VPH-PRISM, coordinated by the European Institute for Biomedical Imaging Research (EIBIR), is a project funded by the European Union under the 7th Framework Program within the Virtual Physiological Human Initiative.

VPH-PRISM will provide a proof of concept for multidisciplinary model based discovery of environment-tissue interactions, quantitative drug efficacy assessment, surgery planning, and treatment outcome prediction at early and advanced stages of breast cancer.


Interpretation of screening mammograms involves analysis of relations between different projections of a lesion and changes over time. Contextual analysis of mammograms is an active area of research. Image courtesy of Nico Karssemeijer