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volumetric medical x-ray imaging at extremely low dose

Objetivo

Computerized Tomography (CT) has been one of the greatest achievements in medical imaging, but at the cost of a high, potentially harmful, X-ray irradiation dose. The ultimate goal of VOXEL is to provide an alternative to tomography with a disruptive technology enabling 3D X-ray imaging at very low dose. VOXEL aims at prototyping new cameras that will combine the X-ray penetration and nanometre spatial resolution, easiness to use, afforded by avoiding the rotation of the source or the sample, and extremely low dose for maximum impact on medicine and biology.
VOXEL relies on the integration of trans-disciplinary fields in medical imaging, optics, X-ray physics, applied mathematics and value to society through foreseeable commercialization. VOXEL aims at prototyping in parallel a soft X-ray “water window” microscope and a hard X-ray 3D camera for medical applications. While both cameras need groundbreaking development in the underlying physics, only hard X-ray camera has high technological risk (and high societal impact). VOXEL will benefit from the soft X-ray camera thanks to its Biological applications in nano-tomography but also as a test platform for our physical and mathematical models..
The VOXEL team members are leaders in X-ray metrology, wavefront sensing, atomic physic, mathematical computing and 3D medical imaging; with VOXEL we are uniquely positioned to succeed, and to raise the competitiveness of Europe. Doing so by basing the research lead in Portugal with a woman coordinator will be exemplary: beyond the scientific and technological success, thanks to our focus in science and its valorisation, VOXEL will be transformative for scientifically emerging countries.

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-FETOPEN-2014-2015-RIA
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Coordinador

ASSOCIACAO DO INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO PARA A INVESTIGACAO E DESENVOLVIMENTO
Dirección
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049 001 Lisboa
Portugal
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Aportación de la UE
€ 762 500

Participantes (6)

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 510 000
Dirección
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 846 250
Dirección
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Tipo de actividad
Other
IMAGINE OPTIC
Francia
Aportación de la UE
€ 793 125
Dirección
18 Rue Charles De Gaulle
91400 Orsay
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 271 250
Dirección
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTEN
Países Bajos
Aportación de la UE
€ 437 500
Dirección
Winthontlaan 2
3526 KV Utrecht
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 376 250
Dirección
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations