Research Centre on Vascular Ageing and Stroke

R&D Centre

VASCage is a new and unique R&D Centre on Vascular Ageing and Clinical Stroke Research.

Science meets industry

We combine the international expertise of top scientists and leading research companies.

Our vision

is to extend the healthy lifespan in the ageing community by promoting vascular health.

Our strengths

  • outstanding clinical and epidemiological expertise
  • the alliance with several large hospitals
  • broad access to patients
  • an own clinical trial platform

Our shareholders

  • Medical University of Innsbruck
  • University of Innsbruck


  • ambitious prevention programs
  • improving diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation
  • enabling better coping with the effects of stroke

News & Events

VASCage publication in high-ranking journal „Artificial Intelligence in Medicine“: deep learning for MRI brain image analysis

MRI brain image analysis is of great significance for brain disease diagnosis, progression assessment, and monitoring of neurological conditions. Segmentation is a crucial process to determine volume, boundaries and morphology of specific brain structures in medical imaging. Manual segmentation however is time-consuming, laborious, and subjective, which significantly amplifies the need for automated processes. Now VASCage researcher Nadja Gruber, Malik Galijasevic (Medical University of Innsbruck, Dept. of Neuroradiology) and co-authors present an efficient deep learning approach for the automated segmentation of brain tissue in the high-ranking journal „Artificial Intelligence in Medicine“.

VASCage at ESOC2022: Epidemiology, Manifestions and Prognosis of acute covert brain infarctions

During an ischemic stroke a patient suffers from acute neurological symptoms due to an infarct in the brain. From time to time, however, clinicians encounter small brain infarcts on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan that are very recent but did not cause any clear clinical symptoms.
In her presentation at ESOC in Lyon on 5 May 2022, VASCage researcher Annemieke ter Telgte discussed the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and prognosis of such acute covert brain infarcts. Data suggest that the prevalence of acute covert brain infarcts is increased at late adulthood and in persons with cerebral small vessel disease.