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Medical Imaging Using Bio-inspired and Soft Computing

Objective

Medical imaging (MI) is at the heart of many of today’s improved diagnostic and treatment technologies. Computer-based solutions are vastly more capable of both quantitative measurement of the medical condition and the pre-processing tasks of filtering, sharpening, and focusing image detail. Bio-inspired and Soft Computing (BC, SC) techniques have been successfully applied in each of the fundamental steps of medical image processing and analysis (e.g. restoration, segmentation, registration or tracking). The natural partnership of humans and intelligent systems and machines in MI is to provide the clinician with powerful tools to take better decisions regarding diagnostic and treatment. The main goal of the network is to create a training programme where the enrolled early-stage researchers (ESRs) will be exposed to a wide variety of SC and BC techniques, as well as to the challenge of applying them to different situations and problems within the different MI stages. A personalised, exhaustive and complementary programme will consist of: i) a personalised research plan based on individual research projects; ii) local and network-wide specific training courses, both in face-to-face and virtual modalities; iii) the network’s complementary skills courses, workshops and final conference; and iv) the international research stays among the different partners. The collaboration of experts from the area of MI with those working on BC and SC applications to computer vision will generate new and viable methods and solutions from the combined ideas of these communities. The presence of both research and technical partners in the network, including hospitals and companies, will provide the appropriate framework for application domain focused research. The trained ESRs will acquire a strong background for the development of intelligent systems based on BC-SC providing flexible application-oriented solutions to current MI problems in the clinical and research field.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/medical engineering/diagnostic imaging
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/computer vision

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ITN-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

FUNDACION PARA EL PROGRESO DEL SOFT COMPUTING
Address
Calle Gonzalo Gutierrez Quiros S/n Edificio Cientifico Tecnologico
33600 Mieres
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 688 221,41
Administrative Contact
Cordón óscar (Dr.)

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 387 220
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nathalie Vandepitte (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 387 220
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marco Dorigo (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 412 905
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Cartledge (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 424 507,79
Address
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paola Magri (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 374 655,80
Address
Cuesta Del Hospicio Sn
18071 Granada
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Francisco Herrera (Prof.)
HENESIS SARL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 398 107,79
Address
Via Gramsci 3
42022 Boretto
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luca Ascari (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM FREIBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 391 408,79
Address
Hugstetter Strasse 49
79106 Freiburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Henninger (Mr.)