Ongoing Projects

Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) Identification Software for Timely Intervention

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

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.

Biomedical Signal Analyzer for Seizure Prediction

Implementing Agency: C-DAC, Thiruvananthapuram, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram

Description: It will be Software for seizure prediction (detection of preictal region) using offline EEG Data recordings. The system will be capable of patient specific automatic learning to differentiate preictal region and interictal patterns of brain wave synchronization.

Development of Computer Aided Detection System for Mammograms CAD for Mammograms

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

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 negative. 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: PGIMER Chandigarh, IIT Kharagpur

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: PGIMER Chandigarh, IIIT Delhi.

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.

Development of a PC based fully Automatic Batch Analyzer for clinical chemistry

Implementing Agency: CSIO Chandigarh, VIT Vellore

Description: In the field of diagnostics, a clinician needs quick, reportable and accurate result. PC based batch analyser system is used to determine enzyme activity and substrate concentration in biological fluids at 37°C by constant rate on a fixed time, end point and kinetic methods. In this system patients and tests are automatically selected .It does optimize work load running up to 18 different chemistries per patients at a time. The software would allow the operator to program entire daily routine without diving it into different batches.

Dual photon Energy & Multiple Electron Energy Integrated Oncology System

Implementing Agency: SAMEER Mumbai

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 is in progress.

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

Implementing Agency: SAMEER Mumbai

inear Accelerator machines

Description: During the first phase of the Jai Vigyan Mission project for deployment of Linear Accelerator machines, two machines (Siddharth 1 & 2) were developed and commissioned- one at Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS), Wardha and the other at the Regional Cancer Centre (RCC) Adyar. These two machines are being used 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 and site preparation at these hospitals is in progress. The Siddharth 3 Linac machine has been dispatched to Indore hospital and patient treatment has commenced. Remaining 3 machines will be installed when the hospital sites are ready.

Virtual Reality based Minimally Invasive Surgical Simulator (VR-MISS) with Haptic feedback

Implementing Agency: IIT, Madras, CMC, Vellore

Description: To develop software for virtual reality system for laparoscopic skill acquisition required for a variety of laparoscopic procedure and hardware specifically for laparoscopic simulation that can render force feedback to the trainee surgeon leading to improved healthcare outcome. Surgical simulation software will have four modules, i.e. tissues and organ modules; collision detection modules; collision response module and virtual scene module. These four modules from the basic architecture with which any medical simulation system can be implemented easily.

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

Implementing Agency: NIELIT, Aizawl

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.

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

Implementing Agency: NIELIT, Agartala.

Description: To set up Medical Electronics for calibration, repair and maintenance of Medical electronics equipments of various hospitals in Tripura and North East estates.

Set-up of Medical Electronics Laboratory at NIELIT Shilong

Implementing Agency : NIELIT Shilong.

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.