Project news, updates, and announcements.

307, 2019

EUPHORIA partners RayFos and iThera hold productive DICOM workshop

July 3rd, 2019|

The EUPHORIA project aims at bringing optoacoustic imaging into the clinics. Early transition to an established data format is key for clinical imaging interconnectivity and therefore part of the transition to a commercial product.

Recently, the project made a big step forward in a two-day workshop that was organised at the iThera Medical premises in Munich.  Participants from Rayfos and iThera Medical, consulted by experts from Softgate defined the DICOM data structure to ensure seamless integration into the clinical workflow. DICOM is the common data standard for medical imaging.

From RayFos, colleagues Vassilis Sarantos and  Nomikos Antoniadis joined the workshop. From iThera Medical, Stefan Morscher, Ingmar Thiemann, Ratko Petrovic, Elena Mercep, and Tobias Bichlmaier participated.

Vassilis Sarantos, Chief Technical Officer at Rayfos commented, “The most important take-aways of the 2-day event were that:

  1. DICOM can fully support the archiving requirements that are needed for the EUPHORIA clinical study and,
  2. The fastest route to share the diagnostic information generated by the Acuity System will be to use the encapsulated PDF format for our reports, which is a format widely supported by all DICOM – PACS systems and viewers.

DICOM compatibility and connectivity is an integral part of every modern imaging system. The workshop set the right basis that will guarantee that the EUPHORIA-developed system will fully integrate and collaborate flawlessly with the existing and future infrastructure used in the diagnosis of IBD and other conditions, where OA imaging may provide superior imaging capabilities in comparison to existing imaging modalities.”

Ingmar Thiemann, Lead […]

1906, 2019

Save the date: iThera hosts Optoacoustic Imaging Meeting, Essen, November 14, 2019

June 19th, 2019|

Mark your calendars! The University Hospital, Essen in Germany is the venue for the 2019 Optoacoustic Imaging (OAI) Meeting 2019 hosted by EUPHORIA coordinator iThera Medical. The meeting consists of scientific talks, an opportunity to learn about new imaging technologies forthcoming from iThera’s pipeline, and time to network.

Date: November 14th, Essen, Germany

Time: 10am – 5pm plus dinner & drinks

Location: University Hospital Essen, Hufelandstraße 55, 45122 Essen

Overall, this meeting will be a great opportunity to learn more about Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT) and Raster Scanning Optoacoustic Mesography (RSOM), iThera’s novel imaging technologies. If interested in either hands-on experience with these imaging technologies or a demonstration on either November 14th or 15th, please let iThera know and a slot will be booked for you. You can register for the OAI Meeting here.

105, 2019

iThera Medical Announces Strategic Partnership to Enhance in vivo Imaging Capabilities with the MSOT

May 1st, 2019|

On 30 April 2019,  iThera Medical GmbH and Invicro LLC, a Konica Minolta company, announced a unique partnership with the placement of the MSOT inVision platform in Invicro’s in vivo laboratory at its headquarters in Boston, USA. The companies will come together to uniquely offer pharmaceutical, biotechnology and academic sponsors services from the optoacoustic platform that will identify and quantify disease-related biomarkers at both a molecular and anatomical level through pre-clinical full body tomographic scans.

Invicro was founded in 2008 to improve the role and function of imaging in translational drug discovery and development across all therapeutic areas. Today, Invicro’s multi-disciplinary team provides solutions to pharmaceutical and biotech companies across all stages of the drug development pipeline (Phase 0-IV), all imaging modalities and all therapeutic areas, including neurology, oncology, cardiology, and pulmonary. Invicro’s quantitative biomarker services, advanced analytics and AI tools, and clinical operational services are backed by Invicro’s industry-leading software informatics platforms, VivoQuant and iPACS.

Read the full story in Global Banking & Finance here.

804, 2019

EUPHORIA features on Health Europa news platform

April 8th, 2019|

EUPHORIA recently appeared in the news stream of Read the story, “Is there a way of advancing inflammatory bowel imaging technologies?” here.

Health Europa highlights the latest trends and developments in health and healthcare from across Europe.  Their platform is a valuable news source to the health sector, allowing them to discuss research and innovation themes, health policy and new technologies. In addition, the website, has gained Google News approval. It features news, interviews and insightful commentary from leading figures, keeping readers informed and up to date on all aspects of health and care.

2702, 2019

Our next colleague? RAYFOS seeks an Electrical Engineer

February 27th, 2019|

Our partner RAYFOS develops innovative image and data processing platforms for medical imaging and sensing applications. They are currently seeking a highly motivated Electrical Engineer with a professional or academic background in R&D projects and hands-on experience in software development.

The ideal candidate must have a degree in Electrical Engineering, a professional or academic background in R&D projects and experience in scientific SW development.  He/she should be willing to take responsibilities and acquire new skills as a member of a distributed team of engineers.

For more information, click here. To express interest or for further information please email