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SUB nanosecond Leverage In PET/MR ImAging

Objective

The SUBLIMA project aims at truly simultaneous, fully integrated, solid-state PET/MR technology for concurrent functional and anatomical imaging with unsurpassed image quality. It will combine the extremely sensitive functional imaging possibilities provided by PET with the excellent soft-tissue contrast and complementary functional imaging capabilities of MR. For the first time, time-of-flight (ToF) and depth-of-interaction (DoI) correction will be introduced together into a PET/MR system. SUBLIMA will also be the first to exploit the unique advantages of truly simultaneous PET/MR acquisition by enabling fully 4D MR-derived motion correction. Furthermore, artefacts seen in PET-CT will be eliminated by developing MR-based, motion-compensated PET attenuation correction. The SUBLIMA platform will thus realize a breakthrough in image quality and enable novel applications in oncology, cardio-vascular medicine, and neuro-degenerative diseases. SUBLIMA will not only introduce new methods and technologies in each important component of the imaging chain, but it will also analyse the system performance as a function of all relevant design parameters, in order to push the image quality to the physical limits by optimally merging these innovations into 7T preclinical and 3T whole-body human demonstrator systems. This integrated approach also warrants adaptation of the project results for optimum performance in stand-alone PET and SPECT applications. The consortium, lead by Philips, consists of universities, research institutes, industrial partners, and SMEs, spread over 7 different countries including the USA. While each partner has shown exceptional quality in its own field, the consortium brings together the wide and complementary range of expertise necessary to push the performance of ToF-PET/MR to the physical limits.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/animal and dairy science/pets

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2009-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

PHILIPS GMBH
Address
Rontgenstrasse 22
22335 Hamburg
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 157 773
Administrative Contact
Patrick Keur (Mr.)

Participants (13)

PHILIPS TECHNOLOGIE GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Luebeckertordamm 5
20099 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Keur (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 905 730
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rogier Van Loghem (Mr.)
FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Italy
EU contribution
€ 1 144 802
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Umberto Silvestri (Mr.)
RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 000 250
Address
Seminarstrasse 2
69117 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Fischer (Prof.)
THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CORP
United States
EU contribution
€ 883 288
Address
3451 Walnut Street Room P 221
19104 Philadelphia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joel Karp (Prof.)
IMINDS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 1 162 924
Address
Technologiepark 19
9052 Gent
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kenny Willems (Mr.)
TECHNOLUTION BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 372 346
Address
Burgermeester Jamessingel 1
2803 WV Gouda
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Van Haren (Dr.)
ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 269 066
Address
Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gérald Parisod (Dr.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 273 144
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)
ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS LEIDEN
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 228 616
Address
Albinusdreef 2
2333 ZA Leiden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jaco Graaf (Mr.)
MICRO SYSTEMS ENGINEERING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 221 445
Address
Schlegelweg 17
95180 Berg Oberfranken
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joerg Gossler (Mr.)
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 378 020
Address
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Keur (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 749 400
Address
Pauwelsstrasse 30
52074 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Volker Legewie (Mr.)