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.
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.
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.
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.
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.