Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, today announced that the Philips-coordinated IMAGIO consortium of clinical partners has been awarded a EUR 24 million Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) grant, complemented with additional resources and funding from industry partners, to carry out research into less invasive cancer treatments. Consisting of approximately 30 partners, the consortium will use the funding to improve clinical outcomes with interventional oncology innovations focused on lung cancer, liver cancer and soft tissue sarcomas. Leading European hospitals participating in the consortium include Leiden, Maastricht, Radboud and Utrecht University Medical Centre’s in the Netherlands and University Hospital of Cologne in Germany.
The Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) announced June 14, 2023 that the IMAGIO consortium of clinical partners has been awarded a EUR 24 million grant, supplemented by additional resources and funding from industry partners, to conduct research into less invasive cancer treatments. The consortium consists of approximately 30 partners, including hospitals, academic institutions, smaller and larger companies and organizations of healthcare providers and patients. The consortium will use the funding to develop interventional oncology innovations targeting lung cancer, liver cancer and soft tissue sarcomas.
Dennis Schaart, head of the Medical Physics & Technology section at the Radiation Science & Technology department of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft): “Within IMAGIO, TU Delft and UMC Utrecht are developing a new type of radiation detector that can be used for simultaneous X-ray irradiation and nuclear imaging. Such detectors are needed for the development of a hybrid C-arc for image guidance during radioembolization, a successful new cancer treatment using radionuclides. It is a technically challenging project that can make the treatments even more accurate. What is equally important, however, is that these detectors enable a much more efficient workflow. When successful, this technology helps save costs and lives."
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