Call for funding for the development of a cloud-based medical image analysis “App” for Imagelab Online
The partners in the project “Imagelab Online”, partly funded by Vinnova’s UDI-program, are developing an Internet-based platform for medical image analysis applications. Funding is available for the development/adaptation of three additional Apps for deployment in ImageLab. This is an open call for proposals.
Available funding per App project: up to 178.915 SEK to cover a maximum of 50% of the total project costs: 42.625 SEK for project management (≈1man month) and 136.290 SEK for software development (≈4 man months).
Number of projects funded: 3
Co-financing requirements: the Applicant is required to finance a minimum of 50% of the total project cost. In kind co-financing is accepted.
Specific claim: the App must be compatible with the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) standard.
Submission: please send your application to email@example.com. The proposal must include a description of the App, a project plan and budget (maximum of 3 pages with 12-point typeface).
Application decision/period: a decision will be made within two weeks of submission. Applications are welcome up until 15 December, 2013.
Project duration: Jan 1, 2014 – Jun 30, 2014
The Imagelab concept
Many powerful medical image analysis methods and applications are presently available, but do not reach clinical practice because they are developed in academia or by small specialized technology companies who do not have the resources to build and maintain a large customer base. Healthcare providers likewise do not have the resources to seek out, evaluate and introduce new methods and applications. What is needed is a cost-effective solution to address this disconnect.
The aim of this project is to develop such a solution, namely, a centralized cloud-based service platform for medical image analysis called “Imagelab”. In simple terms the platform is as kind of “AppStore” for healthcare providers. The image analysis services are delivered online through a cloud-based technology platform providing secure, anonymized and efficient data transfer. ImageLab provides the customer with access to a vast range of medical image analysis “Apps”. It enables technology companies to reach a large number of potential customers through a single installation of their product. Imagelab will help small companies to market their products and support their customers. Imagelab is also designed for clinical validation of research-level methods and for patients to initiate analyses themselves.
The Imagelab project parties are Sectra AB (Anders Hentzell, project manager), Exini Diagnostics AB, Advanced MR Analytics AB, Diagnostiskt Centrum at Skånes universitetssjukhus, Center for Medical Image Science & Visualization (CMIV) in Linköping, Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper at University of Lund and MedTech West in Göteborg.
For more information and app examples, please visit www.sectra.com/medical/rheumatology/imagelab/