Computer Science

In cancer research, early detection and surgical treatment of tumors allow to improve the survival rate of patients. However, surgical interventions remain a complex procedure that could be highly improved by the development of computer-assisted surgery. Such an improvement can be summarized in four major steps:

  • The first one consists in automated 3D modelling of patients from their medical images.
  • The second one consists in using this modelling in surgical planning and simulation software, offering then the opportunity to train the surgical gesture before carrying it out.
  • The third step consists in intraoperatively superimposing preoperative data onto the real view of patients. This Augmented Reality provides surgeons a view in transparency of their patient allowing to track instruments and improve pathology targeting.
  • The last one consists in robotizing the procedure by replacing human gesture with robotic gesture that can be automatized (AVR team of iCube).

 

3D modelling - IRCAD
3D modelling - IRCAD

Liver segmentation – 3D-ircadb-01

This first database (3D-IRCADb-01) is composed of the CT-scans of 10 women and 10 men with hepatic tumours in 75% of cases. Where appropriate, the Couninaud segment number corresponding to the location of tumours is also provided.
Access to base 3d-ircadb-01

Respiratory cycle 3D-ircadb-02

This second database (3D-IRCADb-02) is composed of 2 anonymized CT-scans. The first one has been realized during the arterial phase in inhaled position, whereas the second one has been realized during the portal phase in exhaled position. The patient has a hepatic focal nodular hyperplasia in segment VII according to Couinaud’s description.
Access to base 3d-ircadb-02

 

Teams

R&D / Computer Science

Luc SOLER R&D Director

Assistant

Pamela LHOTE R&D Assistant

R&D Computer Science

Vincent AGNUS 4D / Segmentation
Alexandre HOSTETTLER Breathing simulation / Ultrasound
Johan MOREAU ICT manager
Stéphane NICOLAU Augmented reality
Pascal MONNIER Development engineer
Marc SCHWEITZER Development engineer
Frédéric CHAMP Development engineer
Flavien BRIDAULT Development engineer

R&D IHU

Emilie HARQUEL IDevelopment engineer
Julien WAECHTER Development engineer
Jessica GROMER Postdoctorate research fellow
Jordan BANO Postdoctorate research fellow

PhDs

Anant VEMURI IRCAD / IHU
Sylvain BERNHARDT IRCAD / IHU
Wenwu ZHU IRCAD

Students

3 apprentices in work-study programs for a period of 3 years
3 students pursuing an engineering degree for a 6-month training end-of-course internship

Partners

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