Embedded in a worldwide network of clinical and academic partners, Fraunhofer MEVIS develops real-world software solutions for image and data supported early detection, diagnosis, and therapy. Strong focus is placed on cancer as well as diseases of the circulatory system, brain, breast, liver, and lung. The goal is to detect diseases earlier and more reliably, tailor treatments to each individual, and make therapeutic success more measurable.

In addition, the institute develops software systems for industrial partners to undertake image-based studies to determine the effectiveness of medicine and contrast agents. To reach its goals, Fraunhofer MEVIS works closely with medical technology and pharmaceutical companies, providing solutions for the entire chain of development from applied research to certified medical products.


25 Years Fraunhofer MEVIS: An Outlook into the Future

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


With our research and the development of marketable solutions for digital medicine we serve the advancement in health care.

Clinical Expertise

Our clinical network is an essential source of user feedback for evaluating the clinical relevance and feasibility of developed software solutions.


Quality Management

Fraunhofer MEVIS has operated, in Bremen since 2005 and in Lübeck since 2012, a quality management system according to the EN ISO 13485 (Medical Devices) standard with a special focus on implementing a software development process in compliance with IEC 62304.


Advisory Board

The Advisory Board counsels and supports the leadership committees of Fraunhofer MEVIS and helps to forge contacts with industry and related organizations.


Fraunhofer MEVIS’s interdisciplinary focus incorporates medicine, science, and industry, reflecting the institute’s operating principles and organizational structure.

Software Platform

The MeVisLab development platform is a tool for highly flexible development of clinical software solutions and products. It provides an interface to the free, open source software 3D Slicer.


"Working with Fraunhofer MEVIS has been a great pleasure. We appreciate their outstanding professional competence and openness in communication."

Benjamin Haas,
Varian Medical Systems

"I think Fraunhofer MEVIS has exceptional competence and abilities to quickly make/deliver state-of-the-art software."

Frank Vijn,
Delft Imaging Systems

"With the Fraunhofer MEVIS viewer for image evaluation integrated into our Trial Connect platform, we are proud to provide universities and researchers with a highly elaborated and flexible tool supporting their sophisticated demands."

Johannes Stemmer,
Telekom Healthcare Solutions


„Fraunhofer MEVIS performed well as a team. They first listened carefully, then worked straight forward, while being responsive and oriented towards solutions and clinical issues. They helped our project run successfully.“

Prof. Dr. med. Roland Brüning,
Asklepios Klinik Barmbek