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

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Real-time fusion of ultrasound and gamma probe for navigated localization of malignancy

Real-time fusion of ultrasound and gamma probe for navigated localization of malignancy

In medical collaboration with:
PD Dr. Andreas Buck, Oberarzt, Nuklearmedicine, Klinikum rechts der Isar, TUM, Munich, Germany

Scientific Director: Nassir Navab

Contact Person(s): Nassir Navab

In industrial collaboration with:
Dr. Farhad Daghighian, President, IntraMedical Imaging LLC, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Thomas Wendler, CTO, SurgicEye GmbH, Munich, Germany

Keywords: Molecular Imaging, Computer-Aided Surgery, Medical Augmented Reality


Intra-operative localization of non-superficial cancerous lesions in non-hollow organs like liver, kidney, etc is currently facilitated by intra-operative ultrasound (IOUS) and palpation. This yields a high rate of false positives due to benign abnormal regions and thus unnecessary resections with increased complications and morbidity. In this project we integrate functional nuclear information from gamma probes with IOUS, to provide a synchronized, real-time visualization that facilitates the detection of active tumors and metastases intra-operatively. The bet of this project is that the inclusion of an advanced, augmented visualization provides more reliability and confidence on classifying lesions prior to the resection.


J. Traub, K. Herrmann, T. Lasser, N. Navab, S. I. Ziegler, A. K. Buck, T. Wendler
Freehand SPECT/Ultrasound Fusion for Hybrid Image-guided Resection
Proceedings of RSNA 2009, Chicago, USA, December 2009 (bib)
T. Wendler, T. Lasser, A. K. Buck, C. Özgür, M. Schwaiger, S. I. Ziegler, N. Navab
First in Vivo Use of a Fused Gamma Ultrasound System
Proceedings of RSNA 2008, Chicago, USA, December 2008 (bib)
T. Wendler, J. Traub, T. Lasser, M. Feuerstein, J. Vogel, S. I. Ziegler, N. Navab
Combined ultrasound and gamma probe imaging for examination of thyroid nodules
Proceedings of Annual Meeting of Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM 2008), New Orleans, USA, June 2008 (bib)
T. Wendler, M. Feuerstein, J. Traub, T. Lasser, J. Vogel, F. Daghighian, S. I. Ziegler, N. Navab
Real-time fusion of ultrasound and gamma probe for navigated localization of liver metastases
Proceedings of Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI 2007), Brisbane, Australia, October 29 - November 2007, LNCS 4792 (2), pp. 909-917 (bib)


Contact Person(s)

Nassir Navab
Prof. Dr. Nassir Navab

Working Group

Andreas Buck
Prof. Dr. Andreas Buck
Coskun Oezguer
Coskun Oezguer
Nassir Navab
Prof. Dr. Nassir Navab
Sibylle Ziegler
Prof. Dr. Sibylle Ziegler
Tobias Lasser
PD Tobias Lasser


Berenika Zaraska
Berenika Zaraska
Irene Faure de Pebeyre
Irene Faure de Pebeyre
Jakob Vogel
Dipl.-Inf. Univ. Jakob Vogel
Joerg Traub
Dr. Joerg Traub
Marco Feuerstein
Dr. Marco Feuerstein
Thomas Wendler
Dr. Thomas Wendler


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.

internal project page

Please contact Nassir Navab for available student projects within this research project.

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