Early Detection of Infarction

    Project Code: 238
    For the case of infarct diagnosis, the speed of diagnosis is very crucial to prevent brain damages. This technology can solve this problem by allowing quick detection of early infarcts. Various auto contrast enhancement methods are used to improve visibility of early infarcts for doctors to make accurate diagnosis as early as possible.
    By MMU
Project Overview

Early infarct detection is still known to be one of the more tedious diagnosis procedures amongst medical practitioners. For early diagnosis of infarct, current imaging techniques include non-contrast computer tomography (NCCT). However, there is a high chance of misdiagnosis of early infarcts due to the small size at early stages and a small contract difference between damaged and normal soft tissue cells.

Contrast adjustment is one of the conventional methods used to enhance the computer tomography (CT) images and make early infarcts visible. Despite the recent advancements in this field, fast and reliable contrast enhancement methods are still demanded. Contrast CT with the aid of radioactive isotope is expensive and could develop side effects and risks for the patient. Various auto contrast enhancement methods are used to improve visibility of early infarcts for doctors to make accurate diagnosis.

The advantages of this technology include:

  • Capable of detecting early infarcts within the ‘golden hour’ which can assist medical doctors to make an accurate early infarct diagnosis within shorter period.
    • Fast post-processing of brain CT images
    • Higher visibility of early infarcts after contrast enhancements
  • Minimise brain damages since early detection enabled
  • No harm to patient’s health
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