Division of Medical Device Research Project on Utilizing High Definition Medical Imaging Data up to 8K Quality

Outline

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R&D phase Basic Study,Applied Study,Nonclinical Study/Pre-clinical Study,Clinical Study,Clinical Trials,Post Marketing,Clinical Research,None
Contact
Division of Medical Device Research, Department of Industrial-Academic Collaboration
E-mail: 8Kvision”AT”amed.go.jp (Replace"AT"with @.)

Overview

Able to convey dynamic and realistic high-resolution images, 8K technology has tremendous potential in the field of medicine in terms of the realization of innovative healthcare services.

An endoscopic system utilizing 8K technology is expected to be developed for practical use as it has the potential to be safer and more durable than conventional systems and as such may change the way surgery is performed.

Furthermore, the technology may also contribute to the advancement of Japan-made medical devices that will bring about changes in clinical settings by verifying the medical effectiveness of the proposed endoscopic system, which will support clinical practice, through the deployment of artificial intelligence technology that uses high-definition medical imaging data.

This program verifies the medical effectiveness of the proposed endoscopic system utilizing 8K technology and examines how the quality of medicine can be improved by utilizing high-definition medical imaging data. The program also involves research into a medical artificial intelligence system that supports endoscopic practice by collecting and analyzing high-definition medical imaging data.

Verification of medical effectiveness of an endoscopic system that utilizes 8K technology and research into improving the quality of medicine by utilizing high-definition medical imaging data

Summary of Research and Development

  1. Development of a trial model of an endoscopic system utilizing 8K technology
  2. Collection of data from studies on human subjects and verification of medical effectiveness
  3. Examination of concrete policies to utilize high-definition medical imaging data for clinical practice, etc.

Project Period

Three years (2016-2018)

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(2) Research into a medical artificial intelligence system that supports endoscopic practice by collecting and analyzing high-definition medical imaging data

Summary of Research and Development

  1. Development of a trial model of a support system that uses AI in association with the detection of a lesion, proposal of treatment policy, and prediction of recurrence.
  2. Data collection and verification of the above system
  3. Examination for the practical and widespread use of the system as a medical device

Project Period

Three years (2017-2019)

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Management and Evaluation Framework

For the effective promotion of the program, the overall progress should be comprehended and program supervisors (“PS”) should be put in place to instruct and advise as necessary.

Name: Toshihiko Wakabayashi
Current affiliation: Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, Nagoya University School of Medicine

Last updated 2018.5.16