Division of Medical and Biological Informatics
Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Meinzer
Research in our division aims at improving diagnostic methods and treatment planning based on imaging technologies such as computer tomography, magnetic resonance tomography, and ultrasound. To this end, we are translating two-dimensional images into interactive three- or four-dimensional visualizations.
The present focus of our work is liver surgery planning and the development of diagnostic methods for heart disease. In the process, we are closely collaborating with the Heidelberg University Clinics and various engineering institutes.
To facilitate integration of different kinds of imaging software into clinical practice, we are developing special communication interfaces and applications for telemedicine.
Another project group of our division is developing computer-assisted simulation methods for visualizing cell growth and differentiation, e.g., during organ development.
Maier-Hein L, Franz AM, dos Santos TR, Schmidt M, Fangerau M, Meinzer H-P, Fitzpatric JM: Convergent Iterative Closest-Point Algorithm to Accomodate Anisotropic and Inhomogenous Localization Error. IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence 34 (8), 1520-1532, 2012.
Maier-Hein (Fritzsche) KH, Brunner R, Lutz K, Henze R, Parzer P, Feigl N, Kramer J, Meinzer HP, Resch F, Stieltjes B: Disorder-specific white matter alterations in adolescent borderline personality disorder. Biological Psychiatry, BPS-D-12-01466R2, 2013.
Heimann T, van Ginneken B, Styner MA, et al. : Comparison and Evaluation of Methods for Liver Segmentation From CT Datasets. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 28 (8), 1251-1265, 2009.
Nolden M, Zelzer S, Seitel A, Wald D, Müller M, Franz AM, Maleike D, Fangerau M, Baumhauer M, Maier-Hein L, Maier-Hein KH, Meinzer HP, Wolf I: The Medical Imaging Interaction Toolkit: challenges and advances. International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 1-14, 2013.