European grant for LUMC-research on the use of artificial intelligence

14 November 2018• PRESSRELEASE

European grant for Artificial Intelligence (AI) research at LUMC to improve diagnosis and treatment of patients and provide tools to analyze and improve workflow efficiency in hospitals. The duration of the project is 3 years, with a  total consortium budget of 22 M Euro of which  1.1 M Euro is allocated for LUMC.

The department of Radiology (dr. Jouke Dijkstra and prof. Boudewijn Lelieveldt) together with the department of Surgery (dr. Alexander Vahrmeijer) and the central sterile services department  (dr. ir. Anne van der Eijk) were recently awarded a project named IMPACT. IMPACT aims to improve diagnosis and treatment of patients and provides tools to analyze and improve workflow efficiency in hospitals. The use of improved imaging, deep learning based analysis of imaging and non-imaging data combined with the adoption of new robotic tools will lead to improved workflow efficiency and improved patient outcomes.

Aims

One of the aims will be the optimization of the automatic surgical phase recognition and end time prediction for workflow efficiency. Furthermore, deep learning technologies will be deployed to integrate images acquired during Robotic resections of liver metastases with pre-procedural images for personalized treatment planning and guidance.

IMPACT

IMPACT builds on recent successful, award winning series of ITEA projects (Care4Me, MEDIATE, BENEFIT) in which the LUMC also participated and will make a next step from evidence based to intelligence based medicine. The European consortium is coordinated by Philips, and consists of partners from the Netherlands, Belgium and Sweden.

Photo (from left to right): dr. Jouke Dijkstra, prof. Boudewijn Lelieveldt), dr. Ir. Anne van der Eijk and dr. Alex Vahrmeijer.

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