Two students of Gandhigram Rural Institute have won the first prize with a cash award of Rs.40,000 under health science and allied sciences category at the National Student Research Convention held in Mumbai recently.

Ph. D. student S. Karthigai Selvi and MCA student M. Raj Kumar said that their project titled ‘radiological support system of brain abnormality detection from MRI Scans’ was selected under health science category.

“The first 20 minutes is critical in a trauma care situation to save a patient. Our application could be used during such emergency situation.

When an MRI scan is done for head injuries, it could be put in cloud computing and accessed through smart phones. The physician, using this application, could easily identify the location of injury and alert the supporting staff on the appropriate surgery plan”, they added. It will accelerate medical planning even while the doctor is on the move, they said.

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