ICCAS’s research activities are geared to improving technical support in the operating theatre and speeding up workflows – and ultimately making surgery safer and more effective.

Project work at ICCAS is outlined by the four closely related areas of research Model-based Automation and Integration (MAI), Digital Patient- and Process Model (DPM), Multimodal Intraoperative Imaging (IMI) and Noninvasive Image-guided Interventions (IGI).


Modellbasierte Automation und Integration (MAI)
Digitales Patienten- und Prozessmodell (DPM)
Multimodale Bildgebende Verfahren
Multimodale Bildgebende Verfahren

Model-based Automation and Integration

Contact: Prof. Dr. Thomas Neumuth

The aims of the research area Model-based Automation and Integration (MAI) is to integrate standardized patient and process models and to make them available to surgeons before and during operations.

Digital Patient- and Process Model

Contact: PD Dr.-Ing. Steffen Oeltze-Jafra

The research field Digital Patient- and Process Model (DPM) devises ways of describing and modeling patient data and surgical workflows by using established standards.

Multimodal Intraoperative Imaging

Contact: Dr. Claire Chalopin

Objectives of the research area Multimodal Intraoperative Imaging (IMI) are the evaluation of new imaging modalities for surgical applications, the optimization of imaging devices for sterile environment in the operating room, and the development of new assistant systems for the interpretation and analysis of intraoperative image data.

Noninvasive Image-guided Interventions

Contact: Prof. Dr. Andreas Melzer

This research field Noninvasive Image-guided Interventions (IGI) deals with new processes for image guided applications in surgery and therapeutic assistant systems that do not violate the integrity of the body surface.



Finished projects: