The Polytechnic of Coimbra (IPC) is a public higher education institution created in 1979, which encompasses six schools. Coimbra Health School (ESTeSC), founded in 1980, is one of IPC’s schools and one of the pioneering health technology schools in Portugal. The school is committed to a strong connection to the community through the promotion of various scientific and cultural initiatives and the establishment of protocols and partnerships with national and international institutions, in education, health and research. In the last 10 years, the Medical Imaging & Radiotherapy Department of the Coimbra Health School has dedicated part of its research to developing radiology optimization programs in clinical practice, including image quality assessment, at several hospitals in Portugal, in plain imaging, computed tomography and fluoroscopy-guided procedures.
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The Associação para a Investigação e Desenvolvimento da Faculdade de Medicina (AIDFM) is a non-profit organization that supports medical and translational research at the Faculty of Medicine of Lisbon. AIDFM offers a broad portfolio of high quality services, ensuring compliance with international regulations and contributing to transparency and operational excellence of the research activity, in particular to the Cardiovascular Centre of the University of Lisbon (CCUL). The CCUL is a comprehensive cardiovascular research center uniquely positioned to benefit from the resources of the Lisbon Academic Medical Centre. CCUL is devoted to promote innovation and excellence in cardiovascular sciences. Its mission is to contribute to a better understanding of the cardiovascular system in health and disease through interdisciplinary research, to translate this knowledge into clinical practice, to improve patient management and outcomes, care and quality of life, as well as to develop technological innovation, with the goal of playing a leadership in role in training of the next generation of cardiovascular scientists, clinicians and allied health professionals. CCUL is also committed to engage with the public and to be a source of advice for patients’ organizations and policy makers.
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