A parallel computing approach for tracking of neuronal fibers
by J. Roth,
and P. Väterlein
A parallel computational accelerator based on the Cell Broadband
Engine® Architecture was utilized to process medical image data of
magnetic resonance scanners. Information on the orientation of
white matter fiber tracts within the human brain was calculated.
These results are visualized in three dimensions to help physicians
involved with diagnostics for brain tumor surgeries. This parallel
implementation demonstrates the potential of computational
accelerators to significantly reduce the time needed for
computationally demanding tasks in medical imaging.