The 7th “Karl-Heinz-Höhne Award for Visualization in Medicine” (in short medvis-award) is now accepting submissions. Besides eternal glory, the top contestants of this biannual competition will receive in total 1.000 EUR, donated by BrainLAB AG. You can only apply if you are a young scientist with a diploma thesis or with up to two publications (published or to be reviewed) in the field of medical visualization. Does this sound like you or someone you know? Find out more about the award here and check out previous winners here.
The submission deadline is the 4th of May (May the 4th be with you!) and the lucky winners will be receiving their award at VCBM 2016 in Bergen, Norway 🙂
Every two years the VCBM group awards the Karl-Heinz Höhne Award for Medical Visualization (medvis-award for short) to a young scientist in the MedVis field. Candidates for this award focus their innovative research on visualizations clearly related to medical questions.
The official website has not been updated yet, but we have received a tip from Frank Heckel that there has been a press-release announcing the winners (in German). Last year at VCBM, three contestants got awarded for their medical visualization work:
- In third place: Cees-Willem Hofstede (Delft University of Technology) for his work on the Online Anatomical Human: an online anatomy browser, which allows combined display of medical images and reconstructed 3D models of various anatomical structures.
- In second place: Frank Heckel (Fraunhofer MEVIS) for his work on interactive correction of segmentation results, such as delineated tumors in CT-scans.
- In first place: Benjamin Köhler (Universität Magdeburg) for his work on the quantification and visual representation of blood flow data in cardiovascular disease.
Karl-Heinz-Höhne Award (MedVis- Award) winners: from left to right: Cees-Willem Hofstede, Benjamin Köhler and Frank Heckel in the front row. Dr. Stefan Zachow and Dr. Dorit Merhof in the back row.
We would like to congratulate the winners with their well-deserved awards!
(This news was submitted by the Magedeburg Visualization group. We would like to congratulate Rocco Gasteiger with his outstanding work and his summa cum laude defense!)
On February 7, 2014 Rocco Gasteiger successfully defended his PhD Thesis “Visual Exploration of Cardiovascular Hemodynamics” with summa cum laude in the Visualization Group (headed by Prof. Bernhard Preim) at the Otto-von-Guericke University (OVGU) Magdeburg. During the work on his PhD Thesis, Rocco provided new contributions to the field of visual exploration of complex morphological and hemodynamic data of cardiovascular diseases with a focus on cerebral aneurysms. In the current clinical and biomedical research, the analysis of measured and simulated blood flow data is of major importance for the examination of diseases, their courses and optimized patient-specific treatment options. The main contributions of the PhD Thesis consist of the development of an expressive visualization method for vessel illustrations with embedded flow information, the automatic extraction of qualitative hemodynamic parameters (see Fig. 1) as well as a flexible focus and context illustration for the examination of multi-parameter data of the hemodynamics (also known as FlowLens).
Automatic extracted and illustratively depicted Visualization of the inflow jet (arrow glyph) and impingement zone (contours) of the blood flow in a cerebral aneurysm.
The articles were published in the well-known Journal IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (TVCG) and the Eurographics Workshop on Visual Computing in Biology and Medicine (VCBM). The articles resulted from a close cooperation with his colleague Mathias Neugebauer, the Visual Computing group at OVGU (headed by Prof. Holger Theisel) as well as Prof. Anna Vilanova Bartroli (TU Delft) and Dr. Roy van Pelt (TU Eindhoven). Besides the work for his PhD Thesis, Rocco contributed to further topic-related publications as coauthor. Amongst others, his work was recognized by the medvis award (1st price in 2012). This award is offered by the Medical Visualization group of the German Informatics Society (GI) and is sponsored by BrainLab. Furthermore, the joint works of Mathias, Rocco, Gábor Janiga (Institute of Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics, OVGU), Oliver Beuing (University Hospital Magdeburg) and Prof. Bernhard Preim received the 2nd Dirk Bartz Prize for Visual Computing in Medicine at Eurographics 2013.
The 6th “Karl-Heinz-Höhne Award for Visualization in Medicine” (in short medvis-award) is now accepting submissions. You can only apply if you are a young scientist (m / f) with a diploma thesis or with up to two publications (published or to be reviewed) in the field of medical visualization. Does this sound like you or someone you know? Find out more about the award here and check out last year’s winners here.
The submission deadline is the 4th of May and the lucky winners will be receiving their award at VCBM 2014 in Vienna, Austria.
The award ceremony will be held at VCBM 2014
Every two years the VCBM group awards the Karl-Heinz Höhne Award for Medical Visualization to a young scientist in the MedVis field. Candidates for this award focus their innovative research on visualizations clearly related to medical questions.
This year, the MedVis award was won by Rocco Gasteiger, of the University of Magdeburg Visualization Group. He has won this award for his work on the visual exploration of cerebral blood flow in aneurysms.
Teaser image from ‘Automatic Detection and Visualization of Qualitative Hemodynamic Characteristics in Cerebral Aneurysms’ .
We would like to congratulate Rocco and the Magdeburg Visualization group with this well-deserved award. If you want to find out more about Rocco’s work, you might want to check out his two IEEE TVCG papers, presented at VisWeek 2011 and 2012:
-  Gasteiger, R.; Neugebauer, M.; Beuing, O.; Preim, B.,”The FLOWLENS: A Focus-and-Context Visualization Approach for Exploration of Blood Flow in Cerebral Aneurysms”, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol.17, no.12, pp.2183 – 2192, Dec. 2011.
-  Gasteiger, R.; Lehmann, D.J.; van Pelt, R.; Janiga, G.; Beuing, O.; Vilanova, A.; Theisel, H.; Preim, B.,”Automatic Detection and Visualization of Qualitative Hemodynamic Characteristics in Cerebral Aneurysms”, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol.18, no.12, pp.2178-2187, Dec. 2012.