Scientists from India and Canada are collaborating on the development of a new imaging technology focussed on brain tumours. The bilateral project—Improving the Detection, Diagnosis and Treatment of Brain Tumours—is valued at almost US$1.7 million and aims to develop and commercialise software that will provide radiologists with enhanced automated imaging methods to detect and characterise brain tumours and enable accelerated assessment and treatment.
Leveraging $486,000 from ISTP Canada and additional funding from the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) in India, the team is tasked with creating a new imaging technology that automatically locates, maps and monitors tumour changes and combines MRI and PET image data into a single information-rich diagnostic tool.
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A team of doctors have written software that creates dynamic, real-time, three-dimensional colour movies of the brain.
“We usually think of cameras as looking out at the world. This is a new kind of camera. It gives you a window on your mind,” the Globe and Mail quoted Mark Doidge, from Toronto, as saying.
The “camera” adapts an algorithm known as eLORETA, amplifies EEG signals from 32 electrodes attached to the cerebral cortex, and converts them into colour-coded movies of neuronal activity.
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