Introduction to Theranostics

Introduction to Theranostics

Theranostics is a field of medicine that refers to a combination of diagnostic imaging and therapy to treat various types of cancers. Theranostics = Therapy + Diagnostics. Patients are imaged and depending on the tumour size and spread, are identified for therapy. The therapy is given by localized radiation delivered only to the diseased region, reducing the impact on surrounding healthy cells.

Principle of Theranostics

How does it work?

  • Radioactive compound is attached to a linking molecule that is bound to the binding molecule, which attaches to the cancer cell.

Functional Respiratory Imaging (FRI)- A Novel Approach To Assess Lung Health

Respiratory health is deteriorating day by day globally due to an increased exposure to certain risk factors such as pollution, smoking and passive lifestyle. Although in general the respiratory diseases can be kept under control, there is still a need for better phenotyping and management of lung diseases such as COPD and Asthma. The conventional Lung Function Tests like spirometry don’t provide any regional information and have limited sensitivity to detect changes in pulmonary function in an early stage because the healthy areas in the lung compensate for a progressive disease making it undetectable. There is a need to shift to a better technology which can look at the overall lung health.

Volmo – Biomedikal.in Internship and Jobs for Biomedical students

Volmo LogoBiomedikal.in started a collaboration program with industry and academic institution. This program got one industry partner in the form of  Volmo Group from Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh

And now they are offering internships and Jobs to Biomedical Engineering students via Biomedikal.in

Internship with VOLMO

VOLMO is a growing biomedical organisation with global presence.  We are looking for interns for 8-12 months to work at our research and development centre in Bhopal, India.  You will be working on following topics –

a) Advanced  3d medical image processing algorithms and code development.

Biomedical Job at Agfa Healthcare in Karnataka

Agfa HealthCare, a member of the Agfa-Gevaert Group, is a leading global provider of diagnostic imaging and healthcare IT solutions. Our company has nearly a century of healthcare experience and has been a pioneer on the healthcare IT market since the early 1990’s. Today Agfa HealthCare designs, develops and delivers state-of-the-art systems for capturing, managing and processing diagnostic images and clinical/administrative information for hospitals and healthcare facilities, as well as contrast media solutions to enable effective medical imaging results. The company has sales offices and agents in over 100 markets worldwide.

6th Biomedical Engineering International Conference (BMEiCON2013)

Topics/Call fo Papers

The 6th Biomedical Engineering International Conference (BMEiCON2013) is intended to provide an international forum where researchers, practitioners, and professionals interested in the advances in, and applications of, biomedical engineering can exchange the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas through presentation and discussion. All presented papers will be submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore. Also selected papers are encouraged to publish in the International Journal of Applied Biomedical Engineering (IJABME). The BMEiCON2013 will be held in Krabi, Thailand, on October 23?25, 2013.
Krabi locates on Southern Thailand’s East Coast where is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Krabi is a great place to relax and much of the province has been designated national park. The Krabi coastline is dotted with rarely visited tropical islands, palm fringed beaches, waterfalls, caves, and strange rock formations. The organizing committee is pleased to invite all researchers, engineers, physicians, scientists, technicians, and technologists to attend and help shaping the future of biomedical engineering. The topics for regular sessions include, but are not limited to, the followings:
-Biomedical signal processing
Biomedical imaging and image processing
-Bio?robotics and biomechanics
– Bio Informatics
-Biosensors and Biomaterials
-Cardiovascular and respiratory systems engineering
-Cellular and Tissue Engineering
-Healthcare information systems
-Human machine/computer interface
Medical device design
-Neural and rehabilitation engineering
-Technology commercialization, industry, education, and society
-Therapeutic and diagnostics systems
-Recent advancements in biomedical engineering
Submission of Papers
Prospective authors are invited to submit full?length papers, including figures, tables, and references, via our website. All papers will be peer reviewed and handled electronically.
All papers submitted must be previously unpublished and may not be considered for publication elsewhere at any time during the review period. Any accepted paper included in the final program is expected to have at least one author or qualified proxy attend and present the paper at the conference.
Special Session Proposal
Special session proposal must include a topical title, rationale, session outline, contact information, and a list of invited speakers. Special session authors are referred to our website for additional information regarding submissions.
Important Dates
-Special session proposal due April 19, 2013
-Notification of special session acceptance May 20, 2013
-Regular paper submission deadline June 30, 2013
-Notification of regular paper acceptance July 31, 2013
-Camera?ready submission deadline August 30, 2013
-Early registration deadline September 9, 2013..


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.