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CTiG e-Newsletter (Issue 2)

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  • 1. CTiG -Newsletter Issue No. 2 Computed Tomography Interest Group October 2012 UTM Skudai: The first Colloquium Process Tomography Research 2012 was successfully held at the Process Tomography, PROTOM-i Laboratory, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia on 8th October 2012. The colloquium was organized and sponsored by the PROTOM-i Research Group, INFOCOMM RA, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in collaboration with Computed Tomography Interest Group (CTiG) committee members. This event was officiated by the PROTOM-i Research Group, INFOCOMM RA, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Prof. Dr. Ruzairi Abdul Rahim. The meeting was attended by 28 invited representatives from universities and research institutes, and chaired by Mr. Mohd Hafiz Fazalul Rahiman (UNIMAP). After a brief presentation by each representative, a 2nd meeting for Computed Tomography Interest Group was successfully conducted to discuss group agenda and planned the upcoming events among committee members. The purpose of the seminar and workshop is to provide an initial platform for the participants to presents, sharing knowledge and information, get to know each other and what each research institute and university is working on computed tomography as well as exploring possible collaborations. e Computed Tomography Interest Group (CTiG) c/o Suite 29T026, Industrial Technology Division, Malaysian Nuclear Agency, Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia Tel: 03-89250510 Fax: 03-89250907 E-mail: jaafar@nuclearmalaysia.gov.my
  • 2. Computed Tomography Interest Group (CTiG) c/o Suite 29T026, Industrial Technology Division, Malaysian Nuclear Agency, Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia Tel: 03-89250510 Fax: 03-89250907 E-mail: jaafar@nuclearmalaysia.gov.my Computed Tomography Interest Group (CTiG) c/o Suite 29T026, Industrial Technology Division, Malaysian Nuclear Agency, Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia Tel: 03-89250510 Fax: 03-89250907 E-mail: jaafar@nuclearmalaysia.gov.my The craniofacial medical imaging is having a rapid evolution with the improvement of spatial resolution of multi-detectors computed tomography (CT) scanners. For most tomographic imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and CT, the traditional 2D acquisition technique is evolving into 3D volume acquisitions resulting in very large datasets. The conventional way of reviewing these images slice-by-slice is too taxing for interpreting the 200 to 300 slices in the head and neck imaging. These large datasets require additional image processing software which is normally expensive and usually limited to high-end users in a radiology department, preventing the clinicians and surgeons from accessing it for decision making and patient management. From the Editorial Desk…. Chief Editor Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zainul Ahmad Rajion Dear Colleagues, Many new research and technology developments require a multidisciplinary approach to problem solving. This kind of approach combines the expertise of specialists from different disciplines to work together on a common problem. However, when researchers from diverse disciplines pool their approaches and modify their methodologies so that they are better equipped to the problems, the approach becomes interdisciplinary. This methodological shift from a single disciplinary, to a multidisciplinary, to an interdisciplinary approach is driven by the need to address complex problem that cross traditional disciplines. An interdisciplinary approach broadens the scope of the investigation often produce significant and novel findings. Computed tomography (CT) imaging is a tool that is relevant to the exploration of a wide variety of research areas encompassing disciplines as diverse as science, engineering, medicine, dentistry and computer. Because of the diversity of its application, CT technology encourages a multidisciplinary research focus and collaboration across academic disciplines and with industry. These areas might include reverse engineering or medical product. Bringing together inter-disciplinary research findings of the field, we hope that this CTiG e-Newsletter will aid in the advance of these important areas of research. As Chief Editor I would like to encourage all members to contribute articles to CTiG e-Newsletter to strengthen our CTiG and to create a medium for sharing ideas and importantly aims to provide a springboard for the application of inter-disciplinary research. Reconstruction of 3D images of Cranio-maxillofacial tumour from Computed Tomography scan using open-source tool By : Mr. Johari Yap, MSc Candidate, School of Dental Sciences, USM Fig. 1. Reconstruction of 3D ameloblastoma using open-source tool The Medical Imaging Interaction Toolkit (MITK) is a free open-source software system developed by the researchers of the German Cancer Research Centre, Germany. The software supports Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) format which is a standard in medical imaging. It can handle huge datasets (64-bit version) to visualize a 2D or 3D images and available for Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems. The 3D reconstruction of ameloblastoma is shown in Fig. 1. In conclusion, the 3D reconstruction of cranio-maxillofacial tumour using open-source tool provides clinicians and surgeons with accurate 3D images of bones (hard tissues) and their surrounding tissues (soft tissues) for assessment and planning in diagnosis, surgical planning, and customized implant design.
  • 3. Computed Tomography Interest Group (CTiG) c/o Suite 29T026, Industrial Technology Division, Malaysian Nuclear Agency, Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia Tel: 03-89250510 Fax: 03-89250907 E-mail: jaafar@nuclearmalaysia.gov.my Prof. Dr. Ruzairi Abdul Rahim Winning Gold & Silver Medal in INATEX’12 on Tomography Technology Industrial Art & Technology Exhibition (INATEX) is one of the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) program in Research and Development organised by Research Management Centre (RMC). This exhibition are R&D showcase and competition of UTM inventions and innovations developed by UTM researchers. The purpose of INATEX is to promote the research findings or product to the public by exhibiting the creative inventions and innovative products from the UTM researcher. INATEX is a screening platform for UTM Product for the competition at national and international level. INATEX also as a mechanism to enhance collaboration between researchers and industry. In computed tomography interest, Prof. Dr. Ruzairi Abdul Rahim has won Gold Medal awards for product ‘Magnetic Induction Tomography (MIT) Imaging System for Agricultural Industry’ and Silver Medal for product titled as ‘Online Monitoring for Granular Particle Flow using Optical Tomography’. 2nd Computed Tomography Interest Group Meeting Agenda The 2nd Computed Tomohraphy Insterest Group (CTiG) meeting was conducted on 8th October 2012 after completion of representatives presentation during Colloquium Process Tomography Research 2012 in PROTOM-i Laboratory, UTM. The meeting was attended by more than 10 invited representatives from universities and research institutes, and chaired by the Group Leader of PROTOM-i, Prof. Dr. Ruzairi Abdul Rahim of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. The proposed and discussed agenda listed as follows: •Increase the number of membership to •Prof. Dr. Mohd Zaid Abdullah (USM) •Dr. Junita Mohamad Saleh (USM) •Dr. Mohd Hezri Fazalul Rahiman (UiTM) •Pn. Yasmin Abdul Wahab (UMP) •Pn. Suzzanna (TATiUC) •Produce Book Chapter •Collaboration Grant/Funds •Special Edition Journal •Postgraduate Supervision •Citation CTiG e-Newsletter is in the process of collecting related articles on Computed Tomography. The academics, professionals and researchers are welcome to contribute to the success of the e- Newsletter since increase growth in the number of CTiG memberships since 2011. Please contact the Chief Editor, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zainul Ahmad Rajion at zar5057@gmail.com for submission.