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Perspectum Diagnostics – a spinout from the Radcliffe Department of Medicine – has reinvested money in the University of Oxford, to fund a three year multicentre European health economic study into methods of diagnosing fatty liver disease. This first of three payments totaling €759,999, is part of a €3.4m project, won by Perspectum in the H2020 grant competition.

Perspectum Diagnostics
Liver scan. Image credit, Perspectum Diagnostics

Perspectum Diagnostics has developed an MRI scanning technique to detect and monitor non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) – a rising concern due to its links with obesity and diabetes. LiverMultiScan offers a safe and non-invasive method to aid diagnosis of liver disorders. Patients are already benefitting from the technology, which was introduced in Europe and the U.S. as a research device in 2014. It has now been made available in leading medical institutions in 50 hospitals, globally.

Read more (Radcliffe Department of Medicine website)