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Ongoing Projects

Indigenous Color Doppler Ultrasound Scanner with PNDT Compliance

Implementing Agency: NIELIT, Calicut

Contact Person: Shri K S Lalmohan, e-mail: lalmohan@nielit.gov.in

The project aim is to design and develop indigenous Color Doppler Ultrasound Scanner Prototype with Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PNDT) Act compliance. Ultrasound Imaging is a prominent technology among all patient diagnostic techniques. The advantage of Ultrasound is that it uses non-ionized radiations and thus has fewer side effects.

 

Studies on detection of cancer, processing Infrared Images and developing appropriate Instrumentation system for initial deployment in N.E. States.

Implementing Agency: CDAC Kolkata, Cachar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre Silchar, Assam

Contact Person: Dr. Amit Chaudhuri, e-mail: amit.chaudhuri@cdac.in

The project aim is to design & develop a one type of cancer detection system using Infrared Imager. The proposed thermal Imaging based integrated methodology may be a good solution towards a low-cost, non-invasive technique for early detection of oral & breast cancer. Thermal detection can be performed onsite and can determine the location and extent of the lesion. Ultrasound/mammography images &biopsy analysis will help us to increase the specificity for standardization of thermal findings.

 

Swadeshi Chumbakiya Anunaad Chitran- Ek Rashtriya Abhiyaan (SCAN-ERA) Indigenous Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A National Mission.

Implementing Agency: SAMEER-Mumbai, C-DAC-Thiruvananthapuram, C-DAC-Kolkata, IUAC-New Delhi,Dayanand Sagar Institutions- MIRC, Bangalore

Contact Person: Rajesh Harsh, Scientist-F, e-mail: rajesh1@sameer.gov.in

Description: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is an imaging technique used in radiology to visualize internal structures of the body with high contrast images. MRI can create high resolution images of the human anatomy as compared to other imaging techniques like X-Rays and CT. The project aim is to design & develop 1.5Tesla MRI system along with individual subsystems like superconducting magnet assembly, imaging software etc.

 

Research and development of high energy linear accelerator (Linac) technology for medical and other applications.

Implementing Agency: SAMEER, Mumbai

Contact Person: R. Krishnan, Scientist-F, e-mail: krishnan@sameer.gov.in

Description: High energy linear accelerator with 30MeV energy and about 5-10kW beam power will be sufficient to generate Mo-99 which is used to elute radio isotope Tc-99m. Such high energy Linac systems have various other applications. The Linac can be used to produce high flux neutrons via (ϒ, n) reaction. This neutron source can be used for neutron radiography in space applications and medical applications. SAMEER will design & develop a technology for 30MeV linear accelerator with beam power of about 5-10kW which will produce Tc-99m and clinically assess novel Tc-99m radiolabeled analogues which could be available for all patients in India.

 

Design and Development of Certification Schemes for Compliance with EHR Standards.

Implementing Agency: CDAC, Pune and STQC, New Delhi

Contact Person: Shri Gaur sunder, Head – Medical Informatics, e-mail: gaurs@cdac.in

Description: EHR Standards implementations at National/State level for e-Governance in Health Care Sector. It will also help public and private healthcare operators to become compliant to notify and other applicable/relevant standards. The work will be under following activities:

  • Identification and notification of EHR Standards
  • Development of EHR Standards Compliance Model based on notified standards
  • Development of testing techniques, testing tools and test methodologies
  • Evaluation methodologies of data sets and artifacts
  • Development of certification criteria
  • Development of certification scheme, it governance, structure etc.

 

Development of Clinical Record Integration Platform at Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Center (JPNATC), AIIMS, New Delhi.

Implementing Agency: CDAC, Pune and AIIMS, New Delhi

Contact Person: Shri Gaur sunder, Head – Medical Informatics, e-mail: gaurs@cdac.in

Description: The project aims to build an integration platform at multi specialty trauma center, JPNATC, AIIMS, New Delhi, to integrate clinical records from existing systems. The proposed clinical integration platform uses CDAC’s DHS technology at JPNATC, New Delhi for enabling a single Electronic Health Record (EHR) view for the patients by consolidating partial data sets from different existing clinical records systems.

The JPNATC, AIIMS, New Delhi covers most surgical and non-surgical specialties, and uses many IT systems for managing clinical information of patients including Medico-Legal Case System (MLC) to maintain and generate legal documents, WorldVistA based patient records system, Picture Archival and Communications System (PACS) servers, etc. The technology is based on a distributed network model that brings benefits of fail-safety, scaling, load performance at optimal cost.

 

ICT centre of excellence on Tactile Graphics.

Implementing Agency: Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Contact Person: Prof. M. Balakrishnan, e-mail: mbala@cse.iitd.ac.in

Description: The visually impaired adults, who have had no opportunity for formal schooling, can be effectively educated using tactile graphics. Lack of expertise and availability of services of tactile designers and limited expertise, hamper the education process of visually impaired people. This project will address the problem of Tactile Graphic production by capacity creation coupled with Research & Development.

 

Design & Development of Leukoanalyzer, an automated Computer Assisted Tool, for Minimal Residual Disease Estimation (MRD) in B lineage Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia using Image Processing Techniques.

Implementing Agency: Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi and AIIMS, New Delhi

Contact Person: Anubha Gupta, PhD. Associate Professor, e-mail: anubha@iiitd.ac.in

Description: To design and develop an automated tool, Leukoanalyzer, for minimal residual disease estimation (MRD) in B-Lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a type of blood cancer, using image processing techniques. Leukoanalyzer will be a machine independent Graphic User Interface executable code that will accept microscopic images of bone marrow aspirate stored in the hard disk of a computer system. It will be a semi-automated tool wherein the pathologist will first mark the cells visible in the images displayed on the screen. Subsequently, these marked cells will be extracted from the image and fed to the classifier. In the end, the classifier will make a decision on whether that cell is normal or malignant.

 

Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) Identification Software for Timely Intervention.

Implementing Agency: C-DAC, Thiruvanathapuram, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Thiruvanathapuram.

Contact Person: Shri P.M. Sasi, e-mail: sasipm@cdac.in

Description: To develop an efficient, reliable and cost effective prototype for Automatic Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy from Retinal Images.Diabetes causes damages to the blood vessels and nerves including those in the retina of the eyes. When this causes damage to retina it is referred to as Diabetic Retinopathy (DR). It is an intelligent diagnosis solution to support specialist in screening by filtering out normal images and by drawing attention to the suspicious cases. It could save time and help to avoid false diagnosis to reduce the load on ophthalmologists.

 

Development of Computer Aided Detection System for Mammograms CAD for Mammograms.

Implementing Agency: C-DAC, Thiruvanathapuram, RCC Thiruvanathapuram Calcutta University, Kolkata, West Bengal

Contact Person: Prof. Samir Kumar Bandyopadhyay, e-mail:

Description: To develop Computer Aided Detection Software for analyzing mammogram images for diagnosis of breast cancer. The system will help the radiologist in the routine reporting of mammograms and in reducing false negatives. The system is also aimed as a solution for breast cancer screening in early cancer detection centers where there is a scarcity of expert radiologists by filtering out normal images while drawing attention to suspicious cases.

 

Clinical decision support system and self learning tool for radiologists for Lung CT using Content Based Image Retrieval.

Implementing Agency: Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, PGIMER Chandigarh

Contact Person: Dr Sudipta Mukhopadhyay, e-mail: smukho@ece.iitkgp.ernet.in

Description: Design & development of clinical decision support system (CDSS) using content based image retrieval (CBIR) or lung Computed Tomography and High Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) images as a self learning and differential diagnosis tool for radiologists.

 

Design and Development of Mobile Device Centric Environment for Healthcare Delivery.

Implementing Agency: Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi, PGIMER, Chandigarh

Contact Person: Dr. Pushpendra Singh, e-mail: psingh@iiitd.ac.in

Description: Design and development of a mobile device middleware with front end application to communicate with heterogeneous health sensor, an attachable hardware component to interface with health sensors over Bluetooth/USB and EMR system to record health data.

 

Dual photon Energy & Multiple Electron Energy Integrated Oncology System.

Implementing Agency: SAMEER Mumbai

Contact Person: Shri Sanjay Pethe, e-mail: sanjay@sameer.gov.in

Description: This project involves the development of Medical LINAC with a beam of dual photon energy of 6 & 15 MV and Electronic Beam with energies of 6, 9, 12, 15 & 18 MV. Dual energy photon beams allow for more comprehensive treatment options in radiotherapy. This machine can be used for treating deep tumors with photon output and superficially located cancer with electron option. The development of various sub-systems has been completed and final integration & testing is in progress.

 

Deployment of indigenously developed 6 MV Medical Linear Accelerator for cancer treatment- Jai Vigyan Phase-II proposal.

Implementing Agency: SAMEER Mumbai

Contact Person:

Description: During the first phase of the Jai Vigyan Mission project for deployment of Linear Accelerator machines, two machines (Siddhartha 1 & 2) were developed and commissioned- one at Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS), Wardha and the other at the Cancer Institute Adyar for treatment of cancer patients. More than 1,40,000 patient exposures have been done for cancer treatment using these machines. During the second phase of this activity, it is envisaged to deploy four 6 MV medical Linear Accelerator (LINAC) machines for cancer treatment in four hospitals. All the four hospitals have been identified Hospitals at Chiplun & Bangalore. The first LINAC Machine has been commissioned at Indore Hospital and patients are being treated using this machine. The Siddhartha LINAC Machine at Amravati is under commissioning as per AERB guidelines. Hospitals at Chiplun & Bangalore have been identified for commissioning of remaining two LINAC Machines and site preparation is under progress.

 

inear Accelerator machines

 

Augmentation for setting up of Medical Electronics Lab and Training of Medical and Paramedical personnel in the North-East Region.

Implementing Agency: NIELIT, Aizawl

Contact Person: Shri. Th. Prameshwor Singh, e-mail: tpsingh@nic.in

Description: To set up the Medical Electronics Laboratory at NIELIT, Aizawl for testing, calibration, repairing and maintenance of Medical electronics equipments and also to provide training for Medical and Para Medical staffs of various hospitals in Mizoram State.

 

Setting up of Medical Electronics Laboratory at National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT), Agartala.

Implementing Agency: NIELIT, Agartala.

Contact Person: Shri. Th. Prameshwor Singh, e-mail: tpsingh@nic.in

Description: To set upMedical Electronics Lab has been set up at NIELIT, Agartala for calibration, repair and maintenance of Medical electronics equipments of various hospitals in Tripura and North East estates.

 

Setting up of Medical Electronics Laboratory at NIELIT Shilong.

Implementing Agency: NIELIT, Shilong.

Contact Person: Shri K. Baruah, e-mail: kbaruah1@gmail.com

Description: To set up Medical Electronics Laboratory at NIELIT, Shilong for testing, calibration, repairing and maintenance of Medical electronics equipments of various Hospitals in Meghalaya and also to provide training to Para Medical & the Medical Staff of Government as well as Private hospitals.

 

Set-up of Medical Electronics Laboratory at NIELIT, Kohima.

Implementing Agency: NIELIT, Kohima

Contact Person: Shri T.P. Singh, e-mail: tpsingh@gmail.com

Description: : To set up Medical Electronics Laboratory at NIELIT, Kohima for testing, calibration, repairing and maintenance of Medical electronics equipments of various Hospitals in Nagaland.

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