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(CUBE) Center for Ultrasound and Brain imaging at the Erasmus MC

Project summary

Over the past decade, unravelling mysteries of the brain has been largely driven by synergizing advancements in imaging with those in computational sciences. One of the most prominent examples is fMRI. However, fMRI also has some limitations.
A promising replacement candidate is functional ultrasound (fUS). Erasmus MC has already developed fUS prototypes that have been successfully used in neuroscientific experiments and will be tested in the clinic shortly. Although preliminary results confirm the potential of fUS and its benefit over fMRI, researchers are severely limited by the currently available hardware, both in terms of data acquisition as well as analysis. CUBE will combine next-generation ultrasound systems with a cutting-edge, heterogeneous high-performance computing (HPC) cluster.


CUBE wants to bring the state-of-the-art ultrasound technology to the Netherlands in order to generate unique opportunities to further unravel the mysteries of the brain and develop applications of the ultrasound technology in the clinic.

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