ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 22nd Nov, 2016 ) : A symposium showcasing the cutting edge research in the field of Medical Imaging Technology 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 time for MRI without compromising the image quality is the main focus of MIPR research at CIIT, a press release issued here said. The symposium was attended by delegates from various universities and hospitals in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. Dr. Hammad Omer, Head of MIPRGat CIIT 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.
The symposium included very interesting and enlightening talks delivered by the students about the research work presented at this 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 hospitals and academia on `Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Present and Future.' Lt-Gen Syed Muhammad Imran Majeed, Vice Chancellor National University of Medical Sciences, was the chief guest on the occasion. He enlightened the audience on the significance of MRI in the field of medical imaging and stressed upon the significance of academic research in the field of MRI and its uses in hospitals.