RECAST3D: a real-time visualization platform for tomographic imaging

RECAST3D provides real-time tomographic reconstruction and visualization of arbitrarily oriented 2D slices in a 3D volume.

The RECAST3D framework provides a real-time tomographic reconstruction and visualization pipeline for arbitrarily oriented 2D slices in a 3D volume. By reconstructing only the parts of the 3D volume requested by the user on demand, RECAST3D avoids the high computational cost of full 3D tomographic reconstructions. This lets the user effectively explore the 3D volume in real-time.

RECAST3D has been developed by researchers in the Computational Imaging group at CWI as a distributed, modular framework. This allows it to be used on individual workstations in lab settings, but also to be integrated into processing pipelines at large-scale experimental facilities such as synchrotrons. For example, it has been integrated into the high-speed imaging GigaFRoST system at the Swiss Light Source synchrotron. RECAST3D is GPU-accelerated by employing the ASTRA Toolbox, also jointly developed at CWI.

 

RECAST3D example from 2021