ICCAS once again took part in the Leipzig Corporate Run for University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine yesterday. Under tropical conditions, the ICCAS team focused not only on personal best times but also on team spirit and sporting fun. With over 20,000 runners from 1,000 companies, this year’s event achieved a new participation record. Thanks to more than 600 running enthusiasts, the University Medicine was once again awarded the title “Most Sporty Company”.
At this year’s Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery – Congress (CARS), which takes place in Rennes (France) from June 18 to 21, the MAI team enriches the IFCARS / SPIE / ISCAS Joint Workshop “Digital Operating Room”: Prof. Thomas Neumuth gives an invited lecture on artificial intelligence and machine learning in the operating room of the future. Johann Berger and Juliane Neumann present research results on the networking of medical devices based on IEEE and the SDC interface.
Marianne Maktabi (MIB group) talks about tissue classification based on hyperspectral data during a further congress session.
At the Joint International Symposium for Focused and Therapeutic Ultrasound (EUFUS/ISTU) in Barcelona (Spain), scientists from the SONO-RAY project present results on robot-assisted and MR-guided focused ultrasound hyperthermia at the exhibition booth and in poster presentations. Furthermore, project leader Prof. Andreas Melzer acts as congress co-chair and chair of two panels. Group leader Dr. Lisa Landgraf is chair of the session ‘Therapy Ultrasound’.
This year’s 27th Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery (EAES) takes place in Sevilla (Spain). Johann Berger will present the results of the work on “Modelling a Collaborative Robot with the IEEE 11073 SDC Standard for Combined Focused Ultrasound and Radiation Therapy” at the Technology Symposium, on June 12. On June 14, Martin Kasparick and Prof. Thomas Neumuth from the OR.NET e.V. present the OR.NET-EAES declaration on medical device interoparability to surgeons.
The “100. German Congress of Radiology” is the next specialist forum where the results of the SONO-RAY-group will be presented. Here, Dr. Lisa Landgraf is holding a lecture on the successful radiosensitization of tumor cells in vitro by Focused Ultrasound Hyperthermia (FUS-HT) on May 31.
Dr. Claire Chalopin successfully completed her habiliation process. Congratulations!
Her postdoctoral thesis deals with the technical development of intraoperative 3D ultrasound with contrast medium and dynamic infrared thermography (DIRT) for neurosurgery. The imaging technique shows promising results for the visualization of structures and the assessment of tissue perfusion, but needs to be more optimally integrated into the surgical workflow. In addition, computer assistants will support the analysis of the imaging data.
The Annual Conference of the “Society for Neonatology and Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine” (GNPI) takes place in Leipzig from May 23 to 25. There, the Fritz Stephan GmbH presents a new user interface, that has evolved in the EMU-project – Development of a novel multimodal ventilation system based on Electroimpedance Imaging (EIT) – in cooperation with the Life Support Systems-group (LSS). In addition to ventilation parameters, the user interface for the EIT- and respiratory device can also display distributions of ventilation- and blood circulation in the thorax. It gives the physician a faster and more comprehensive overview of the patient’s ventilatory situation.
The SONO-RAY group will give a lecture at the 33rd Annual Conference of the “European Society for Hyperthemic Oncology” (ESHO) in Warsaw (Poland). Xinrui Zhang talks about cancer cell treatment with focused ultrasound (FUS) as a tool to generate precise and non-invasive hyperthermia and sensitize cancer cells for radiation therapy. In human prostate cancer cells a significant loss of the cell vitality after combination therapy could be proven.