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Next generation X-ray imaging system

Next generation X-ray imaging system

Objective

A photonics driven breakthrough in image quality and functionality of an interventional X-ray system will allow to perform stroke diagnosis directly in the treatment suite and have a huge impact: enhanced work flow, reduced diagnosis & treatment time (up to 50% time reduction) which will save people’s life and reduce healthcare costs.
NEXIS will establish enhanced contrast Cone Beam CT imaging while keeping high spatial resolution for 2D image guidance by an innovative spectral X-ray detector and related image processing (including deep learning). Two new key photonic components will be developed: 1) A thin foil based image sensor which has a (semi-) transparent TFT backplane, so that the photodiode array can receive light from both the top and the bottom side. This (semi-) transparency will be optimised, so that the image sensor can collect light effectively from top and bottom scintillator layers at the same time. 2) A 3D printed pixelated CT-like scintillator with high spatial and temporal resolution to enable fast Cone Beam CT imaging without image artefacts. The usability and applicability of the new spectral NEXIS X-ray system for stroke imaging will be clinically validated in a European top hospital. The project brings together a multidisciplinary consortium, involving the full value chain (photonics R&D, medical system integrator, application owner, supply chain and equipment manufacturing). It will allow key players in the European medical photonics industry to generate sales and stay competitive by providing new X-ray imaging modalities and EU based manufacturing. NEXIS will strengthen European competitiveness by developing a spectral Detector-on-Foil technology that meets the needs of the European and global X-ray image detectors market. NEXIS initiate the transition of standard (black&white) to spectral (colour) X-ray detectors, which will improve performance and functionality of X-ray imaging systems.

Coordinator

PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS NEDERLAND BV

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Veenpluis 4-6
5684 Pc Best

Netherlands

Activity type

Other

EU Contribution

€ 1 163 244,25

Participants (9)

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PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 018 806,25

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 181 392,50

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 611 680

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 527 893,75

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 769 250

TRIXELL

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 505 700

3DCERAM

France

EU Contribution

€ 244 481,13

STOCKHOLMS LANS LANDSTING

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 552 767,50

PHILIPS AKTIEBOLAG

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 136 937,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 780026

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 456 082,50

  • EU contribution

    € 7 712 152,88

Coordinated by:

PHILIPS MEDICAL SYSTEMS NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands