Prof. Melzer and Dr. Lisa Landgraf were invited at the leading european congress in the field of medical image processing and image guided therapy on March 1st.
For 25 years, the ECR has been gathering experts from this field to meet the emerging clinical, technological and social challenges of the discipline.
Prof. Melzer’s contribution was: ‘TRANS-FUSIMO: preliminary in-vivo animal results of MR-guided focused ultrasound of liver under respiratory motion’.
Dr. Lisa Landgraf presented her poster : ‘In vitro investigation of combined focused ultrasound (FUS) hyperthermia (HT) and radiation therapy (RT) for future use of image guided FUS and RT in the clinic’ in the session Interventional Radioloy.
A TV team from Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) filmed the intelligent, networked demo OR in ICCAS. In addition to the unique interaction of high tech in the operating theatre, a robotic application for the precise removal of tumour tissue can also be discovered.
The contribution is broadcasted on “3sat nano TV” and “MDR Wissen” and can currently be found in the media library.
[:en]The girls tried out a biopsy procedure with a model under the supervision of our researcher Annekathrin Pfahl[:]
12 years old children from university staff members visited ICCAS in the frame of MEFALE to learn more about the application fields of medical informatics and new technologies.
Before they could try out several models, they received an overview of the diverse work areas at the Innovation Center for Computer Assisted Surgery. A wide range of insights was presented from cell culture to biopsy and experiments in the research OR. The kids were very pleased with the insights into the digitized working world and especially loved to do experiments with the reanimation doll in the Operating Theater.
On January 30, 2019, for the second time ICCAS welcomed participants of the conference “Kunststoff trifft Medizintechnik” organized by the Kunststoff-Zentrum Leipzig.
Dr.-Ing. Stefan Franke presented ICCAS’s Intelligent Operating Room of the Future and discussed current developments and perspectives in the medical technology industry with the visitors.
On January 24, the Dean of the Medical Faculty, Prof. Dr. Christoph Josten, opened the ICCAS Status Seminar 2018. It was attended by numerous guests from science, politics and associations, the health industry as well as the members of the board and scientific board. He praised the view of the institute for the implementation of scientific results to direct patient care as well as the good public perception. The Dean compared the ICCAS with a young tree, which has to be well maintained by the faculty in order to become strong.
The guests were able to convince themselves of the 2018 successes on the basis of the group leaders’ results reports and the subsequent live demonstrations. The projects MoVE, IMPACT and AutoSON were presented. Scientists of the Digital Patient Model – group presented their software system as it will be used in the tumor board of the Leipzig University Hospital this year. Furthermore, the progresses of the project SONO-RAY as well as an application of medical robotics were presented.
We thank all guests for their interest and cooperation and look forward to an inspiring and interesting year 2019.
ICCAS’s results and activities in 2018 can be read in the new Annual Report 2018. A look inside is worthwhile!
With his Poster on “Integrated System Architecture for Model-Based Decision Support in ENT” Jan Gaebel won the poster prize at the 15th Leipzig Research Festival for Life Sciences 2019 in the category Computer Assisted Surgery.
14 discussion-friendly seniors visited our demo-OR on January 16, and had decision support systems explained by the scientists. The interested audience asked many critical questions about the ambivalence of artificial intelligence, the responsibility of the clinicians, debates concerning patient’s maturity and the economization of the health care system.
In November 2018, Prof. Andreas Melzer has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT). There, he is active in the group ‘Clinical Application’.
On the occasion of the press conference on the treatment of pancreatic cancer with High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) in Berlin, the television chanel ‘MDR Aktuell’ reported on HIFU applications in Central Germany. At the Leipzig University Hospital (UKL), HIFU is already being used to treat benign uterus tumours. The treatment of pancreatic tumours is planed to start next year.
SONO-RAY group leader Dr. Lisa Landgraf and her team is researching how HIFU can be used in combination with radiotherapy for the treatment of malignant tumors in cooperation with the Center for Radiation Research in Oncology (OncoRay), Dresden.