Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

Invited Talk by Prof. Joachim Hornegger

Prof. J. Hornegger

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Hornegger
Head of the Patter Recognition Lab
Department of Computer Science
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg

  • Date: Friday, March 30, 2012
  • Time: 14:00
  • Location: IMETUM Hörsaal 1.126, Boltzmannstr. 11, Garching

Interventional Perfusion Imaging


Computed tomography is rather advanced and experienced an immense innovation boost in the last decade. Nowadays reconstruction algorithms for rigid objects exhibit excellent image quality. Contrast and spatial resolution are sufficient for many diagnostic and interventional procedures. One out of many, but very demanding open problems in interventional imaging is still the three-dimensional reconstruction of perfusion processes using C-arm devices. The impact of such a system would be outstanding: perfusion measurements could be done during interventions using the existing imaging equipment. In this talk I will present initial algorithmic and clinical results for C-arm perfusion imaging in the interventional suite.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Hornegger graduated in Theoretical Computer Science/Mathematics (1992) and received his Ph.D. degree in Applied Computer Science (1996) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany). His Ph.D. thesis was on statistical learning, recognition, and pose estimation of 3D objects. Joachim was an assistant professor at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (1996/97), a visiting scientist at the Technion (Haifa, Israel), a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA, USA), and a visiting scholar and lecturer at Stanford University (Stanford, CA, USA) in the academic year 1997/98. In 1998 he joined Siemens Medical Solutions Inc., where he was working on 3D angiography. In Nov. 2001 Joachim was promoted to director of medical image processing, and in March 2003 director of imaging systems. In parallel to his responsibilities in industry he was a lecturer at the Universities of Erlangen (1998-1999), Eichstaett-Ingolstadt (2000), and Mannheim (2000-2003). Joachim is the author and coauthor of more than 50 scientific publications including a monography on applied pattern recognition and a book on statistical object recognition. Besides his education in computer science, in 2003 Joachim also achieved a diploma in Advanced Management (Cross Functional and General Management, Entrepreneurship, Accounting and Controlling) from the Fuqua School of Business (Duke University, NC, USA) and Siemens. In Oct. 2003 Joachim became Professor of Medical Image Processing at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and since Oct. 2005 he is a chaired professor heading the Chair of Pattern Recognition. His main research topics are currently medical image processing, medical vision, image registration, sensor data fusion, and digital sports. Prof. Joachim Hornegger is a member of the Chief Organization Committee of the Max-Planck-Research School on Optics and Imaging, the Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies, SFB 532 (project lead), SFB 603 (project lead), IEEE Computer Society, GI.

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