The SOLUS project aims to develop a new multimodal imaging system which can classify breast cancer detected by mammography screening, in a non-invasive manner, and significantly improve the ability to differentiate between benign and malignant tumours. Invasive procedures, such as biopsies, are currently carried out in an unnecessarily high number of cases. SOLUS can help avoid such unnecessary biopsies by improving the characterisation of lesions in the breast.
SOLUS is a four-year, trans-disciplinary collaborative research project. It brings together highly-experienced engineers, physicists and radiologists to develop an innovative imaging system which combines cutting-edge developments in diffuse optics, ultrasound and shear wave elastography for high-specificity diagnosis of breast cancer.
The project is divided into eight work packages responsible for the various aspects and stages of the development and validation of the new SOLUS device.
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Our multidisciplinary consortium combines the expertise of nine partners from five European countries. It includes major universities and research institutes, industry partners and a clinical partner. To find out more about our consortium and its scientists, click on the country on the map below and the individual partner logos to the right.
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Paola Taroni is a professor of physics at the Department of Pyhsics of POLIMI. She is the project coordinator of SOLUS and leads the project in scientific aspects. Her research focuses mainly on the development of laser systems for time-resolved spectroscopy and imaging, and their applications in biology and medicine with specific attention to the translation of novel techniques to the clinical use.
Peter Gordebeke is a project manager at the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research, and leads the project management of SOLUS. He has done research in RNA biology in both academic and industry settings, and has past experience in project management of clinical studies, and EU-funded research.