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Catheter Technologies + Image Guided Therapies

Student Projects

open = Project is available

asap = Project can start As Soon As Possible

WIP = Work on project is currently In Progress / dependent availability

Last update: 11.09.2019

 

Medical devices, catheters, mechanics and endoscopic imaging (Axel Boese, Michael Friebe)

 

Status

Type

Topic

Advisor

Begin

WIP

Thesis

Usability and Design improvement for Ultrasound guidance system 

Boese

WIP

WIP

Thesis

Force sensor for guide wires

Boese

WIP

WIP

Thesis

Development of an Revolving Biopsy Gun

Boese

WIP

WIP

Thesis

MR compatible RFA needle

Boese

WIP

WIP

Thesis

X-ray beam shaping mechanism for intraoperative radiation therapy for accurate tumor mapping and optimized radiation delivery

Boese

WIP

WIP

BA-Thesis

Entwicklung und Evaluation von fernsteuerbaren und MRT-kompatiblen Assistenz- und Instrumentenführungssystemen

Development and evaluation of remotely controllable and MRI compatible assistance and instrument guidance devices

Boese

-

Open

Thesis

Manufacturing set up for  micro catheters

Boese

asap

WIP

Project

Safe Heart - auscultation of the blood flow

Boese

WIP

Open

Thesis

Lymph node biopsy gun

Boese

asap

Open

Project

Needle holder for MRI Interventions

Boese

asap

Open

 

Steerable catheter tip with multy layer approach

Boese

asap

Open

 

Seed Delivery catheter

Boese

asap

WIP

 

Flexible multi modality endoscope

Boese

WIP

Open

 

Vascular Phantom - Thinwall silicone

Boese

asap

Open

 

Plate phantom - catherter test

Boese

asap

Open

 

Exoskeleton for Hip support 

Boese

asap

 

Status Type Topic Advisor Begin
Open Thesis Table for CT interventions Friebe asap
Open Thesis Entwicklung und Ausbau der Netzwerk-Strategie von INKA Friebe asap
Open Thesis Steerable NITIONAL guidewire using external magnetic fields Friebe asap
Open Thesis Combined Xray and detector system for Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT) and EM Tracking Friebe asap

 

 

Image and signal processing, tracking technologies, MRI and materials, RFA (E. AtaideA. IllanesJ. Krug, J. Ziegle)

 

Status Type Topic Advisor Begin
WIP Project

Assistive Scanning Brace for Improved 3D Tomographic Ultrasound Neck Scans

Ataide, Ziegle,
Kalmar, Boese

WIP
WIP Thesis Thyroid Nodule Classification using Geometrical and Morphological Extracted Features Ataide, Illanes WIP
WIP Project Tissue texture characterization in ultrasound images before and during application of radiofrequency ablation Ziegle WIP
WIP Thesis Temperature Monitoring and Control of an Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion System Ziegle, Landes WIP
Open Thesis Optical sensor based depth feedback system for needle interventions Ziegle  asap 
Open Thesis Acuracy evaluation of  tracking methods for 3D ultrasound reconstruction Ziegle asap
Open Thesis TRACKING ADD-ON CAMERA SYSTEM FOR GAMMAPROBES Illanes asap
Open Thesis Development of a MRI compatible Audio Transmission system with noise cancelling capabilities Illanes asap
Open Thesis Quantitative artifact assessment in a 0.5 Tesla mini MRI benchtop scanner Illanes asap
Open Thesis Photodynamic Therapy applicator Illanes asap
Open Thesis Denoising capacitive ECG signals acquired during MRI exams Illanes asap
Open Thesis Experimental setup for new RFA methods Ziegle asap
Open Thesis Temperature Monitoring for RFA Ziegle asap

 

 

Projects related to hardware design and electronics, sensor systems and robotics (Thomas Sühn)

 

Status Type Topic Advisor Begin
Open Thesis / project

Überwachung eines Lungen-Organmodells – Sensorik in der experimentellen Thoraxchirurgie

Monitoring of a lung-organ model – Sensor technology in the experimental thoracic surgery

Ziegle, Boese

asap
Open Thesis

Design and implementation of a system (sensors, control unit / µC, power supply, case, ...) for acquisition, processing, storing and transmitting of data of ≥2 inertial measurement units (IMU) for various applications.

Sühn asap
Open Thesis

Design and evaluation of an audio / vibration signal acquisition system (≥2 audio sensors, control unit / µC, data transmission / storage unit, power supply, case, ...) for use as attachment for various surgical tools (needle, laparoscopic device, ...) and application in the operating room.

Sühn, Maldonado

-
Open Thesis

Design and implementation of a miniaturized thermoelectric energy-harvesting system (thermoelectric energy generator, harvesting circuitry, energy storage, ...) for the application in hip implants and test / evaluation of the system in a simulator for artificial hip joints (https://www.endolab.org/).

Sühn

asap
 Open Thesis

Equipment of a simulator for artificial hip joints (https://www.endolab.org/) with additional sensory (e.g. audio, vibration, pressure, temperature, ...), transfer to a storage and processing unit (National Instruments) and visualization (LabView).

Sühn

asap
 Open Thesis

Design and implementation of an adjustable and wearable sensing device for acoustic emissions and signals for health and condition monitoring of hip joints and hip implants.

 Sühn

 asap
 Open Thesis

Implementation (Matlab / C / C++) of an algorithm for joint angle calculation based on data of 2 arbitrary placed inertial measurement units (IMU) and transferring to a µC.

 Sühn, Chen

 asap
 Open Thesis  

Development of a control program / interface (C / C++, using provided libraries) for a 7-DOF arm type robot (https://www.franka.de/) to control / move a miniaturized X-Ray tube along a predefined trajectory.

Sühn, Balakrishnan

 asap

Open

Thesis/

project

Design of a wearable device (adjustable knee bandage) with integrated acoustic sensors (MEMS microphones) for the repeatable and convenient measurement of acoustic signals of the joint during movements. 

Sühn

asap

 

 

Audio-needle projects - embedded systems, signal processing and software development (Ivan Maldonado)

 

Status Type Topic Advisor Begin
Open Project

Design and development of libraries and visual tools for audio signals acquired from a needle. Initially all code must be done on Matlab and later migrated to C/C++. In this project the student will interact with different member from INKA, perform some experiments and access to all tools and labs.

Maldonado

asap
WIP Thesis

Development of an embedded device for the acquisition of audio signals produced inside human body.

Maldonado

-

 

 

Medical imaging physics and radiation therapy (Ali Pashazadeh)

 

Status

Type

Topic

Advisor

Begin

WIP

Thesis

Testing and optimizing the Gamma-US scanner 

Pashazadeh, Balakrishnan

-

WIP

Research Track

Generating G-code in Python for 3D printing  

Pashazadeh, Poudel

-

WIP

Research Track

Vacuum-assisted minimally invasive surgery of sentinel lymph nodes under the guidance of gamma and US probes 

Pashazadeh, Boese

-

WIP

Research Track

US probe calibration for use in image fusion 

Pashazadeh, Balakrishnan

-

Open

Thesis

Development of a novel 3D printing system for the radio-therapeutic purposes

Pashazadeh, Boese

asap

WIP

Thesis

Development and evaluation of an Intraoperative imaging system based on miniaturized x-ray tubes

Pashazadeh, Boese

asap

WIP

Research Track

Intraoperative ultrasound transducer for therapy delivery

Pashazadeh, Boese

asap

 Open

Thesis/Research Track

Development and evaluation of a Brachytherapy catheter (Singleballoon and Doubleballoon)

Pashazadeh, Boese

asap

 

 

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