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

PicoSEC - Endoscopic PET and Ultrasound Imaging

PicoSEC - Endoscopic PET and Ultrasound Imaging

In medical collaboration with:
Klinikum rechts der Isar

In academic collaboration with:
European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), SWITZERLAND
Technical University TU-DELFT, NETHERLANDS
Stiftung Deutsches Electronen-Synchrotron (DESY), GERMANY
Laboratorio de Instrumentacao e Fisica Experimental de Particulas (LIP), PORTUGAL
University Milano Bicocca (UNIMIB), ITALY

Scientific Director: Prof. Nassir Navab and Dr. Benjamin Frisch

Contact Person(s): Amit Shah

In industrial collaboration with:
Fibercryst SAS Villeurbanne, FRANCE
Kloe SA, Montpellier, FRANCE
STMicroelectronics, ITALY
*SurgicEye *GmbH,Munchen, GERMANY

Keywords: Registration / Visualization, Segmentation, Medical Imaging, Molecular Imaging, Past Projects, IFL


PICOSEC (Pico-second Silicon photomultiplier-Electronics- & Crystal research) is an European Marie Curie training project. It aims to bring together early career researchers and experienced colleagues from across Europe, to take part in a structured, integrated and multidisciplinary training program for young researchers in an R&D project geared to develop a new class of ultra-fast photon detectors in PET and HEP. This R&D will be the core activity of a TOF-PET development for clinical applications and would open new perspectives in medical imaging and hence in the quality of patient treatment. The Consortium is composed of public and private organizations and based on a common research program, aiming to increase the skills exchange between public and private sectors.
The overall project is divided in to different work packages that focus on specific aims while working towards common project goal. Our work package (WP) 5 has been assigned with the following tasks,
1. Provide tracking solutions for flexible endoscopy, trans-rectal ultrasound probe (TRUS), and endoscopic imaging devices, and evaluate their robustness and accuracy.
2. Based on tracking and imaging data, reconstruct volumes of interest from flexible endoscopic or TRUS detectors.
3. For orientation, guidance to specific regions of interest, and, where appropriate, through specific scanning protocols, provide navigation solutions.


A. Cserkaszky, M. Zvolsky, B. Frisch, T. Wendler
Simulation Framework for Novel Medical Applications
IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Seattle, USA, November 2014 (bib)

Clinical Relevance

The target applications for are Prostate cancer and Pancreas Cancer imaging for staging and guiding biopsy. Prostate cancer is one of the highest occurring cancers in males in western world. Nevertheless, there are very good chances of patient survival if it is detected at early stage. For this purpose, prostate imaging is very crucial in screening and treatment planning. On the other hand it is extremely difficult to image Pancreas with exiting PET technologies. The endoscopic PET would be certainly an advantage in this particular application.


Contact Person(s)

Amit Shah
M.Sc. Amit Shah

Working Group

Amit Shah
M.Sc. Amit Shah
Benjamin Frisch
Dr. Benjamin Frisch
Nassir Navab
Prof. Dr. Nassir Navab
Pascal Fallavollita
Dr. Pascal Fallavollita


Technische Universität München
Institut für Informatik / I16
Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching bei München

Tel.: +49 89 289-17058
Fax: +49 89 289-17059
Visit our lab at Garching.

Klinikum rechts der Isar
der Technischen Universitüt München
Ismaninger Str. 22
81675 München

IFL Lab - Room: 01.3a-c
Tel.: +49 89 4140-6457
Fax: +49 89 4140-6458
Visit our lab at Klinikum rechts der Isar.

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Please contact Amit Shah for available student projects within this research project.

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