MICCAI 2015 – Tutorial on Advanced Medical Visualization report

Update: The slides of all talks are now available here!

MICCAI 2015! This year, MICCAI (International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention) takes place in Munich almost during the Oktoberfest. Sauerkraut, Weißwurst, Beer, and Science. What a great combination! The first day, MICCAI started with a few satellite events. Among these events, for us most relevant: the Tutorial on Advanced Medical Visualization. Most of the big shots in the medical visualization area contributed to this event and talked about ongoing research and the current state of the art in medical visualization. Anna Vilanova and Bernhard Preim were the hosts of this tutorial and introduced it.

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Conference Report: EG VCBM 2015 Chester (UK)

Recently I had the pleasure of attending the Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing for Biology and Medicine (VCBM) 2015 conference for the third and potentially, but not hopefully, last time. This year it was held in Chester (UK) at The Riverside Innovation Centre at the University of, you guessed it, Chester! In this conference report I will summarize some personal highlights. Repeating last year’s tradition, I again tweeted a picture for almost every talk. I still don’t think Twitter is really gaining traction among the scivis community, and I wonder what it would take to change it (or if it even needs to change ^^). As every year, given the theme of the conference almost every talk is relevant to our medical visualization interests, but I would like to briefly summarize only a couple of them here. Check the full list of papers and posters presented here if this is not enough to satiate your VCBM-craving-needs. Continue reading

PhD position available at the Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany

The Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg in Germany has an open position for a PhD Student in Computer Graphics, AR / VR at the Computer-Assisted Surgery group at the Faculty of Computer Science. The research focus is the image guided minimal invasive therapy, especially the development of visualization and interaction techniques for Augmented / Virtual Reality.

Check out the full job description and apply here. The application deadline is the 10th of October, so don’t delay and start sending in those applications!

Python Developer job opening at Clinical Graphics in Delft, the Netherlands

Clinical Graphics, a fast-growing medical visualization company, is currently looking for a full-time Python Developer to join their team. From their job description: “We make software for the analysis of medical 3D scans of hips and shoulders. This software is used by the company to provide online surgery plans to orthopedic surgeons. Surgeons can predict how well a patient will be able to move after surgery thanks to our analysis service. Surgeons from around the world are sending in their scans for us to analyse.

You will perform challenging development work, designing smart solutions to complex image processing and data exchange problems. The core of our work consists of a pre-operative planning system for orthopedic surgery written in Python, using VTK and various libraries from the SciPy stack, such as NumPy and Matplotlib.

If you’re interested, check out their career page here and the full job description for more details here!

Introducing our new contributor: Kai Lawonn

I am happy to announce that we have found a new contributor for medvis.org…  Who you might ask? It’s Kai Lawonn!
Kai Lawonn
He is currently a postdoc at the Visualization group in the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg. Last year he defended his PhD thesis in the exciting field of illustrative medical visualization. Before this he studied Mathematics at the Free University Berlin.

With this new addition to our team, expect more frequent updates, new thrilling features and a barrage of beautiful medical non-photorealistic rendering results. As a first course of action, he has added a grand total of 15 new spectacular header images to the site. Hit refresh and see if you can catch them all ^^