STRATUM | 3D Decision Support Tool for Brain Tumour Surgery

STRATUM is a research project funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation program, which aims to develop a novel tool to aid decision-making during brain tumour surgery.

STRATUM is a research project funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation program, which aims to develop a novel tool to aid decision-making during brain tumour surgery.

The main purpose of STRATUM is focused on the development of a 3D imaging system in which it is planned to reach a TRL7 technology readiness level (“Demonstration of system or prototype in a real environment”), based on real-time processing of multimodal data using artificial intelligence algorithms. This innovative tool will be integrated as a low-energy data acquisition and processing system within the neurosurgical workflow, marking a significant milestone in the convergence between technology and medicine, and promoting the creation of a new generation of neuronavigators.

The integration of these existing and emerging data sources (such as hyperspectral imaging technology), along with their real-time processing, will provide neurosurgeons with the ability to make informed, efficient, and accurate decisions during surgical procedures. This could not only maximise the rate of tumour tissue resection but is also expected to reduce the risks of neurological deficits, directly benefiting patients.

ECSA activities and milestones

The methodology adopted to achieve these objectives is based on co-creation, involving key stakeholders and end users throughout the development process. This collaboration will ensure that the STRATUM tool meets the real needs of medical professionals and contributes significantly to the improvement of brain surgery care.

The expected impact of STRATUM extends beyond the clinical setting, as performing time-efficient surgical procedures would not only reduce risks for patients, such as anaesthesia time and possible postoperative complications, but also optimise the resources of the European healthcare systems.

ECSA will lead the dissemination and communication of the results of the project and will play a crucial role in the co-creation methodology of the STRATUM tool,  ensuring the production of meaningful and significant outcomes.

Chrysanthi Bairaktari Communications and Community Officer

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