To identify opportunities for new medical image analysis methodology research within the clinical areas of high morbidity and unmet need of the two HTCs.
To work with HTC partners and others to develop new methodologies from concept to early clinical translation.
To collectively nurture new research ideas, which may impact some of the most pressing problems in colorectal disease therapy and cardiovascular disease diagnosis and treatment which would be difficult to solve by any single network partner.
To encourage lateral thinking of how ideas developed for one clinical application area can be adapted to another.
To conduct small scale feasibility projects to assess existing medical image analysis methodologies on new clinical problems.
To release annotated clinical datasets to the broader image analysis community to encourage other researchers to work on problems in the clinical areas of interest of the HTCs.
To evaluate the clinical readiness of medical image analysis methods in realistic scenarios.
MedIAN aims to foster collaboration by:
Providing a Hub for new medical imaging methodology development that complements the Clinical Translation focussed HTC Hubs.
Encouraging increased dialogue and funded collaborations between UK researchers working in medical image analysis.
Encouraging early career researchers and junior faculty from different UK institutions to collaborate.
Facilitating transfer of knowledge and data to the broader research community.
Creating new clinical-academic-industry collaborations.
Considering ways of linking up with relevant related institutions and scientific and translational networks in Europe.