Biomedical Image Technologies (BIT)

Dept. Ingeniería Electrónica (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

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Biomedical Imaging Technologies (BIT-UPM) is a research group recognized by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), which has been working on the acquisition and analysis of biomedical images since 2000.

Since 2008, the group is also part of CIBER-BBN: the Biomedical Research Networking Center in Bioengineering, Biomaterials and Nanomedicine. It is also associated to the Moncloa Campus of International Excellence and to UPM's Innovation and Technology for Development Center.

Vision: Contribute to improve health care delivery through advances in biomedical imaging technologies.

Mission: Research on new technological solutions to actual clinical or biological problems, especially with the aim of early diagnosis and treatment, including:

New in BIT

Leuko-Labs has achieved the first prize in the UPM_innovatech 2T (Technology Transfer) Challenge 2017. Congratulations to Alberto Pablo Trinidad, Aurélien Bourquard y Maria J. Ledesma-Carbayo (30 Nov 2017).

Miguel Luengo-Oroz has been nominated as member of the Group of Experts on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data by the Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda. This group will be in charge of writting an ethical code and a code for good practices on the use of artificial intelligence and big data (17 Nov 2017).

Two projects by BIT-UPM members, RetiSpot and SiliQonTech, have achieved an award as best business ideas in the XIV actúaUPM competition. RetiSpot aims to create a low-cost microscope for prevention and early diagnosis of ocular pathologies, while SiliQonTech proposes a standard and cooperative platform to build prototypes of innovative electronic data acquisition systems (7 Apr. 2017)

MalariaSpot Bubbles gets an ICT Technological Innovation Prize awarded by the Spanish Red Cross during the 2017 Mobile World Congress (28 Feb. 2017)

The mobile application Olymtrip has received the "Best Ideas" award by Diario Médico. It was developed by BIT-UPM, Hospital Clínic de Barcelona and ISGlobal to detect infectious diseases and collecting data on the health status of the Spanish athletes during the Olympic Games in Brazil (30 Nov. 2016)

miCROWDscopy, the project to develop crowd-computing systems to allow citizens to collaborate through on-line video games on global health challenges like the diagnosis of malaria and tuberculosis, has received the European Foundations Award for Responsible Research & Innovation (23 Nov 2016)

MalariaSpot Bubbles launched during the 2016 World Malaria Day (25 Apr. 2016)

Imbio, a medical imaging software company located in Minneapolis (MN, USA), licenses technology for pulmonary embolism assessment, jointly developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Brigham & Women's Hospital and BIT-UPM (29 Feb 2016).

Three new doctors in the last few days!!! David Pastor-Escuredo, Daniel Jiménez-Carretero and Óscar Esteban Sanz-Dranguet have recently defended their Ph.D. Thesis. (2 Dec. 2015).

MIT Technology Review has recognized three BIT members or ex-members as "innovators under 35". This MIT publication recognizes annually 10 technology innovators in Spain who are "transforming the world". Congratulations to Miguel Luengo-Oroz, Jose L Rubio-Guivernau and Carlos Castro!!! (3 Nov. 2015).

UNI2XSalud is an event at Ciudad Universitaria (promoted by the i-Health cluster of Moncloa Campus) to make people aware of health both in our environment and in other countries with fewer resources and to highlight the great importance of linking research, innovation and development cooperation which are key elements for global and universal health (20-25 April 2015)

TuberSpot: an online game to help diagnose tuberculosis, developed in BIT-UPM, has been launched on World Tuberculosis Day (24 March 2015)

The project EduSpot was finalist in the "Re-Imagine Learning Challenge", organized by The LEGO Foundation & Ashoka Changemakers (14 Nov. 2014)

Another prize to a BIT member: 2014 Outreach competition of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Picata prize of the science videos modality has been given to SpotLab (1 Aug. 2014)

BIT in the News: A digital atlas describing the first hours of embryo development. 26-Jun-2014.

Sara Rodríguez López has got the ASISA prize to the best Master Thesis in Engineering and Medicine, given by the Spanish Professional Organization of Telecommunication Engineers (Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación). 5-Jun-2014

Summer course on Progress on biomedical imaging: From lab to clinic, to be held in El Escorial from 14 to 16 July 2014. This course is included in the Complutense Summer Courses program.

M+Visión Advanced Fellowship in Translational Biomedical Imaging: The program is open for new applications until 21 May 2014.

Miguel Angel Luengo Oroz has been elected to the Ashoka Fellowship (10-Feb-2014)

The paper by Juan E. Ortuño describing the open source software DCE@urLAB has been declared by the publisher a highly accessed article (24-Jan-2014)

Carlos Castro González has become one of 2013 M+Visión Fellows. This fellowship program (IDEA3) is an initiative of the Madrid-MIT M+Visión Consortium: Fundación madri+d para el conocimiento, in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Congratulations, Carlos!!! (1-Jul-2013)

More good news: a new PhD Thesis. Carlos Castro Gonzalez defended today his Thesis: Computational methods to create and analyze a digital gene expression atlas of embryo development from microscopy images (19 Mar 2013).

Again very good news: Laura Fernández de Manuel presented her PhD Thesis: Multimodal Non-Rigid Image Registration Methods for Therapy and Surgery Planning (10 Dec 2012)

More news on malariaspot: Crowdsourcing clicks against malaria (4 Dec 2012)

UPM News (in Spanish): Innovative new tool for intraoperative radiotherapy (26 Nov 2012)

IDEA2 award given to the project: MEDI-CROWDNOSIS: Crowd-sourcing medical image analysis for global health challenges. IDEA2 is an initiative of the Madrid-MIT M+Visión Consortium: Fundación madri+d para el conocimiento, in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (19-Nov-2012)

New PhD Thesis: José Luis Rubio Guivernau got it! 3D Wavelet-based Fusion Techniques for Biomedical Imaging (5 Oct 2012)

Best semi-automatic endocardium segmentation (ex-aequo) in the Right Ventricle Segmentation Challenge in Cardiac MRI, included in the 3D Cardiovascular Imaging: a MICCAI segmentation challenge (1 Oct 2012)

Science Outreach Award of the CEI Campus Moncloa (scientific photography category): Cartography of a zebrafish embryo presented by a member of BIT-UPM (22 May 2012)

A global crowdsourcing platform to diagnose malaria through on-line gaming. A new game challenges you to tag malaria parasites in digitized images of blood smears: MalariaSpot (25 Apr. 2012).

BIT members got a paper published in J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. This paper is recognized in an editorial comment (11 Jan. 2011)

A paper in Science !!! (20 Aug. 2010)

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