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Horst Hahn, Ron Kikinis are new directors at Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing MEVIS

14 May 2014

SPIE member Horst Karl Hahn and Ron Kikinis have become co-directors of the Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing MEVIS in Bremen, Germany.

The two are in pursuit of the optimal use of information in medical imagery for patient care.

New imaging processes are gaining importance for doctors: ultrasound, computer tomography, and nuclear magnetic resonance tomography already provide detailed views of the interior of the human body. These devices facilitate increasingly comprehensive and complex measurements. With the appropriate software, the data can be combined and analyzed to provide information for medical decisions.

Hahn is a frequent presenter of his research at SPIE Medical Imaging where he is also a member of the Computer-Aided Diagnosis conference program committee. Papers on computer-aided diagnosis and other medical imaging topics that Hahn has authored and/or co-authored are available on the SPIE Digital Library.

Kikinis is also a frequent presenter at SPIE Medical Imaging and IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging.

With an academic background in physics and information science, Hahn knows the needs and challenges of clinical practice. He has been developing algorithms for 15 years that enable medical imaging data to be converted into solutions tailored for diagnostics and therapy.

The methods developed under his leadership are employed in cancer diagnostics, neurology, surgical intervention planning, and radiation therapy. He is responsible for several national and European research consortia and has been professor of medical imaging at Jacobs University in Bremen since 2011.

Hahn has been acting director of Fraunhofer MEVIS since October 2012.

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