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Multi GPU Implementation of Iterative Tomographic Reconstruction Algorithms

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Multi GPU Implementation of Iterative Tomographic Reconstruction Algorithms
Although iterative reconstruction techniques (IRTs) have been shown to produce images of superior quality over conventional filtered back projection (FBP) based algorithms, the use of IRT in a clinical setting has been hampered by the significant computational demands of these algorithms. In this paper we present results of our efforts to overcome this hurdle by exploiting the combined computational power of multiple graphical processing units (GPUs). We have implemented forward and backward projection steps of reconstruction on an NVIDIA Tesla S870 hardware using CUDA. We have been able to accelerate forward projection by 71x and backward projection by 137x. We generate these results with no perceptible difference in image quality between the GPU and serial CPU implementations. This work illustrates the power of using commercial off-the-shelf low-cost GPUs, potentially allowing IRT tomographic image reconstruction to be run in near real time, lowering the barrier to entry of IRT, a...
Byunghyun Jang, David R. Kaeli, Synho Do, Homer H.
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Type Conference
Year 2009
Where ISBI
Authors Byunghyun Jang, David R. Kaeli, Synho Do, Homer H. Pien
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