The Collège des Enseignants en Radiologie de France (CERF) and Medexprim have co-designed a platform that allows radiologists to conduct multicentric research projects.
This specialized sovereign HDS cloud platform allows radiologists from different hospitals to centralize anonymized images to build qualitative datasets compliant with regulations. Using a research-oriented viewer as well as quality control, enrichment, annotation, and segmentation tools included in the platform, images can be contextualized and structured to facilitate cohort creation. Radiologists remain in control of the entire process:
- They coordinate the studies that can be conducted on the platform.
- They are free to participate or not in these studies.
- They are systematically consulted before any use of image data from PACS, DACS, RIS, or other solutions.
Romain Cazavan, Medexprim’s CEO: « Imaging plays a central role in patient care. Medexprim’s credo is to better integrate imaging into clinical research. Developing this platform in partnership with the CERF has enabled us to integrate the right tools and add a strong scientific dimension. If a doctor wants to create a cohort that includes imaging tomorrow, it will be very easy for him to search for the right images, engage the right sites and perform the right imaging biomarkers. »
Professor Jean-Paul Beregi, President of the CERF: « One of the main missions of the CERF is to promote and support the development of research in Radiology and Medical Imaging. Developing a research platform made with and for radiologists was an obvious choice. It allows our members to conduct their research projects and also allows the CERF to use it when it is a promoter or coordinator of studies. Medexprim’s technological expertise, combined with their good knowledge of our business practices and their ambition, have been major assets in constructing this platform, which will continue to evolve! The site radiologist is fully involved in the quality of the data collection and in the uses that can be made of the radiological data. »
Deployed on a dozen hospital sites, this platform will continue to grow to better meet the needs of multicenter research in radiology. It is the prelude to a European deployment to integrate partner sites of excellence in imaging.
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About the CERF
The CERF brings together all the university hospital teachers, radiology interns, and anyone contributing to teaching or research in radiology and medical imaging, i.e., more than 1500 members. It coordinates teaching and research activities in Radiology and Medical Imaging. The CERF also supports research actions with particular support to the interns of Radiology (research grants CERF-SFR), as well as the structuring and the harmonization of the research in Imaging and by Imaging. It supports multicentric and collaborative actions.
REAL-WORLD EVIDENCE FOR BETTER CARE
Medexprim is the European leader in secure imaging and clinical data extraction to accelerate medical research. As a Real-World data specialist, Medexprim builds bridges between European academic hospitals, and pharmaceutical, AI and medical device companies. In compliance with the GDPR, Medexprim helps hospitals boost their clinical research strategy and valorize their data, through a suite of software and services designed with and for clinicians. Medexprim provides its partners with secure access to complex, regulatory-grade, multi-omics and multicentric datasets to serve oncology, neurology and cardiology, and help solve the “one patient, one disease, one treatment” equation to accelerate personalized medicine.
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