Award-winning design from Infosys makes it easier to diagnose fracture risk in patients
Bangalore – May 13, 2014
Infosys, a global leader in technology, consulting and outsourcing solutions, has been recognized as a winner in the 2014 Simulating Reality contest. The contest is organized by MSC Software, a worldwide leader of multidisciplinary simulation solutions. The winning team from Infosys used MSC’s simulation technologies to better diagnose osteoporosis and accurately quantify fracture risk.
Osteoporosis, a disease characterized by a decrease in bone mass and density, leads to diminished bone strength and increased risk of fracture. Currently, medical practitioners estimate bone fracture risk for patients through qualitative methods including physical examination, CT scans, X-rays and measurement of bone mineral density (BMD), and physiological parameters such as gender, age, and weight. The innovative solution designed by Infosys applies the proven principles of mechanical engineering to understand the biomechanics of the human vertebrae and reduce the scope of errors in estimating fracture risks.
Dr. Ketan Gaikwad, Radiologist, Mumbai
"With this new solution from Infosys, doctors can precisely determine the pathophysiology of the pain due to osteoporosis in individual cases. This will help us select the appropriate treatment option for each patient."
Sudip Singh, Vice President and Global Head, Engineering Services, Infosys
"Our engineering capabilities for the life sciences industry focus not only on innovation but also on improving existing medical procedures and processes. This breakthrough in reimagining osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment provides medical practitioners with a new, comprehensive, and non-invasive way to examine individual bones and skeletal structure, and determine the best course of action. As the technology is tested and adopted, our engineers will continue to refine the solution to attain greater visibility into patients’ condition and progress."
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