Eurostarsproject, CCDMM, E9383, Medfield Diagnostics AB
|Coordinator||Medfield Diagnostics Aktiebolag - Medfield Diagnostics AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 3 339 438|
|Project duration||April 2015 - June 2017|
Purpose and goal
The goal has been to develop an imaging system for stroke detection based on Medfield’s existing MD100 system. Medical personnel often express a desire to have a system that not only delivers a yes/no answer regarding bleedings. With an image, the diagnosis can better be related to other patient symptoms, which improves the perception to and trust in the system. The goal has been fulfilled and a prototype and a demonstrator has been developed. Much new knowledge and new tools have been generated that will enable future system improvements.
Expected results and effects
Specifications and analysis of performance of the measurement equipment have been made. A simulation model has been developed that enables system performance conclusions to be drawn. However, the model is not accurate enough for the most advanced imaging algorithms. Instead, an algorithm that generates approximate positions has been developed and demonstrated. The results have given important insights about further performance enhancements that can be introduced in upcoming instruments. The algorithm developed will be evaluated in planned clinical investigations.
Planned approach and implementation
The project is based on measurement equipment developed by Keysight. Keysight’s role in the project has been to adapt and develop the system for the project partner’s needs. In regular meetings with all international project partners, very valuable experiences regarding measurements and technical solutions have been shared. Chalmers has been a subcontractor and supported with specialist knowledge, advice and simulation studies. Medfield initially had difficulties in finding adequate personnel for the project but successfully managed to catch up in the later part of the project.