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Automated Real-time Medical Imaging Analysis

Patricia Ellen Grant (Harvard Medical School & Children’s Hospital Boston), and Jonathan Appavoo (BU) are using high-performance computing to make real-time radiological image analysis easier and less costly to use.

For prospective parents, the customary one-or two-day wait to see fetal scans that might reveal abnormalities can seem interminable, but there are a couple of good reasons why it takes so long. The first problem is the fetuses: they wriggle, fidget, move, which makes it impossible to get a comprehensive and useful image. Radiologists solve that problem by scanning the fetuses “in slices” at different angles, then using computers to align the slices and create a three-dimensional image. That alignment, made possible with complex mathematical algorithms, is what takes so long.

Patricia Ellen Grant and Jonathan Appavoo

Dr. Grant is a Professor of Radiology and Pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Appavoo is a College of Arts & Sciences assistant professor of Computer Science at Boston University.

Research projects

Foldit
Dusty With a Chance of Star Formation
Checking the Medicine Cabinet to Interrupt COVID-19 at the Molecular Level
Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold But Still, Is It Just Right?​
Smashing Discoveries​
Microbiome Pattern Hunting
Modeling the Air we Breathe
Exploring Phytoplankton Diversity
The Computer Will See You Now
Computing the Toll of Trapped Diamondback Terrapins
Edging Towards a Greener Future
Physics-driven Drug Discovery
Modeling Plasma-Surface Interactions
Sensing Subduction Zones
Neural Networks & Earthquakes
Small Stars, Smaller Planets, Big Computing
Data Visualization using Climate Reanalyzer
Getting to Grips with Glassy Materials
Modeling Molecular Engines
Forest Mapping: When the Budworms come to Dinner
Exploring Thermoelectric Behavior at the Nanoscale
The Trickiness of Talking to Computers
A Genomic Take on Geobiology
From Grass to Gas
Teaching Computers to Identify Odors
From Games to Brains
The Trouble with Turbulence
A New Twist
A Little Bit of This... A Little Bit of That..
Looking Like an Alien!
Locking Up Computing
Modeling Supernovae
Sound Solution
Lessons in a Virtual Test Tube​
Higgs Boson Spotted in Holyoke?
Crack Computing
Automated Real-time Medical Imaging Analysis
Towards a Smarter Greener Grid
Heading Off Head Blight
Organic Light-Harvesting Antennae
Art and AI
Excited by Photons
Tapping into an Ocean of Data
Computing Global Change
Star Power
Engineering the Human Microbiome
Computing Social Capital
Computers Diagnosing Disease
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