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Dr. rer. nat. Jonathan Lommen

Alumnus of the Pattern Recognition Lab of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Predictive Prevention and Personalized Interventional Stroke Therapy - P3-Stroke

The goal of the P3-Stroke project is to improve the diagnosis and interventional treatment of strokes by combining the use of magnetic resonance imaging and angiography.

Conducting separate examinations using different devices takes time, particularly due to the need to transfer patients between locations. This is valuable time that stroke patients do not have. As an average of 2 million neurons are destroyed every minute, every minute counts during efforts to prevent major damage after a stroke.

By combining two imaging techniques, magnetic resonance imaging and angiography, this innovative approach will be used for diagnosis and immediate treatment, reducing the time needed for patient transfers and saving valuable time when treating stroke patients.

The main focus of my research within this project is the combination of the acquired MRI, X-ray fluoroscopy and CT data. Either using one modality to improve the image quality (e.g. improve noise behaviour, motion compensation etc.) or to fuse the data in different states to provide the physicians with more precise information during the intervention.  

This project is in cooperation with Siemens Healthineers, Healthcare GmbH, Forchheim and with the Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Neuroradiologie and is publicly sponsored by EIT Health.