Lecture: Computer-Assisted Surgery


Thursday 5pm, G29-335

There is no seminar in the first week!

LecturerJun.-Prof. Dr. Christian Hansen
Major CV(B/M), IF(B/M), INGIF(B/M), WIF(B/M), MSE (M)

Computer-assisted surgery is an interdisciplinary research field that builds a bridge between surgery and computer science. It represents a set of methods which use computer technology to support preoperative planning, the actual surgery, and postoperative assessment.

This lecture will offer an overview of computer-assisted surgery. After an introduction of fundamentals, the state of the art in computer-assisted surgery is presented on the basis of clinical examples. Following topics are adressed:


Date Topic Location
April, 16 Introduction ppt G29-335
April, 23 Surgical Imaging ppt ExFa
April, 30 Surgical Imaging ppt G29-335
May, 7 Surgical Visualization ppt G29-335
May, 28 Surgery Planning I ppt G29-335
June, 4 RFA Planning and Assessment (Dr. Rieder, MEVIS) ppt G29-335
June, 11 Surgery Planning II ppt G29-335
June, 18 Tracking and Navigation Systems I ppt G29-335
June, 19 Demo: Tracking and Navigation Systems ExFa
June, 20-21 Block Seminar Thale
June, 25 Visit of Clinic for Neuroradiology University Hospital, G60a
July, 2 Tracking and Navigation Systems II ppt G29-335
July, 9 Surgeon-Computer Interaction ppt G29-335


There is a block seminar in addition to the lecture. The number of participants is limited. A registration via LSF is required.



Successful participation of the seminar is necessary for the admission to the oral examination. For the exam preperation, a list of possible questions is provided.