Nagpur: A research team comprising city radiologist Dr Mustafa A Biviji along with students of Computer Engineering department of IIT Mumbai have successfully completed 80% of an innovative project which seeks to provide auto-generated MRI reports within 5-7 min. At present, when a patient has an MRI, the radiologist takes an average of 25 to 30 minutes to prepare the report.
Mumbai based company Sure Dot AR is assisting them with this research.
According to Dr Mustafa, his research has been completed and they have achieved ideal results. Although there is no provision of operation based on an auto-generated report, but if this project executed successfully then it will turn out to be a comprehensive initiative in terms of providing better healthcare in the case of emergency.
When it comes to head injures doctors often recommends City Scan or an MRI to eliminate the risk. However if the reports get delayed it is often patients who pay its price with his life. In the cases of road mishaps, the patients are tends to refer to the government hospitals, where doctor is easily available during the day time but the scenario could be irrelevant in the night time. Under such emergency situations, the model created by Dr Mustafa and team could be a lifesaver. With the help of the model the report and MRI will directly reach the doctor’s mobile thorough the internet.
3 year long research
Dr Mustafa has been working on his Vita version program from last 3 years at his center. The copy of the MRI and CT scan that takes place at their center first goes to the server and within a few seconds, the reports flashes on his mobile screen. “Through the software, the information regarding micro-clot, bleeding and transformation is obtained from the subtle. Despite it provides an auto-generated report it is operated by human,” said Dr Mustafa Biviji.
The model has been inspected in different stages i.e. training, check-ups and accuracy. For now the work focus strictly on brain related matters, soon we will include other parts of the body. However deriving date is difficult task, if other doctors collaborate with this model then surely it will work to its full potential, claimed the doctor.
Philippines using same tech for TV prevention
While implementing this project in the country, Dr Biviji gives example of Philippines where similiner project is underway for prevention of TV. As per the scheme created by the Philippines government, the employees of the Health Department goes to villages and take out the X-rays of the people. Which later stored in the software and thus identifying the infected and healthy person. Following which the officials of Health Department starts process of cure.
America is eager to implement this project, which has got successful trial in Kerala Dr Biviji has submitted his study and set papers with the International Conference of Radiology Society held in Chicago.
In addition to this, an application has been made in the investigation agency FDA for this system to be started in the US. Dr Biviji has also planning to go to the European Congress soon.
In India the pilot project has been completed with the help of the Kerala Government, where some great results have registered.