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GERMAN UNIVERSITY ADDS NEW STUDY IN MEDICAL COMPUTING

 

Dr. Hans Meine uses computer tomographic images of a liver to describe the contributions that medical computing makes to the analysis of medical images.

The Fraunhofer MEVIS Institute for Medical Image Computing is one of the world’s leading research centers in digital medicine.

In order to prepare computer science students for challenges in this area, the Fraunhofer MEVIS Institute for Medical Image Computing and the University of Bremen in Germany are offering a new area of study this semester designed to get future doctors to become acquainted with different computational techniques.

The new area of study is called Medical Computing in the Faculty of Mathematics / Computer Science. Whether in healthcare, diagnosis, surgery or treatment, digital medicine plays an important role in everyday clinical life.

The aim is for physicians to make the best possible use of the opportunities offered by big data, artificial intelligence and image-based medicine. The methods in digital medicine are developed in computer science.

The new study focus of medical computing in Mathematics/Computer Science at the University of Bremen reflects groundbreaking developments in this field. For example, students gain insights into medical image processing and methods that can help physicians analyze increasingly complex situations.

In order to create a connection to practice, clinical staff will also come to the university and be integrated into the teaching operations.

Fraunhofer MEVIS, headed by physicist Horst Hahn and physician Ron Kikinis, has been closely associated with the University of Bremen since its beginnings. Today’s Research Center emerged from the Center for Complex Systems and Visualization (CeVis) at the University of Bremen, which was founded in 1992 and, like the university, is a member of the U Bremen Research Alliance.

In addition to the university, the members of the association include 11 non-university research institutes from the region financed by state and federal governments. Employees of Fraunhofer MEVIS not only conduct joint research projects with colleagues from the University of Bremen, but also have been active in university teaching for many years.

In addition to the established study areas of Security and Quality (SQ), Artificial Intelligence, Cognition, and Robotics (KIKR), and Digital Media and Interaction (DMI), the Faculty of Mathematics/Computer Science now offers a total of four study areas with Medical Computing. VTN

 

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