My team at the Alexandra Institute is hired in by NIH to participate in the open source development of the Gadgetron image reconstruction framework.

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has a medical imaging research program, which encompasses acquisition, reconstruction, post-processing, and clinical application of X-ray, CT, and MRI. As part of this broad program, several open source software packages are being developed and maintained by NHLBI scientists. Specifically, the Laboratory of Imaging Technology (LIT), under the leadership of Dr. Michael S. Hansen, is the driving force behind the ISMRM Raw Data (ISMRMRD) format (, which is the community standard for representation and storage of MRI raw data. This data format is used in a variety of image reconstruction and processing tools. The LIT is also actively developing and distributing an open source image reconstruction framework known as the Gadgetron ( This framework includes a streaming pipeline architecture for efficient data processing and a set of toolboxes that provide image reconstruction components such as filters, transformations, and optimizers. In addition to these major software projects, the LIT also maintains various tools for integration with proprietary medical imaging instruments.

Application Medical Imaging Software Development – Gadgetron
Partners The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NHLBI
My role Supervising, co-writing
Type Commercial project
Finansed by The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NHLBI
Total budget 128,131 €
My part 128,131 €
Person months 10.2
Period Feb. 2017 to Feb. 2018