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Software for the Use of Multi-Modality images in External Radiotherapy

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"The greatest challenge for radiation therapy is to reach the highest probability of cure with the least morbidity. In practice, some difficulties remain to identify cancer cells, target them with radiation and minimize collateral damage. Over the last decades, remarkable progress has been made thanks to modern advances in computer and imaging technologies. Currently, the radiotherapy has reached a point where, besides 3D tumour morphology, time variations and biological variability within the tumour can also be taken into account. The ""SUMMER"" project is devised to produce unique software using several imaging sources (CT, MRI, PET, MR spectroscopy, fMRI, 4D PET-CT) for biological target volume delineation, based on spatial co-registration of multimodal morphologic and functional images. Furthermore, it will make additional biological information concerning tumour extension and tumour response available to radiotherapy, essential for patient treatment follow-up. Finally, radiation area will be more focused leading to less side-effect for the patient.
Radiation oncology is now more dependent on medical imaging than it has ever been - and that dependence is only going to become greater. Therefore, convergence and collaboration of radiation oncology, nuclear medicine, diagnostic imaging and also computer science is the underlying driver to integrate efficiently and cost-effectively all information coming from various imaging technologies into the radiation therapy workflow. The design challenge is to combine the different level and kind of information into one interface, while currently doctors need to mentally do this operation. ""SUMMER"" will contribute to renew and strengthen this relationship through cross-disciplinary research, common workshops, and collaboration on training and education."

Zaproszenie do składania wniosków

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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AQUILAB
Adres
Rue Salvador Allende 407
59120 Loos Les Lille
Francja
Rodzaj działalności
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Wkład UE
€ 597 389
Kontakt administracyjny
Philippe Bourel (Mr.)

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MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Wkład UE
€ 516 738
Adres
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt administracyjny
Wolfgang Drexler (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM FREIBURG
Niemcy
Wkład UE
€ 401 713
Adres
Hugstetter Strasse 49
79106 Freiburg
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt administracyjny
Gerhard Henninger (Mr.)
INSTITUT CLAUDIUS REGAUD
Francja
Wkład UE
€ 452 396,99
Adres
Rue Du Pont Saint Pierre 20
31052 Toulouse Cedex 3
Rodzaj działalności
Research Organisations
Kontakt administracyjny
Catherine Delamaire (Ms.)
FONDAZIONE SANTA LUCIA
Włochy
Wkład UE
€ 437 251
Adres
Via Ardeatina 306
00179 Roma
Rodzaj działalności
Research Organisations
Kontakt administracyjny
Antonio Ierna (Dr.)
VRVIS ZENTRUM FUR VIRTUAL REALITY UND VISUALISIERUNG FORSCHUNGS-GMBH
Austria
Wkład UE
€ 516 738
Adres
Donau-city-strasse 11
1220 Wien
Rodzaj działalności
Research Organisations
Kontakt administracyjny
Sylvia Kiss (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Niderlandy
Wkład UE
€ 524 892
Adres
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Rodzaj działalności
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt administracyjny
Jolanda Dijkshoorn (Ms.)