CONcISE: COmputatioNal Imaging as a training Network for Smart biomedical dEvices

Lead Research Organisation: University College London
Department Name: Computer Science

Abstract

Our vision is to develop novel, unconventional techniques for multi-dimensional biomedical optical imaging for the detection and mapping of absorption, scattering, and fluorescence, in biological tissues using visible and near-infrared light. The possibility of detecting other dimensions like time and wavelength, together with space, dramatically improves the imaging and diagnostic power of biomedical devices. So far, this capability is strongly hampered by the fact that most of the biomedical instrumentation works trying to maximize the number of measurements (pixel, raster scans, ...) regardless of the information content, thus leading to a huge amount of data to manage, transfer and analyze, with consequent bottleneck and gap between measurement and result. CONcISE will overcome these limitations thanks to an outstanding research and training programme based on the vision that (i) a system as a whole includes both hardware and software integrated and working together, (ii) acquisition and detection are piloted by information content derived by the sample under an adaptive, data-driven framework. Under this approach, ESRSs will be capable of
leading and boosting the biomedical imaging industry towards the development of a new generation of devices, with a strong impact in the sector and in general healthcare. The consortium, balanced among EU experts with computational, experimental and industrial competences, will provide ESRs with a unique, advanced, multi-disciplinary training covering all the aspects of the biomedical imaging science: modelling, design, development, data analysis, validation and translation to the application.

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