Research Projects

International


  • Precocious detection of altered brain oscillations in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. Postdoctoral Sponsorship Agreement. AXA Research Fund. 2017-2019.
  • White blood cell counting with an optical device to distinguish between healthy subjects and immunosuppressed patients. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sandbox Innovation Fund Program. 2016-2017.
  • Clinical testing and refinement of a non-invasive white cell count prototype for bone marrow transplant patients. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation (MIT Subaward Agreement #5710004204). 2016-2018.
  • The clinical impact of pulmonary vascular remodeling in smokers: Artery-vein segmentation algorithm. Brigham and Women's Hospital Fund #113439. Prime Award No. 4R01HL116473-04 financed by the National Institutes of Health (Bethesda, MD, USA). 2016-2017.
  • Team Leuko: A non-invasive neutrophil test for lymphoma patients. MIT Subaward Agreement #5710003870. Madrid-MIT M+Visión Consortium (Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Fundación madri+d para el Conocimiento). 2015-2016.
  • neuroQWERTY: Typing pattern analysis in Parkinson's disease. MIT Subaward Agreement #5710003835. Madrid-MIT M+Visión Consortium (Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Fundación madri+d para el Conocimiento). 2015-2016.

  • TEAM-CATH: Energy-based technologies to reduce central-line infections in hemodialysis patients. MIT Subaward Agreement #5710003680. Madrid-MIT M+Visión Consortium (Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Fundación madri+d para el Conocimiento). 2014.
  • BIOPSYPEN: Optical Biopsy Pen – A Compact and Low-Cost Diagnostic Tool for Dermatology based on High-performing Integrated OCT (#611132). Small or medium-scale focused research project (STREP). 7th Framework Program. European Commission. 2013-2016.
  • Improving Pulmonary Embolism Detection and Prognosis using Computer Vision II. MIT Subaward Agreement #5710003545. Madrid-MIT M+Visión Consortium (Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Fundación madri+d para el Conocimiento). 2013-2014.
  • TEAM CT: Improving Pulmonary Embolism Detection and Prognosis using Computer Vision. MIT Subaward Agreement #5710003291. Madrid-MIT M+Visión Consortium (Massachusetts Institute of Technology & Fundación madri+d para el Conocimiento). 2012-2013.
  • TAHITI: Improving THerapy And Intervention Through Imaging (#269300). International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES). Marie Curie Actions. 7th Framework Program. European Commission. 2012-2016.

  • Motion Tracking of Myocardial Tissue: Application of non-rigid registration techniques. Research contract with Laboratory of Cardiac Energetics. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Bethesda (MD, USA). 2007-2008.
  • EMIL: European Molecular Imaging Laboratories. Network of Excellence of 6th Framework Program (LSHC-CT-2004-503569 priority Life Sciences, Genomics and Technologies for Health). European Union. 2004-2009.
  • TENPET: Trans European Network for Positron Emission Tomography. Program eTEN (Trans European Networks), European Commission (C510711). 2004-2005.

  • C-MONITOR: A Personalised Patient Compliance Surveillance Integrated Platform. Trans European Telecommunications Networks (Ten-Telecom) program of the European Union (TI-2.6 15). 2002-2003.
  • Reconstruction, processing and analysis of multimodal medical images: applications to PET/SPECT, MRI, CT, ultrasound. Marie Curie Training Site (HPMT-CT-2001-00420, 5th Framework Program, European Union). 2002-2005.
  • Image quality improvement and diagnostic performance enhancement for Positron Emission Tomography (PET) cameras. Marie Curie Fellowship (European Union). 2000-2001.
  • CUSQ: Quantification of Cardiac Ultrasound Images. Contract with Siemens-Acuson (Palo Alto, CA, USA). 2000-2001.
  • Program for Doppler Tissue Imaging Quantification (DTI). Contract with Acuson, Co. London. 1999.
  • Towards Quantitative Brain Studies with the Positron Camera Posicam HLZ-R: Camera Performance Characterization and Partial Volume Effect Correction. TMR program (European Union). 1997-99.

Research Projects

National


  • Desarrollo de app y plataforma de monitorización de enfermedades tropicales en viajeros a zonas de riesgo. ISGlobal (Instituto de Salud Global - Barcelona) & Hospital Clínic de Barcelona. 2016-2017.
  • Plataforma de telemedicina y análisis de imagen para el rastreo de glaucoma. Fundació Institut Mar d'Investigacions Mèdiques (FIMIM). 2016-2018.
  • OTTELO: Optical Technologies for Tissue ELastOgraphy - Tecnología Óptica para Elastografía del Tejido (TEC2015-66978-R). National Programme for Research Aimed at the Challenges of Society. National Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation. Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. 2016-2018.
  • CELMOVES: Analysis of the cellular basis of morphogenesis in vertebrates - Análisis de las bases celulares de la morfogénesis en vertebrados (BFU2015-70193-REDT). Excellence network. National Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation. Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. 2016-2017.
  • TOPUS: Positron Emission Tomography and Ultrasounds. Program for Developing R&D Activities among Research Groups in Technology (S2013/MIT-3024). Regional Government. 2014-2018.
  • MPGBreast: Multimodal planning and guidance in breast cancer surgery and treatment - Planificación y guiado multimodal en cirugía y tratamiento de cancer de mama (TEC2013-48251-C2-2-R). National Programme for Research Aimed at the Challenges of Society. National Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation. Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. 2014-2016.
  • XIORT: Tecnologías para procedimientos intraoperatorios seguros y precisos (IPT-2012-0401-300000). Subprogram INNPACTO: National Scientific Research, Technological Development and Innovation Program. CDTI - Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. 2012-2016.

  • MARENGO: Gamma detector compatible with Magnetic Resonance (TEC2011-28972-C02-02). 6th National Scientific Research, Technological Development and Innovation Program. Ministry of Science and Innovation. 2012-2014.
  • PRECISION: Simulación y tratamiento guiado por imagen en radioterapia (IPT-300000-2010-003). Subprogram INNPACTO: National Scientific Research, Technological Development and Innovation Program. CDTI - Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. 2010-2013.
  • Imagen médica multimodal en tiempo real para escenarios complejos de tratamiento (TEC2010-21619-C04-03). 6th National Scientific Research, Technological Development and Innovation Program. Ministry of Science and Innovation. 2011-2013.
  • AMIT: Tecnologías de imagen molecular avanzadas. Programa de Consorcios Estratégicos Nacionales en Investigación Técnica (CENIT). Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. 2010-2013.
  • ARTEMIS-CM: Advanced Real-TimE Multimodality Medical Imaging. Program for Developing R&D Activities among Research Groups in Technology (P2009/DPI-1802). Regional Government. 2010-2013.

  • ENTEPRASE: Investigaciones en Tecnologías de Tratamiento Guiado por Imagen y Simulación para una Práctica Clínica Segura (PS-300000-2009-5). National program for public-private cooperation (call for strategic and singular projects). Ministry of Science and Innovation. 2009-2012.
  • Evaluación de la Viabilidad y Utilidad de una Herramienta de Planificación y Eco-Dirección 3D en Cirugía de Metástasis Hepáticas (PI09/91058). Research project for the evaluation of health technologies. Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Ministry of Science and Innovation. 2010-2011.
  • Estudio Multi-Hospital de Sistemas de Simulación y Entrenamiento en la Optimización de la Práctica Clínica en Radioterapia Intraoperatoria (PI09/91065). Research project for the evaluation of health technologies. Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Ministry of Science and Innovation. 2010-2011.
  • SINBAD: Bioingeniería al servicio de la sociedad (PS-010000-2008-1), CARDIOVIM: Caracterización de Enfermedades Cardiovasculares mediante Técnicas de Imagen (PSS-010000-2008-2). National program for public-private cooperation (call for strategic and singular projects). Ministry of Science and Innovation. 2008-2011.
  • ITRENIO: Contribución a la mejora y optimización computacional de la imagen tomográfica mediante radiación no ionizante (TEC2008-06715-C02-02). 6th National Scientific Research, Technological Development and Innovation Program. Ministry of Science and Innovation. 2008-2011.
  • CIBER Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina (Grupo CB06/01/1044). Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red (Acciones CIBER de la Iniciativa Ingenio 2010). Instituto de Salud Carlos III. Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo. 2008-...

  • Análisis y Visualización de Imágenes para la mejora del Diagnóstico de la Cardiopatía Isquémica (CCG07-UPM/TIC-1859). Regional program to create and consolidate research groups. 2008.
  • Advanced techniques to visualize and process cardiac images for the analysis of ventricular deformation and asynchrony. National Program for Research, Development and Innovation (TIN2007-68048-C02-01), Education and Science Ministry. 2008-2010.
  • PDIMM: Diseño, modelado y evaluación de un prototipo detector para la imagen molecular multimodal (CCG06-UPM/BIO-0502). Regional program to create and consolidate research groups. 2007.
  • CDTEAM (Consorcio para el Desarrollo de Tecnologías Avanzadas para la Medicina). Programa de Consorcios Estratégicos Nacionales en Investigación Técnica (CENIT), INGENIO 2010. 2006-2009.
  • IM3: Molecular and multimodal medical images. Research project PI052204 founded by Health Ministry. 2006.
  • 3D high resolution reconstruction for small animal PET scanners. Research project PI041494, founded by Health Ministry (Instituto de Salud Carlos III), 2005-2007.
  • Assessment of ischemic heart disease by means of advanced imaging methods. Research project PI041495, founded by Health Ministry (Instituto de Salud Carlos III), 2005-2007.
  • Design and evaluation of a hybrid high-resolution PET/CT scanner. National Program for Research in Electronic and Communications Technology (TEC2004-07052-C02-02), Education and Science Ministry. 2005-2007.

  • Development of a Multimodal Molecular Imaging System to Study Cancer Therapies. National Program for Technical Research (PROFIT, FIT-330101-2004-3). 2004-2005.
  • Technologies to improve the performance of high quality PET systems. National Program for Technical Research (PROFIT, FIT-330100-2004-30). 2004.
  • IM3: Molecular and multimodal medical images. Thematic Network from Spanish Health Ministry (G03/185). 2003-2005.
  • Construction of a PET prototype. Program for the Promotion of Technical Research (PROFIT, FIT-0700000-2002-493). 2002.
  • Digital Systems for Diagnosis using Images. Program for the Promotion of Technical Research (PROFIT, FIT-0700000-2001-294). 2001.
  • System for the acquisition, processing and reconstruction of images for high-resolution PET. National Program for Information and Communication Technologies (TIC2001-0175-C03-02), Science and Technology Ministry. 2002-2004.
  • System for the Analysis and Fusion of Multimodality images. National Program for Information and Communication Technologies (TIC99-1085-C02-01), OCYT. 2000-2001.
  • TERRA: Workstation for Teleradiology. Project 2FD97-1411-C02-02, partially supported by European funds (FEDER). 2000-2001
  • Fusion of Multimodality Images in Oncology. Project 08.1/0049/98 Research Program in Health Sciences. Comunidad de Madrid. 1999-2000.
  • CGH image quantitative analysis system suitable to obtain genetic markers with prognostic value in breast, colon, pleural and soft-tissue tumours. Comunidad de Madrid. 1998-99.

Research Projects

Other


  • PLAT4TB: Creación de una plataforma de telemedicina para el apoyo al diagnóstico de tuberculosis en pacientes pediátricos y adultos. XVIII Convocatoria de Ayudas para Acciones para Contribuir al Cumplimiento de los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. 2018.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Biomarkers for Chronic Kidney Disease. COST Action CA16103 (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). 2016-2020.
  • Tecnologías de adquisición y procesamiento de imágenes para diagnóstico de enfermedades oculares, tuberculosis infantil e infección por helmintos en países en desarrollo (COOP-XVII-02). XVII Convocatoria de Ayudas para Acciones de Cooperación Universitaria para el Desarrollo. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. 2017.
  • Sistemas TIC adaptados al ámbito rural para la reducción de la pobreza, acceso a sistemas básicos y mejora de la participación (COOP-XVI-25). XVI Convocatoria de Ayudas para Acciones de Cooperación Universitaria para el Desarrollo. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. 2016.
  • Prototipos y pruebas de concepto de dispositivos ópticos de bajo precio basados en telefonía móvil para aplicaciones de Salud Global (COOP-XVI-14). XVI Convocatoria de Ayudas para Acciones de Cooperación Universitaria para el Desarrollo. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. 2016.
  • Desarrollo de casos de uso en Mozambique de métodos innovadores de diagnóstico para la malaria y tuberculosis utilizando tecnología móvil, crowdsourcing y gamificación (COOP-XV-17). XV Convocatoria de Proyectos UPM-Santander para Acciones de Cooperación Universitaria para el Desarrollo. 2015.
  • TuberSpot: Un videojuego contra la tuberculosis mediante el análisis colectivo de imágenes médicas (FCT-14-9458). Convocatoria 2014 de ayudas para el fomento de la cultura científica, tecnológica y de la innovación. Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología. Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. 2015
  • BigDiagnostics: Development of data-driven efficient diagnostic methodologies for malaria and non-communicable diseases raising awareness and implication of the civil society. XIV Convocatoria de Ayudas para Acciones de Cooperación para el Desarrollo. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. 2014

  • Bimodal PET-MRI molecular imaging technologies and applications for in vivo monitoring of disease and biological processes. COST Action TD1007 (European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research). 2011-2015.
  • Advanced Methods For The Estimation Of Human Brain Activity And Connectivity. COST Action BM0601 (European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research). 2007-2011.
  • CRH-BME: Curricula Reformation and Harmonisation in the field of Biomedical Engineering. TEMPUS IV project (144537-TEMPUS-1 -2008-1-GRTEMPUS-JPCR). European Commission. 2009-2012.
  • Red experimental de telemedicina en servicio público de salud. Proyectos A/021491/08 y A/027435/09 con la Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (Argentina). Programa de Cooperación Interuniversitaria e Investigación Científica entre España e Iberoamérica. Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo. 2009-2010.
  • MORPHONET: Reconstructing Genetic and Cellular Dynamics in Early Zebrafish Embryogenesis. Joint project for scientific and technological cooperation (HF2007-0074) with Institut de Neurobiologie Alfred Fessard (CNRS), Gif-sur-Yvette (France). 2008-2009.

  • Telemedicina como herramienta de apoyo al Diagnóstico y Tratamiento de Enfermedades Cardiovasculares en Centros de Atención Primaria. Proyecto con la Universidad Nacional de Tucumán (Argentina). Convocatoria de Actividades de Cooperación con Latinoamérica de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. 2007.
  • Aplicación de un sistema de Telemedicina en el Sistema Provincial de Salud de Tucumán (Argentina). Proyecto Semilla de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación (Convocatoria de Actividades de Cooperación con Latinoamérica de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid). 2006.
  • Monte Carlo Simulation of a new Generation of high-resolution and small-size PET scanners. Joint Research Project (Acción Integrada HG04-6) with National Technical University of Athens (Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering). 2005-2006.
  • Physiological Modelling of MR Image Formation. COST B21. European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research (European Commission and European Science Foundation). 2003-2007.

  • A Telemedicine Workstation for Nuclear Medicine: Development and Integration of New Iterative Image Reconstruction and Image Registration Methods for PET to a Telematics System. Joint project for scientific and technological cooperation with National Technical University of Athens. 2000-2001.
  • Reconstruction and quantification of PET images in oncology. Joint project with German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Heidelberg (Germany). 1998-99.
  • Quantitation of Magnetic Resonance Image Texture. COST B11. European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research (European Commission). 1998-2002.
  • Postgraduate Programme in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. Curriculum Development of an Advanced Programme. SOCRATES program (European Union). 1998-2000.
  • TEMPERE: Training and Education for Medical Physics and Engineering Reformation in Europe. SOCRATES Thematic Network (European Union). 1996-1999.
  • European Course on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics. ERASMUS/SOCRATES/TEMPUS course organized yearly in the University of Patras (Greece).