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B-Q MINDED SIGNED

Breakthroughs in Quantitative Magnetic resonance ImagiNg for improved DEtection of brainDiseases

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Project "B-Q MINDED" data sheet

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Coordinator
UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN 

Organization address
address: PRINSSTRAAT 13
city: ANTWERPEN
postcode: 2000
website: www.ua.ac.be

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 Coordinator Country Belgium [BE]
 Total cost 3˙861˙067 €
 EC max contribution 3˙861˙067 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.1. (Fostering new skills by means of excellent initial training of researchers)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
 Funding Scheme /MSCA-ITN-ETN
 Starting year 2018
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2018-01-01   to  2021-12-31

 Partnership

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN BE (ANTWERPEN) coordinator 501˙120.00
2    MRR SYSTEMS LIMITED UK (GUILFORD) participant 546˙575.00
3    THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD UK (SHEFFIELD) participant 546˙575.00
4    ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM NL (ROTTERDAM) participant 510˙748.00
5    ICOMETRIX NV BE (LEUVEN) participant 501˙120.00
6    FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JULICH GMBH DE (JULICH) participant 498˙432.00
7    QUANTIB BV NL (ROTTERDAM) participant 255˙374.00
8    SIEMENS HEALTHCARE BE (BEERSEL HUIZINGEN) participant 250˙560.00
9    UNIVERSITAIR ZIEKENHUIS ANTWERPEN BE (EDEGEM) participant 250˙560.00
10    SYNTHETIC MR AB (PUBL) SE (LINKOPING) participant 0.00
11    LINKOPINGS UNIVERSITET SE (LINKOPING) partner 0.00
12    STICHTING NETHERLANDS ESCIENCE CENTER NL (AMSTERDAM) partner 0.00
13    UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM AACHEN DE (AACHEN) partner 0.00

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 Project objective

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is one of the most useful and rapidly growing neuroimaging tools. Unfortunately, signal intensities in conventional MRI images are expressed in relative units that depend on scanner hardware and acquisition protocols. While this does not hinder visual inspection of anatomy, it hampers quantitative comparison of tissue properties within a scan, between successive scans, and between subjects. In contrast, advanced quantitative MRI (Q-MRI) methods like MR relaxometry or diffusion MRI do enable absolute quantification of biophysical tissue characteristics. Evidence is growing that Q-MRI techniques detect subtle microscopic damage, enabling more accurate and early diagnosis of neurodegenerative diseases. However, due to the long scan time required for Q-MRI, causing discomfort for patients and limiting the throughput, Q-MRI methods have not entered clinical practice yet.

B-Q MINDED aims to overcome the current barriers by developing widely-applicable post-processing breakthroughs for accelerating Q-MRI. The originality of B-Q MINDED lies in its ambition to replace the conventional rigid multi-step processing pipeline with an integrated single-step parameter estimation framework. This approach will unlock a wealth of options for optimization of Q-MRI. To accomplish this goal, B-Q MINDED proposes a collaborative cross-disciplinary approach (from basic MR physics to clinical applications) with strong involvement of industry (2 MRI vendors and 3 MRI-software SMEs).

B-Q MINDED proposes a unique training platform that enables young European researchers to develop a holistic view on Q-MRI research and development. The fellows enrolled in B-Q MINDED will have access to a variety of network-wide training events and will gain essential transferable skills that will positively affect their employability in academia and industry. By combining research, innovation, and education, B-Q MINDED will pave the way for introducing Q-MRI into the clinic.

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