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Projects Phase 3 (2009-2013)

01 Computer Aided and Image Guided Support for the Treatment of Neurodegeneration and Brain Tumours

explores the potential of focused ultrasound for targeted drug delivery through temporal opening of the blood-brain barrier in view of clinical studies for Alzheimer treatment. In addition, basic and clinical research in glioma formation and image-guided tumor surgery will be carried out.

02 Ophthalmology

addresses micro-instrumented minimal invasive surgery and will investigate the utility of micro-robots for drug deposition. The project explores 3D stereoscopic navigation procedures for retinal treatment and the use of biomechanical models for better planning of corneal surgery.

03 Patient Specific Intervention Planning in CMF Surgery

aims at creating an integrated system for planning interventions in CMF surgery based on a consistent data structure for imaging, segmentation, simulation and navigation. The project investigates statistical models for segmentation of the skull and of soft tissue components, and develops a robotic system for laser osteotomy in CMF surgery.

04 Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

Concentrates on the integrated clinical systems for computer-assisted support in ORL surgery involving tissue engineering technologies and smart instrumentation. Precise navigation, size reduction and intra-operative feedback of surgical instruments are explored by the development of a miniature robot and sensor-equipped instruments.

05 The Virtual Skeleton Database

develops a database for the management of medical images and subsequently generated models of the bony anatomy. The database will provide a framework for the integration of statistical shape models. This will contribute to less invasive procedures, e.g. by reduced radiation exposure, and it will enable patient specific implant design.


Last update of project infos on 2009-09-16.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Last update 2009-09-16
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