This complex technique is applied e.g. for the implantation of heart valves and stents. While navigating the catheter based on original 2D X-ray fluoroscopy is state of the art, project goal is to develop a system which includes 3D images of the patient as well as automated real-time tracking of the catheter.
This project is a further step in line with our company vision to innovate medical imaging, to improve medical workflows, clinical trials and patient wellbeing. It will further advance the existing patented mediri technology for automated real-time tracking of organs and structures on medical images.
Clinical partner is the University Hospital Ulm, industry
partner is 1000shapes GmbH in Berlin, and further R&D partners are Ulm
University and Fraunhofer MEVIS (Bremen, Lübeck, Berlin). The project
TRANSNAV is sponsored by the German Ministry of Education and Research