Cooperative Advanced REsearch for Medical Efficiency (Care4Me)
Care4ME is a 40 month project co-funded by the ITEA programme (Application Domains: Cyber Enterprise and Intermediation Services and Infrastructures and in Technology Categories: Content Acquisition and Processing and Content Representation. ITEA is a strategic pan-European programme for advanced pre-competitive R&D in software for Software-intensive Systems and Services (SiS). More information regarding ITEA programme and the cluster activities can be found on the following web sites:
The ageing population unmistakably causes higher prevalence of difference (chronic) diseases with associated increasing healthcare costs and shortage of personnel. This revolution in society drives healthcare innovation to the limit. Clinical and technological solutions are required that bring together medical data and knowledge from different sources and domains in order to address the complete healthcare care cycle of a medical condition. The objetive of this project is to increase quality and productivity in the healthcae cycle by using more advanced medical imaging and decision support methods while combining them with different knowledge sources, from early diagnosis to treatment and monitoring. The final outcome of this project are clinical prototypes of novel medical image analysis and decision support systems for three specific disease areas (cancer, cardio-vascular and neurodegenerative disease), that connect to the hospital information systems using a new system architecture. A roadmap into future medical imaging systems is presented. This project covers the first steps of this roadmap.