Software development for Integrated Diagnostics and Therapy (SIDT)

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The research group “SIDT” was established to facilitate  translation within the research program “Imaging and Radiooncology”. Ultimately our goal is to build bridges to overcome the gaps between state-of-the-art research and clinical application.

Thus “translation” is in two ways a defining term for SIDT. First, the domain translation: we provide software applications and IT-infrastructure for translational research and exchange between the departments. Second: the research translation: we develop dedicated software to help medical doctors in diagnostics and on therapy planning (including inter alia the development of new algorithms as well as requirements and workflow engineering).

The focus of our group is the implementation of the “service based research” concept within the research program “Imaging and Radiooncology”. This includes, amongst other, following main goals:

  • establishing a central service to exchange scientific data and access study related information.
  • introducing a service oriented architecture for software development in the research program
  • making state-of-the-art software available to medical doctors (e.g. at the National Center for Tumor Diseases Heidelberg)
  • mentoring the exchange of know-how and of software resources as well as collaborations

Next to our main project, we also have a number of dedicated research projects aimed to answer specific open questions in medical software developmement, radiooncology or radiology. These projects are mainly located in the following working fields: evaluation & optimization, medical image processing, translational software infrastructure and quality assurance. For more information on the individual projects please refer to our “projects” section.

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