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IIT Kharagpur and Tata Medical Centre team up to form cancer imaging

IIT Kharagpur has collaborated with Tata Medical Center for setting up a Comprehensive Digital Archive of Cancer Imaging to aid cancer research in India.

IT Kharagpur and the Tata Medical Center has collaborated for setting up a Comprehensive Digital Archive of Cancer Imaging (CHAVI) to aid cancer research in India. Through the National Digital Library Initiative (NDLI) of the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the institute has joined hands with the cancer care centre for the pilot project for developing an image data bank for cancer patients.

Project to be India's first step towards harnessing artificial intelligence

An IIG-KGP statement said the project will be India's first step towards harnessing artificial intelligence and deep learning methods to answer medical questions of importance in the field of image banking.

"The CHAVI project is the first of its kind. The objective of the National Digital Library of India is to make accessible material for research. With the project, we have chosen cancer imaging database along with Tata Medical Centre because of their tremendous expertise," NDLI Partha Pratim Chakraborty said during the workshop.

At the workshop, Dr Sanjoy Chatterjee of the Tata Medical Center said there is a need for more affordable solutions in India for cancer treatment.

About IIT Kharagpur:

The Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur is a public institution established by the government of India in 1951. It was the first of the IITs to be established and is recognised as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India

https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/news/story/iit-kharagpur-and-tata-medical-centre-team-up-to-form-cancer-imaging-1574389-2019-07-28