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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 (COST TD1301)

ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL)
Project classification

Scientific area

3.3 Health sciences

Discipline(s)

Health care sciences and services (including hospital administration, health care financing)

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 (COST TD1301)

Scientific Coordinator's name:

Jorge Costa (local coord.)

Scientific Coordinator's e-mail:

jorge.costa@iscte.pt

Principal R&D Unit:

Instituto de Telecomunicações do Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (IT-IUL)

Other R&D Units involved in the project:

Fundação da Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa, Instituto de Biofisica e Engenharia Biomedica Faculdade de Ciencias da Universidade de Lisboa (Chair of the Action)

Project keyword(s)

Microwave Imaging (MWI), MWI research

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 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

Potential uses/indications

Status

Ongoing

Partner Status: Seeking Partners?

No

Project weblink

http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/bmbs/TD1301

Grant number (QREN, FP7, Eureka, etc)

BMBS COST Action TD1301

Last edited on

2017-02-01 11:23:26

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