PRECISION MEDICINE

by integrating Multiscale Functional Imaging and Advanced Machine Learning

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a 4TU High-Tech for a Sustainable Program on Health and Vitality

PRECISION MEDICINE entails a paradigm shift from a one-size-fits-all to a tailored and personalized approach in medicine. This is relevant for early diagnosis and to deliver the right treatment in the right way at the right moment enabling a better prognosis for patients. It holds the promise of improving quality of life and, simultaneously achieving a reduction of health care costs.

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AGING POPULATION

In the coming decades, our aging population and the expected increase of people with chronic disease will pose an increasing burden on society. There is therefore an urgent need to develop new preventive and new therapeutic strategies for common age-related diseases. Tailored prevention requires an understanding of the earliest stages of disease in combination with the identification of persons who are at risk. Tailored therapy relies on methods for accurate diagnosis and prognosis.

MULTISCALE FUNCTIONAL IMAGING

State-of-the-art physics-driven clinical imaging techniques, like CT, MRI, optical and ultrasound imaging, can provide different structural and functional information at high resolution. Integrating all the information from multiple modalities at multiple spatial and temporal scales for a patient-specific assessment is an extremely challenging problem.

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PERSONALIZED TREATMENT

Tailored therapy relies on methods for accurate diagnosis and prognosis. Recent research has shown that image-based techniques are among the most promising of the available technologies to improve diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment selection. The application of sophisticated imaging technology in the context of large studies, combined with the use of advanced data-driven approaches including deep learning holds the current promise of precision medicine, i.e. individualized prognosis, and treatment tailored to the individual patient.

 
 

LATEST NEWS

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CRACKING THE BLACK BOX OF IMAGING

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Christoph Brune is working on ‘something entirely new’ with colleagues at the UT, TU Eindhoven and TU Delft: the integration of artificial intelligence and medical imaging technologies. The additional information that is produced should in time lead to a bespoke personal approach for every patient and so ensure that health care remains accessible and affordable.

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THE RISING STARS OF THE TU DELFT

May 2020

Meet David Maresca and Sebastian Weingärtner. Delft Health Initiative introduces “The rising stars of the TU Delft”. Here we present stories of talented researchers, assistant and associated professors in the field of healthcare. Goal is to get to know the rising star, read about their research and ambitions, and look for collaborations.

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4TU TAKES ACTION FOR ‘HIGH TECH FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE’

22 October 2019

The 4TU.Federation presented five new educational programmes in The Hague yesterday. 22 million euros were allocated for the realisation of the initiative. A total of 44 tenure trackers and 29 postdocs are working on the research cores. The overarching theme is ‘high tech for a sustainable future’.

 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

 
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PROGRESS MEETING FALL 2020

10 December 2020

Progress meeting for tenure trackers, postdocs and principal investigators of the program.

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MID-TERM MEETING

2021

Meeting with the whole team and experts from the advisory board - conference style meeting with scientific reporting.

LORENTZ CENTER WORKSHOP

2021

A Lorentz Center workshop involving all tenure trackers, postdocs, PhD students, principal investigators and invited experts.