The Annual Conference of the “Society for Neonatology and Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine” (GNPI) takes place in Leipzig from May 23 to 25. There, the Fritz Stephan GmbH presents a new user interface, that has evolved in the EMU-project – Development of a novel multimodal ventilation system based on Electroimpedance Imaging (EIT) – in cooperation with the Life Support Systems-group (LSS). In addition to ventilation parameters, the user interface for the EIT- and respiratory device can also display distributions of ventilation- and blood circulation in the thorax. It gives the physician a faster and more comprehensive overview of the patient’s ventilatory situation.
The SONO-RAY group will give a lecture at the 33rd Annual Conference of the “European Society for Hyperthemic Oncology” (ESHO) in Warsaw (Poland). Xinrui Zhang talks about cancer cell treatment with focused ultrasound (FUS) as a tool to generate precise and non-invasive hyperthermia and sensitize cancer cells for radiation therapy. In human prostate cancer cells a significant loss of the cell vitality after combination therapy could be proven.
Max Rockstroh presents the new IEEE standard “Service-oriented Device Connectivity (SDC)” at two major Canadian conferences. His lecture at the Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Conference (CMBEC) in Ottawa is on: “SDC – A new Interoperability Standard for Electromedical Devices – IEEE 11073”. At the “International Conference on Robotics and Automation” (ICRA) in Montréal he will speak about “The IEEE11073 SDC – Standard Family: Networked Medical Devices in Operating Room and Clinic”.
The open interface is a joint project of the OR.Net e.V. research partners. It should pave the way for a manufacturer- and device-neutral networking of medical technology components.
All scientific contributions of this year’s doctoral workshop “Future Med Technologies” (FMT) have now been published in an abstract book. The abstracts cover the topics: Model-assisted therapy and future operating room, Active Assisted Living (AAL), non-invasive imaging and image-assisted intervention.
The aim of the event organized by ICCAS in March was the exchange between doctoral candidates, particularly with regional companies, in order to jointly launch intelligent medical technology.
Marianne Maktabi’s presentation of the research results on “Hyperspectral Imaging during esophagectomy for the measurement of ischemic conditioning effects of the gastric conduit”” won this year’s poster prize at the joint conference of the societys: “Mitteldeutsche Gesellschaft für Gastroenterologie” (MGG) and “Mitteldeutsche Chirurgenvereinigung” (MDCV). In this work, HSI images of esophageal resectates were classified in order to support the surgeon in localizing tumor borders during interventions.
Prof. Andreas Melzer was elected a fellow of the British “Academy of Medical Sciences”. The Academy is an independent institution in the United Kingdom representing the diversity of medical science. It has more than 1200 members and includes experts with outstanding contributions to advancing medical science, innovative research discoveries and translating developments into benefits for patients and society.
ICCAS is represented with two contributions at the joint annual conference of the Mitteldeutsche Gesellschaft für Gastroenterologie (MGG) and the Mitteldeutsche Chirurgenvereinigung (MDCV) in Halle. Hannes Köhler holds a lecture on “Hyperspectral Imaging during esophagectomy for the measurement of ischemic conditioning effects of the gastric conduit”. Marianne Maktabi presents her research results on “Automatic tissue classification based on Hyperspectral Imaging” in the poster session.
At today’s “Innovationstag Mittelstand” of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Dr. Claire Chalopin and Hannes Köhler will join the exhibition. The two scientists show a hyperspectral imaging system developed in cooperation with physicians from Leipzig University Hospital and the Dispective Vision GmbH. The system enables non-invasive measurements of cutaneous perfusion and surface moisture. The aim of this procedure is to detect patient status information during surgery.
Prof. Andreas Melzer has been appointed visiting professor by the National Cancer Center Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policy in South Korea. At the teaching- and research center located in the east of Seoul, leading experts share their knowledge and practical experiences in the fields of research, therapy, cancer control and -policy.