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Friday May 05
Raum Karlsruhe
Visualisation: Klaus Haasis - Welcome and Introduction
Hans-Peter Meinzer: Trends in Visualisation technology - Examples from Medicine

Klaus Haasis/MFG Baden-Württemberg, Centre of Excellence for Information Technology and Media, Hans - Peter Meinzer/German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg

Introduction (Klaus Haasis)
For the second time, the panel organised by MFG Baden-Württemberg during fmx/technologies, shows the developments in the range of Visualisation and Simulation and their meaning for science and industry.
Moderated by Professor Dr. Britta Nestler, Hochschule Karlsruhe, this panel will show innovative developments and applications from the visualisation and simulation range. In numerous industries, these techniques already make a considerable contribution to the commercial added value. After a keynote which illustrates the development of visualisation technologies with medicine as an example, the following lectures will highlight industrial solutions example.g. in automobile manufacturing, archaeology and architecture.

In the past few years, the pace of developments and new applications within the visualisation sector has increased rapidly. Apart from numerous other industries, the technical and application-oriented progress is particularly obvious in medicine. Pre-surgical three-dimensional pictures of the individual anatomy of a patient give the physician, at the time of planning and execution of a therapy, more knowledge. Scientists of the Department of Medical and Biological Informatics in the German Cancer Research Centre, develop software systems which convert the two-dimensional pictures from a computer tomography or MRI into three-dimensional pictures giving surgeons valuable information about the different organ systems during surgery. The presentation gives an overview over the present range of visualisation procedures, application possibilities and their influence on the diagnosis, therapy planning and therapy execution in the medical image processing.

Dr. Meinzer has been a research associate at the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg since 1974. After graduating in physics, he attained a PhD in "Medical Computer Science” at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Heidelberg. He became professor in May 1999. Since 1983 he heads a very active work group at the DKFZ named “Medical and Biological Informatics" since 1985. The DKFZ is the world-wide leader in three-dimensional representation of medical picture series in different modalities. Dr. Meinzer is the founder and director of the Steinbeis Transfer Centre "Medical Informatics” in Heidelberg (1995). Here, the radiological platform "Chili” was developed and tested. The platform essentially connects a tele-medical work station with an excellent viewer.

Hans - Peter Meinzer
Head of Division Medical and Biological Informatics
German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg

The employees at the German Cancer Research Centre have a common goal: to systematically research the mechanisms of cancer development and denote the risk factors for cancer illnesses. From the results of this fundamental work, new preventitive methods, diagnostics and therapies are developed. The Cancer Research Centre is a foundation under public law and member of the Helmholtz Community of German Research Centres. As a national research facility, it is financed by the Federal Republic of Germany and the state Baden-Württemberg. In addition to this, the Cancer Research Centre belongs to the cooperation group “Tumour Centre Heidelberg/Mannheim”.

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