Stroke, trauma, and cancer care in Scotland could be transformed as part of a ground-breaking new partnership.
The University of Dundee has partnered with NeuroLogica, a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., to collaborate on research aimed at pushing the boundaries of medical imaging in healthcare.
Experts from the University’s Tayside Innovation MedTech Ecosystem (TIME) Neuro Team will work with NeuroLogica, utilising state-of-the-art Photon Counting Detector (PCD) CT imaging technology to analyse differences in patients’ tissue characteristics. The technology, deployed by NeuroLogica for the first time in Europe, could provide experts with more accurate insights into stroke and cancer care.
Professor Iris Grunwald, Chair of Neuroradiology at the University, said, “With NeuroLogica’s new, emerging technologies, we are currently witnessing the biggest innovation in imaging in the last decade.
“By utilising this state-of-the-art equipment and Dundee’s unique research and clinical expertise, we can work together to modernise the future of patient care.”
The announcement of this new partnership builds on Professor Grunwald’s existing relationship with NeuroLogica, with the two having previously worked together to improve pre-hospital imaging on Mobile Stroke Unit ambulances.
TIME has been created to bring together contributors from the University of Dundee, NHS Tayside and commercial partners, supported with funding from the Tay Cities Deal, to bring together academic, clinical and industrial expertise to bridge the care gap from bench side to bedside.
Professor Grunwald, an executive member of SINAPSE – Scottish Imaging Network: A Platform for Scientific Excellence, and her team will also utilise NeuroLogica’s PCD CT imaging technology to enhance image quality and resolution of current imaging practices.
Helen-Donald Simpson, Manager of TIME, added, “It is exciting to be a part of this new partnership which will bring patient diagnostics to the next level.
“Professor Grunwald’s novel training techniques have allowed the set-up of a thrombectomy stroke service for our region and this additional new collaboration represents a quantum leap in healthcare, allowing us to stay at the forefront in imaging and research internationally.
“Ultimately, our research will directly impact patient outcomes and increase the quality of life for our Scottish patients.”
Jason Koshnitsky, Senior Director of Global Sales and Marketing at NeuroLogica, said, “We are thrilled to embark on a new partnership with the University of Dundee, empowering them to transform their research into routine clinical practice.
“This collaboration with Dundee, a leading university research centre, opens the pathway to great synergy for accelerating the pace of innovation. This partnership will move the clinical research of PCD CT imaging to the next level.”