Long title: Multi-scale Biological Modalities for Physiological Human Articulation
Funding: EU, FP7
Type: Marie Curie Initial Training Network
Contract number: ITN-2011-289897
Period: October 2011 - September 2015
Web site: MultiScaleHuman

The goal of MultiScale Biological modalities for physiological Human articulation (MultiScaleHuman) is to research by training a new generation of early stage researchers and experienced researchers in the creation of a multi-scale biological data visualization and knowledge management system for improved understanding, diagnosis and treatment of physiological human articulation. MultiScaleHuman narrows its ambitious research towards a very important and challenging healthcare problem: musculoskeletal diseases (MSD) and related disorders.

Personal contribution to the project

I was a PostDoc Researcher (Marie Curie Fellow - Experienced Research) hosted at Softeco Sismat S.r.l.

Topic: Computer Aided Diagnosis system improvements for interactive processing and visualization of multi-scale medical data, focused on musculoskeletal diseases.

Research and development activities:

  1. Algorithm improvements for femoral cartilage thickness measurements and visualization. Development in C++ of a standalone application using ITK and VTK open source libraries.
  2. Integration of processes within the medical investigation pipeline.
  3. Exploiting semantics and knowledge management to support diagnostic procedures in musculoskeletal diseases (MSD). Participation in the development of the project’s medical ontology.
  4. Development in Java of a web-based application (Patient Browser) for storing, searching and online visualization of 3D models (WebGL) and other medical data for supporting medical professionals in the diagnosis, therapy and follow up of MSD.

Research secondments:

  • April 2013 (one month secondment) at CNR-IMATI, Genova, Italy
  • November 2014 (one month secondment) at Welfenlab, Leibniz Universität, Hannover, Germany

Team photo

MultiScaleHuman project poster


. Automatic measurement and visualization of focal femoral cartilage thickness in stress-based regions of interest using three-dimensional knee models. In International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, DOI:10.1007/s11548-015-1257-3, 2015.

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. Knowledge management in medicine: A framework to organize, browse and retrieve medical data. In Proc. of 7th International Conference on Health Informatics (HEALTHINF 2014), DOI: 10.5220//0004867603740380, 2014.

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. Smart Brush: a real time segmentation tool for 3D medical images. In Proc. of 8th International Symposium on Image and Signal Processing and Analysis (ISPA 2013), DOI: 10.1109/ISPA.2013.6703826, 2013.

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