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MRI and Ultrasound Robotic Assisted Biopsy

Objective

The MURAB project has the ambition to revolutionise the way cancer screening and muscle diseases are researched for patients and has the potential to save lives by early detection and treatment.
The project intends to create a new paradigm in which, the precision of great medical imaging modalities like MRI and Ultrasound are combined with the precision of robotics in order to target the right place in the body. This will be achieved by identifying a target using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and then use a robot with an ultrasound (US) probe to match the images and navigate to the right location.
This will be done thanks to a new innovative technique, which will be developed in the project and called Tissue Active Slam (TAS) which will use different techniques and modalities, like elastography, in order to cope with the deformation of the tissues. Such a procedure has the potential to drastically improve the clinical workflow and save lives by ensuring an exact targeting of (small) lesions, which are visible under MRI and not under US. Technologies developed within MURAB also have the potential to improve other clinical procedures. Clinically, two applications will be targeted and validated in the project: breast cancer diagnostics (MUW and ZGT) and muscle disease diagnostics (UMCN). Considering the potential for the market, industrial partners are involved with expertise in the delivery of safe robotics components and applications (KUKA), as well as with great knowledge and ambition in pushing innovation to the medical market (SIEMENS).

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics
  • /engineering and technology/medical engineering/diagnostic imaging/magnetic resonance imaging
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cancer/breast cancer

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 210 800

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 491 875
Address
Via Dell Artigliere 8
37129 Verona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 741 207,50
Address
Geert Grooteplein Noord 9
6525 EZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KUKA DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 1 250 000
Address
Zugspitzstrasse 140
86165 Augsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS NEDERLAND NV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Prinses Beatrixlaan 800
2595BN 'S-gravenhage
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING ZIEKENHUISGROEP TWENTE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 149 000
Address
Zilvermeeuw 1
7609 PP Almelo
Activity type
Other
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 139 425
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments