For the 27th time renowned scientists, engineers and physicians from around the world met on the Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS) – congress to discuss pioneering innovations in medical informatics and system development for applications in surgery and radiology. For the ICCAS-scientists CARS means the forum of the year to present own research results to a wide audience of experts and to update their knowledge on worldwide research in the field of computer assisted surgery. Thus, also this year the ICCAS was strongly represented in various thematic sessions and workshops.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Neumuth, Max Rockstroh and Stefan Franke from the research field Model-based Automation and Integration presented on the topic: “A surgical workflow-driven information source management” the development of a software, which displays intraoperative information dependently from situation. This will reduce the workload of surgeons in the digital operating room. Jens Meier spoke about his research to improve the treatment process for cancer patients in the field of ENT by consolidating and visualizing therapy relevant information on a central database. Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Dietz gave a lecture on the topic: “Personalized medicine in the therapy planning unit: when and when not to opt for surgery.” Philipp Liebmann represented the research field Standards at the “Luncheon Symposium on The Digital Operating Room: Imaging, Models and Standards” with the lecture “IHE in Surgery” and chaired the DICOM Working Group 24 – Meeting. Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Meixensberger was chairman of the session “Computer Assisted Neurosurgery”.
The topics, involving the networking of medical devices and information systems, acquire a growing part within the series of congress. The growth of internationality of the event increases the scope of the presented scientific achievements and progressive ideas.