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Warehousing images in the digital hospital (WIDTH): interpretation, infrastructure, and integration

Objective

Advanced information communications technology (ICT) has created an expectation that the innovative use of ICT can deliver high quality healthcare to a situation where patients’ data can be supplied seamlessly to support clinical decisions. The world however has moved beyond the current reactive model and hamstrung by the problems of fragmentation and lack of coordination. Medical images are of a typical example. While picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) have come closely to be a universal tool in managing medical images, they only work for radiology images and are searchable by using text descriptions. With the rapidly growing of image volumes, obtaining a relevant datum using only key words is like finding a needle in a haystack. On the other hand, with each clinical centre specialises in different domains, medical images collected are fragmented and of many forms. To this end, this project will catalyse a series of collaborations between Europe and China that has significant number of distributed databases, built on the achievements and impetus gained by the TIME project funded by EU Asia-ICT programme, to explore the breadth of medical imaging innovations by building in inter-disciplinarity, aiming at knowledge transfer to keep abreast of new developments and applications in the field, while fertilising each other’s research, especially between young and experienced researchers and between different disciplines. The key output of the project is a roadmap of the development of future sustainable and flexible data management systems in the digital (paper-less) global hospital. This project is consisted of a series of programmes including staff exchange, know-how transfer, sharing and learning workshops and online participation, by including institutions of 6 European and 5 Chinese with participating personnel of 41. Among them, seven are females and twenty-three are young researchers who are at their early stage of careers.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-IRSES
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Coordinator

MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
Address
The Burroughs, Hendon .
NW4 4BT London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 102 900
Administrative Contact
Michael Butterworth (Mr.)

Participants (6)

KOMPETANSESENTER FOR INFORMASJONSTEKNOLOGI I HELSEVESENET AS

Participation ended

Norway
EU contribution
€ 52 500
Address
Sverres Gate 15 Sukkerhuset
7489 Trondheim
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roald Bergstrom (Dr.)
HAUTE ECOLE SPECIALISEE DE SUISSE OCCIDENTALE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 94 500
Address
Route De Moutier 14
2800 Delemont
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Henning Müller (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 58 800
Address
Pauwelsstrasse 30
52074 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Volker Legewie (Mr.)
ATHENS UNIVERSITY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS - RESEARCH CENTER
Greece
EU contribution
€ 42 000
Address
Kefallinias Street 46
11251 Athens
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Theodore Kalamboukis (Prof.)
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 60 900
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Davide Caramella (Prof.)
HELSEDIREKTORATET
Norway
Address
Vitaminveien 4
0213 Oslo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roald Bergstrom (Dr.)