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

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Dr. rer. nat. Dipl.-Inf. Univ. Patrick Wucherer

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Associated member of GSB

Project leader Research Group Simulation in Medical Education (SiME?)

Address: NARVIS lab
Chirurgische Klinik und Poliklinik – Innenstadt
Nußbaumstraße 20
80336 München
Telephone: +49.89.44005.4368

Research Interests

  • Computer Aided Surgery / Image Guided Surgery
  • Nuclear Imaging
  • Surgical Workflow
  • Procedure Pre-Op Planning Applications
  • Deformable Image Registration
  • Segmentation
  • Intraoperative Usability
  • Simulation of Medical Imaging
  • Surgical Simulators
  • Medical Education
  • Medical Team Training

Theses, SEPs, and IDPs under my (Co-)Supervision


Please contact me if you would like to come up with your own topic related to any of my research interests. Looking forward to getting to know you!

  • Cement diffusion real-time simulation?, DA/MA/BA




  • 10/2007 - 09/2008: Stay abroad
    University of Arizona - Tucson, AZ, USA
    Studies in Computer Science

  • 10/2005 - 04/2010:
    Technische Universität München - Munich, Germany
    Studies in Computer Science (minor Medicine)
    Graduated as Diplom-Informatiker Univ. (equivalent to a M.Sc. in Computer Science).

  • 10/2003 - 09/2005:
    Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg - Freiburg, Germany
    Studies in Computer Science (minor Medicine)

Education @ CAMP

  • Interdisciplinary project (IDP) Semiautomatic segmentation of tumors in Positron Emission Tomography
    supervised by Ralph Bundschuh and Prof. Dr. Nassir Navab
    Ziel der Arbeit ist die semiautomatische Tumorsegmentierung in Positronen Emissions Tomographie (PET) Daten. Der Basis-Teil des Projektes besteht aus der Implementierung von bereits ausgesuchten Segmentierungsalgorithmen, dem Auffinden weiterer Algorithmen (Literatur- Recherche) für die spezifische Problemstellung, der Erweiterung zur Analyse von dynamischen (4D) PET Daten.



P. Stefan, , P. Wucherer, S. Habert, J. Fuermetz, S. Weidert, E. Euler, U. Eck, M. Lazarovici, M. Weigl, N. Navab
Team training and assessment in mixed reality-based simulated operating room
Current state of research in the field of simulation in spine surgery exemplified by the ATMEOS project.
The ATMEOS-Project is supported by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) grant NA 620/301.
N. Leucht, S. Habert, P. Wucherer, S. Weidert, N. Navab, P. Fallavollita
Augmented Reality for Radiation Awareness
International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), 2015 (bib)
M. Weigl, P. Stefan, K. Abhari, P. Wucherer, P. Fallavollita, M. Lazarovici, S. Weidert, K. Catchpole
Intra-operative disruptions, surgeon mental workload, and technical performance in a full-scale simulated procedure
Surgical Endoscopy (bib)
R. Eagleson, P. Wucherer, P. Stefan, Y. Duschko, S. deRibaupierre, C. Vollmar, P. Fallavollita, N. Navab
Collaborative Table-Top VR Display for Neurosurgical Planning
IEEE Virtual Reality (bib)
P. Wucherer, P. Stefan, K. Abhari, P. Fallavollita, M. Weigl, M. Lazarovici, A. Winkler, S. Weidert, T. Peters, S. deRibaupierre, R. Eagleson, N. Navab
Vertebroplasty Performance on Simulator for 19 Surgeons Using Hierarchical Task Analysis
IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (bib)
P. Fallavollita, A. Winkler, S. Habert, P. Wucherer, P. Stefan, Riad Mansour, R. Ghotbi, N. Navab
'Desired-View' controlled positioning of angiographic C-arms
Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions (MICCAI), Boston, September 2014 (bib)
P. Wucherer, P. Stefan, S. Weidert, P. Fallavollita, N. Navab
Task and Crisis Analysis during Surgical Training
International Journal for Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (IJCARS) (bib)
P. Stefan, P. Wucherer, Y. Oyamada, Ma Meng, A. Schoch, , , , , M. Weigl, , P. Fallavollita, H. Saito, N. Navab
An AR Edutainment System Supporting Bone Anatomy Learning
IEEE Virtual Reality (bib)
S. Weidert, P. Wucherer, P. Stefan, S.P. Baierl, M. Weigl, M. Lazarovici, P. Fallavollita, N. Navab
A Vertebroplasty simulation environment for medical education.
Bone Joint J, 2013 (bib)
P. Wucherer, P. Stefan, S. Weidert, P. Fallavollita, N. Navab
Development and procedural evaluation of immersive medical simulation environments
The 4th International Conference on Information Processing in Computer-Assisted Interventions (IPCAI), Heidelberg, Germany, June 26, 2013 (bib)
S. Weidert, P. Wucherer, P. Stefan, P. Fallavollita, E. Euler, N. Navab
Vertebroplasty medical simulation learning environment
International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, Orlando, June 2013 (bib)
P. Wucherer, C. Bichlmeier, M. Eder, L. Kovacs, N. Navab
Multimodal Medical Consultation for Improved Patient Education
Proceedings of Bildverarbeitung fuer die Medizin (BVM 2010), Aachen, Germany, March 2010 (bib)

Research Projects

Research Group: Assessment and Training of Medical Expert with Objective Standards (ATMEOS)

Research Group: Assessment and Training of Medical Expert with Objective Standards (ATMEOS)

In highly dynamic and complex high-risk domains - such as surgery - systematic training in the relevant skills is the basis for safe and high-quality performance. Traditionally, assessment and training in surgery traditionally concentrated upon proficiency and acquisition of surgeons' technical skills. As the fundamental impact of non-technical skills - such as communication and coordination - is increasingly acknowledged for safe delivery of surgeries comprehensive training approaches are missing. The overall aim of the project is to investigate a novel learning environment for the assessment and training of both technical and non-technical skills of entire multidisciplinary operating room (OR) teams.

Augmented Reality Supported Patient Education and Consultation

Augmented Reality Supported Patient Education and Consultation

The project Augmented Reality Supported Patient Education and Consultation (Augmented Reality unterstützte Operationsaufklärung) aims at developing Augmented Reality (AR) supported communication tools for patient education. The development of the targeted systems involves disciplines reaching from image registration, human computer interaction and in-situ visualization to instructional design and perceptual psychology. As a primary clinical application, we determined breast reconstruction in plastic surgery.

MeTaTop A Multi Sensory Table Top System for Medical Procedures

MeTaTop A Multi Sensory Table Top System for Medical Procedures

A tabletop system in medical environments can be used for interactive and collaborative analysis of patient data but also as a multimedia user interface within sterile space. For preoperative planning physicians in charge with a particular patient meet to discuss the medical case and plan further steps for therapy. For this reason, they could collaboratively view and browse through all kind of available medical imaging data with the tabletop system. Alternatively such a system could be a central interaction device for all kind of equippment within the OR requiring user input, however, can not be operated by the sterile surgeon. We believe that the projection of all kind of user and information interfaces on a sterile glass plane would facilitate the clinical workflow.
This project is strongly related to the Tangible Interaction Surface for Collaboration between Humans project.

3D user interfaces for medical interventions

3D user interfaces for medical interventions

This work group aims at practical user interfaces for 3D imaging data in surgery and medical interventions. The usual monitor based visualization and mouse based interaction with 3D data will not present acceptable solutions. Here we study the use of head mounted displays and advanced interaction techniques as alternative solutions. Different issues such as depth perception in augmented reality environment and optimal data representation for a smooth and efficient integration into the surgical workflow are the focus of our research activities. Furthermore appropriate ways of interaction within the surgical environment are investigated.

Title: Dr.
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Firstname: Patrick
Lastname: Wucherer
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Birthday: 26.2.1983
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Languages: English, German, French
Groups: Surgical Workflow, Registration/Visualization, Segmentation, Medical Augmented Reality
Expertise: Segmentation, Medical Augmented Reality
Position: External Phd
Status: Active
Emailbefore: p.wucherer
Room: NARVIS lab
Telephone: +49 (0)89 44005 4368

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