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EPSRC Reference: GR/M55862/01
Title: IMPROVED METHODS USING HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING FOR TRIPLE OXYGEN PET IN CRITICALLY ILL PATIENTS
Principal Investigator: Carpenter, Dr TA
Other Investigators:
Matthews, Dr JC Fryer, Dr T Clark, Professor JC
Ansorge, Dr RE Pickard, Professor JD
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Department: Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre
Organisation: University of Cambridge
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 November 1999 Ends: 31 October 2002 Value (£): 140,607
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Image & Vision Computing
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Healthcare Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology
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This programme is a collaborative initiative between groups in the University of Cambridge Physics department and Clinical School which will result in the application of cutting edge physics to the technological challenges presented by applying Positron Emission Tomography to scan the critically head injured patient. The triple oxygen examination which can simultaneously measure cerebral metabolism and flow, which has enormous significance in helping us to understand the pathophysiology of secondary damage after head injury. With this technique we have the opportunity to improve current levels of care and by rationally investigating novel approaches to minimising secondary damage hence significantly improve outcome. We wish to embark upon a programme of research using cutting edge physics and computing to maximise the potential of this technique. The proposal is timely in that the Wolfson Brain Imaging centre, funded through Technology Foresight, already has a PET scanner, has experience of the triple oxygen methodology and is situated in close proximity to Addenbrooke's neuro intensive care ward. Furthermore strong academic links exist between the WBIC and the HPCF. A recent successful HEFC bid funded a dedicated 32 node queue specifically for medical problems such as this and 100Mbit network linking the WBIC to HPCF.
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