Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS

The Fraunhofer MEVIS leadership Horst Hahn, Tobias Preusser and Matthias Günther
Institute Director Prof. Horst Hahn and Deputies Prof. Tobias Preusser and Prof. Matthias Günther (from right to left)

25 Years Fraunhofer MEVIS: An Outlook into the Future

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Fraunhofer MEVIS vs. CORONA

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Fit for the Digital Transformation in Medicine

The University of Bremen and Fraunhofer MEVIS intensify their partnership in computer science education.

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Cardiac Function in Realtime CaFuR
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The software developed by Fraunhofer MEVIS automatically identifies the breathing and heart contraction phases in the data independent of the ECG information. This allows for a fast and easy examination of heart patients.

Medical Knowledge Through Research

Fraunhofer MEVIS develops real-world software solutions for computer-aided medicine, bridging between medical imaging, image-guided therapy, and healthcare informatics – bringing benefits to patients, customers and partners.

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Radiofrequency applicator RFA Radio Frequence Ablation in Liver Tumor
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A radiofrequency applicator is placed in a liver tumor. The expected zone of destruction caused by heat is estimated by a fast approximation method.

Software Assistance for Needle Based Intervention

SAFIR supports the whole interventional workflow from planning to assessment utilizing segmentation, registration, simulation, optimization and visualization methodology. To facilitate fast deployment of new applications targeted at specific clinical questions or scientific projects, SAFIR is designed as a modular framework, which allows for re-using information processing methods and customization of algorithms.

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histology fat deposit vacuoles
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With new image analysis technology developed by Fraunhofer MEVIS, fat deposits can be quantified automatically in entire tissue sections (marked in yellow).

Drive Tissue-Based Analysis and Provide Rich Quantitative Information

We develop innovative software solutions that measure tissue parameters across entire tissue sections automatically and precisely.

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Multicycle Real-time MRI Analysis

CaFuR enables cardiac diagnosis with real-time MRI. It consists of an accelerated MRI acquisition and a complete software solution for automated analysis.

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Automated quality assessment of MR image series.
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Automated quality assessment of MR image series.

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National Cohort in the MR Laboratory
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NAKO-Viewer in the MR lab managed by Fraunhofer MEVIS and the University of Bremen

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iPad Tablet in the Liver Surgery
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Prof. Dr. Karl Oldhafer adjusts a tablet computer to access and visualize planning data during a liver surgery.

Tablet PC Supports Liver Surgeons

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Open House at the Workshop of Digital Medicine

To celebrate the opening of the institute’s new building, Fraunhofer MEVIS is hosting a virtual event on June 18


Precise Planning for Heart Surgery: An Outlook into the Future


Integrative Clinical Decision Support: An Outlook into the Future


AI-Based Precision Pathology: An Outlook into the Future


Tumor Follow-up: An Outlook into the Future


AI-Collaboration-Toolkit: An Outlook into the Future


Minimally-Invasive Interventions: An Outlook into the Future


Physiological Imaging: An Outlook into the Future


25 Years Fraunhofer MEVIS: An Outlook into the Future

Prof. Horst Hahn, Prof. Tobias Preusser, and Prof. Matthias Günther


Kick-Off of the BMBF project EsteR

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Kick-Off of the BMBF project EsteR

On Wednesday, October 6, the virtual kick-off meeting for EsteR, a project aiming to enhance decision support of public health authorities by employing risk modeling for pandemic control, took place. The project started on July 1, 2021 and is funded for one year with 193,000 euros by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under the announcement "Prävention und Versorgung epidemisch auftretender Infektionen mit innovativer Medizintechnik".
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Launch of the AI Center for Health Care in the U Bremen Research Alliance

A virtual “AI Center for Health Care” is being established in the U Bremen Research Alliance (UBRA). For this purpose, the state of Bremen provides funds that are awarded to forward-looking projects in the UBRA. In the course of a competitive call for proposals, five projects were recently selected to receive funding in the coming years. The projects, in which Fraunhofer MEVIS is involved, will start this year.
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Virtual Open House With The Mouse at Fraunhofer MEVIS on October 3rd

Organized as digital online event, we are opening the doors and inviting kids and their parents to join a virtual tour of our MRI Center at Fraunhofer MEVIS on Sunday, October 3rd. MEVIS joins the initiative „Maus Türöffner-Tag” by the WDR „Die Sendung mit der Maus” opening doors all over Germany to discover exciting and interesting facts and sites.
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Into the MRI Tube for Art's Sake

During her residency at Fraunhofer MEVIS, media artist Eli Joteva created a remarkable installation: To obtain the material for her digital artwork, the Bulgarian lay down in an MRI scanner for hours. The result: a digital installation called “IntraBeing.“ It shows oversized organs and highly complex webs of nerves that move meditatively and mysteriously right before the viewer's eyes.
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Latest Event: Open house for kids. Come and visit our MRI center! Sunday, October 3rd

Open House With The Mouse 2021

How do we get images from the inside of mangos, melons, and lemons without slicing them?

Fairs & Conferences


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Latest Conference/Fair: Online, Barcelona Gather Town, October 7th – 9th


38th annual scientific meeting of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology