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 Couinaud 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


R&D Directors

Dr. Alexandre HOSTETTLER – Research and Development Director
Dr. Flavien BRIDAULT – Development Director
Toby COLLINS – Research Director
Dr Michele Diana MD, Ph.D – Medical Scientific Director


Dr. Michael Kugler
Dr. Alexandre Ancel
Didier Weckmann
Marc Schweitzer
Olivier Schweitzer


Emilie Wernert
Julien Waechter
Aslan Vatsaev
Bénédicte Fahrer
Dr. Maxime Guinin
Caroline Trompf
Roman Manciaux
Valentin Bencteux
Kevin Gaudet
Dr. Clément Gastaldo
Anaëlle Steiner