The Chair for Image Guided Therapy (IGT) is one of the currently three focus areas of the ARTORG Center. It provides technological and research expertise in the areas of computer aided and image-guided interventions and surgery, diagnosis, medical image processing as well as smart surgical instruments with a focus on transfer towards clinical routine. The bandwith of our its activities ranges from answering novel clinical challenges to improving existing approaches and medical technology with competences from a purely algorithmic developments across component and systems development all the way to clinical validation (through our clinical network).
Currently, IGT is composed of the following groups
Additionally, IGT is the core partner of the Center for Computer Aided Surgery (CCAS), a joint technological and clinical research effort within the Medical Faculty of the University of Bern. Other partners of CCAS are:
University of Bern Medical Faculty
CCAS envisions to support society and its healthcare system for the challenges to come (demographic, economic, socio-cultural) by the enhancement and integration of novel technology, improving its availability for patients and indications and demonstrating its clinical benefit respectively.
The center aims on creating a powerful network of scientists with engineering and medical backgrounds with a awareness for the possibilities of one anothers side: Engineers with expertise on clinical problems, workflows and methodologies as well as clinicians with understanding of technological approaches, possibilities. Together, both sides can and will create novel diagnosis and therapy solutions with real clinical impact. CCAS is co-directed by two experts from the scientific and clinical disciplines, respectively.