Hugues Benoit-Cattin

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This paper gives an overview of SIMRI, a new 3D MRI simulator based on the Bloch equation. This simulator proposes an efficient management of the T2* effect, and in a unique simulator integrates most of the simulation features that are offered in different simulators. It takes into account the main static field value and enables realistic simulations of the(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging is a popular and powerful non-invasive imaging technique. Automated analysis has become mandatory to efficiently cope with the large amount of data generated using this modality. However, several artifacts, such as intensity non-uniformity, can degrade the quality of acquired data. Intensity non-uniformity consists in anatomically(More)
The EGEE Grid offers the necessary infrastructure and resources for reducing the running time of particle tracking Monte-Carlo applications like GATE. However, efforts are required to achieve reliable and efficient execution and to provide execution frameworks to end-users. This paper presents results obtained with porting the GATE software on the EGEE(More)
This paper presents the Virtual Imaging Platform (VIP), a platform accessible at to facilitate the sharing of object models and medical image simulators, and to provide access to distributed computing and storage resources. A complete overview is presented, describing the ontologies designed to share models in a common(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to follow, over a 4(1/2)-month period, the medial tibia cartilage thickness on a meniscectomy (MNX) guinea pig osteoarthritis (OA) model and to compare with control animals, using three-dimensional high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (3D HR-MRI). METHODS MRI experimentations were performed in vivo at 7 T on(More)
This paper introduces an end-to-end framework for efficient computing and merging of Monte Carlo simulations on heterogeneous distributed systems. Simulations are parallelized using a dynamic loadbalancing approach and multiple parallel mergers. Checkpointing is used to improve reliability and to enable incremental results merging from partial results. A(More)
In this paper, we present the implementation of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) simulator on a GRID computing architecture. The simulation process is based on the resolution of Bloch equation [1] in a 3D space. The computation kernel of the simulator is distributed to the grid nodes using MPICH-G2 [2]. The results presented show that simulation of 3D MRI(More)
Medical image simulation produces virtual images from software representations of imaging devices and virtual object models representing the human body. Object models consist of the geometry of the objects (e.g. organs, tissues, pathological structures, etc.) and of their physical parameters used for the simulation. The diversity of this information makes(More)