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


Into the MRI Tube for Art's Sake

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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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Making operations safer with digitized data acquisition and AI

Complications can always occur during operations, sometimes resulting in death. A new project called KIPeriOP aims to minimize the risk of such complications. The project is based on digitized decision guidelines and self-learning algorithms intended to provide reliable risk assessment based on individual patient data. What is the probability that certain complications will occur, and how might they be avoided? The project is coordinated by Prof. Dr. Anja Hennemuth from the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS and Prof. Dr. Patrick Meybohm from the University Hospital of Würzburg. Clinicians from the Asklepios Medical School GmbH, the University Hospital Frankfurt and the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin are involved. They are working together with experts from the fields of AI, user guidance, ethics, and health economics.
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‘The Tides Within Us’ receives Honorary Mention at STARTS Prize 2021

The cross-sectoral project, ‘The Tides Within Us’ received an Honorary Mention at the STARTS Prize 2021
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Open House at the Workshop of Digital Medicine

It took more than six years to plan and build, but now the new building of the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS on the campus of the University of Bremen is completed. To celebrate the inauguration, the institute opens its doors, albeit only virtually due to the current pandemic. After the welcome addresses by Dr. Claudia Schilling, Bremen Senator for Science and Ports, by Alexander Kurz, Executive Vice President Human Resources, Legal Affairs, and IP Management of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, as well as by Prof. Dr. Bernd Scholz-Reiter, President of the University of Bremen, Fraunhofer MEVIS will present a sample of its current research activities. The online event will take place on Friday, June 18, from 2 to 5 pm. The event will be held in German, although the plenary session will be simultaneously interpreted into English, and some presentations will be given in English. Anna Stankiewicz (violin) and Elena Tomarchio (violoncello) from the Konsonanz chamber ensemble provide musical contributions.
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The Tides Within Us and Inside Insight


Workshop, August 12.

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Online, 16 ‑ 18 September 2021

CURAC 2021

20th annual meeting of the German Society for Computer- and Robot-Assisted Surgery