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MRI and Ultrasound Robotic Assisted Biopsy

Objectif

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).

Appel à propositions

H2020-ICT-2015
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Coordinateur

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Adresse
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Pays-Bas
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contribution de l’UE
€ 1 210 800

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI VERONA
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 491 875
Adresse
Via Dell Artigliere 8
37129 Verona
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING RADBOUD UNIVERSITEIT
Pays-Bas
Contribution de l’UE
€ 741 207,50
Adresse
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KUKA DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 1 250 000
Adresse
Zugspitzstrasse 140
86165 Augsburg
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIEMENS NEDERLAND NV
Pays-Bas
Contribution de l’UE
€ 0
Adresse
Prinses Beatrixlaan 800
2595BN 'S-gravenhage
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING ZIEKENHUISGROEP TWENTE
Pays-Bas
Contribution de l’UE
€ 149 000
Adresse
Zilvermeeuw 1
7609 PP Almelo
Type d’activité
Other
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Autriche
Contribution de l’UE
€ 139 425
Adresse
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments