Skip to main content

Optical methods for medical diagnosis and monitoring of diseases

Objective

The TN aims at a qualification and validation of non-invasive optical methods as tools for diagnosis and monitoring the course of diseases like diabetes or cancer. It is proposed for coordinating research into common issues of different methods such as optical coherence tomography, optical spectroscopy, auto-and xenofluorescence, frequency and time domain measurements. The European consortium is composed of a multidisciplinary team of researchers, technical experts, clinicians and partners from industry. In a horizontal approach, different fields as tissue optical characterisation, anatomical and functional imaging, measurement techniques and instrumentation as well as standardisation are addressed. It is the aim to optimise the systems for clinical use and to improve the device specifications for diagnosis. The clinical application of the new methods will be validated by multi-centre clinical trials.

Funding Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

STIFTUNG FUER LASERTECHNOLOGIEN IN DER MEDIZIN UND MESSTECHNIK AN DER UNIVERSITAET ULM
Address
Helmholzstrasse 12
89081 Ulm
Germany

Participants (18)

ACADEMISCH ZIEKENHUIS BIJ DE UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
9,Meibergdreef 9
1105 AZ Amsterdam
BUNDESREPUBLIK DEUTSCHLAND
Germany
Address
Fuerstenwalder Damm 388
12587 Berlin
COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
Italy
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 1
21020 Ispra
FOUNDATION OF RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY - HELLAS
Greece
Address
Vasilika Vouton
71110 Iraklion
ISIS OPTRONICS GMBH
Germany
Address
Innstrasse 34
68199 Mannheim
KARL STORZ GMBH & CO KG
Germany
Address
Mittelstrasse 8
78532 Tuttlingen
KLINIKUM DER FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAET JENA
Germany
Address
Bachstrasse 18
07740 Jena
LUND UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Professorsgatan 1
221 00 Lund
MEDIZINISCHES LASERZENTRUM LUEBECK GMBH
Germany
Address
Peter-monnik-weg 4
23562 Luebeck
POLYTECHNIC OF MILAN
Italy
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
PROVINCIA LOMBARDO-VENETA ORDINE RELIGIOSO CHIERICI REGOLARI MINISTRI INFERMI (CAMILLIANI)
Italy
Address
Via Francesco Nava 31
20159 Milano
RICHARD WOLF GMBH@@@
Germany
Address
Pforzheimer Strasse 32
75438 Knittlingen
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY LAUSANNE
Switzerland
Address
Enac-lpas
1015 Lausanne
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL ROTTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Groene Hiledijk 301
3008 AE Rotterdam
UNIVERSITY OF BERNE
Switzerland
Address
5,Sidlerstrasse 5
3012 Bern
UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE
Netherlands
Address

7500 AE Enschede
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI - L'AQUILA
Italy
Address
Via Vetoio
67010 Assergi
UNIVERSITÉ DE PARIS-NORD XIII
France
Address
Avenue Jean-baptiste Clément 99
93430 Villetaneuse