The origins of b2Quant date back to late 2015, when the need to include quantitative brain image analysis in the follow-up of multiple sclerosis patients led to an MSc thesis at Hospital Egas Moniz, in Lisbon, Portugal.
The software pipeline that resulted from that work received awards by the Portuguese Multiple Sclerosis Study Group 2017 Spring Meeting and the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2017 edition.
Motivated by the success of this project, a young, work-driven and highly motivated team of engineers with different areas of expertise was composed.
Our goal is to explore and extend the influence of quantitative image analysis in the clinical setting, specially in diseases which heavily rely on image follow-up.
Passionate about bringing innovation to the MedTech market, we have been collaborating with experienced neurologists and neuroradiologists in the development of reliable and valuable solutions.
It has been quite a journey!
Rita Nunes and Patrícia Figueiredo are Professors in the Department of Bioengineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, in Lisbon. Both hold a PhD in brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) from the University of Oxford, UK. Rita specialized in the development and implementation of MRI acquisition protocols, having experience in structural and diffusion MRI processing. Patrícia is an expert in the acquisition and analysis of functional and perfusion MRI in various basic and clinical research applications. Rita and Patricia provide expert support as the Advisory Board of the company.