M2CAI – the „Workshop on Modeling and Monitoring of Computer Assisted Interventions“ is part of the extensive framework program of the „International Conference on Medical Image and Computer Assisted Intervention“ (MICCAI), at which the ICCAS has been guest for years. At this year’s event, which took place at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston (USA), Bernhard Glaser (MAI) and Stefan Franke (MAI) presented their research work. The workshop offered a wide variety of contributions on analysis, modeling and application of surgical workflows.
Bernhard Glaser presented results of his investigation on “Eye-Tracking Analysis of Scrub Nurse Viewing”. The subjects of the analysis were visual axes of people who have to handle surgical instruments to identify primary sources of information and interaction patterns. Stefan Franke gave a lecture on “Online Generation of Multi-Perspective Surgical Situation Descriptions”. The project deals with the representation of various views of the ongoing operational process. Several mathematical models of the surgical process are therefore combined. By means of the constantly evaluated and adapted data the surgeon receives a more comprehensive view of the current patient status in each operating phase and can react faster and more selective.