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headline-marker ICCAS to participate in the “Medizin und Informatik” event within the “Woche der Informatik” in Dresden 2-10 October 2006

As part of the “Informatikjahr”, a fascinating program is going to be offered in Dresden from 2 to 10 October 2006 during the “Woche der Informatik”.Very different fields in which computing plays a fundamental role asmotor of innovation are going to be presented at different locationsthroughout the city of Dresden.

In this setting, ICCAS will take part in the “Medizin und Informatik” event. During this day the presentations will focus on the impact ofcomputing and computers in the medicine of today and of the future.

ICCAS contribution will revolve around some of the main research topics at the Center. The following will be exhibited:

  • The navigated control concept, with the FESS-Control system.
  • Workflow recording and displaying
  • Phantoms for training and learning with ICASS Electronic Phantom

Additionally, there will be some oral presentations about computersin surgery and there will be the possibility to discuss about anyrelated topic with some of ICCAS researchers.

headline-marker ICCAS exhibited at HNO Congress

From 24.05.-27.05.06 ICCAS presented an innovative Electronic Phantom during the Congress of the “German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngoscopic Surgery” (www.hno.org) in Mannheim. The phantom system can be used for the simulation of milling procedures at the petrous bone. Injuring of structures at risk like the facial nerve and blood vessels can be detected during the simulation and documented with special software.

Homepage of the congress: www.hno.org

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headline-marker Minister Schavan visited ICCAS on January 13th 2006

On January 13th the Federal Minister of Education and Research, Dr. Annette Schavan, visited the Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS) at the Medical Faculty of the University of Leipzig. During her visit she was accompanied by Mr. Hiepe (Federal Ministry of Education and Research), Dr. Husemann (Projektträger Jülich) and Dr. Uhlman (Saxon Ministry of Science and the Fine Art).

For the University acted as hosts the University’s Rector Professor Häuser, the Dean of Medical Faculty and Managing Director of ICCAS Professor Meixensberger, and the Medical Director of the University Hospital Professor Fleig.

Dr. Schavan showed great interest in the results achieved so far by the ICCAS researchers in the fields of Surgical Workflow and Surgical Assist Systems. She also took the opportunity to test some of the applications herself, such as the FESS-Control milling instrument and the tissue simulator.