SIBB Health-IT Talk: Image Processing

DEZ 2018


Berlin, Germany

The monthly Health-IT Talk of the “Interessenverband für Unternehmen der IT- und Internetwirtschaft in Berlin und Brandenburg” (SIBB e. V.) offers an opportunity for exchange on the digitization of the health economy. At the Health-IT Talk: Image Processing, Jean-Claude Rosenthal and Eric Wisotzky, researchers at Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute, give a lecture on 3D analysis with measurement and hyperspectral analysis with tissue differentiation.

In recent years, imaging diagnostics in medicine has become significantly more important. This is not least due to the advances in image processing. Novel methods of analysis, e.g. neuronal networks, provide amazing results and support both the diagnostician in the diagnostic evaluation and the therapist in the treatment. The risks in microscopic procedures can be reduced if the treating physicians have as much information as possible about the area to be operated on.

The smaller these areas are, the more important will reliable assistance systems be. The aim of Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute is to develop these intraoperative aids for ENT surgery. For this purpose, a novel procedure for multispectral tissue differentiation is being developed, for example to distinguish between tumor and nerve tissue. In addition, the microscopic 3D system allows image-based 3D measurement to support the insertion of middle ear prostheses to restore hearing.

The acquired image data is processed with the help of specifically developed algorithms and provided with Augmented Reality (AR) information. In this way, multispectral imaging, image-based 3D measurement, and true-to-scale augmentation of clinical image data are combined to form a novel multimodal imaging system. The completely digital surgical microscopy system also can also be used as a low-latency telemedicine application to obtain the expertise of physicians in remote areas. Doctors can work immersively with the image data during a surgery and make collaborative decisions. Thereby, complications can be reduced and surgery times can be decreased.

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