ICCAS invites all interested parties to join the next ICCAS colloquium lecture of PD Dr.-Ing. habil. Heiko Enderling on “Quantitative personalized oncology – mathematical models for precision radiotherapy” on 20 November, 2017. Heiko Enderling ist Director for Education and Outreach of the Departments „Integrated Mathematical Oncology“ and „Radiation Oncology“ at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center Florida as well as extraordinary professor at Morsani College of Medicine of the University of South Florida.
Date: Monday, 20.11.2017
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Venue: Leipzig University Hospital, Liebigstraße 20, Room Justus von Liebig 0015/0016 (Glaskasten)
Notes at Children's University | © Katharina Eisermann
At the end of October, Prof. Neumuth gave 8 to 12 years old kids an inside into the future of operating rooms at Leipzig’s children university. Main topic of the demonstrative lecture were robots – what they are able to do nowadays, how they support the medical professionals before, during and after an operation and their advantages compared to humans.
Prof. Neumuth and the kids in the Audimax-hall at Leipzig University | © Katharina Eisermann
Many questions | © Katharina Eisermann
Hall at Augusteum of Leipzig University | © Katharina Eisermann
ICCAS joined the 29th conference of the international Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (iSMIT) in Torino in the beginning of November. Prof. Melzer was chair of the sessions ‘Image Guided Surgery,‘Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology and Surgery’ as well as ‘New tools for laparoscopy and interventional radiology’. Additionally, he gave a lecture on the ‘Role of multitasking platforms’. Prof. Neumuth introduced the advantages of ‘AI to improve the workflow in a fully integrated operating room on the example of the project OR.net.’
Richard Bieck demonstrates the system RoboDirect at MEDICA 2017
From November 13 – 16, ICCAS presents the comuter assisted robot system ‘RoboDirect’ at MEDICA 2017 in Düsseldorf. RoboDirect should be used for punctures, biopsies or ablations. It supports surgeons or interventional radiologists to optimize the guidance of instruments during image-guided minimal-invasive interventions. This sould reduce stresses and strains for patients and physicians and thus increase precision and efficiency in the long term.
Prof. Neumuth opens the MoVE kick-off meeting
Mid-October 2017, the kick-off meeting of the project Modular Validation Environment for Medical Device Networks (MoVE) with all project partners took place in Leipzig. MoVE is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for a period of 24 months and is coordinated by the OR.Net e.V. with Prof. Thomas Neumuth as project leader. In recent years, the integration and networking of medical devices have become indispensable elements of modern operating rooms. Currently the market is dominated by closed solutions of international producers. For small and medium-sized medical technology manufacturers the access to the market is limited.
The objective of MoVE is the development of methods which promote the approval as well as the certification process and risk management of open networked medical products in integrated OR-environments. With MoVE a simulated environment will be created to test the networking of medical devices and software components and to validate different parameters. After completion of the project German enterprises will be worldwide the first ones to realize open networking of medical devices in the OR.
EUFUS 2017 at Salle the Pologne in Leipzig
Under the direction of Prof. Andreas Melzer, this year’s “4th European Symposium on Focused Ultrasound Therapy” (EUFUS 2017) is held in Leipzig from 26 – 27 October 2017. Experts from 11 European and 5 Asian states, as well as from USA, Canada and Australia talk and discuss about newest research results and state of the art applications in the field of Focused Ultrasound (FUS) and High intensive Focused Ultrasound (HiFU).
Opening of the Pre-conference Workshop Experimental FUS and HIFU by Prof. Melzer
The project groups of the Meta-ZIK SONO-RAY – the cooperation between ICCAS, Leipzig and OncoRay, Dresden – performed together with partners such as the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Technology (IBMT, St. Ingbert) a full-day workshop on the subject of ‘Experimantal FUS and HIFU’. About 70 international guests participated in this pre-conference event of the 4th EUFUS Symposium. Amongst other topics they could practically experience the new HIFU system at the Leipzig University Hospital, the building of an ultrasound system and the treatment of cancer cells by ultrasound.
(Deutsch) DPM Tutorial at IEEE Visualization Conference 2017
Max Rockstroh presents the „Intelligent Operating Room“.
Within a ver.di organized workshop union members and interested guests visited the “Intelligent Operating Room” (OR) at ICCAS at the end of September. The future-oriented OR consists of networked medical devices, allows an easy exchange of patient data and provides innovative information and decision assistance systems to support the daily work in hospitals. Besides the technical and medical progress, scientists and guests discussed how the medical staff can be involved to design the digital transformation.
At the annual meeting of the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS) e.V., taking place this year in Oldenburg, ICCAS contributes with a lecture on ‘Therapy Decision Support Systems’.
Date: Wed, Sep 20, 2017
Time: 09:00 – 09:15 am
Speaker: Jan Gaebel
Lecture: ‘Considering Information Up-to-Dateness to Increase the Accuracy of Therapy Decision Support Systems’