Utilizing HPC technology in 3D cardiac modeling

  • Nikos Papazis
  • Dimitris Dimitrelos
Track C1: (Industrial) End-user Applications of HPCN
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1593)


The objective of the 3D Heartview methodology was to demonstrate the benefits of HPC technology in improving the diagnostic and clinical procedures of heart diseases. It enables an online 3D modeling of the heart structures based on 2D X-ray angiographic sequences acquired under routine clinical conditions, thus offering medical added value in the areas of operation planning, wall motion study and 3D manipulation of cardiac structures. HPC technology was utilized in the 3D modeling procedure in an effort to minimize total system response time and to result in a system applicable in every day medical practice.


Volume Resolution Parallelisation Strategy Data Parallelism Rotational Angiography System Response Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikos Papazis
    • 1
  • Dimitris Dimitrelos
    • 1
  1. 1.Athens High Performance Computing Laboratory and Department of InformaticsUniversity of AthensAthensGreece

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