Category Archives: MEDICAL IMAGING

RA and PhD Openings at University College London

Research Associate in Medical Image Analysis
Closing date 21 Sep 2013
Details on http://www.ucl.ac.uk/hr/jobs/  ref 1359047

PhD studentship on image reconstruction algorithms for improved quantification in PET/CT
Closing date 10 Nov 2013
Eligibility details at http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/skills/students/help/Pages/eligibility.aspx


 

 

 

Enhanced Cancer Diagnosis – PET and MRI merged

The blend of two different technologies PET and MRI has brought remarkable results in cancer diagnosis. The PET/MRI scan fuses anatomic images from the MRI and functional information from the PET scan to create a high-resolution diagnostic tool. Researchers at University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Cleveland, OH, USA), in collaboration with researchers from Philips Healthcare (Eindhoven,The Netherlands) examined 145 cancer patients with a double-scanning protocol of Positron Emission Tomography (PET)/ Computerized tomography (CT) followed by a PET/ Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) performed on the Philips Ingenuity TF PET/MRI system, which brings together the complementary capabilities of both to better visualize both functional and anatomical information, and to superimpose this information in a combined digital image. The relative strengths and weaknesses of the two modalities are complementary, which makes each of them compensate the limitations of the other.
This would be a new hybrid imaging modality which evolves as a synergy to better understand both the anatomical and functional details. The technology fuses the images to more precisely pinpoint cancer locations and improve the accuracy of disease staging.

Lecture notes on Engineering Principles of Radiation Imaging

50pman medical imaging

50pman medical imaging (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

About the Lectures

 

The effect of radiation transport and quantum noise on image quality is explored in the context of both conventional and newly developed systems. Radiation sources for imaging, mathematical descriptions of image quality, and the performance of humans as visual observers are covered. Specific systems considered include phosphor screen and direct digital radiography systems, Anger camera systems, x-ray computed tomography (CT) systems, and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) systems. Particular emphasis is given to the statistical processes important in radiographic and nuclear medicine imaging systems.

 

IEEE Workshop on Biomedical Engineering and Medical informatics, jaipur

Workshop on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Informatics ” at LNMIIT, Jaipur on 13th and 14th April 2013 and cordially invite you to be a part of the same.

The workshop shall focus on topics like Bio-devices and Medical Instrumentation , Health Informatics, Bioinformatics Models, Methods and Algorithms and Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing.
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The committee is also  organizing a contest on Bio-medical Imaging, which aims at finding efficient and faster algorithms to segment the cells in Breast Cancer Images. 
 
Timeline for the Contest
 
     11th March,2013 Launch of Contest
     8th April, 2013 Last Date for Registration of Applicant
    10th April, 2013

 

Result Submission (Segmentation Results)

International Symposium on Medical Electronics in Bangalore

Department of Medical Electronics, B M S College of Engineering, Bangalore, India is organizing two days “INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON MEDICAL ELECTRONICS 2013” ISME’13 on  30th & 31st  JANUARY 2013  for the benefits of Faculty members, Research Scholars, PG and UG Students in Engineering Colleges /research institute to share and learn the innovative techniques to enrich their knowledge. The major resource person is from Japan and will deal with Hand-on sessions as well.

Please note that the Symposium is limited for  few participants on first come first serve basis. So hurry up and register.

Portable Xray Machines in near future

 

Portable X-ray machines have been around for nearly 100 years, but they are only portable in the sense that they can be budged at all. Most are heavy, large, and require as much power as an electric-fired home water heater to use.

The mission of Tribogenics, a Southern California-based startup, is to to replace all those clunky machines with devices no larger than a good-sized laptop. The company plans to get there using a tiny X-ray generator the length of a stick of gum, that could power small, battery-powered X-ray machines. If successful, the lightweight imaging machines could easily be transported to the front lines of combat, to disaster areas, or simply to remote locales far from hospitals – all without needing to transport the patient. To help move from science experiment to product, Tribogenics has raised $6.2 million from Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund.