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STAGE: Stay Healthy Through Ageing project kicked off

In the coming decades, a significant demographic shift is anticipated across European regions, with the population aged 75 years and older poised to double by 2050. This demographic trend poses intricate challenges both on a personal and societal level, necessitating comprehensive and adaptable solutions. The ability for individuals to ‘stay healthy through ageing’ is contingent […]

Karim Lekadir, Director of the BCN-AIM lab is awarded ICREA research professor position

We are excited to share that on 1st January 2024 Karim started a new chapter in his career as an ICREA Research Professor at the Universitat de Barcelona.   ICREA, Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, is the Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies, supported by the Government of Catalonia. ICREA’s mission is […]

Enroll now to the new DATAETHICS e-training programme

Over the three years of the project, the DATAETHICS Consortium has developed a novel Open Education Resources (OER) in the form of an online training package comprising four comprehensive courses. The e-courses represent a significant knowledge repository addressing ethical, legal, and societal dimensions in the collection and management of Biomedical Big Data (BBD). This resource […]

ERC Consolidator Grant officially starts in Kenya

I am delighted to report that my ERC Consolidator Grant on Inclusive Artificial Intelligence for Accessible Medical Imaging Across Resource-Limited Settings (AIMIX) started on 01 January 2023. For the kick off meeting, my team and I met amazing and inspiring healthcare workers and researchers in Kenya. We also visited local clinical centres in rural Kenya, […]

BCN-AIM leads DataTools4Heart, a European project on clinical data management to fight against cardiovascular diseases

The BCN-AIM lab is leading the European project DataTools4Heart (DT4H), funded with 7.7 million euros, which will work on a platform to be used by several hospitals in Europe. These healthcare centers will share clinical data on the platform and will therefore improve their cardiology care.  This platform will harmonise, standardise and organise health data […]

RadioVal, A new European project to clinically validate an artificial intelligence solution for breast cancer treatment planning

RadioVal, coordinated by the University of Barcelona – Faculty of Mathematics & Computer Science is the first major multi-centre, multi-continental and multi-disciplinary project to clinically validate an artificial intelligence solution for the prediction of patient-specific response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer, in eight clinical centers across Europe, South America, North Africa and Eurasia. With […]

medigan library: release v1.0.0 – Synthetic data generation

As part of  EuCanImage project, the BCN-AIM team recently released stable version 1.0.0 of the medigan python library. Using pretrained generators, the library allows to quickly genrate synthetic data that can be used in experiments. Below is a simple example that generates a dataset of e.g. 1000 synthetic polyp images with segmentation marks: Step 1: […]

Karim Lekadir received the ERC Consolidator Grant

  Karim Lekadir, Director of BCN-AIM, Ramon y Cajal researcher at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of the UB, received 2.2 million euros to conduct the research study Inclusive Artificial Intelligence for Accessible Medical Imaging Across Resource-Limited Settings (AIMIX). “The aim of the project is to study how artificial intelligence can adjust to […]

CMR radiomics reveal significant age and gender differences in the heart

CMR radiomics reveal significant age and gender differences in hear shape and texture features Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) radiomics, an innovative image analysis tool developed as part of euCanSHare, detected significant differences in the tissue architecture (i.e., shape and texture) of male and female hearts, according to a new study conducted – among others – […]

euCanSHare Project Perspectives: interview with the Project Coordinator

Featured image: “Cardiology Services” (CC BY-SA 3.0). Photo credits:Alpha Stock Images. euCanSHare Project Perspectives: interview with the Project Coordinator Karim Lekadir is Director of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Lab (BCN-AIM) at the Universitat de Barcelona. He holds a PhD from Imperial College London (UK) and was previously a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University (USA). His […]