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New Artist in Residence Programme Connects Computer Assited Medicine with Education and Art

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Prof. Günther receives funding from VolkswagenStiftung

Professor Matthias Günther from the Department of Physics / Electrical Engineering at the University of Bremen and as well head of MR Imaging at Fraunhofer MEVIS receives € 100,000 within the funding initiative Experiment! by the VolkswagenStiftung.

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Machine learning to help physicians

Physicians have long used visual judgment of medical images to determine the course of cancer treatment. A new program package from Fraunhofer researchers reveals changes in images and facilitates this task using deep learning. The experts will demonstrate this software in Chicago from November 27 to December 2 at RSNA, the world’s largest radiology meeting.

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Robots help position interventional needles

Finding the ideal position for interventional needles – as used in biopsies, for instance – is a difficult and time-consuming process. This can now be performed automatically, using a robotic arm to place a needle guide for the doctor at the optimal insertion point. With robotic assistance, doctors need five minutes to position the needle, as opposed to 30 minutes with conventional techniques. The solution will be shown at the MEDICA trade fair in Düsseldorf from November 14 to 17, 2016 (Hall 10, Booth G05).

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