Selected Projects


Development of an integrated SPECT/MRI system for enhanced stratification of brain tumour patients prior to patient-specific radio-chemo therapy and early assessment of treatment efficacy.

Objective of the INSERT project is to develop an innovative system combining SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), which will enable the simultaneous acquisition of images resulting from the two systems.

Motivation of the INSERT project lays in the high mortality rate of patients with recurrent glioma (a tumour of the central nervous system).

Thanks to the possibility of obtaining multiple parameters, the INSERT system will enable to better define the tumour biology and to give relevant information for a personalized treatment, with a considerable impact on the efficacy of the treatment itself.

Consortium: 10 partners from 5 countries

Coordinator of the project: Politecnico di Milano, Department of Electronics, Information Science and Bioengineering  –  Italy

Funding programme: FP7-HEALTH

Project start: 1 March 2013

End date for the project: 28 February 2017

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