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The 4TU programme, Precision Medicine, hopes to raise diagnostics to a new level by integrating a special form of artificial intelligence called deep learning with medical imaging techniques. The researchers’ goal is to provide better access to relevant medical information. This will mean a shift from a one-size-fits-all approach to a made-to-measure, personalized diagnosis for every individual. The researchers believe this is the best way to ensure that healthcare remains accessible and affordable for the long term. The programme will initially run for four years – although it emphatically has a long-term vision
Researchers in this programme are going to revolutionize medical imaging techniques, making a transition from standardized to personalized treatment possible. In our ageing society, where an increasing number of patients suffer from elderly disorders, providing access to adequate and affordable healthcare has become all the more important. If physicians can provide their patients with exactly the right treatment at exactly the right moment, it will improve their prognosis and ensure their continued vitality. This will lead to an overall improvement in patient care, while at the same time reducing the costs.
The research programme is being coordinated by University of Twente professor Michel Versluis and comprises twelve technical research projects that are being conducted at the University of Twente, Eindhoven University of Technology and TU Delft. The researchers are cooperating intensively with clinical professors and various medical centres to ensure that the technology they develop harmonizes with the realities of clinical practice.
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