Cloud Based Toolbox for Image Analysis, Processing and Reconstruction Tasks

  • Tomasz Bednarz
  • Dadong Wang
  • Yulia Arzhaeva
  • Ryan Lagerstrom
  • Pascal Vallotton
  • Neil Burdett
  • Alex Khassapov
  • Piotr Szul
  • Shiping Chen
  • Changming Sun
  • Luke Domanski
  • Darren Thompson
  • Timur Gureyev
  • John A. Taylor
Chapter
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 823)

Abstract

This chapter describes a novel way of carrying out image analysis, reconstruction and processing tasks using cloud based service provided on the Australian National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources (NeCTAR) infrastructure. The toolbox allows users free access to a wide range of useful blocks of functionalities (imaging functions) that can be connected together in workflows allowing creation of even more complex algorithms that can be re-run on different data sets, shared with others or additionally adjusted. The functions given are in the area of cellular imaging, advanced X-ray image analysis, computed tomography and 3D medical imaging and visualisation. The service is currently available on the website www.cloudimaging.net.au.

Keywords

Cloud computing Cloud based imaging Image analysis Image processing Image reconstruction 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomasz Bednarz
    • 1
  • Dadong Wang
    • 2
  • Yulia Arzhaeva
    • 2
  • Ryan Lagerstrom
    • 2
  • Pascal Vallotton
    • 2
  • Neil Burdett
    • 1
  • Alex Khassapov
    • 3
  • Piotr Szul
    • 2
  • Shiping Chen
    • 2
  • Changming Sun
    • 2
  • Luke Domanski
    • 4
  • Darren Thompson
    • 3
  • Timur Gureyev
    • 5
  • John A. Taylor
    • 6
  1. 1.Digital Productivity FlagshipCSIROBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Digital Productivity FlagshipCSIRONorth Ryde, SydneyAustralia
  3. 3.CSIRO IM&TMelbourneAustralia
  4. 4.CSIRO IM&TSydneyAustralia
  5. 5.CSIRO Manufacturing FlagshipMelbourneAustralia
  6. 6.Digital Productivity FlagshipCSIROCanberraAustralia

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