Medical Imaging with CT Scanners and MRI Machines

Enable real-time, high resolution image processing with increased integration, flexibility and reliability


Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT) machines are large highly synchronous machines that require significant computational capabilities across their various subsystems.  The integration with Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ SoC provides a platform for the high-speed SiC inverter control required in the gradient amplifiers, RF waveform synthesis required in RF transmit chain, and the massively parallel ADC interfaces and signal process required on the RF receive.  The coupling of an ARM processing system in the each of the sub-systems provides a platform for low-latency critical communications, maintenance, and co-processing functions to be implemented in a rich OS environment. 

Xilinx next generation 7nm ACAP devices like Versal AI Core Series holds a lot of promise for the offloading/acceleration of image reconstruction (2D FFT for MRI and back-project for CT) and the integration of machine learning based image analysis.

Design Examples – MRI and CT Scanner