Integrating Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Multimodal Imaging for Research and Education in MEDicine (INSPiRE-MED) is an European research project awarded in the call H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018, of the MSCA-ITN-ETN – European Training Networks, to a consortium of 12 academic partners and 9 industrial partners coordinated by Prof. Dominique Sappey-Marinier, of the Université Lyon-1 Claude-Bernard, Lyon, France.
Starting 1st of January 2019, the INSPIRE-MED Initial Training Network will investigate over the next four years the theoretical and practical aspects of in vivo Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) and Spectroscopic Imaging (MRSI) with applications in oncology and neurology.
MRS(I) is a unique non-invasive technique that provides insight on in-vivo metabolite content, an information that is highly relevant for the diagnosis and therapy follow-up in numerous disease models and patients. Despite such potential, clinical uptake of MRS(I) is lagging behind that of MRI and PET, mainly because of limited availability of efficient, robust and automatic software tools. Thus, INSPiRE-MED aims at establishing MRS(I) as an additional tool integrated into clinical routine imaging, but also extending its benefits with next-generation research methods. For this purpose, INSPiRE-MED will create novel MRS(I) methodology, integrate MRS(I) into multimodal MR/PET clinical metabolic imaging protocols, develop latest machine learning methods for data analysis and provide a clinical version of jMRUI, a worldwide unique data processing tool for MRS(I).
For additional information visit the INSPiRE-MED project website.