Facts & Objectives

Gastrointestinal disorders affect millions of people of all ages. Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), in particular, are a huge healthcare problem, affecting over 1 million European citizens alone, 700,000 of whom suffer from Crohn’s disease...



Efforts are underway to build numerical patient models from multimodal images for surgical planning. VIGOR++ will make scientific and technological contributions in the fields of image analysis, modelling and interactive visualisation...


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VIGOR++ is an international research project that aims to create a personalised gastrointestinal tract model, which facilitates accurate detection and grading of Crohn’s disease, so that the management of the disease becomes personalized, patient friendly, and effective. VIGOR++ is supported by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission in the context of research towards the Virtual Physiological Human.

The technology builds on multiscale information from patients, including laboratory, MRI, colonoscopy and microscopy (histopathology) data. A novel integration of existing models is employed to predict features on the molecular to cellular scale (microscopy/colonoscopy) from descriptive properties at the organ to patient scales (MRI/laboratory).

The benefits are early diagnosis, improved therapy planning and a better quality of life for patient.

The techniques are integrated in the 3DNetMedical.com medical imaging cloud service, to make them immediately available in a clinically usable environment. Notably, tools could be rapidly commercialised and delivered as an optional toolbox to clinical sites.

Latest News

VIGOR++ Organises 3rd Workshop and Demonstration

VIGOR++ organises its third and final annual workshop on 9 May 2014 in London. At this workshop we will have gastroin...


Best Poster Award Announced at VIGOR++ Workshop 2014

The winning poster was entitled Computer Aided Crohn’s Disease Severity Assessment in MRI and co-autho...


VIGOR++ featured in Euronews Documentary

The work undertaken by VIGOR++ was featured in a dedicated documentary produced and broadcasted by Euronews <...