In 2016, CERN and the University of Bath released a new shareware toolbox for fast, accurate 3D X-ray image reconstruction with applications in medical imaging for cancer diagnosis and treatment. It offers a simple and accessible way to improve imaging and potentially reduce radiation doses for patients. The software is based on Cone Beam Computed Tomography, a scanning process that takes 2D X-ray pictures and processes them into a 3D image. The toolbox is called the Tomographic Iterative GPU-based Reconstruction (TIGRE) Toolbox, and is available open source on GitHub. The collaboration hopes their open source approach will bring together academics and clinicians.
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