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20.03.15 16:23

Biomedical Applications for Cancer Treatment

April 23rd, 2015 I 04.00-06.00pm I Klinikum rechts der Isar I Pavillon Lecture Hall


March 2015


Amitkumar Shah, M.Tech.

Contact Details

Technische Universität München
Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures
Boltzmannstr. 3
85748 Garching b. München
Tel:   + 49 (0)89.289.19449
Fax: + 49 (0)89.289.17059

E-Mail:   amit.shah(at) 
Klinikum rechts der Isar, TUM
Interdisciplinary Research Lab (IFL)
Ismaninger Str. 22
81675 München

Phone: + 49 (0)89.4140.6457


Project Details

Tracking and Navigation in Intraoperative Imaging
Prof. Dr. Nassir Navab
Dr. PD Tobias Maurer
Dr. Benjamin Frisch

Start of PhD-work at GSISH:
September 2014

Project Description:
I am currently working on developing multimodal image guidance for Prostate biopsy procedure. Traditional transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy has limitations in finding cancer sites which might lead to a false diagnosis. However, MRI and novel Ga68 PSMA PET imaging have shown much better accuracy in detection of cancer suspicious regions. Hence, we are developing a solution where these imaging modalities can be used for guidance along with ultrasound in prostate biopsy. It will improve the prostate cancer diagnosis and an early treatment can be started. The work involves 3D ultrasound image reconstruction, image registration of MRI with ultrasound and live image rendering based on patient and tool tracking information. All of these tasks fit well in tracking and navigation part of intra-operative imaging. This work is in collaboration with the urology department of Klinikum rechts der Isar. It is also a part of my EU FP7 Marie-curie Network Picosec project.


A. Shah, O. Zettinig, T. Maurer, C. Precup, C. Schulte zu Berge, , B. Frisch, N. Navab
An Open Source Multimodal Image-guided Prostate Biopsy Framework
3rd Workshop on Clinical Image-based Procedures: Translational Research in Medical Imaging (CLIP), 17th MICCAI, MIT, Boston, USA, September 2014

Personal Details:

For Curriculum Vitae of Amitkumar Shah please click here