29 September 2015
For years, ICCAS has included papers in the scientific program of the Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (DGBMT). This time, ICCAS researchers held two sessions of their own. During the first session headed by Professor Thomas Neumuth and Dr. Claire Chalopin, a prototype system for computer-assisted neurosurgery was explained. The clinicians suggested harnessing the system’s mobility for applications outside the operating room, such as at the bedside. Other presentations dealt with the situational involvement of technology in operations to support surgery, standardized semantic workflow modeling, and a concept for displaying process and situation related information in an operating network.
The second session chaired by Professor Andreas Melzer and Professor Thomas Neumuth addressed a general concept for the development of model-guided clinical decision support systems. One paper dwelt on model-based brain tumor segmentation using intraoperative ultrasound images. Furthermore, Professor Melzer explained the applications of magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound as a computer-assisted theranostic method.
The DGBMT promotes cooperation between scientists, engineers and physicians in research, development, application and teaching. It supports the transfer of knowledge between different disciplines in biomedical technology and works towards the rapid translation of new technologies into clinical applications. The annual DGBMT conference is an important platform for these aims.