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INTRAOPERATIVE MULTIMODALE BILDGEBUNG

michael.unger@medizin.uni-leipzig.de

+49 341 97-12044

Background and Position

Herr Michael Unger studierte bis 2008 Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik (Automatisierungstechnik) in Leipzig. Nach dem Diplom setzte er sein Studium der Kommunikationstechnik und Automatisierungstechnik bis 2011 fort und schloss es mit dem Master of Science ab. An der HTWK Leipzig arbeitete er im Bereich der Robotik. Seit 2011 ist er als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am ICCAS in der Forschungsgruppe „Modellbasierte Automation und Integration“ tätig.

Research Areas

  • Assistenzsysteme
  • Medizinische Anwendungen der Infrarot-Thermografie

Publications

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Unger M, Hänel A, Chalopin C, Halama D. Design and evaluation of an AR-based thermal imaging system for planning reconstructive surgeries. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2024 May 24;
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Chalopin C, Pfahl A, Köhler H, Knospe L, Maktabi M, Unger M, et al. Alternative intraoperative optical imaging modalities for fluorescence angiography in gastrointestinal surgery: spectral imaging and imaging photoplethysmography. Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol. 2023 Jan 9;1–11.
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Unger M, Heinrich S, Rick M, Halama D, Chalopin C. Hologram accuracy evaluation of HoloLens 2 for thermal imaging in medical applications. Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering [Internet]. 2022 Sep 2 [cited 2023 Nov 10];8(2):193–6. Available from: https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/cdbme-2022-1050/html
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Einspänner E, Jochimsen TH, Harries J, Melzer A, Unger M, Brown R, et al. Evaluating different methods of MR-based motion correction in simultaneous PET/MR using a head phantom moved by a robotic system. EJNMMI Phys. 2022 Mar 3;9(1):15.
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Unger M. Development of surgical assistance systems based on infrared thermography. 2022.
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Berger J, Unger M, Keller J, Reich CM, Neumuth T, Melzer A. Design and validation of a medical robotic device system to control two collaborative robots for ultrasound-guided needle insertions. Front Robot AI. 2022;9:875845.
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Berger J, Unger M, Melzer A. Accuracy evaluation of two co-registered mobile robotic systems for image guided interventions. In: Biomedical Engineering / Biomedizinische Technik [Internet]. De Gruyter; 2021 [cited 2022 Jan 6]. p. 290–4. Available from: https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/bmt-2021-6044/html
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Zhang X, Landgraf L, Bailis N, Unger M, Jochimsen TH, Melzer A. Image-guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound, A Novel Application for Interventional Nuclear Medicine? J Nucl Med [Internet]. 2021 Jun 4 [cited 2021 Jun 8];jnumed.120.256230. Available from: http://jnm.snmjournals.org/lookup/doi/10.2967/jnumed.120.256230
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Zhang X, Bobeica M, Unger M, Bednarz A, Gerold B, Patties I, et al. Focused ultrasound radiosensitizes human cancer cells by enhancement of DNA damage. Strahlenther Onkol. 2021 Apr 22;
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Reich CM, Sattler B, Jochimsen TH, Unger M, Melzer L, Landgraf L, et al. Practical setting and potential applications of interventions guided by PET/MRI. Q J Nucl Med Mol Imaging [Internet]. 2021 Mar;65(1):43–50. Available from: https://www.minervamedica.it/en/journals/nuclear-med-molecular-imaging/article.php?cod=R39Y2021N01A0043
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Unger M, Berger J, Melzer A. Robot-Assisted Image-Guided Interventions. Front Robot AI. 2021;8:664622.
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Hu S, Zhang X, Unger M, Patties I, Melzer A, Landgraf L. Focused Ultrasound-Induced Cavitation Sensitizes Cancer Cells to Radiation Therapy and Hyperthermia. Cells. 2020 Dec 3;9(12).
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Reich CM, Sattler B, Unger M, Jochimsen T, Melzer L, Landgraf L, et al. Practical Setting and Potential Applications of Interventions Guided by PET/MRI. The Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. 2020 Oct 12;
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Reich CM. Developing an Intuitive and Feasable Setup for In-room Control During MRI-guided Interventions. 54th Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering; 2020 Sep 30; Leipzig.
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Reich CM, Unger M, Melzer L, Jochimsen T, Sattler B, Sabri O, et al. Developing an Intuitive and Feasible Setup for In-room Control During MRI-guided Interventions. Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering [Internet]. 2020 Sep 1 [cited 2020 Dec 1];6(3):280–3. Available from: https://www.degruyter.com/view/journals/cdbme/6/3/article-p280.xml
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Reich CM. Developing an Intuitive and Feasable Setup for In-room Control During MRI-guided Interventions. 32nd Annual 2020 SMIT Congress; 2020 Mar 12; Leipzig.
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Zhang X, Landgraf L, Bailis N, Unger M, Jochimsen T, Melzer A. Image-guided Focused Ultrasound, A Novel Application For Interventional Nuclear Medicine? J Nucl Med. 2020 in submission;Journal of Nuclear Medicine.
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Zhang X, Bobeica M, Unger M, Bednarz A, Gerold B, Patties I, et al. Focused ultrasound radiosensitize human cancer cells by enhancement of DNA damage. Strahlenther Onkol. 2020;
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Unger M, Berger J, Gerold B, Melzer A. Robot-assisted Ultrasound-guided Tracking of Anatomical Structures for the Application of Focused Ultrasound. In: 32nd Annual SMIT Congress. 2020.
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Unger M, Berger J, Gerold B, Melzer A. Robot-assisted Ultrasound-guided Tracking of Anatomical Structures for the Application of Focused Ultrasound. 54th Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (BMT); 2020.
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Berger J, Keller J, Unger M, Landgraf L, Melzer A. A Collaborative and Integrated Robotic System for the Application in Image-Guided Interventions. 54th Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (BMT); 2020.
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Zhang X, Landgraf L, Bailis N, Unger M, Jochimsen TH, Melzer A. Image-guided Focused Ultrasound, A Novel Application For Interventional Nuclear Medicine? J Nucl Med. 2020;
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Unger M, Berger J, Gerold B, Melzer A. Robot-assisted Ultrasound-guided Tracking of Anatomical Structures for the Application of Focused Ultrasound. Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering. 2020;
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Berger J, Unger M, Landgraf L, Melzer A. Evaluation of an IEEE 11073 SDC Connection of two KUKA Robots towards the Application of Focused Ultrasound in Radiation Therapy. Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering [Internet]. 2019 Sep 1 [cited 2019 Oct 23];5(1):149–52. Available from: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/cdbme.2019.5.issue-1/cdbme-2019-0038/cdbme-2019-0038.xml
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Unger M, Berger J, Landgraf L, Melzer A. Robotic Positioning for Image-GuidedUltrasoundInterventions. In: Tagungsband der 18 Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Computer-und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie eV. Reutlingen; 2019. p. 16–7.
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Landgraf L, Zhang X, Unger M, Patties I, Gerold B, Melzer A. 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 2019.
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Landgraf L, Zhang X, Unger M, Patties I, Melzer A. Radiosensibilisierung von Krebszellen in vitro durch fokussierte Ultraschall-Hyperthermie (FUS-HT). In 2019.
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Zhang X, Unger M, Patties I, Landgraf L, Melzer A. Focused ultrasound-induced hyperthermia as radiosensitizer for glioblastoma, prostate cancer and head and neck cancer cell lines. In Warschau; 2019.
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Zhang X, Unger M, Patties I, Landgraf L, Melzer A. Radiosensitization of human cancer cells in vitro with focused ultrasound induced hyperthermia. In 2019.
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Zhang X, Unger M, Patties I, Landgraf L, Melzer A. Focused ultrasound radiosensitize prostate cancer cells in vitro. In Heilbronn; 2019.
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Zhang X, Unger M, Patties I, Landgraf L, Melzer A. In Vitro Focused Ultrasound Hyperthermia (HT) for Radiosensitization of Human Cancer Cells. In Barcelona; 2019.
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Zhang X, Unger M, Patties I, Landgraf L, Melzer A. In vitro radiosensitization of human cancer cells with focused ultrasound induced hyperthermia. In Frankfurt; 2019.
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Unger M, Markfort M, Halama D, Chalopin C. Automatic detection of perforator vessels using infrared thermography in reconstructive surgery. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2019;14(3):501–7.
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Unger M, Black D, Fischer NM, Neumuth T, Glaser B. Design and evaluation of an eye tracking support system for the scrub nurse. Int J Med Robot. 2019;15(1):e1954.
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Unger M, Black D, Fischer NM, Neumuth T, Glaser B. Design and evaluation of an eye tracking support system for the scrub nurse. The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery [Internet]. 2018 Sep 4 [cited 2018 Sep 6];e1954. Available from: http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/rcs.1954
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Black D, Unger M, Fischer N, Kikinis R, Hahn H, Neumuth T, et al. Auditory display as feedback for a novel eye-tracking system for sterile operating room interaction. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2018 Jan;13(1):37–45.
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Berger J, Unger M, Landgraf L, Neumuth T, Melzer A. Towards integration of robotics for focused ultrasound (FUS) surgery and radiation therapy into the clinical treatment process. In: 26th international EAES congress. London, UK; 2018.
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Black D, Unger M, Fischer N, Kikinis R, Hahn H, Neumuth T, et al. Auditory display as feedback for a novel eye-tracking system for sterile operating room interaction. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2018 Sep 25];13(1):37–45. Available from: http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11548-017-1677-3
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Berger J, Unger M, Keller J, Bieck R, Landgraf L, Neumuth T, et al. Natural User Interaction for Collaborative Robot-Assisted Needle Targeting. Hamlyn Symposium; 2018.
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Berger J, Unger M, Landgraf L, Zhang X, Hu S, McLeod D, et al. Towards integrating robotics for combined focused ultrasound and radiation therapy into the treatment process. In Nashville, USA; 2018.
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Berger J, Unger M, Jochimsen T, Sattler B, Roy U, Landgraf L, et al. Concepts for robot-assisted focused ultrasound to support radiation therapy. In: FUS Foundation symposium. Reston Virginia, USA; 2018.
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Zhang X, Landgraf L, Unger M, Roy U, Patties I, McLeod D, et al. Focused ultrasound-induced hyperthermia and radiation therapy for combined treatment of brain and prostate cancer cells in vitro. In Seoul, Korea; 2018.
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Zhang X, Landgraf L, Unger M, Roy U, Patties I, McLeod D, et al. Focused ultrasound-hyperthermia and radiation therapy for combined treatment of brain and prostate tumors – preliminary studies in vitro. In: FUS Foundation symposium. Reston Virginia, USA; 2018.
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Berger J, Unger M, Jochimse T, Sattler B, Landgraf L, Sabri O, et al. Approaches to support radiation therapy by robot-assisted focused ultrasound. In Seoul, Korea; 2018.
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Berger J, Unger M, Keller J, Bieck R, Landgraf L, Neumuth T, et al. Kollaborative Interaktion für die roboterassistierte ultraschallgeführte Biopsie. In: CURAC Tagungsband. 2018.
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Berger J, Unger M, Landgraf L, Bieck R, Neumuth T, Melzer A. Assessment of Natural User Interactions for Robot-Assisted Interventions. In: Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering. 2018.
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Unger C. Structured Collection of Patient Data for Decision Support Systems by the Example of a Probabilistic-Graphical Model for Laryngeal Cancer Therapy. 2018.
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Berger J, Unger M, Landgraf L, Bieck R, Neumuth T, Melzer A. Assessment of Natural User Interactions for Robot-Assisted Interventions. Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering [Internet]. 2018 [cited 2018 Sep 24];4(1):165–8. Available from: https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/cdbme.2018.4.issue-1/cdbme-2018-0041/cdbme-2018-0041.xml
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Unger M, Landgraf L, Berger J, Zhang X, Xu D, Neumuth T, et al. Concept for integrating a MR-compatible robotic arm into the clinical infrastructure. In Leipzig, Germany; 2017.
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Westphal P, Hilbert S, Unger M, Chalopin C. Development of a tool-kit for the detection of healthy and injured cardiac tissue based on MR imaging: Software tool for the visualization of injured cardiac tissue. Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering [Internet]. 2017 Sep 7 [cited 2021 May 3];3(2):195–8. Available from: https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/cdbme-2017-0041/html