Volume 16 Supplement 1
Software platform for flexible automated reconstruction of CMR data in a clinically feasible workflow
© Basha et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2014
Published: 16 January 2014
Integration of novel image reconstruction and processing methods into clinical workflow has been hampered by difficulties in implementing these techniques into the vendors' softwares. While all vendors allow modification of imaging sequences, implementation of novel reconstruction techniques is not available in any of them. Currently, the workflow includes manually exporting the data, performing the custom reconstruction using stand-alone Matlab or C++ implementation, and then visualizing the results on a different workstation. This process usually requires an expert user and is not feasible in common clinical workflow. In this work, we developed a simple software tool that enables researchers to rapidly integrate post-processing and reconstruction methods developed in any programming language on any type of workstation via internet connection and directly visualize the data on the scanner console and store the data via clinical PACS system.
We proposed and developed a software tool that allows researchers to test and validate different reconstruction/processing techniques in a smooth workflow combined with the MR machine.
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