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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).

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Net EU contribution
€ 1 210 800,00
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Netherlands

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Region
Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 491 875,00
Address
Via Dell Artigliere 8
37129 Verona

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Region
Nord-Est Veneto Verona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 741 207,50
Address
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen

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Region
Oost-Nederland Gelderland Arnhem/Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
KUKA DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 1 250 000,00
Address
Zugspitzstrasse 140
86165 Augsburg

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Region
Bayern Schwaben Augsburg, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SIEMENS NEDERLAND NV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Prinses Beatrixlaan 800
2595BN 'S-gravenhage

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 361 000,00
STICHTING ZIEKENHUISGROEP TWENTE
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 149 000,00
Address
Zilvermeeuw 1
7609 PP Almelo

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Region
Oost-Nederland Overijssel Twente
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 139 425,00
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien

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Region
Wien Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00