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Development of a European-based Collaborative Network to Accelerate Technological, Clinical and Commercialisation Progress in the Area of Medical Microwave Imaging

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa
Project classification

Scientific area

2.6 Medical engineering

Discipline(s)

Medical laboratory technology (including laboratory samples analysis; diagnostic technologies)

Project description

Project title

Development of a European-based Collaborative Network to Accelerate Technological, Clinical and Commercialisation Progress in the Area of Medical Microwave Imaging

Scientific Coordinator's name:

Raquel Conceição

Scientific Coordinator's e-mail:

rcconceicao@fc.ul.pt

Principal R&D Unit:

Instituto de Biofísica e Engenharia Biomédica

Other R&D Units involved in the project:

Agilent Technologies Austria GmbH European Society for Translational Medicine (EUSTM) Agilent Technologies Belgium SA/NV ESAT-TELEMIC, KU Leuven Military Medical Academy (MMA), Sofia Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, Schulich School of Engin

Project keyword(s)

Microwave Medical Technologies, Signal Processing, Image Processing, Microwave Tomography, Microwave Radar, Human Phantoms

Short abstract and comments

\"One of the most promising emerging medical imaging modalities is Microwave Imaging (MWI), which is a low-power, low-cost, non-ionising imaging modality and also has therapeutic capabilities. Most of this MWI research to date has been accomplished in simulation and laboratory studies, with only limited translational research into the clinical environment. European researchers have been at the forefront of the development of MWI. With respect to medical applications, these (mostly independent) efforts have lead to the design of several microwave-based imaging devices, most of which are currently undergoing or poised for clinical trials. Such a reserve of knowledge constitutes a unique opportunity for European researchers to leverage existing experience and expertise to streamline the transition from simulation/phantom testing to full clinical trials and clinical adoption of MWI devices. Collaboration will provide a valuable non-competitive framework which will provide European researchers with the necessary structure and support to overcome common challenges and bring MWI from “research bench to patient bedside” in a much shorter period of time, boosting the European Research Area (ERA) and its excellence in a worldwide context. Experience in the commercial evaluation of MWI devices will also be shared amongst COST participants.\"

Potential uses/indications

Medical diagnosis and therapy in cancer

Status

Ongoing

Partner Status: Seeking Partners?

Yes

Project weblink

http://cost-action-td1301.org/

Grant number (QREN, FP7, Eureka, etc)

COST TD1301

Last edited on

2017-04-04 15:56:43

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