FUTURA is a 3 year European Project (Focused Ultrasound Therapy Using Robotic Approach) funded from the European Community's 7th Framework Programme under grant agreement number 611963. The goal of the FUTURA project is to design, develop and assess an innovative robotic platform with cognitive capabilities for the delivery of non-invasive therapy by means of High Intensity Focused Ultrasounds (HIFU), under Ultrasound guidance.
TRANS-FUSIMO is an EU funded project involving 11 partners from all over Europe. The project is a follow up project of FUSIMO where a planning system for MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS) in moving abdominal organs has been developed. MRgFUS combines high intensity focused ultrasound for thermal ablation of diseased tissue with MR imaging to visualise the tumour and surrounding anatomy and to provide MR thermal feedback.
Prof Andreas Melzer - Medical Coordinator