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Towards a novel paradigm for cardiac function assessment from imaging

Objective

Cardiovascular diseases have been defined as a top priority within H2020. Although diagnostic approaches and therapies have drastically improved over the last decennia, effective, validated and auditable tools for the integrated assessment of cardiac function in clinical practice have yet to be developed.
CardioFunXion will contribute to a novel paradigm for integrated assessment, combining (image-based) measurements with (model-based) incorporation of physiological knowledge and clinical guidelines. Project outcomes will include validation (improving reproducibility) and integration (simplifying interpretation) cardiac function assessment tools. These novel approaches will be implemented by connecting the imaging industry with the academic and clinical worlds through a combination of four PhD research projects with dedicated training initiatives to develop an inter-sectorial and interdisciplinary culture. The individual research projects are entitled: Longitudinal assessment of function; Fusion of heterogeneous measurements into physiological plausible representations; Open reference databases/tools for multimodal validation of strain; Novel approach for evidence based classification of heart failure etiologies.
The consortium is composed of a large Medical Imaging Company (Philips), a University (UPF), and 2 Clinical Centres (IDIBAPS/CHUC), thus encompassing the whole spectrum of relevant multi-disciplinary multi-sectorial Europe-wide expertise. The early stage researchers in the project will thus benefit from a holistic view of the topic and gain first-hand experience in academic, industrial and clinical research and development.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cardiology/cardiovascular diseases
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/radiology/medical imaging

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-EID - European Industrial Doctorates

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRA
Address
Placa De La Merce, 10-12
08002 Barcelona
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 495 745,92

Participants (2)

PHILIPS FRANCE SAS

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 20 884,01
Address
33 Rue De Verdun
92150 Suresnes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PHILIPS FRANCE COMMERCIAL
France
EU contribution
€ 504 867,19
Address
33 Rue De Verdun
92150 Suresnes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)