Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
Date: Wednesday, 13/Oct/2021
8:00am - 10:00amRegistration
10:00am - 10:20amOpening Session
Session Chair: Christian Hansen
Session Chair: Sylvia Saalfeld
10:20am - 11:00amInvited Talk - Effiziente Prozesse für eine präzise Medizin: Ein Lösungsansatz am Beispiel des Forschungscampus M²OLIE – Mannheim Molecular Intervention Environment (Prof. Dr. Jan Stallkamp, Universitätsmedizin Mannheim)
Moderne Diagnose- und Therapieverfahren erfordern heute vor allem bei schweren Erkrankungen eine umfangreiche Abfolge von einzelnen Arbeitsschritten. Die Präzision und Effizienz der Behandlung hängen dadurch nicht nur von der Qualität der einzelnen Maßnahme, sondern immer stärker von der konzertierten Durchführung des gesamten organisatorischen und medizinischen Prozesses ab. Die Verwirklichung einer effizienten Präzisionsmedizin erfordert den Wandel zu hochintegrierten, prozessorientierten Abläufen in den klinischen Strukturen und stellt damit das ganze Spektrum von medizinischer, technisch-naturwissenschaftlicher Forschung und organisatorischer Umsetzung vor gewaltige Herausforderungen. Im BMBF-Forschungscampus M2OLIE - Mannheim Molecular Intervention Environment - wird an der Universitätsmedizin Mannheim zurzeit mit einem großen, interdisziplinären Team ein durchgehender Behandlungsprozess für Patienten mit Oligometastasen prototypisch entwickelt. Am Beispiel von M²OLIE werden die technischen Entwicklungen erläutert und insbesondere die Herausforderungen bei der Umsetzung solcher prozessorientierten Lösungsansätze in die Praxis der modernen medizinischen Versorgung beschrieben.
11:00am - 11:45amFast Forward
12:00pm - 1:30pmPoster Session 1, Industrial Exhibition, Lunch Break
1:30pm - 2:00pmInvited Talk - Interventional neuroradiology - current developments and trends (Dr. Daniel Behme, Universitätsklinikum Magdeburg)
Interventional neuroradiology has experienced magnificent changes over the last decades. These include relevant advances in CT and MRI imaging as well as game changing developments in the treatment of neurovascular diseases like stroke by interventional means. Beside the overwhelming success of endovascular stroke treatment, several new devices have widened the indications for intracranial aneurysm treatment, especially for those aneurysms with wide neck. Simultaneously the development of tools allowing for virtual simulation of neuro-interventions has more and more impact on our daily routine. These developments are cornerstones of patient specific devices and interventions in the future. Beside these novelties, bioengineering has become a relevant issue in neuro-intervention with coatings for Nitinol devices enabling for less antiplatelet therapies or helping for a faster healing of aneurysms. Aside these changes peri-interventional imaging facilitated by flat panel imaging has opened several opportunities to optimize workflows for neuro-interventional treatments, especially stroke treatment. These new workflows will be supplemented by the use of robotics to the field of neuro-intervention.
2:00pm - 3:00pmSession 1: CT Imaging
Session Chair: Daniel Behme
Session Chair: Georg Rose
3:00pm - 3:30pmCoffee Break
3:30pm - 4:00pmInvited Talk - Clinical application: Microwave ablation of the liver (Prof. Dr. med. Kristina Ringe, Medical School Hanover)
Microwave ablation (MWA) is an established technique for treatment of primary and secondary liver tumors. In the first part of this talk, a short introduction to thermal ablation in general is given. In more detail, the basics of MWA including specific technical considerations in the context of clinical tumor treatment will be reviewed. The second part of this talk focuses on the clinical application of hepatic tumor ablation, including indications, pre-procedural planning and treatment outcome. Combination therapies and adjunct techniques for tumor targeting and applicator positioning during the intervention are discussed based on cases from daily routine.
4:00pm - 5:00pmSession 2: Ablation Techniques
Session Chair: Bennet Hensen
Session Chair: Oliver Speck
5:15pm - 9:00pmGet together
5:30pm - 6:00pmGuided Tours
Date: Thursday, 14/Oct/2021
9:00am - 9:30amInvited Talk - guidoo - Towards Clinical Application (Andreas Rothfuss, BEC GmbH)
We present the robotic intervention assistant guidoo by BEC for fast and precise needle placement as well as its development journey from the original idea over several prototype stages from experimental proof-of-concept to pre-production prototype to market-ready medical product towards clinical application. Original applied research took place in the BMBF research campus M2OLIE, resulting in a viable proof-of-concept system. The technology was then transferred to BEC GmbH and developed into a mature, market-ready medical product. We will describe user studies and necessary preclinical trials that were undertaken, including first trials on medical phantoms, as well as successful first-in-animal study and plans for a first-in-human study. Additionally, we will present the next steps for guidoo.
9:30am - 10:20amSession 3: iMRI Hardware
Session Chair: Stefan Röll
Session Chair: Jan Stallkamp
10:20am - 10:50amCoffee Break
10:50am - 11:30amInvited Talk - Towards vendor-independent image-guided interventions (Prof. Dr. Matthias Günther, Fraunhofer MEVIS)
Towards vendor-independent image-guided interventions In interventional therapy MRI is one of the options for localization and guidance of the treatment. MR sequences have been developed to allow for fast and robust real-time slice update to follow the catheter tip. More sophisticated sequences allow for advanced contrast options to improve workflow and treatment. However, all of these dedicated MR sequences are rather dependent on the underlying MR scanner hardware and the specific software platform. This makes it challenging to distribute novel techniques to various users and blocks seemless commercialization. In the presentation, a framework will be presented, which aims at a vendor-independent MR sequence development and deployment with medical product level implementation in mind. Some examples are presented for vendor-independent real-time update used for catheter tracking.
11:30am - 12:10pmSession 4: iMRI Software
Session Chair: Matthias Günther
Session Chair: Enrico Pannicke
12:10pm - 1:30pmPoster Session 2, Industrial Exhibition, Lunch Break
1:30pm - 2:00pmInvited Talk - Image-based therapy simulation in cardiac valve surgery (Prof. Dr. Anja Hennemuth, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin)
2:00pm - 3:00pmSession 5: Image Analysis
Session Chair: Anja Hennemuth
Session Chair: Gabor Janiga
3:00pm - 3:05pmClosing Session
Session Chair: Christian Hansen
Session Chair: Sylvia Saalfeld