Imaging and Interaction
Imaging and Interaction
Event (abgeschlossen)
Interdisziplinäres Labor, Zentraler Laborraum
Sophienstrasse 22a, 10178 Berlin

The evolution of medical imaging has significantly changed clinical practice and applications in the past decade. Improvements in computer technology, tracking and registration devices have put forth new types of interventions, in which the interaction between doctor and patient is increasingly shaped by visual media.

This transformation significantly affects clinical workflows and a wide range of settings including software interaction, operating-room architecture and intraoperative navigation. Besides the rapidly growing number of technological innovations and the ongoing debate about their medical benefits, the methodological and practical implications of these developments are not yet adequately integrated into medical research and education.

In this context, the workshop analyses the epistemic and pragmatic visual settings of image-guided interventions with regard to the question how images govern medical decisions and actions. It will address the methods and discuss the problems that go along with the shifting modalities of interaction in medical planning, monitoring and treatment. By assembling interdisciplinary perspectives, ranging from medicine, engineering and computer science to media studies, philosophy and design, the workshop intends to identify an applied visual knowledge that corresponds to the transformation of interaction in image-guided medical practice. A second and important goal will be a new approach to »Image Guidance« as an integrative concept that is based in medical practice as well as academic research and education.

Friday, 27 February 2015

9.30–09.45 am Arrival, registration / coffee & tea

9.45–10 am Introduction

10–12 am Panel 1: »Software & Interaction«
»fMRI brain scans as fields for interaction«
Alac, Morana / Department of Communication, University of California, San Diego
»Surgical Planning for Brain Tumor Patients based on Navigated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation«
Frey, Dietmar / Department of Neurosurgery, Charité University Hospital, Berlin
»Integration of Navigated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (nTMS) Information into the Radiosurgical Treatment Planning«
Kufeld, Markus / Charité CyberKnife Center, Berlin

12–13 pm Lunch

13–15 pm Panel 2: »Intraoperative Control«
»Multi-modality Image-guided Neurosurgery in the AMIGO Suite«
Golby, Alexandra / Department of Neurosurgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
»Navigating the Brain«
Hoel, Aud Sissel / Department of Art and Media Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim
»Intraoperative Structure Update to Provide Information for Adaptive Hybrid Surgery«
Tonn, Jörg-Christian / Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Munich

15–18 pm Clinical visit (for speakers only)

Saturday, 28 February 2015
9.30–10 am Arrival, registration / coffee & tea

10 am Panel 3: »Clinical Applications«
»Tablet Computers in the OR: Gadget or Innovation?«
Müller, Michael / Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ), Heidelberg / mbits Steinbeis Transferzentrum (STZ)
»Innovative surgical applications using medical augmented reality«
von der Heide, Anna Maria / Klinik für Allgemeine, Unfall-, Hand- und Plastische Chirurgie, München

11–11.30 Break / coffee & tea

11.30–13 pm Panel 4: »Surgical Architectures«
»Image-based medicine and medical education: nothing new under the sun?«
Freysinger, Wolfgang / Medical Physics, 4D Visualization Lab, Univ ENT Clinic Innsbruck Medical University
»Surgical Practices in Referencing Images in Collaboration and Instruction«
Mentis, Helena / Department of Information Systems, University of Maryland

13–14 pm Lunch

14–15.30 pm Panel 5: »Communicating Surgical Practice«
»Attaching the uterus. Stringing together pelvic bones, internal organs and pressure sensitive diodes«
Johnson, Ericka / Department of Thematic Studies – Technology and Social Change, Linköping University
»SONO OPERATORE — Sensory Explorations in the Operating Theater«
Lammer, Christina / CORPOrealities (, Vienna

15.30-16 pm Conclusion & Future Plans