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Hybrid MEG-MRI Imaging System

Objectif

We will develop and validate hybrid magnetoencephalography (MEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology that will allow simultaneous structural (MRI) and functional (MEG) imaging of the human brain. MEG is a non-invasive 3D functional imaging with a high temporal resolution compared to other functional imaging but often suffers from a precise structural localization which will be solved by the dual modality approach of the MEGMRI hybrid scanner. In parallel, low field MRI, a new very promising alternative to conventional high field MRI will provide enhanced image contrast in certain applications, improved geometric accuracy, improve safety (for patient with pacemakers and other implants, for pregnant women, for infants), and reduce costs. These new opportunities are based on recent advances in ultra-sensitive magnetic sensors. Superconducting magnetometers based on quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) have been recently used to provide 2D-MRI images at very low fields by two US teams. In parallel, a new type of magnetometer, called mixed sensor, based on spin electronics devices, has been developed within our consortium and used for low-field NMR. The first part of the project will be focused on sensor optimization, and low-field MRI development. This covers the development of field-tolerant SQUIDs and optimized mixed sensors and 3D-MRI low-field hardware and software development. The second part of the project will be devoted to a prototype building with the best kind of sensor and extensive preclinical validation, covering major brain disorders for adults and children. The consortium of MEGMRI has the necessary skills to perform all the tasks: sensor developers, MRI experts, MEG developers and clinical validators. It contains 13 partners from 5 countries including 3 SMEs and one large medical device manufacturer.

Appel à propositions

FP7-HEALTH-2007-A
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Régime de financement

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinateur

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Adresse
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Finlande
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contribution de l’UE
€ 972 360
Contact administratif
Risto Ilmoniemi (Prof.)

Participants (12)

AIVON OY
Finlande
Contribution de l’UE
€ 161 328
Adresse
Tietotie 3
02150 Espoo
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Jari Sakari Penttilä (Dr.)
CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES SA
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 316 000
Adresse
Chemin Du Vieux Chene 59
38240 Meylan
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Line Roux (Ms.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Suède
Contribution de l’UE
€ 297 934
Adresse
-
41296 Goeteborg
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Ingrid Collin (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO DI CHIETI-PESCARA
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 559 080
Adresse
Via Dei Vestini 31
66013 Chieti
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Gian Luca Romani (Prof)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 793 865
Adresse
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Anne Arrigas (Ms.)
ELEKTA AB
Suède
Contribution de l’UE
€ 447 200
Adresse
Kungstensgatan 18
SE-10393 Stockholm
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Antti Ilmari Ahonen (Dr.)
ASSOCIAZIONE FATEBENEFRATELLI PER LA RICERCA BIOMEDICA E SANITARIA
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 147 840
Adresse
Via Della Nocetta 263
00164 Rome
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Paolo Maria Rossini (Prof.)
HELSINGIN JA UUDENMAAN SAIRAANHOITOPIIRIN KUNTAYHTYMÄ
Finlande
Contribution de l’UE
€ 120 262
Adresse
Stenbackinkatu 9
00029 Helsinki
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Merja Takala (Ms.)
IMAGING TECHNOLOGY ABRUZZO SRL
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 327 000
Adresse
Localita' Boschetto, Nucleo Di Pile Snc
67100 L Aquila
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contact administratif
Vittorio Miconi (Dr.)
PHYSIKALISCH-TECHNISCHE BUNDESANSTALT
Allemagne
Contribution de l’UE
€ 36 754
Adresse
Bundesallee 100
38116 Braunschweig
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Maren Jachmann (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA
Italie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 144 450
Adresse
Via Universita 12
43100 Parma
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contact administratif
Franco Ferrari (Dr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finlande
Contribution de l’UE
€ 541 583
Adresse
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Type d’activité
Research Organisations
Contact administratif
Tarja Tuominen (Ms.)