Hardware and software requirements
The virtual magnetic resonance scanner is programmed in pure Java. Therefore, the program runs on every computer a Java virtual machine or Java Runtime Environment (JRE), version 1.3 or higher, is installed on.
To perform the extensive calculations of the simulation within an acceptable time a Pentium II processor with a clock speed of 400 MHz and a random access memory (RAM) of 128 MB has to be available under Windows and Linux i386 at least. The system excellently runs on a Pentium III processor with 500 MHz and 256 MB. For a better performance a large amount of RAM is more important than a faster processor.
For the hard disk space 1 MB is sufficient.
If you want directly to start the program from a CD the CD-ROM drive has to be able to read the CD with speed 20X at least.
Unpack the ZIP archive-file of the distribution.
Starting the Program
Under Windows OS double-click on the batch file vmrt.bat to start the Virtual MR using the default language of your system, or the english version, if a localized version is not available.
To run a different, localized version use the batchfiles vmrt_en.bat, vmrt_de.bat or vmrt_ee.bat for the english, german or estonian version.
Download the PDF formatted user manual here. Please follow the link to "Virtual MR scanner" .
We have developed two additional tools, which are based on ImageJ:
One of these plugins can be used to calculate the parameter images of the Virtual MR from clinical examinations. The other one allows the user to edit pathologies on the parameter images.
Please note that this software is in alpha stage and currently no documentation is available.
You can download the software here. Please follow the links to "Parameter image calculator" or "Pathology editor" .
The software is distributed under the GPL license.