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3rd Edition of

International Public Health Conference

March 21-23, 2024 | Singapore

IPHC 2022

Sarada Prasad Dakua

Speaker at Public Health Conference 2022 - Sarada Prasad Dakua
Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar

Title : Importance of Computer Vision in Disease Diagnosis and Planning


In this presentation, the role of computer vision in healthcare sector will be presented. Computer Vision (CV) simply means: what a computer perceives looking at the image. Visualization is crucial in disease diagnosis; a poor diagnosis may be resulted due to poor visualization followed by poor interpretation. Although a digital device, computer, is used to visualize the medical images (such as CT, US, MRI, PET, SPECT, etc.), robust computer vision algorithms are still needed because of several challenges such as noise, unavailability of high resolution medical images, inadequate data for research to name a few. Importantly, despite having some state-of-the-art algorithms their real-time implementation lacks. Thus, computer vision is still considered as a hot area of research. A few future research perspectives will also be discussed. Finally, some computer vision research projects will be discussed.


Sarada Prasad Dakua is working as a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Surgery, Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). Prior to joining HMC in 2017, he has spent over six years in Qatar Robotic Surgery Centre, Qatar Science and Technology Park (Qatar Foundation) as a Research and Development Executive. He has 15+ years of research experience in computer vision and image processing. He holds a Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati in medical image processing and analysis. He also holds an MBA degree from University of Leicester (United Kingdom) and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).