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MIC – Grand Round: Rapid Prototyping of Ultrasound-Guided Interventions


06. Dezember 2017


Medical University of Vienna
BT 88, Rektoratsgebäude, 2nd floor
Spitalgasse 23, 1090 Vienna


Event zum Kalender hinzufügen (ICAL)


Gabor Fichtinger, PhD
Professor and Cancer Care Ontario Research Chair in Cancer Imaging; Director of the School of Computing, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada

Tracked ultrasound guidance is powerful concept that has been making impact on many minimally invasive procedures.  A small number of commercial navigation systems have emerged during the past decade or so, but the potential of computer-assisted ultrasound-guided interventions is yet to be realized.  Our goal is to provide an open-source, easily configurable software platform for rapid prototyping and early clinical translation of image-guided intervention systems, particularly with ultrasound imaging. The talk will introduce the SlicerIGT ( for prototyping turn-key applications and the underlying Public Library for Ultrasound Toolkit ( that provides supporting infrastructure for the application systems. Following a brief outline of structure and functionality, series of use cases will illustrate the power and versatility of the open-source application prototyping platform.

Gabor Fichtinger received the doctoral degree in computer science from the Technical University of Budapest, Budapest, Hungary, in 1990. He is a Professor in the School of Computing, with cross appointments in Surgery, Pathology, Mechanical & Material Engineering, and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, where he directs the Percutaneous Surgery Laboratory ( His research specializes on medical imaging and computer-assisted surgery and interventions, primarily for cancer diagnosis and therapy. He holds a Cancer Care Ontario Research Chair in Cancer Imaging, he is the Fellow IEEE and MICCAI; Associate Editor of IEEE TBME, IJCARS and MedIA. ~gabor/