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headline-marker Prof. Melzer ist Referent im “Klinisch Neurowissenschaftlichen Kolloquium”des UKL

Am Dienstag, dem 09.12.2014 um 17:00 Uhr, spricht ICCAS-Direktor Prof. Andreas Melzer im „Klinisch-Neurowissenschaftlichen Kolloquium“ des Universitätsklinikums Leipzig (UKL) zum Thema „MR – geführter fokussierter Ultraschall zur Behandlung neurologischer/psychiatrischer Erkrankungen: Stand der Technik und Ausblick“.
Die Veranstaltung, deren Gastgeber die Klinik und Poliklinik für Neurochirurgie des UKL ist, findet im Haus 4 (Innere und Operative Medizin; Neurologie; Radiologie), im Seminarraum 0015/0016 in der Liebigstraße 20 statt.

Link zum Flyer des Veranstaltungsprogramms im Wintersemester 2014/15


headline-marker ICCAS Workshop ‘Standards and Model Guided Medicine’

29 October 2014

In the middle of October, Professor Heinz U. Lemke launched the ICCAS workshop Standards and Model Guided Medicine. Renowned scientists, such as Kevin Claeary, research professor and bioengineer at Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation in Washington DC and Emanuele Neri, professor for radiology at Pisa University Hospital, Prof. U. Meyer, from the company MT2IT and ICCAS-director Professor Andreas Melzer participated in this international event. The agenda included themes which are important for the further development of information management and system integration in the digital operating room. The participants exchanged their knowledge about technical frame conditions and approval issues regarding the implementation of concepts in the field of model-based automation. Further topics of discussion were the integration of standardizations in future projects and the role of ICCAS within the lighthouse project OR.NET.


headline-marker Studienaufenthalt im Inselspital und am ARTORG Center Bern

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It was only recently, that Dr. med. Patrick Dubach from Inselspital Bern finished his activities as guest researcher at ICCAS. Now, he gave Bernhard Glaser (MAI) a warm welcome during his study visit at Bern University Hospital and ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research.

Glaser carried out a study in the scope of his newly developed training system for those handling surgical instruments in the operation room. The so called “Nosco Trainer” was tested and afterwards rated in the framework of a multi-center study by the OR-personnel of the local ENT-department. The feedback of the probands was consistently positive. Thus, there is a need for such a training system in the education of Swiss-OR-staff. At ARTORG Center, Glaser was provided an insight into the work of the research group „Image Guided Surgery“.

The open mindness of the Swiss colleagues towards the project leads to the hope for further cooperation. A publication of the current study results is in progress.


headline-marker Professor Andreas Melzer zum Direktor des ICCAS berufen

Since 1st September 2014, Prof. Dr. Andreas Melzer has been director of the Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery. He was appointed professor of computer-assisted surgery at the Faculty of Medicine at Leipzig University. With Professor Melzer ICCAS has gained a renowned and very experienced scientist in developing medical technologies and robotics for surgery, radiology and image-guided therapy.

Professor Melzer studied dentistry and medicine in Mainz and Tübingen. He qualified in Dentistry in 1989 and as Medical Doctor in 1993. During his professional career in clinic and science he has gained extensive experiences in the development of medical technologies and surgical instruments. Specialist subjects of the versatile researcher are interventional radiology and magnetic resonance imaging, image-guided robot technology and the further development of Nitinol devices. More than 100 patents and over 300 publications are based on his inventive talent. He is co-founder of several start-up companies in the medical technology business and consultant for major vendors on medicine. He also serves as organizer and chairman of various medical conferences.
Professor Melzer is the founding director of the Institute for Medical Science and Technology (IMSaT) of the Universities of Dundee and St. Andrews, Scotland. Since 2006, he has been holding the Chair of Medical Technology and leads the scientific work on Magnetic Resonance (MR)-guided intervention and therapy. At ICCAS he will research on MR-guided Focused UltraSound (MRgFUS) as a new method, which exemplary enables the implementation of a computer-assisted, image-guided diagnose and therapy.


headline-marker ICCAS mit mehreren Programmbeiträgen auf der DGBMT 2014

Logo DGBMT 201414 October 2014

At the 48th Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT 2014), several ICCAS employees contributed interesting lectures.

Dr. Kerstin Denecke (DPM) spoke about the development of apps supporting the mobile health care. The lecture was met with great enthusiasm. Jens Meier reported about “Standardization of ENT Oncological Anamnesis and Evaluation using Levenshtein Distance Measure”. At a special CURAC-session, Marianne Maktabi (MAI) submitted her research findings on concepts and requirements for an advanced clinicwide Operating Room Control Center. Dr. Claire Chalopin (DPM) gave a poster presentation on “Vascular structure tracking in intraoperative 3D ultrasound data during brain tumor resection”.The poster contribution of Max Rockstroh (MAI) dealt with the “Approach to the detection of the use of medical devices based on the analysis of video stream”.

This year conference which took place at Hannover Congress Center, primarily addressed the increasingly complex environment of biomedical engineering by involving more clinical topics. The participants established and strengthened contacts and enjoyed instructive looks beyond their own research borders through the wide range of issues.


headline-marker Philipp Liebmann scheidet aus dem ICCAS-Team

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Philipp Liebmann’s professional career at the ICCAS began with the project work on “Software interfaces for modular model-based surgical assistance systems” in 2007. There, the computer scientist (MSc) dealt with extensions of the DICOM-standard in the area of standardization for surgery. Since 2011, he worked under the direction of Prof. Heinz U. Lemke on further developments of standardizations for the clinical environment in the research field “Standards” (STD). One main achievement of the STD-group in which he was significantly involved was the establishment of an Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) – domain “Surgery” as a prerequisite for the improvement of the electronic data exchange between IT systems in healthcare. New IHE profiles for surgery followed. At conferences and through his work as secretary of the DICOM Working Group 24 Liebmann ensured the international presence of the ICCAS-projects.

Philipp Liebmann took leave of the ICCAS-team on 30th September, before the research initiatives of the STD-group will expire at the end of this year. His new workplace is located in one of the leading companies for high end display solutions for medical imaging. The ICCAS thanks its colleague for his long-standing commitment and wishes him all the best for the future.


headline-marker Workshop-Beiträge auf der MICCAI 2014

M2CAI25 September 2014

M2CAI – the „Workshop on Modeling and Monitoring of Computer Assisted Interventions“ is part of the extensive framework program of the „International Conference on Medical Image and Computer Assisted Intervention“ (MICCAI), at which the ICCAS has been guest for years. At this year’s event, which took place at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston (USA), Bernhard Glaser (MAI) and Stefan Franke (MAI) presented their research work. The workshop offered a wide variety of contributions on analysis, modeling and application of surgical workflows.

Bernhard Glaser presented results of his investigation on “Eye-Tracking Analysis of Scrub Nurse Viewing”. The subjects of the analysis were visual axes of people who have to handle surgical instruments to identify primary sources of information and interaction patterns. Stefan Franke gave a lecture on “Online Generation of Multi-Perspective Surgical Situation Descriptions”. The project deals with the representation of various views of the ongoing operational process. Several mathematical models of the surgical process are therefore combined. By means of the constantly evaluated and adapted data the surgeon receives a more comprehensive view of the current patient status in each operating phase and can react faster and more selective.


headline-marker Dr. Kerstin Denecke leitete Workshop auf VPH Conference 2014

17 September 2014

Every two years, the Virtual Physiological Human-Community comes together at its conference. Then, methods and technologies are picked out as a central theme, which enable a common view of the human body by using virtual models of mechanical, physiological and biochemical processes.

This year, Dr. Kerstin Denecke (DPM) and Jan Gaebel (DPM) contributed to the knowledge exchange through the organization of an own workshop. The workshop entitled „Models for surgical decision support” started with a presentation of the Digital Patient Model – as it is currently in progress at the ICCAS. About 20 participants encouraged the productive exchange of experiences, which informed about the current state of the art in digital patient modeling for surgical decision support. Challenges and requirements were discussed together relating to the acquisition and integration of appropriate information and the medical knowledge for such models. The scientists established contacts and gathered important information to define new targets for their further project work.

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headline-marker ICCAS mit Beiträgen auf der 13. CURAC Jahrestagung

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This year, the German Society for Computer and Roboter-Assisted Surgery hold its annual meeting in the premises of the Klinikum rechts der Isar – Technische Universität München. There, users and scientists of the areas surgery, information technology and engineering from German institutes exchanged their current research results and discussed new targets. Prof. Thomas Neumuth, Jens Meier, Bernhard Glaser and Max Rockstroh took part at the varied program which aimed “Synergy through interdisciplinary”.

CURAC-board member Prof. Neumuth chaired the session “Patient Models and Workflow”. In this, Jens Meier spoke about the theme “Aggregation of patient specific information to support the oncologic throat-, nose-, ear surgery. Bernhard Glaser presented his “Conception of a communication architecture for an OR-instrument table-simulation system” in the session “Simulation, Training and Education”.


headline-marker Forschungsaustausch auf der GMDS-Jahrestagung in Göttingen


11 September 2014

This September, the 59th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Medical Computer Science, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS) e.V. brought together again numerous pioneers of the digitalization in the healthcare sector. Declared from the BMBF as an Event of the Year of Science 2014 the annual meeting was entirely dedicated to the motto “Big Data and research infrastructure – perspectives for medicine.”

Five scientists from the ICCAS took part, among them GMDS-committee member Prof. Thomas Neumuth. Presentations were given by Dr. Kerstin Denecke (DPM) on digital patient model for decision support in model based medicine and Yihan Deng(DPM) on the topic “Summarization of EHR using information extraction, sentiment analysis and word clouds“.