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IEEE Technology Policy and Ethics

IEEE Technology Policy and Ethics is a bi-monthly digital publication featuring timely technical, policy, ethical, social, governmental, but not political commentary, related to emerging technologies and advancements that are electrical and electronic in nature. Future Directions considers the reflection of technology through the lens of social implications a key tenant as IEEE works to incubate and promote technologies.

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IEEE Technology Policy and Ethics

January 2023

Effective Spatio-Temporal Filtering for Progressive Radiation Dose Reduction in Cardiac Imaging — Part 2

By Ayush Dogra and Sanjeev Kumar, CSIR- Central Scientific Instruments Organization, Chandigarh

It is well-known that X-ray radiation is ionizing and carcinogenic in nature. As a result, low-dose X-ray imaging has been a recent trend gaining widespread popularity. Based on research statistics, each time X-ray imaging is performed, the patient becomes more likely to develop a malignancy. Considering extreme ethical and social responsibility, industry professionals are committed to decreasing the amount of radiation exposure in cardiac imaging as much as possible.

The continuous rhythmic cardiac motion exacerbates image noise while leaving arterial segments non-diagnostic, and the limited photon exposure generates streak artefacts and precipitates photons, or shot noise. Hence this highlights the need to design an efficient, yet computationally simple, algorithm for smooth workflow, specific modality, and diagnosis outcome.

In this paper, we propose a spatial-temporal filtering for progressive radiation dose reduction in cardiac imaging.

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Preparing the Packaging Industry for Industry 4.0

By Muhammad Usman, Entrepreneur in applied Data Science and Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is characterized by the integration of advanced technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and robotics, into manufacturing processes [1].

The packaging industry is only one sector that has the potential to greatly benefit from these technologies. One of the major benefits of implementing Industry 4.0 technologies in the packaging industry is improved efficiency [2]. For example, the use of robots and automation can help to increase production speed and reduce labor costs. Additionally, the use of IoT sensors and real-time monitoring can help to improve process control and reduce waste [3]. As a result, companies can produce more products in less time, at a lower cost, and with higher quality.

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Technology Policy and Ethics Editorial Board

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Editorial Board Members

Dr. Ali Kashif Bashir (EiC)Dr. Ayush DograOlga Kiconco
Dr. Steve Jones (EiC)Amna EleyanDr. Jerry Chun-Wei Lin
Julie Bernicker (Managing Editor)Dr. Yasir Faheem
Dr. Matteo B. Lodi
Dr. Syed Hassan AhmedDr. Prasun Ghosal
Professor Zhihan Lv
Dr. Hazrat AliDr. Gururaj H LDr. Varun G Menon

Priscilla Amalraj
Dr. Tahir HameedDr. Shakil Muhammad
Dr. Adriana BankstonDr. Sinan HanayDr. Zeeshan Pervez
Dr. Muhammad BilalDr. Shagufta HennaDr. Shalli Rani
Dr. Syed Ahmad Chan BukhariDr. Fatima HussainDr. Kashif Saleem
Dr. Syed Hashim Raza BukhariDr. Rasheed HussainDr. Manik Sharma
Dr. Ankur ChattopadhyayDr. Muhammad Asif KhanDr. Amit Kumar Singh
Dr. Junaid ChaudhryDr. Muhammad Saud KhanDr. Kathiravan Srinivasan
Dr. Kapal DevDr. Mohammad KhosraviDr. Sandeep Verma