Organized by Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, declared by Prof. Zhang Yuanting, the Chief Scientist, and his fellow researchers, the Project “Basic Research of High-Resolution Imaging Recognition and Risk Assessment Early Warning System for Cardiovascular vulnerable plaque” was approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology in Jul., 2009. The approved project, which is one of the State "973" major basic research projects, marks zero breakthrough of national key basic research projects in Shenzhen.
Cardio-cerebral vascular diseases rank No. 1 killer among all death causes, and our country is no exception. The annual costs incurred from such diseases amounts to more than 100 billion RMB. This Project of Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology shall apply the technology of high definition and multimodal medical imaging to forecast such serious diseases and diagnose accordingly at the earliest possible stage.