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

Stefanie Demirci Dr. Stefanie Demirci

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I am an experienced scientists with a demonstrated history of working in research industry and academia. I hold a PhD in Informatics (Computer assisted medical procedures) from Technical University of Munich (TUM). I have initiated and managed numerous research and training collaborations at national and international level. Furthermore, I have been instrumental in the organization and prosperous execution of numerous national and international high-level scientific events including management of technical infrastructure, editorial activities and outreaching communications.

As of October 2018, I am a Consultant at VDI/VDE Innovation und Technik.

  • Diploma Thesis: A comparison of discriminant analysis methods for optimizing high-dimensional feature spaces (in collaboration with Siemens Corporate Technology)
  • Dissertation: New Approaches to Computer Assistance for Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Repair (download link)

Research Interests

  • Interventional image registration
  • Disocclusion in medical images
  • Medical device detection/navigation
  • Segmentation in medical treatment planning
  • Knowledge-based biomedical image analysis
  • Biomedical crowdsourcing


Professional Activity



  • Journals: Medical Image Analysis, Medical Physics, Cardiovascular Imaging, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, International Journal of CARS, Physics in Medicine and Biology, Computers in Medicine and Biology, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, European Radiology

Conferences & Workshops

Invited Talks



S. Demirci
New Approaches to Computer Assistance for Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Repairs
Technische Universtät München, 2011 (bib)

Abstract: This work presents new approaches to computer assistance for endovascular abdominal aortic repairs. In the current clinical workflow there is no technical guidance during the intervention except for two dimensional X-Ray images. Here, we introduce interventional registration methods that are able to handle such occlusions and further image dissimilarities. Thereby, contrast removal and disocclusion techniques are integrated within an image registration procedure. Furthermore, we show for the first time that a detection of the stent graft in the interventional image and a three dimensional recovery of its shape can be obtained at the same time. This allows image-based tracking of the prosthesis and simultaneous visualization within a volume rendering of the patient scan. All introduced methods are completely image based and do not require additional equipment to be introduced into the intervention room.


Computing and Visualization for Intravascular Imaging and Computer-Assisted Stenting

Editors: Simone Balocco, Maria Zuluaga, Guillaume Zahnd, Su-Lin Lee, Stefanie Demirci
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128110188
eBook ISBN: 9780128110195
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 5th December 2016
Intravascular Imaging and Computer Assisted Stenting, and Large-Scale Annotation of Biomedical Data and Expert Label Synthesis

Editors: Cardoso, J., Arbel, T., Lee, S.-L., Cheplygina, V., Balocco, S., Mateus, D., Zahnd, G., Maier-Hein, L., Demirci, S., Granger, E., Duong, L., Carbonneau, M.-A., Albarqouni, S., Carneiro, G.
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-67533-6
eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-67534-3
Imprint: Springer International Publishing
Published Date: 2017
Intravascular Imaging and Computer Assisted Stenting and Large-Scale Annotation of Biomedical Data and Expert Label Synthesis

Editors: Stoyanov, D., Taylor, Z., Balocco, S., Sznitman, R., Martel, A., Maier-Hein, L., Duong, L., Zahnd, G., Demirci, S., Albarqouni, S., Lee, S.-L., Moriconi, S., Cheplygina, V., Mateus, D., Trucco, E., Granger, E., Jannin, P.
Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-01363-9
eBook ISBN 978-3-030-01364-6
Imprint: Springer International Publishing
Published Date: 2018


S. Hariharan, N. Strobel, C. Kaethner, M. Kowarschik, S. Demirci, S. Albarqouni, R. Fahrig, N. Navab
A photon recycling approach to denoising of ultra-low dose X-ray sequences
International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery / 9th International Conference on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions (IPCAI), Berlin, Germany, June 2018. (bib)
M. Bui, F. Bourier, C. Baur, F. Milletari, N. Navab, S. Demirci
Robust Navigation Support in Lowest Dose Image Setting
International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, In Press (bib)
L. Casas, C. Muerwald, F. Achilles, D. Mateus, D. Huber, N. Navab, S. Demirci
Human Pose Estimation from Pressure Sensor Data
Bildverarbeitung fuer die Medizin 2018, pp 285-290 (bib)
J. Cardoso, T. Arbel, J. Lee, V. Cheplygina, S. Balocco, D. Mateus, G. Zahnd, L. Maier-Hein, S. Demirci, E. Granger, L. Duong, M. A. Carbonneau, S. Albarqouni, G. Carneiro
Intravascular imaging and computer assisted stenting, and large-scale annotation of biomedical data and expert label synthesis
MICCAI 2017 Workshops (bib)
S. Balocco, M. Zuluaga, G. Zahnd, S. L. Lee, S. Demirci
Computing and visualization for intravascular imaging and computer-assisted stenting
ELSEVIER Academic Press (bib)
S. Matl, R. Brosig, M. Baust, N. Navab, S. Demirci
Vascular Image Registration Techniques: A Living Review
Medical Image Analysis, Volume 35, pp. 1-7, 2017 (bib)
S. Albarqouni, S. Matl, M. Baust, N. Navab, S. Demirci
Playsourcing: A Novel Concept for Knowledge Creation in Biomedical Research
Proceedings of MICCAI Workshop on Large-scale Annotation of Biomedical data and Expert Label Synthesis, Athens, Greece, October 2016
The first two authors contribute equally to this paper.
C. Baur, S. Albarqouni, S. Demirci, N. Navab, P. Fallavollita
CathNets: Detection and Single-View Depth Prediction of Catheter Electrodes
7th International Conference on Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality (MIAR), 24-26 August, 2016, Bern, Switzerland. (Best Paper Award) (bib)
S. Albarqouni, U. Konrad, L. Wang, N. Navab, S. Demirci
Single-View X-Ray Depth Recovery: Towards a Novel Concept for Image-Guided Interventions
International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (IJCARS), 2016, June 2016, Volume 11, Issue 6, pp 873-880. (bib)
S. Albarqouni, C. Baur, F. Achilles, V. Belagiannis, S. Demirci, N. Navab
AggNet: Deep Learning from Crowds for Mitosis Detection in Breast Cancer Histology Images
IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (TMI), Special Issue on Deep Learning, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 1313 - 1321, 2016.
The first two authors contribute equally to this paper.
K. Hofschen, T. Geissler, N. Rieke, C. Schulte zu Berge, N. Navab, S. Demirci
Image Descriptors in Angiography
Workshop Bildverarbeitung fuer die Medizin (BVM), March 13-15, 2016. (bib)
M. Zweng, P. Fallavollita, S. Demirci, M. Kowarschik, N. Navab, D. Mateus
Automatic Guide-Wire Detection for Neurointerventions Using Low-Rank Sparse Matrix Decomposition and Denoising
MICCAI 2015 Workshop on Augmented Environments for Computer-Assisted Interventions (bib)
S. Virga, V. Dogeanu, P. Fallavollita, R. Ghotbi, N. Navab, S. Demirci
Optimal C-arm Positioning for Aortic Interventions
Bildverarbeitung fuer die Medizin (BVM 2015), Luebeck, Germany, March 2015 (bib)
S.-L. Lee, S. Balocco, C. Gatta, S. Demirci, G. A. Tangen
Editorial of the special issue STENT
Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, Special Issue STENT, In Press, 2015 (bib)
D. Volpi, M. H. Sarhan, R. Ghotbi, N. Navab, D. Mateus, S. Demirci
Online Tracking of Interventional Devices for Endovascular Aortic Repair
International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, June 2015, Volume 10, Issue 6, pp 773-781 (bib)
P. Maday, M. Kowarschik, S. Demirci, N. Navab
Towards blood flow quantification using dense flow volumes
R. Brosig, P. Maday, M. Kowarschik, A. Katouzian, S. Demirci, N. Navab
Blood Flow Quantification using 1D CFD Parameter Identification
Proc. SPIE 9034, Medical Imaging 2014: Image Processing, San Diego, CA, USA, Feb 19-23 2014. (bib)
Xiang Wang, S. Demirci, C. Schulte zu Berge, P. Fallavollita, N. Navab
Improved Interventional X-ray Appearance
International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), 2014 (bib)
T. Benz, M. Kowarschik, J. Endres, T. Redel, S. Demirci, N. Navab
A Fourier-Based Approach to the Angiographic Assessment of Flow Diverter Efficacy in the Treatment of Cerebral Aneurysms
IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, volume 33, issue 9, pages 1788-1802, September 2014. (bib)
S.-L. Lee, S. Demirci, P. Radeva, G. Unal
Editorial Note
Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, vol. 38, pages 69-69, 2014 (bib)
T. Aksoy, G. Unal, S. Demirci, N. Navab, M. Degertekin
Template-based CTA to X-ray Angio Rigid Registration of Coronary Arteries in Frequency Domain with Automatic X-Ray Segmentation
Medical Physics, Volume 40, Issue 10, October 2013, Pages 1903-1918 (bib)
S. Demirci, F. Manstad-Hulaas, N. Navab
Interventional 2D-3D Registration in the Presence of Occlusion
XIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, IFMBE Proceedings Volume 41, 2014, pp 277-280. (bib)
A. Schoch, B. Fuerst, F. Achilles, S. Demirci, N. Navab
A Lightweight and Portable Communication Framework for Multimodal Image-Guided Therapy
The Sixth International Workshop on Systems and Architectures for Computer Assisted Interventions (SACAI), Nagoya, Japan, September 2013 (bib)
S. Demirci, M. Baust, O. Kutter, F. Manstad-Hulaas, H-H. Eckstein, N. Navab
Disocclusion-based 2D-3D Registration for Aortic Interventions
Computers in Biology and Medicine, Volume 43, Issue 4, 1 May 2013, Pages 312-322 (bib)
T. Aksoy, S. Demirci, M. Degertekin, N. Navab, G. Unal
Template-based CTA X-ray Angio Rigid Registration of Coronary Arteries in Frequency Domain
Proc. SPIE 8671, Medical Imaging 2013: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, 867127, March 2013 (bib)
S. Demirci, A. Bigdelou, L. Wang, C. Wachinger, M. Baust, R. Tibrewal, R. Ghotbi, H-H. Eckstein, N. Navab
3D Stent Recovery from One X-ray Projection
14th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), Toronto (CA), September 18-22, 2011 (bib)
D. Ugurlu, S. Demirci, N. Navab, M. S. Celebi
A Vessel Segmentation Method for MRA Images Based on Multi-scale Analysis and Level Set Framework
3rd International MICCAI-Workshop on Computation and Visualization on (Intra)Vascular Imaging, Toronto, Canada, September 18, 2011 (bib)
S. Demirci, N. Navab
The CAMP Lab - Computer Aided Medical Procedures and Augmented Reality
SBC Journal on 3D Interactive Systems - Special Issue on VR and HCI Labs, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 28-31 (bib)
F. Manstad-Hulaas, G. A. Tangen, S. Demirci, M. Pfister, S. Lydersen, T. A. Nagelhus Hernes
Endovascular Image-Guided Navigation - Validation of Two Volume-Volume Registration Algorithms
Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies 20(5), pp. 282 - 289, 2011 (bib)
S. Demirci, G. Lejeune, N. Navab
Hybrid Deformable Model for Aneurysm Segmentation
Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, 2009. ISBI '09. IEEE International Symposium on, pp. 33-36, 2009. (bib)
M. Baust, S. Demirci, N. Navab
Stent Graft Removal for Improving 2D-3D Registration
IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), Boston, MA, USA, June 28-July 1 2009. (bib)
S. Demirci, F. Manstad-Hulaas, N. Navab
Extracting a Purely Non-Rigid Deformation Field of a Single Structure
Proceedings of Bildverarbeitung fuer die Medizin (BVM 2009), Heidelberg, Germany, March 2009 (bib)
S. Demirci, F. Manstad-Hulaas, N. Navab
Quantification of Abdominal Aortic Deformation after EVAR
Proc. SPIE 7261, Medical Imaging 2009: Visualization, Image-Guided Procedures, and Modeling, 72611U, February 2009 (bib)
S. Demirci, O. Kutter, F. Manstad-Hulaas, R. Bauernschmitt, N. Navab
Advanced 2D-3D Registration for Endovascular Aortic Interventions: Addressing Dissimilarity in Images
Proc. SPIE 6918, Medical Imaging 2008: Visualization, Image-guided Procedures, and Modeling, 69182S, February 2008 (bib)
O. Kutter, S. Kettner (=Demirci), E.U. Braun, N. Navab, R. Lange, R. Bauernschmitt
Towards an Integrated Planning and Navigation System for Aortic Stent-Graft Placement
Proc. of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS), Berlin, Germany, June 2007. (bib)
S. Kettner (=Demirci), C. Madden, R. Ziegler
Direct Rotational Interaction with a Spherical Projection
Proceedings of the Creativity&Cognition Symposium on Interaction: Systems, Practice and Theory, 2004. The original publication is available online. (bib)


European patent EP2088556 A1: "Method and system for registration to align at least one preoperative image to at least one intraoperativley acquired image"

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Firstname: Stefanie
Lastname: Demirci
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Birthday: 12.01.1981
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Languages: English, German, French, Turkish, Bavarian
Groups: Registration/Visualization, Segmentation, Medical Imaging, Computer-Aided Surgery, Crowdsourcing
Expertise: Registration/Visualization, Segmentation, Medical Imaging, Computer-Aided Surgery, 3D Interaction
Position: Scientific Staff
Status: Alumni
Emailbefore: demirci
Room: MI 03.13.057
Telephone: +49 89 289 19400
Alumniactivity: Consultant at VDI VDE Innovation & Technik
Defensedate: 12 April 2011
Thesistitle: New Approaches to Computer Assistance for Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Repairs

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