Institute of Systems and Robotics (ISR) - University of Coimbra, Portugal (https://isr.uc.pt/) opens a call to hire a Postdoctoral Researcher under the research project of FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Portugal) , titled “MULTI-CAM CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY IMAGERY: 3D CAPSULE LOCATION AND DETECTION OF ABNORMALITIES”, with reference POCI-01-0145-FEDER-028960, co-financed by national funds through FCT/MCTES and by FEDER through COMPETE 2020.
This project aims to investigate and develop localization methods for endoscopy capsules, and also to develop methods for the detection of abnormalities. Despite the important medical benefits of wireless capsule endoscopy, one biggest drawback of this technology is the impossibility of knowing the WCE precise location when an abnormality is detected in the WCE video. An accurate estimate of the WCE location together with the location of one of reference points (e.g. pylorus or ileocecal valve) would be medically extremely useful, since it would permit to measure the distance from the reference point to the capsule. The goals of this project are threefold. The primary goal is to devise techniques for determining the location of the wireless capsule inside the GI tract. As the main objective of a wireless capsule video examination consists in searching for abnormal features in the images, the secondary goal of this project is automatic detection of different and medical relevant abnormalities in wireless capsule images. The third goal is a consequence of the previous two and aims at defining computer-aided medical systems for diagnosis.
The project team is made up of people from the Institute of Systems and Robotics of Coimbra (Proponent), and the University of Coimbra.
The jury is composed by Professor Helder Araújo (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, Portugal - President of the jury and Responsible for the Project), Professor Isabel Narra Figueiredo (Co-Responsible for the Project, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Sciences and Technology, University of Coimbra, Portugal) and Professor & MD Pedro Narra Figueiredo (Faculty of Medicine (http://www.uc.pt/en/fmuc) University of Coimbra, Portugal Coimbra and Department of Gastroenterology, "Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra", Portugal).