IIIT-D stu­dent de­vel­ops app for 3D view­ing of MRI scans

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NEW DELHI: In a first, an In­draprastha In­sti­tute of In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy stu­dent has made it pos­si­ble to view CT and MRI im­ages in a vir­tual re­al­ity en­vi­ron­ment through a soft­ware ap­pli­ca­tion.

The new ap­pli­ca­tion, de­vel­oped by IIIT-D fi­nal year B.tech stu­dent Palash Bansal would greatly fa­cil­i­tate the works of med­i­cal com­mu­nity, which has been con­strained till date to view these im­ages only in two di­men­sions on com­puter screens.

Started as a re­search project, the new soft­ware ap­pli­ca­tion has now been pack­aged by Bansal as a busi­ness model.

Ex­plain­ing the out­come of his project, Bansal said, “We have been able to take high­qual­ity photos of the hu­man body through MRI and CT scans for decades. These im­ages en­abled doc­tors to per­form less in­va­sive di­ag­nos­tics on pa­tients in less amount of time.”

“With de­vel­op­ment of com­puter sci­ence and tech­nol­ogy, we are now able to even re­con­struct three-di­men­sional mod­els of the scans through com­plex al­go­rithms and colour them. But, these sys­tems have many lim­i­ta­tions now,” he said.

“They can only work in labs and the scans can only be vi­su­al­ized on a com­puter screen that is 2D in na­ture, thereby de­priv­ing us of us­ing both our eyes to per­ceive the depth,” Bansal said.

Bansal said his ap­pli­ca­tion Realvol, which would soon be in­cor­po­rated, has taken this tech­nol­ogy sev­eral steps ahead, en­abling a per­son to see the same CT/MRI im­ages in a Vir­tual Re­al­ity en­vi­ron­ment with com­plete 3D per­cep­tion.agen­cies

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