group currently has several active research studies in breast cancer, obesity, and bone marrow transplant that rely on quantitative mapping of the fat/water distribution in the body with MRI. For each project, they generate high-resolution 3D anatomical images that are co-registered with the quantitative fat-fraction maps. We are using MSI computing resources to assist in several aspects of the project. First, several of the reconstruction algorithms are time-intensive but highly parallelizable, and would benefit from parallel architectures available at MSI. Second, the researchers are developing analysis methods for these datasets, which include registration (between MRI datasets and MR-CT registrations) and segmentation processes; for this, the researchers will use AMIRA/AVISO, available through MSI.
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