IIITM-K teams up with SCTIMST for medical imaging computing research

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Tvm: The Technopark, Trivandrum based Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management – Kerala (IIITMK), an autonomous institute established by the Government of Kerala, has tied up with the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST), an autonomous institute of national importance under the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India, also based in Thiruvananthapuram, for mutual cooperation to facilitate collaboration in academic, scientific research and technical fields in the broad area of Medical and Health Informatics.

IIITMK and SCTIMST exchanged a MoU at the inaugural function of the National Workshop on Medical Image Computing, which is currently going on at the Park Centre in Technopark. The workshop was formally inaugurated by Dr Radhakrishnan, Director, SCTMST on December 12, 2011. The speakers at the inaugural function spoke on the need to give a thrust on medical image computing research and its clinical utilization in India which would nurture feedback / collaboration among experts in diagnosis, research, development, and post processing of medical images.

The five day workshop, jointly organised by IIITMK and SCTIMST, is sponsored by DST. Sessions are handled by medical scientists from SCTIMST, AIIMS, academicians from IIT Kanpur, IIITM-K, medical industries represented from GE and Philips. The main topics of discussion involve MRI & NMR functioning, Cervical Cancer and Breast Cancer studies coupled with image processing techniques and clinical diagnosis, modelling and nonlinear methods in CT, etc. The workshop aims at initiating research projects by bringing together a consortium of experts from medical sciences and computer sciences. The key areas include image acquisition, reconstruction, tomography and signal processing coupled with insights from Radiologists, Physicists and Computer Scientists.

K S Srinivas IAS, IT Secretary, GoK; Prof N R Jaganathan, AIIMS, New Delhi; Ravindrakumar, Executive Director, CDAC and Dr. Elizabeth Sherly, Director, IIITMK were present during the inaugural session.

Kerala IT News

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