"@neurIST: Integrated Biomedical Informatics for the Management of Cerebral Aneurysms"
In line with its mission to share and expand its knowledge through international networking, IDAC is extremely proud to be part of the @neurIST project and group of outstanding experts.
@neurIST is a European initiative within the Sixth Framework Programme Priority 2 of the Information Society Technologies IST
This 4-year project started in January 1st 2006 with a 17 million € budget, gathering 28 public and private institutions of 12 European countries. Several organizations from the U.S.A., New Zealand and Japan participate as external collaborators. @neurIST partners include industrial, medical and academic institutions.
@neurIST is focussed on cerebral aneurysms and intends to provide an integrated decision support system to assess the risk of aneurysm rupture in patients and to optimize their treatments.
@neurIST believes that the current process of cerebral aneurysm diagnosis, treatment planning and treatment development is highly compromised by the fragmentation of relevant data.
@neurIST presents a new paradigm to understand and manage cerebral aneurysms. A complete IT infrastructure will be developed for the management and processing of the vast amount of heterogeneous data acquired during diagnosis.
@neurIST will benefit patients with better diagnostics, prevention and treatment because it will combine efforts of clinicians and industry. Through research clinicians will gain a greater insight in aneurysm understanding, while industry will be dragged by these achievements to develop more suitable medical devices to treat the disease.
In @neurIST, IDAC Ireland is responsible for the development and delivery of the simulation module which will have two distinct end-users: the medical device manufacturer and the clinical end-user.
IDAC is convinced that @neurIST will help to spread the word about innovation in simulation across the biomedical field in Europe !