Enhanced Medical Image Reconstruction in Grid Environments


Novel algorithms enable very accurate 3D reconstruction of medical images from 2D scanner data (e.g. SPECT) by considering principal 3D effects of data acquisition. However, the need of high computational resources usually restricts the deployment of these methods to dedicated research centers.

A main objective of the eMERGE project is the development of a service-oriented framework for near real-time 3D image reconstruction which can be used in clinical environments by providing transparent access to remote parallel computing systems over the Internet based on Grid technology.
The main tasks of the eMERGE project comprise:
  1. development of advanced medical image reconstruction algorithms
  2. parallelization of image reconstruction algorithms for SMP clusters and supercomputers
  3. design and implementation of a service-oriented Grid architecture for parallel image reconstruction based on Web Services and Grid technologies 
  4. development of middleware for service management and service negotiation
  5. research in various QoS and security aspects


Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Physics - University Hospital of Vienna
Institute for Software Science - University of Vienna


Werner Backfrieder
Siegfried Benkner
Ivona Brandic
Aleksander Dimitrov
Gerhard Engelbrecht
Martin Forster
Monika Putzer
Rainer Schmid
Nikolay Terziev

Related Projects:

AURORA - Advanced Models, Applications and Software Systems for High Performance Computing ( FWF SFB-F11 )

GEMSS - Grid-Enabled Medical Simulation Services ( IST-2001-37153 )