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Innsbruck Medical University

 Contact data
ZIP, City, Region 6020 - Innsbruck (Tyrol) 
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 Contact person

a.o.Univ.Prof.Dr.med. Reto Bale
 Employees (Total)
Total: 1-10  number of researches: 8

 Central aim of organisation
To develop novel methods for tumor and pain therapy and to apply them in the patients

 Briefly describe your organisation
1. Support the surgeon during computer-assisted navigation: image data acquisition and interpretation, image fusion, path planning, adjustment of the targeting device for computer-assisted punctures in the SIP-Lab or in the OR, and navigation in the OR. The navigation system, the registration devices, the immobilization devices and the targeting devices are provided by the SIP-Lab. One radiation technician and/or one radiologist operate the navigation system during surgery.
2. Precise computer-assisted punctures from head to toe in the CT.
3. Fabrication of the VBH vacuum mouthpiece which plays the central part for the unified concept in the diagnosis and therapy of brain tumours.
4. CT/MR/SPECT/PET and ultrasound image fusion in the whole body with the use of the image fusion software that is part of the navigation system.
5. Development (targeting device, fixation devices, reference frames, robotic,....).
6. Minimal invasive local tumor therapy

 Core Competency

Research & Development

 ICT sectors:
   - ICT Applications for Health      
   - Visualisation     
   - Virtual and Augmented Reality      
   - Video Processing     
   - Pattern Processing     
   - Audiovisual Devices and Communication     
   - Usability Engineering     
   - Automation     
   - Robotics     
   - MEMS Technologies     
   - High Frequency Technology, Microwave Technology     

 ICT keywords
Intraoperative navigation systems, Radiofrequency ablation
 RTD Experiences & Publications

 My organisation has been involved in projects funded by the following EU-programmes
  Coordinator  Partner 
EU Framework Programme (FP)

 Austrian Research and Development Projects
  Coordinator  Partner 
Education Projects (Thesis, ..)

 RTD Experience
Partner of the ACMIT

 Inserted / Updated
2004-10-27 / 2010-07-19