IDASS digital autopsy software (iGene®)

iGene: Dr. Farzad Jahedi (Head of Medical Informatics), Dr. Pramod Bagali (Forensic Pathologist), Komeil Hadidi (Senior Software developer), iGene Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)

iGene® has developed iDASS™ software that employs images from medical imaging modalities, mostly CT scanner, to produce a 3D digital body for forensic autopsy.

iDASS is the first application in the forensic domain that enables pathologists to investigate the body without physically manipulating it. There are different tools available in this application to help pathologists perform a successful autopsy like Auto Metal Tracking (AMT) which helps users scan the 3D body and locate any metal particles inside. Other tools help examine internal bleeding (e.g. due to stab wound), and extract body organs like the heart, kidneys, eyeballs, lungs, etc., for detailed examination.

Theusers of this application are forensic pathologists, professionals and medical students particularly for investigating the body during the autopsy and education in anatomy laboratory. iDASS in action:


How Open Inventor Toolkit is used

Open Inventor and its VolumeViz extension have been used for the past 6 years to power iDASS’ successive versions and iDASSmart (an extended version of iDASS).The advantages of using Open Inventor are its performance and wide range of capabilities as compared to other SDKs (software development kits) which are not as sophisticated.Currently, Open Inventor achieves the best performance when rendering 3D images.The technical support provided by FEI Visualization Sciences Group is good and the level of responsiveness to our inquiries is quick, which is very important to us.We are looking forward to using in even greater depth Open Inventor’s vast range of capabilities through dedicated training to our development team. Our aim is to continue using Open Inventor to add analytical functionalities to iDASS and more digital image processing features.