EU awards funding for e-learning project in breast imaging

April 15, 2005

The European Union has awarded funding to a consortium of radiology centers and multimedia design companies to foster the development of e-learning material for breast imaging. The E-Medi project is supported under the European Commission's Leonardo da Vinci program. Led by staff at the Demokritos research center in Athens, E-Medi will develop Internet/DVD material intended primarily for trainee radiologists.

The European Union has awarded funding to a consortium of radiology centers and multimedia design companies to foster the development of e-learning material for breast imaging. The E-Medi project is supported under the European Commission's Leonardo da Vinci program. Led by staff at the Demokritos research center in Athens, E-Medi will develop Internet/DVD material intended primarily for trainee radiologists.

The E-Medi platform will mimic the decision-making experience of radiologists in a breast imaging center. Drawing on a range of mammograms, breast ultrasound, and MR images, it will provide trainees access to high-level breast imaging expertise, regardless of their location.

The E-Medi partners, based in Greece, Cyprus, Belgium, and the Republic of Ireland, expect this material to be a useful contribution to the standardization of radiology training methods in Europe. For more information, visit www.e-medi.org.