Lecture: Computer-Assisted Surgery


Wednesday, 11 am in G22a-110

Lecturer Dr. Sandy Engelhardt (visiting lecturer)
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:

Preliminary Schedule

Date Slides
11-10-2017 Introduction ppt
18-10-2017 Fundamentals of Surgery ppt
25-10-2017 Surgical Imaging: Ultrasound ppt
01-11-2017 & 08-11-2017 Surgical Imaging: Endoscopy and Endoscopic View Enhancement ppt
15-11-2017 Surgical Imaging: X-Ray, CT & Fluoroscopy ppt
22-11-2017 Surgical Imaging: MRI & iMRI ppt
29-11-2017 & 6-12-2017 Tracking and Navigation ppt
13-12-2017 Guest Referee Dr. Sebastian Bodenstedt: Computer- and robot-assisted Surgery at NCT Dresden ppt
20-12-2017 CAS-Demo's at ExFa
10-01-2018 Surgical Visualization ppt
17-01-2018 Image-Patient Registration ppt
24-01-2018 Development and Evaluation of Medical Software ppt


Registration for the course is closed.


There is a seminar in addition to the lecture in form of two compact courses (Blockseminar). They will take place on 2-3 December 2017 and 13-14 January 2018.

The number of participants is limited.

For more information visit the seminar page


Successful participation in the seminar is necessary for the admission to the examination. Due to the high number of students attending the course, the examination will be conducted in written form. The date of the examination is Monday, 29 January 2018, 12am-2pm (12.00 - 14.00 Uhr), Building 03, room 315.