The Center for Medical Imaging (CMI) of the Academic Hosipital Groningen UMCG receives a €1,5 million grant of Zon MW for screening with CT-scans for three widespread diseases: lung cancer, lung enfysema and cardiovascular diseases. These three illnesses cause combined the highest mortality, morbidity and economic burden for the health in the western world. They are therefore also known as the Big-3. The aim of this porject, called B3CARE, is to detect these pathologies in an earlier stage with biomarkers.
The grant of the ZonMW comes from the IMDI programm (Innovative Medical Device Initiative). This programm is meant to further clinical implementation and use of new medical techniques. B3CARE focuses on CT-screening of the Big 3 diseases.
About the CMI
The Center for Medical Imaging North East Netherlands (CMI-nen) is the result of a joint initiative of the University of Groningen (RuG)/University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), University of Twente (UT), and Siemens Netherlands.
CMI-nen aims to secure a leading global position in innovative medical imaging with groundbreaking research & development, education and valorization. The initiative combines state-of-the-art research facilities, clinical practice and technology, and innovative education in one center. Clinical needs will drive the CMI-nen’s research agenda.