Islamabad—A symposium showcasing the cutting edge research in the field of Medical Imaging Technology was held on Tuesday at the COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad.
This research is being conducted by PhD, MS, and Undergraduate students of the Medical Image Processing Research Group (MIPRG) of the Electrical Engineering Department, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT), Islamabad Campus. Advance reconstruction techniques that reduce the scan timefor MRIwithout compromising the image quality is the main focus of MIPR research at CIIT. The symposium was attended by delegates from various universities and hospitals in Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
Dr. Hammad Omer, Head of MIPRGat CIIT welcomed all the guests and gave a brief overview of the research activities being undertaken by the researchers at CIIT in the said field and also highlighted the recent collaborations of MIPRG of CIIT at the national and international levels with some of the best universities known in this field. He concluded his talk by discussing the future directions MIPRG research might take.
The symposium included very interesting and enlightening talks delivered by the students about the research work presentedatthis year’s Annual Meetings of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), in Singapore,and at the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB),in Vienna, Austria.
This was followed by a highly informative and thought-provoking panel discussion by the experts from industry, mostly hospitalsand academia on ‘Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Present and Future.’ The panelists included the experts from leading hospitals in Islamabad including Dr Muhammad Shoaib Ikram (Shifa International Hospital), Dr. Hassan Saleem (Islamabad Diagnostic Centre), Dr. Shahzad Riaz (Shifa International Hospital).
Lt-Gen Syed Muhammad Imran Majeed, Vice Chancellor National University of Medical Sciences, was the chief guest on the occasion.