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NO_MORE_FEAR: A NOvel FFR Measurement fOR accurate dEtermination of stenosis Functional severity in ischemic hEARt disease.

EU contribution: EUR 50 000

Objective:

Medis medical imaging systems BV (MEDIS), with 25 years of experience in medical imaging, will introduce a novel imaging-based biomarker as an accurate proxy for functional stenosis severity, creating a breakthrough in the treatment of ischemic heart disease (IHD). This non-invasive imaging algorithm should replace the current standard of using a vascular pressure wire to measure the Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) - a measure for the physiologic significance of a coronary obstruction on the basis of which the interventional cardiologist decides whether an obstruction needs to be treated with stent placement, or otherwise should be left untreated.

Using pressure-wire FFR is risky, time consuming, costly, associated with additional X-ray radiation, not always accurate and not applicable in highly curved arteries. MEDIS has developed a functional prototype of its imaging algorithm (FFRQCA) that accurately calculates the FFR from readily available 2D X-ray images through 3D reconstruction, advanced image processing algorithms and computational fluid dynamics. In a direct comparison with the current standard, this novel approach showed excellent diagnostic accuracy of 88%. Efforts to further optimise the technology are currently ongoing: a multi-centre investigator-driven trial is being carried out across 2 European countries, the US and China.

In this Stage 1 SME Instrument project, MEDIS will investigate the commercial feasibility of this innovation that has already sparked enthusiasm amongst interventional cardiologists worldwide.

Project completion date : 2015-07-01 12:00:00

Major organization : MEDIS MEDICAL IMAGING SYSTEMS BV

Address : Schuttersveld 9

2316 XG Leiden

Country :Netherlands

Email : info@medis.nl

Url : http://www.medis.nl/

Financier : European Union (EU),

Financier address : European Union (EU)

Rue de la Loi 200/Wetstraat 200,

B-1049 Bruxelles/Brussels,

Belgium

Tel: 32-2-2999696, 2993085

Fax: 32-2-2961749

Url: ec.europa.eu/

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