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IMaging PROstate cancer using ViscoElastic biomarkers and a novel transurethral viscoelastic elastography procedure

Project description

Tissue viscoelasticity as a diagnostic biomarker of prostate cancer

Changes in mechanical properties such as viscoelasticity of biological soft tissues can be monitored using non-invasive imaging technology. Prostate cancer is characterised by higher stiffness compared to benign prostate tissue and that changes the propagation of shear waves. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the IMPROVE project seeks to identify biomechanical biomarkers for prostate cancer diagnosis. Researchers will employ the transurethral shear wave viscoelastic elastography method to associate changes in the viscoelastic properties of the prostate with prostate cancer diagnosis features. They will produce a 3D anatomically realistic wave propagation model of the prostate and use AI for image reconstruction. Collectively, IMPROVE activities will pave the way for a novel approach to prostate cancer diagnosis.

Funding Scheme

MSCA-PF -

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Net EU contribution
€ 181 152,96
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Spain

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Region
Andalucía Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
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Partners (1)

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London

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Region
London Inner London — West Camden and City of London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
No data