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Hybrid MEG-MRI Imaging System

Informations projet

N° de convention de subvention: 200859

État

Projet clôturé

  • Date de début

    1 Mai 2008

  • Date de fin

    30 Avril 2012

Financé au titre de:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Budget total:

    € 6 854 083,20

  • Contribution de l’UE

    € 4 865 656

Coordonné par:

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finlande

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.

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

CEDRAT TECHNOLOGIES SA

France

Contribution de l’UE

€ 316 000

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Suède

Contribution de l’UE

€ 297 934

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI GABRIELE D'ANNUNZIO DI CHIETI-PESCARA

Italie

Contribution de l’UE

€ 559 080

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

Contribution de l’UE

€ 793 865

ELEKTA AB

Suède

Contribution de l’UE

€ 447 200

ASSOCIAZIONE FATEBENEFRATELLI PER LA RICERCA BIOMEDICA E SANITARIA

Italie

Contribution de l’UE

€ 147 840

HELSINGIN JA UUDENMAAN SAIRAANHOITOPIIRIN KUNTAYHTYMÄ

Finlande

Contribution de l’UE

€ 120 262

IMAGING TECHNOLOGY ABRUZZO SRL

Italie

Contribution de l’UE

€ 327 000

PHYSIKALISCH-TECHNISCHE BUNDESANSTALT

Allemagne

Contribution de l’UE

€ 36 754

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PARMA

Italie

Contribution de l’UE

€ 144 450

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finlande

Contribution de l’UE

€ 541 583

Informations projet

N° de convention de subvention: 200859

État

Projet clôturé

  • Date de début

    1 Mai 2008

  • Date de fin

    30 Avril 2012

Financé au titre de:

FP7-HEALTH

  • Budget total:

    € 6 854 083,20

  • Contribution de l’UE

    € 4 865 656

Coordonné par:

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finlande