Leuven-MTC focusses its activities on well-chosen focus themes of multidisciplinary interaction within the participating research groups of the University Hospitals and the KU Leuven association, and together with industry and other (research) institutes.
The focus lies on the clinical applications and the needs of an university hospital in the area of medical imaging and image processing. Engineers, physicians and physicists from working closely together on innovative applications.
Bionics copes with the evolutionary pressure that forces medical technology to become highly optimized and efficient. Examples include (semi-) automatic tools for (minimally invasive) diagnosis or treatment, haptics, and robotics for improved home care.
Biomaterials & tissue regeneration
Aging is irrevocably related to the degeneration of tissue and organs. Diseases and accidents often result in tissue or organ malfunctioning. The replacement by (artificial) implants, or donor tissue or organs, holds important restrictions. Tissue regeneration offers a long-term solution for this issue.
Biomonitoring & control
The integration of the dynamic responses of humans in the monitoring and control of biological processes is achieved by measuring and processing human responses to their (varying) micro-environment, and by predicting these responses to monitor and to control well being, health and performance.
This focus theme is concerned with the control in time and space of the biological effects of therapeutic agents in human health. The objective may be to prolong the duration of action of an active agent, to minimize adverse reactions, or to maximize efficacy.