As part of a joint project between Siemens Healthineers and Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg at the Research Campus STIMULATE, scientists from academia and industry are working together on spectral imaging using a latest-generation angiography system. The ARTIS icono biplane system has been loaned by Siemens Healthineers to the research campus building in Magdeburg's Port of Science, where research and development between private and public partners flourish with a high-tech infrastructure of large-scale imaging equipment and everything that goes with it.
The goal of the STIMULATE project is to research and non-commercially develop a software demonstrator for realistic simulation and reconstruction of bi-plane dual-energy acquisitions. One potential application could be, for example, the discrimination of blood and iodine-containing contrast agent . Especially due to the two C-arms integrated in one system, the angiography system offers an enormously wide range of applications and measurement techniques that could lead to new scientific findings.
In an exchange meeting with Prof. Maciej Pech and PD Dr. Oliver Großer from the University Hospital Magdeburg, possible clinical applications and the status of the STIMULATE project were presented and discussed.
Source: Forschungscampus STIMULATE