Newsletter #1

Newsletter #1 The V|LF-Spiro3D project is almost a year, a quarter of its expected duration. What has happened in recent months? What goals have been achieved and what are the next steps? Are there new people within the organizations working on the project? Let’s find out! Project Progress WP1: The Erasmus team…
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Jessica Oakes

Jessica Oakes visiting INRIA and University Paris-Saclay On January 16th, 2024, Jessica Oakes, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, presented at BioMaps (UPSaclay) an impressive amount of research work she carries out at the Northeastern University, Boston, in the Respiratory Innovation and Simulation Team. It deals with airflow, transport and deposition in the…
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Ethics approval

Ethics Committee approval for 3D MR spirometry in adults at standard magnetic field Last November 20th, the Ethics Committee Ouest VI approved the substantial modifications (populations and sites) that had been added to the gb-Spiro3D protocol in order to include all French hospitals participating in the V|LF-Spiro3D project: Bicêtre, Foch,…
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Dissemination seminar

Seminar – Part 1 – Basic biomechanics or mechanobiology in lung function  January, 30th, 2024 – Martin Genet (IPP) brightly kicked off the series of scientific dissemination seminars at BioMaps (UPSaclay) this week on January 30th, with basics of mechanics. Continuous medium, displacement, strain, force, stress, equilibrium, behaviour and loading were covered. They all support any…
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Dissemination at Foch

3D MR spirometry at stake at Foch Hospital On December 12, 2023, a special joint staff meeting was organized by the Pulmonology and Radiology departments at Foch Hospital to introduce the basics and the state of 3D MR Spirometry. Xavier Maître (UPSaclay) went through the workflow of the technique, from 3D lung dynamic…
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First patient interview

First patient interview WP4-1 Progress report A pilot interview about patient experiences during the 3D MRI spirometry protocol was conducted by the social humanistic study group on October 30, 2023 (preliminary phase of WP4-1 “Social humanistic study”). Why interviewing patients about their experience? The goal of interviewing patients following their MRI…
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CEA – Grenoble

A lighthouse project in CEA exploratory program V|LF-Spiro3D was originally supported as an exploratory program (PE) by CEA to conduct the first clinical research protocol g-Spiro3D on 25 healthy volunteers, freely breathing while lying supine or prone in the MRI. On November 21-23, 2023, Xavier Maître was invited to present…
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ISMRM 2023

First results presented at ISMRM 2023 – Toronto V|LF-Spiro3D at ISMRM!In June 2023, during the annual ISMRM congress in Toronto, Nathalie Barrau from Université Paris-Saclay presented some project results. Specifically, she provided a talk about nominal patterns of the respiratory dynamics in healthy volunteers. Dissemination of research results is a key in the Horizon Europe framework…
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ESMRMB 2023

First poster presented at a ESMRMB 2023 – Basel At European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology (ESMRMB) 2023 in Basel, a first poster and a lightning talk on initial V|LF-Spiro3D results were presented to other researchers in the field. The topic was « Human respiratory adaptation to position…
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Consortium Meeting

V|LF-Spiro3D Consortium Meeting: paving the way forward On October 16th, 2023, the V|LF-Spiro3D project held a pivotal consortium meeting and Scientific Leader Assembly (SLA). The event, held in a hybrid format, combined in-person presence at Université Paris-Saclay notably at BioMaps lab, with remote participation via Zoom video call for all…
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