Markus Fangerau

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   The Medical Imaging Interaction Toolkit (MITK) has been available as open-source software for almost 10 years now. In this period the requirements of software systems in the medical image processing domain have become increasingly complex. The aim of this paper is to show how MITK evolved into a software system that is able to cover all steps of a(More)
Since its introduction in the early 1990s, the Iterative Closest Point (ICP) algorithm has become one of the most well-known methods for geometric alignment of 3D models. Given two roughly aligned shapes represented by two point sets, the algorithm iteratively establishes point correspondences given the current alignment of the data and computes a rigid(More)
of T1 tumours. In support of this, AQP3 has been shown to play an emerging role in other malignancies such as gastric adenocarcinoma. Moreover, abnormalities of chromosome 9p, where the AQP3 gene is located, are also commonplace in TCC, adding extra evidence for a role for AQP3. Taken together, this is the first description of a potential role for AQP3 in(More)
PURPOSE Computed tomography (CT) guided minimally invasive interventions such as biopsies or ablation therapies often involve insertion of a needle-shaped instrument into the target organ (e.g., the liver). Today, these interventions still require manual planning of a suitable trajectory to the target (e.g., the tumor) based on the slice data provided by(More)
Kurzfassung. Minimal-invasive Verfahren zur Krebsdiagnose und -therapie erfordern häufig das Einführen eines nadelförmigen Instrumentes in das Zielorgan. Um durch eine gut gewählte Nadeltrajektorie eine komplikationsfreie, schnelle Durchführung der Intervention zu erreichen, wurde in verwandten Arbeiten ein sogenanntes Contraint-Konzept für die automatische(More)
During autopsy, forensic pathologists today mostly rely on visible indication, tactile perception and experience to determine the cause of death. Although computed tomography (CT) data is often available for the bodies under examination, these data are rarely used due to the lack of radiological workstations in the pathological suite. The data may prevent(More)
Despite considerable technical and algorithmic developments related to the fields of medical image acquisition and processing in the past decade, the devices used for visualization of medical images have undergone rather minor changes. As anatomical information is typically shown on monitors provided by a radiological work station, the physician has to(More)
Kurzfassung. Ganzkörper-MRT findet im medizinischen Alltag immer mehr Anwendung in der Früherkennung und Ausbreitungsdiagnostik von Erkrankungen. Aufgrund eines erhöhten Rechenaufwandes bei bestimmten Aufnahmetechniken, wie beispielsweise dem Dixon Protokoll, kann die automatische Generierung der Ganzkörperdaten durch die Gerätekonsole nicht erfolgen, es(More)
Kurzfassung. Automatische Systeme für minimal-invasive perkutane Nadelinsertionen erfordern die Segmentierung von Risikostrukturen zur Bestimmung eines sicheren Zugangsweges. Mangels vollautomatischer Segmentierungsverfahren für alle Strukturen im Abdominalraum macht dieser Segmentierungsschritt den größten Teil der gesamten Planungsdauer aus. Um die(More)