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


06. Dezember 2017
13:00 - 15:00

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

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/