Dr. C.C. Lu, Professor of Computer Science, has been awarded a 1-year $34,997 KSU Research Challenge Grant. His project is entitled "MRI-Based Attenuation Correction for PET/MRI and Medical Image Registration Methods on Graphics Processing Units", and is described below.
MRI-Based Attenuation Correction for PET/MRI and Medical Image Registration Methods on Graphics Processing Units
Image registration is important in medical image applications and can be applied to medical images with different modalities. Various approaches have been developed to improve the performance of the medical image registration in terms of speed optimization, capture range, and robustness of the method. This research will focus on developing a novel framework for MRI-based attenuation correction on PET/MRI methodology and develop a CUDA programming model with a GPU platform for medical image registration.