BMBF to fund joint project on MR Imaging and Deep Learning in Cooperation with University of Würzburg

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We are proud to announce the funding of “Intelligent MR Diagnosis of the Liver by Linking Model and Data-driven Processes (iDELIVER)“ by BMBF. The project examines the use and further development of machine learning methods for MR image reconstruction and for the classification of liver lesions. Based on a comparison model and data-driven image reconstruction methods, these are to be systematically linked in order to enable high acceleration without sacrificing diagnostic value. In addition to the design of suitable networks, research should also be carried out to determine whether metadata (e.g. age of the patient) can be incorporated into the reconstruction. Furthermore, suitable classification algorithms on an image basis are to be developed and the potential of direct classification on the raw data is to be explored. In the long term, intelligent MR diagnostics can significantly increase the efficiency of use of MR hardware, guarantee better patient care and set new impulses in medical technology. FAU receives about 300,000 EUR of funding in this project.