Say you get in a car accident and they need to do an MRI to determine if there’s damage to this or that in your brain. That MRI generates a ton of data, and until recently the only way you could view that data was on a specialized workstation meant just for that purpose. FiatLux, a Microsoft offshoot with modest funding, has created a way to take advantage of the extremely powerful GPUs and processors in normal PCs. Essentially they’ve made a layer that allows DirectX to display complex medical data as if it were just a game or 3D modeling program. If this gets rolled out, it would not only save hospitals hundreds of thousands of dollars, but it would make medical imaging faster, easier, and more portable.
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