Imaging project launched to study central nervous system

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The European Nanoelectronics Initiative Advisory Council (ENIAC) and partners have launched a three-year project aimed at advancing medical 3D imaging platforms by focusing on the diagnosis and therapy of serious diseases of the central nervous system and brain, titled, “CSI: Central Nervous System Imaging.”

The publicly-funded multi-national, multidisciplinary research project hopes to enhance medical imaging technologies by means of improvement in sensors, equipment and computing platforms to boost early diagnostics and prevention capability while reducing total equipment cost, stated project partner, Geneva-based STMicroelectronics.

According to ENIAC, the €14.6 million ($19 million U.S.) project will span 36 months and will be divided into several research arms covering research for different imaging technologies, such as PET, MRI and electroencephalography; integration and image processing capacity; and clinical applications and validation.

In addition to STMicroelectronics, the other project partners are:

  • University of Bologna;
  • Royal Philips Electronics and Philips Healthcare;
  • Austriamicrosystem;
  • IMEC;
  • Guger Technologies OEG;
  • Austrian Institute of Technology;
  • Kempenhaeghe;
  • Institute of Nuclear Research of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences;
  • Mediso Medical Equipment Developing and Service;
  • University of Debrecen INM;
  • University of Pannonia;
  • Politecnico di Torino; and
  • Mat-Tech B.V.