University of Konstanz
Graduiertenkolleg / PhD Program
Computer and Information Science

Colloquium of the Department and the PhD Program


Interactive Volume Rendering on Mobile Computing Platforms for Clinical Decision Making


Prof. Dr. Jens Krüger, IVDA
Saarbrücken, Germany

date & place

Wednesday, 02.06.2010, 16:15 h
Room C 252


In recent years there has been significant growth in the use of 3D, patient-specific models to predict the effects of neuromodulation therapies such as deep brain stimulation (DBS). However, translating these models from a research environment to the patient bedside has been a challenge, primarily due to the specialized, complex software that is required to provide such visualization. In this talk I'll present ImageVis3D Mobile our experimental volume-rendering environment , which is specifically designed for mobile computing devices such as the iPhone or iPad. To demonstrate the practical use of a volume-rendering environment on such restricted hardware, which has very little screen space and processing power, I will use this application to visualize patient-specific models of DBS relative to a pre-computed atlas. There are several features of this approach that are attractive for clinical decision making: First, both patient models and atlas can be wirelessly pushed to the mobile device; Second, the user interface is simple and familiar; Third, the device and application can be used interactively at the point of care, and does not require a workstation with complex, specialized software.