Division of Medical Image Computing

Maier-heinKlaus H. Maier-Hein (né Fritzsche)

Division of Medical Image Computing
German Cancer Research Center
University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg

Phone:  +49 6221 42-3545
Fax:  +49 6221 42-2345
eMail:  K.Maier-Hein@Dkfz-Heidelberg.de
Website:  www.dkfz.de/en/mic

Research Summary

Medical images uniquely represent the anatomical and functional progress of diseases in 3D space and time. The Division of Medical Image Computing strives to utilize the vast and unexploited potential in these images through computational image understanding and information processing.

“Radiomics” denotes the emerging endeavor of systematic extraction, mining and leveraging of this rich information towards personalized medicine. We aim to comprehensively summarize imaging information from multiple time-points and modalities in condensed, quantitative signatures and link them with clinical and biological parameters (e.g. genomics or proteomics). We develop our methods for various clinical applications, with a particular emphasis on prostate cancer, breast cancer and brain tumors.

Another focus of our research lies in processing, analysis and visualization of neurological datasets, especially from diffusion-weighted MRI. We develop techniques for white matter fiber tractography and segmentation, as well as for brain connectivity analysis (connectomics). Main fields of application comprise Alzheimer’s disease, autism spectrum disorder and borderline personality disorder, as well as surgery planning and navigation in the context of tumor treatment.

Structure of the Group

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Latest Revision: 2017-10-25
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