Real-time image analysis

Real-time image processing for organ tracking

This technology makes it possible to display structures and changes in the body in real time. Physicians can theoretically “look directly into the patient” even during minimally invasive operations or therapies, which makes these interventions faster, easier and safer.

Real-time image processing for organ tracking

This technology makes it possible to display structures and changes in the body in real time. Physicians can theoretically “look directly into the patient” even during minimally invasive operations or therapies, which makes these interventions faster, easier and safer.

This technology is mainly used for therapy monitoring. For example, in catheter interventions or in the ablation of diseased tissue using focused ultrasound. We participate in various joint projects and are responsible for data analysis and the development of real-time AI for ultrasound, X-ray fluoroscopy and magnetic resonance tomography.

  • A selection of our research projects:
  • TRANSNAV: catheter tracking during cardiological interventions
  • CURE-OP: ultrasound therapy against cancer
  • ULTRAWEAR: real-time support for physiotherapy

You can find more about our research projects with real-time image analysis in the slider:

Catheter tracking for cardiology I – TRANSNAV

Surgical interventions in cardiology are increasingly being performed using minimally invasive methods. These include trans vascular interventions that use the vessels as access.

Catheter tracking for cardiology II – TRANSNAV

mediri heads the interdisciplinary research consortium that aims to make this treatment method easier and safer. In this project we develop the tracking of the catheter on ultrasound images during treatment.

Image source: „3D-XGuide: open-source X-ray navigation guidance system” by Ina Vernikouskaya et al. in Int.J. of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (2020)

Combined ultrasound therapy for cancer therapy I – CURE-OP

CURE-OP is a new type of ultrasound therapy system for polytherapy of cancer. It enables the combined treatment with ultrasound and ionising radiation.

Combined ultrasound therapy for cancer therapy II – CURE-OP

The system covers a wide range of ultrasound therapies: from hyperthermia to thermal ablation and cavitation. In this research project, mediri is working on crucial software components in the field of ​​image registration and tracking.

Portable ultrasound against civilisation disease – ULTRAWEAR

ULTRAWEAR is a portable ultrasound system that is used in physiotherapy for back pain. Our AI-supported real-time analysis helps patients perform their physiotherapy exercises correctly.

« Our patented tracking algorithm was one of our first triumphs. We are proud that it is constantly evolving to find new applications, from physiotherapy to radiotherapy. »

Dr. Julia Müller,
Head of Clinical Trial Services