Mrinal Kanti Bhowmik, Ph.D. (Engg.)
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Tripura University (A Central University)
Bio-Medical Infrared Image Processing Laboratory


           The Bio-medical Infrared Image Processing Laboratory at Tripura University (A Central University) was established on 5th March,2014 funded by Department of Biotechnology(DBT), Govt. of India and has a short experience in thermography related to detection of breast cancer and pain in human body in the domain of Biomedical Engineering. Many aspects and observations of Thermal imaging in Breast cancer and pain detection vased on temperature analysis and image processing have been studied in the area of Medical Thermal Imaging(MTI). The research scholars have been working on Biomedical Engineering based on thermography field for the last two months and also learning and gaining experience in this domain day by day. The Laboratory is contacting various national and international laboratories who are working in the same field i.e., Breast thermography and Thermography for pain detection and also collaborating with PMR Department of Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) and Gobind Ballav Pant (GBP) Hospital, Agartala for medical consultancy about the pain thermography and Regional Cancer Centre(RCC), Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC), Agartala for Breast cancer related guide and confirmation.


LABORATORY FACILITIES


1. Flir T650sc Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera of 640 x 480 IR Resolution with thermal sensitivity <30mK@30 degree centigrade.
2. One no of HP Z420 Workstation with 3.7 GHz speed
3. One no of high performance desktop computer of HP Pavilion 21-a256 in All-in-one-desktop pc
4. One no of high performance laptop of model-HP-15-D004tu Notebook PC
5. Two nos. of 2TB External Hard Disk
6. Three nos. of 1TB External Hard Disk
7. One 6 KVA Online UPS
8. Two nos. of color photo printer, Model No- HP Photo Smart Ink Advantage 6525 e-All-in-one printer


FLIR T650sc HIGH SENSITIVITY INFRARED CAMERA ARRIVED AT BIOMEDICAL INFRARED IMAGE PROCESSING LABORATORY

           A highly sensitive infrared camera, FILR T650sc funded by Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has been installed at Biomedical Infrared image processing laboratory. The research scholars of DBT Twinning Project have been trained to use the FILR software tools by the FILR professional.Resolution: 64ox48o pixels, Thermal sensitivity: (at 3o °C): <20 mK @ 3o °C, Field of view (FOV)/Minimum focus distance: 25° x 19° / 0.25m, Spectral range: 7.5 to 14 gm with budget layout of the camera around Rs. 22 Lakhs.


FLIR e60 HIGH SENSITIVITY INFRARED CAMERA ARRIVED AT BIOMEDICAL INFRARED IMAGE PROCESSING LABORATORY




           A highly sensitive infrared camera,Flir e60 is high infrared resolution images of 76, 800 pixels (320 X 240) offers clear and precise displays of wherever the problem may lie Thermal sensitivity of <0.05°C helps to find the problems faster and easier, a key feature for equipment monitoring An optimized temperature range of -4 to 1202°F (-20 to 650°C) Improved digital camera with a 3.1 megapixel resolution to provide the clearest visible light picture Large 3.5" landscape touch serene

RESEARCH GROUP MEMBERS


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Miss. Kakali Das
SRF, ICMR Project
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Mrs. Usha Rani Gogoi
DST - INSPIRE Fellow
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Miss. Shawli Bardhan
SRF, DBT Project

CREATED DATASETS

DDBT-TU-JU Dataset


            DBT-TU-JU database is to provide a breast thermogram database that is annotated with the ground truth images of the suspicious regions. Along with the result of breast thermography,the database comprises of the results of other breast imaging methodologies. the DBT-TU-JU database contains 1100 breast thermograms of 100 subjects. Due to the necessity of evaluating any breast abnormality detection system, this study emphasizes the generation of the ground truth images of the hotspot areas, whose presence in a breast thermogram signifies the presence of breast abnormality. With the generated ground truth images, we compared the results of six state-of-the-art image segmentation methods using five supervised evaluation metrics to identify the proficient segmentation methods for hotspot extraction. Based on the evaluation results, the Fractional-Order Darwinian particle swarm optimization, Region growing, Mean shift and Fuzzy cmeans clustering are found to be more efficient in comparison to k-means clustering and Threshold based segmentation methods.


SSample Images of DBT-TU-JU Dataset



PUBLICATIONS

            Mrinal Kanti Bhowmik, Usha Rani Gogoi, Gautam Majumdar, Dhritiman Datta, Anjan Kumar Ghosh, Debotosh Bhattacharjee, "Designing of Ground Truth Annotated DBT-TU-JU Breast Thermogram Database towards Early Abnormality Prediction", IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI) (Formerly IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine), Indexed by Science Citation Index (SCI), vol. 22, issue 4, 2018. DOI.10.1109/JBHI.2017.2740500.  Download


PROJECTS COMPLETED

           
SL No/b> Name of The Project Sponsored By/Grant No/ Amount of Grant Whether Started/ Whether Completed Number of Scholars Were Associated
1. DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNIQUES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT AND BREAST CANCER DETECTION USING INFRARED IMAGING in Collaboration with Regional Cancer Center (RCC) & Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) Department, Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) & Gobind Ballav Pant (GBP) Hospital of Tripura and Jadavpur University, Kolkata-700032,India. Sponsored By: Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Twining Project, Govt. of India. Amount of grant: 64.28 Lakhs Period: 3 Years (6 Months Extended) Whether started:3rd March, 2014 Whether completed: 2nd September, 2017 Junior Research Fellow: 2 Project Assistant:1

INFLAMMATORY KNEE JOINT ARTHRITIES THERMOGRAM Dataset


            Thermograms of the knee area of patients suffering from inflammatory arthritis diseases have been digitally recorded by our research team from Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) Department, Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) of Govind Ballav Pant (GBP) Hospital, Agartala, Tripura (W), under the supervision of Dr. Satyabrata Nath, Assistant Professor, PMR Department, Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC), Govind Ballav Pant (GBP) Hospital, Govt. of Tripura (5th author). The acquisition of thermogram has been performed by following the proposed capturing standards detailed above in the paper. Six thermogram views (anterior view, posterior view, exterior side of right knee, exterior side of left knee, the interior side of right knee, the interior side of left knee) of knee region was captured


Sample Images



PUBLICATIONS

            Mrinal Kanti Bhowmik, Shawli Bardhan, Kakali Das, Debotosh Bhattacharjee, Satyabrata Nath, “Pain Related Inflammation Analysis using Infrared Images”, Proc. of SPIE International Symposium on Commercial + Scientific Sensing and Imaging, Vol. 9861, pp. 986116-986116, Organized by the International Society for Optics and Photonics and SPIE, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD, United States, April 17-21, 2016, doi:10.1117/12.2223425.  Download


PROJECTS COMPLETED

           
SL Nob> Name of The Project Sponsored By/Grant No/ Amount of Grant Whether Started/ Whether Completed Number of Scholars Were Associated
1. DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNIQUES FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT AND BREAST CANCER DETECTION USING INFRARED IMAGING in Collaboration with Regional Cancer Center (RCC) & Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) Department, Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) & Gobind Ballav Pant (GBP) Hospital of Tripura and Jadavpur University, Kolkata-700032,India. Sponsored By: Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Twining Project, Govt. of India. Amount of grant:Rs. 64.28 Lakhs
Tripura University: Rs. 50.73 Lakhs
Jadavpur University: Rs. 13.55 Lakhs
Period: 3 Years + 6 Months Extended Whether started:3rd March, 2014 Whether completed: 2nd September, 2017 Junior Research Fellow: 2 Project Assistant:1








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