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Intelligent Total Body Scanner for Early Detection of Melanoma

Objective

Melanoma is one of the most aggressive cancers that can be discovered at an early stage, and it is responsible for 60% of lethal skin neoplasia. Its incidence has been increasing in white population and could become a public health challenge because of an increase in life expectancy of the elderly population. Total body skin examination, the primary screening mechanism for melanoma, checks each pigmented skin lesion individually in search of typical melanoma signs. This can be a very time consuming technique for patients with atypical mole syndrome or a large number of naevi.

iToBoS aims at developing an AI diagnostic platform for early detection of melanoma. The platform includes a novel total body scanner and a Computer Aided Diagnostics (CAD) tool to integrate various data sources such as medical records, genomics data and in vivo imaging. This approach will lead to a highly patient-tailored, early diagnosis of melanoma. The project will develop and validate an AI cognitive assistant tool to empower healthcare practitioners, offering a risk assessment for every mole. Beyond integrating all available information about the patient to personalise the diagnostic, it will provide methods for visualising, explaining and interpreting AI models, thus overcoming the “black box” nature of current AI-enabled CAD systems, and providing dermatologists with valuable information for their clinical practice.

The new total body scanner will be based on an existing prototype developed by 3 of the project partners, but powered with high-resolution cameras equipped with liquid lenses. These novel lenses, based on two immiscible fluids of different refractive index, will allow achieving unprecedented image quality of the whole body. The integration of such images with all available patient data using machine learning will lead to a new dermoscopic diagnostic tool providing prompt, reliable and highly personalised diagnostics for optimal judgement in clinical practice.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2020-Single-Stage-RTD
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
Address
Placa Sant Domenec 3
17004 Girona
Spain
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 138 875

Participants (18)

OPTOTUNE SWITZERLAND AG
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 504 675
Address
Bernstrasse 388
8953 Dietikon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IBM ISRAEL - SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 618 437,50
Address
94 Derech Em-hamoshavot
49527 Petach Tikva
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ROBERT BOSCH ESPANA FABRICA MADRID SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 2 234 595
Address
Hermanos Garcia Noblejas 19
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BARCO NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 609 193,75
Address
President Kennedypark 35
8500 Kortrijk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 436 500
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 586 625
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACIO CLINIC PER A LA RECERCA BIOMEDICA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 003 028,75
Address
Carrer Rossello 149
08036 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
RICOH SPAIN IT SERVICES SLU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 324 375
Address
Avenida Via Augusta 71/73
08173 Sant Cugat Del Valles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRILATERAL RESEARCH LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 426 250
Address
Fdw House Blackthorn Business Park Coes Road
Dundalk Louth
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 396 250
Address
Piazzale Europa 1
34127 Trieste
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CORONIS COMPUTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 776 625
Address
Parc Cientific I Tecnologic De La Universitat De G Fici Giroempren, Calle Pic De Peguera, N Umero 15
17003 Girona
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TORUS ACTIONS
France
EU contribution
€ 676 093,75
Address
24 Rue Delmas
31400 Toulouse
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
V7 LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 458 437,50
Address
158 Buckingham Palace Road, Fourth Floor
SW1W 9TR London
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ISAHIT
France
EU contribution
€ 191 126,25
Address
25 Avenue Robert Andre Vivien
94160 Saint-mande
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
Australia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
St Lucia
4072 Brisbane
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SZAMITASTECHNIKAI ES AUTOMATIZALASI KUTATOINTEZET
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 323 750
Address
Kende Utca 13-17
1111 Budapest
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Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 810 712,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
MELANOMA PATIENT NETWORK EUROPE
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 167 531,25
Address
Fjallbo Selkna 152
75597 Uppsala
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