Munuera Josep
Head Of Quality, Research And Innovation
Hospital Sant Joan de Déu


Transversal Programme in Medical Image Postprocess, Training Professionals: 3D Printing to Research

EXPERT3D develops an innovative training programme in image processing and 3D printing, to provide health-related professionals the theoretical and practical knowledge they need to use new imaging technologies for diagnosis.

About this project

The EXPERT3D course will enable professionals to perform post-processing of the radiological image for healthcare and research – employing advances like 3D image-prints, virtual technologies and artificial intelligence. These disruptive technologies have fostered the merger of engineering and medicine, creating a demand for professionals with new skills that unite the two disciplines. To meet this demand, EXPERT3D will create an innovative transversal training programme, gathering multidisciplinary instructors with years of practical experience in post-processing of the medical image, planned surgery, 3D printing and use of the image for research.

This is the first programme on imaging for diagnosis that targets not only physicians, but also bioengineers, computer scientists, senior technicians in diagnostics imaging and other medical specialists. Given the range of specialities involved, learners will not be required to have prior computer programming knowledge, though those with that knowledge will be guided to understand the basics of 3D imaging and to develop AI algorithms for image processing.

The learning will take place through a mixture of online training and a one-week in-person practical programme. The first two editions of the programme are planned in 2019, taking place in:

  • Barcelona, Spain, where it will be led by HSJD, a paediatric hospital with a 3D imaging unit;
  • Coimbra, Portugal, where it will be led by CHUC, a general hospital without such a unit.

The goal is to prepare the ground for the programme’s further scalability from 2020 onwards.

Lead Partner:

  • Hospital Sant Joan de Déu

Linked Third Party:

  • Institut de Formació Contínua – IL3

EIT Health Partners in this Project