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Improving therapy and intervention through imaging

Objective

The scientific objective of the programme is to design, develop, and validate new imaging technologies to improve the performance and safety of therapeutic and interventional procedures. Improving therapy and surgery planning will be approached using multimodal imaging strategies, lesion and dysfunctional tissue characterization, efficient segmentation and image fusion techniques. Image guided therapy and intervention improvements will be pursued by designing the integration of new imaging modalities in the surgical workflow, providing new techniques to compensate for undesired motions as well as innovative methods and instruments to integrate new intraoperative imaging devices. Follow-up and therapy outcome is a major concern and will be approached using innovative methodologies to quantitatively assess and predict recovery and prognosis after therapy or surgery. Furthermore, concrete scenarios will be considered within the frameworks of interventional cardiac therapy and surgery and soft tissue organs therapy. New workflows will be proposed incorporating the new technologies in these concrete scenarios.

The objectives to add value to the ERA will be:
• To develop new techniques and methodologies to assist in the development of new therapy surgical procedures. This will clearly improve the position of the European partners towards technology transfer to the healthcare technology industry.
• To improve the healthcare of European citizens by providing new and safer means of therapy and surgery.
• To increase the skills and knowledge of the EU partners in order to better perform clinical translational research implying new technologies.

This project is a multidisciplinary initiative allowing the exchange of scientists among four research institutes with international recognition in medical imaging and biomedical engineering.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 50 400
Administrative Contact
María Jesús Ledesma Carbayo (Prof.)

Participants (3)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 27 300
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 33 600
Address
Bebek
34342 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cengizhan Ozturk (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 23 100
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chelo Moran Sagredo (Mrs.)