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

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Interventional Imaging and Image Processing (IN2273)

The participants will learn the basics of interventional imaging and image processing. The focus of the lecture will be on interventional x-ray imaging technology. The lecture will cover both topics of 2D as well as 3D imaging. We will particularly focus on recent research topics such as cardiac and perfusion imaging in the interventional suite.

Administrative information

Lecturer: Dr. Stefanie Demirci, PD Dr. Markus Kowarschik

Module IN2273: 2 SWS, 3 ECTS

This lecture will be in English

Time & Location


Thursdays 12:15 - 13:45

Room MI 03.13.010 and Hörsaal E.126 at IMETUM

First lecture: 19/10/2017

Exam: 08/02/21018 1pm (30 minutes during class)
Repeat Exam: none


  • Clinical motivation (interventional radiology, neuroradiology, and cardiology)
  • Interventional imaging modalities
  • Basics of x-ray imaging
  • Angiographic imaging in 2D
  • Angiographic imaging in 3D: CT basics, CT reconstruction
  • Current topics (cardiac imaging, perfusion imaging, metal artifact reduction, etc.)


  • Classes on Dec 21, 2017 and Jan 11, 2018 will be held in Hörsaal E.126 at IMETUM. Please also notice the time change ( 11am - 2pm ).


Course Schedule

Date Topic Lecturer Material
19.10.2017 Introduction to Interventional Imaging and Image Processing Stefanie Demirci  
26.10.2017 Interventional Imaging Modalities Stefanie Demirci  
02.11.2017 canceled    
09.11.2017 Image Enhancement for X-ray Imaging Stefanie Demirci  
16.11.2017 Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Repair: State-of-the-art and future trends Dr. med Reza Ghotbi  
23.11.2017 canceled    
30.11.2017 Image Registration & Visualization Stefanie Demirci  
07.12.2017 canceled (Dies Academicus)    
14.12.2017 Navigation Concepts Stefanie Demirci  
21.12.2017 11 am - 2pm
Hörsaal E.126 at IMETUM
Tomographic Reconstruction - Part 1 Markus Kowarschik  
11.01.2018 11 am - 2pm
Hörsaal E.126 at IMETUM
Tomographic Reconstruction - Part 2 Markus Kowarschik  
18.01.2018 Imaging for Interventional Electrophysiology Procedures - Challenges and Technologies Dr. med Felix Bourier  
25.01.2018 Interventional Ultrasound and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Guillaume Zahnd  
01.02.2018 Current Trends in IIIP Research
Exam Preparation
08.02.2018 Exam    

List of references

Clinical overview papers

Imaging technology and image processing in general

  • A. Oppelt (Ed.), Imaging Systems for Medical Diagnostics, Publicis Corporate Publishing
  • H. Aichinger et al. (Ed.), Radiation Exposure and Image Quality in X-ray Diagnostic Radiology, Springer
  • T. Deserno (Ed.), Biomedical Image Processing, Springer

Vessel Filtering & Segmentation

  • A. Frangi et al.: Multiscale vessel enhancement filtering. Proc. MICCAI’98. Springer, pp. 130-137
  • D. Lesage et al.: A review of 3D vessel lumen segmentation techniques: Models, features, and extraction schemes. Medical Image Analysis 13 (2009), pp. 819-845
  • A. Frangi et al.: Model-based quantitation of 3-D magnetic resonance angiographic images. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 18.10 (1999), pp. 946-956
  • H. Li et al.: Vessels as 4-d curves: Global minimal 4-d paths to extract 3-d tubular surfaces and centerlines. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 26.9 (2007), pp. 1213-1223

Interventional Image Registration

  • G. Penney et al.: A comparison of similarity measures for use in 2-D-3-D medical image registration. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 17.4 (1998), pp. 586-595
  • S. Demirci et al.: Disocclusion-based 2D-3D registration for aortic interventions. Computers in Biology and Medicine 43.4 (2013), pp. 312-322
  • I. Reinertsen et al.: Validation of vessel-based registration for correction of brain shift. Medical Image Analysis 11.4 (2007), pp. 374-388
  • M. Groher et al.: Deformable 2D-3D registration of vascular structures in a one view scenario. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 28.6 (2009), pp. 847-860
  • K. Rohr et al.: Landmark-based elastic registration using approximating thin-plate splines. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 20.6 (2001), pp. 526-534

Image Visualization

  • K. Engel et al.: Real-Time Volume Graphics, Taylor & Francis Ltd.

Image-guided Interventions

  • T. Peters, K. Cleary (Eds.), Image-guided Interventions, Springer
  • S. Demirci et al.: 3D Stent Recovery from One X-ray Projection, Proc. MICCAI, 2011
  • D. Volpi et al.: Online Tracking of Interventional Devices for Endovascular Aortic Repair, International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery 10(6): 773-781, 2015
  • F. Milletari et al.: Fully automatic catheter localization in C-arm images using l1- Sparse Coding, Proc. MICCAI, 2014

Tomographic image reconstruction

Geometry calibration of C-arm scanners

  • R. Hartley, A Zisserman: Multiple View Geometry in Computer Vision, Cambridge University Press

Interesting web links

Title: Interventional Imaging and Image Processing
Professor: Dr. Stefanie Demirci, Dr. Markus Kowarschik
Type: Lecture
Information: 2 SWS, 3 ECTS Credits (Module IN2273)
Term: 2017WiSe

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