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

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Seminar Course:
Image-guided Interventions

Markus Kowarschik, Stefanie Demirci, Séverine Habert, Amit Shah

Type: Seminar Course Module IN0013
SWS: 2+0
ECTS: 4 Credits
Location: 00.13.008
Time: See schedule below
Course Language: English


t Image-guided interventions are medical procedures that use computer-based systems to provide virtual image overlays to help the physician precisely visualize and target the surgical site. This field has been greatly expanded by the advances in medical imaging and computing power over the past 30 years. This course starts with a historical overview and then describes the component technologies of tracking, registration, visualization, and software. Clinical applications in neurosurgery, orthopedics, and the cardiac and thoracoabdominal areas are discussed, together with a description of an evolving technology named Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES). As the trend toward minimally invasive procedures continues, image-guided interventions will play an important role in enabling new procedures, while improving the accuracy and success of existing approaches. Despite this promise, the role of image-guided systems must be validated by clinical trials facilitated by partnerships between scientists and physicians if this field is to reach its full potential.


  • [2014-07-03] The students have to email their seminar reports to the supervisors by July 16th, 2014 for final grading
  • [2013-01-20] There will be a short introduction and organization meeting on Jan 30th, 2014, 17:00 in 03.13.010.
  • [2013-02-03] Link to register on TUMOnline for this course.

Seminar Topics

Chapters of the book Image-Guided Interventions: Technology and Applications

  • Overview and History of Image-Guided Interventions
  • Tracking Devices
  • Visualization in Image-Guided Interventions
  • Augmented Reality
  • Software
  • Rigid Registration
  • Non-rigid Registration
  • Model-based Image Segmentation for Image-Guided Interventions
  • Imaging Modalities
  • Neurosurgical Applications
  • Computer-Assisted Orthopedic Surgery
  • 3D Ultrasound Guidance and Robotic Assistance for Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Radiosurgery
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Assessment of Image-Guided Interventions


Each participant is required to give a 20 min presentation about a selected topic. A template for the presentation slides can be found here.


Each participant is required to prepare a report of 4-5 pages for the other participants of the seminar. A latex template for the report can be found here. The deadline for the report is one week after the presentation.



The seminar starts with an introduction meeting. Each topic will shortly be presented in this meeting. Participants are free to choose one of these topics as own assignment (this option is via until a defined deadline). Otherwise, topics will be randomly assigned.

Date Time Topic Room By Supervision Material Slides Report
30.01.2014 17:00 Introduction and Organization meeting 03.13.010 Course Tutors     Slides  
24.04.2014 18:00 Introduction to Academic Research (Selection of Presentation Dates) 03.13.010       Slides  
03.06.2014 14:00 to 16:00 First day of presentation 00.13.008          
17.06.2014 14:00 to 16:00 Second day of presentation 00.13.008          
24.06.2014 14:00 to 16:00 Third day of presentation 00.13.008          
1.07.2014 14:00 to 16:00 Fourth day of presentation 00.13.008          

Course Participants with Topics and Presentation schedule

# Participant Topic Presentation Schedule Supervision  
  Session 1: 03/06/2014
1 Thomas Hain 3D Ultrasound Guidance and Robotic Assistance for Prostate Brachytherapy 14:00 Amit Shah  
2 Caballé Vizcaíno Sandra Overview and History of Image-Guided Interventions 14:30 Severine Habert  
3 Dominic Cesnak Assessment of Image-Guided Interventions 15:00 Markus Kowarschik  
  Session 2: 17/06/2014
4 Carola Boettcher Pre-natal imaging 14:00 Severine Habert  
5 Stocker Maximilian Radiosurgery 14:30 Severine Habert  
6 Alexander Binsmaier Perfusion Imaging 15:00 Markus Kowarschik  
  Session 3: 24/06/2014
7 Manuel Ziegler Rigid Registration 14:00 Stefanie Demirci  
8 Shih Chen-Hsuan Real time Interactive MRI for guiding cardiovascular surgical interventions 14:30 Markus Kowarschik  
  Session 4: 01/07/2014
9 Probst Marco Imaging Modalities 14:00 Amit Shah  
10 Theofanis Papastergiou Neurosurgical Applications 14:30 Markus Kowarschik  
11 Rink Stefan Thoracoabdominal Interventions 15:00 Stefanie Demirci  
12 Lukas Sporrer Visualization in Image-Guided Interventions 15:30 Severine Habert  
13 Zitzmann Maximilian Intravascular Imaging 16:00 Stefanie Demirci  

Literature and Helpful Links

A lot of scientific publications can be found online.

The following list may help you to find some further information on your particular topic:

Some publishers:

Libraries (online and offline):

Some further hints for working with references:

  • JabRef is a Java program for comfortable working with Bibtex literature databases. Handy feature: if you know the PubMed ID for an article, JabRef can import data from there (via "Web Search/Medline").
  • Mendeley is a cross-platform program for organising your references.

If you find useful resources that are not already listed here, please tell us, so we can add them for others. Thanks.

* Image-Guided Interventions: Technology and Applications (Google eBook), see http://books.google.de/books?id=ObBiGIXqstgC&dq=peters+cleary+image-guided+interventions&output=html_text&source=gbs_navlinks_s

Title: Image-guided Interventions
Professor: Markus Kowarschik, Stefanie Demirci
Tutors: Severine Habert, Amit Shah
Type: Proseminar
Information: Proseminar; 4 ECTS, 2 SWS)
Term: 2014SoSe

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