In 2011, a collaborative project of 12 major European institutes received funding from the European Comissionâ€˜s 7th Framework Programme to develop innovative diagnostic tools and methods for pancreatic cancer. The task â€“ to develop a highly miniaturized PET-detector with unprecedented time of flight (TOF) resolution capability as an extension to an ultrasound endoscope.
These 3 pillars give name to the pioneering research project ENDO TOFPET US. Doctors will be able look deeper with this medical imaging tool which will help locate and remove cancerous tissue more precisely. The logo transforms this complex subject into a simple, yet strong symbol. A segmented twirl, symbolizing the 3 technologies, evokes associations of an eye or a camera-shutter, drawing in the researcherâ€˜s eye.