CARS Best Paper Award for Mathias Neugebauer

Fraunhofer MEVIS researcher Dr.-Ing. Mathias Neugebauer was awarded with the Best Paper Award (1st Prize) at the 29th International Congress for Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS), held from June 24 to 27 in Barcelona, Spain.

He received the award endowed by KUKA for his submission “Interactive Virtual Stent Planning for the Treatment of Aortic Isthmus Stenosis”. The paper results from joint work between the Pediatric Cardiology at the University Hospital Erlangen, the German Heart Institute in Berlin, and Fraunhofer MEVIS within the EU-funded project CARDIOPROOF. The described method enables medical experts to try out different stenting strategies and easily generate a deformed vessel geometry for usage in flow simulation or similar virtual planning pipelines. The deformation is suggested automatically and can be altered in real-time through a small, application-derived set of parameters.