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#FutureNow- How digitization is revolutionizing our healthcare system

11.12.2017

When fiction suddenly becomes reality, when robots appear in operating theatres and the anatomy of living humans finds its way into digitalized teaching, it is not enough to give lectures about it. That's why the Techniker Krankenkasse wanted to offer the guests of its action day on 11.12.17 in the Experimental Factory the opportunity to take a look inside the body and gain insights into the digitalisation of medicine, which was unthinkable a few years ago.

Our web segmenter, which opens new doors for viewing patient CDs and illustrates how digitization can simplify and improve the everyday lives of patients and doctors, attracted a great deal of attention.

We also had our BMWi (ZIM) sponsored VirtualAnatomy project with us. To support teaching, theory and practice merge here. The versatile concept, which was developed in cooperation with the Institute of Anatomy at Otto-von-Guericke University and the Faculty of Computer Science, has now inspired interested parties from politics and health care.

It was a great pleasure for us to share our enthusiasm for digital solutions in medical technology and to present them to a whole new audience. We thank you for your interest and wish you a Merry Christmas!

Digital Success Stories - The Dornheim Segmenter in Local Television

31.05.2017

As finalists we were invited to the award ceremony of the competition "Digitale Erfolgsgeschichten Sachsen-Anhalt" on May 30, 2017. "In the trades, as in all other economic sectors, sooner or later no company will be able to ignore the topic of digitisation," said Hagen Mauer, President of the "Handelskammer" Magdeburg, which also hosted the event. We can only agree with the president, as our entire company is based on supporting people with our software solutions.

 

Of course, the guests also had the opportunity to experience our Dornheim Segmenter in action. At the exhibition during the event, where the participants were able to present their successful projects, the local television MDF.1 very quickly became aware of us. Not only the guests, but also the reporters were very fascinated by the 3D images of the human body that could be seen on our monitor. The possibility to interactively view 3D ultrasound images of babies from home or even have them made as jewellery was very well received.

 

Without further ado a spontaneous interview took place, which can be seen from minute 2:10 in the television report of MDF.1: to the Video (german)

 We congratulate the winners of the competition: 1st place: Rißmann Zahntechnik GmbH, 2nd place: IPT-Pergande Gesellschaft für Innovative Particle Technology mbH and 3rd place: X-Trade GmbH.


The Long Night of Science on May 20th in Magdeburg

11.05.2017

Soon it's time again, countless curious people with colourfully marked plans in their hands stream across the campus, curiously look through the rooms and stop here and there in amazement. The Long Night of Science is just around the corner and we are right in the middle!If you don't want to overlook us among the 300 offers, you should plan a visit to the Experimental Factory. We are right down in the foyer.

Between CT scanners and 3D printing laboratories, you can try to identify organ structures yourself using medical image data. The Dornheim Segmenter 3D visualization software is available for this purpose. The prototype from our "Virtual Anatomy“research project, which is being developed especially for medical students as anatomy learning software, is also at the start and is waiting to be tested.

You can expect interesting insights, if you like, even into your own body. Have you ever been to an MRI or CT examination and still have your patient CD at hand? Simply bring it with you and experience your own images in high resolution, interactive and in 3D.

You still can't quite imagine how medicine should fit together with software? Then we would like to introduce you to the three-dimensional virtual patient, who can support physicians in surgical planning and patient education.

The little ones don't miss out either: Again and again there is great amazement when looking inside objects, e.g. into a surprise egg or into a fruit. And this virtually, without having to open or cut up the object for it.

Take the opportunity to visit our booth „Von der Computertomographie zum virtuellen Patienten“ and get to know us personally.

If you are also interested in beetles or prehistoric crayfish, we can recommend the„3D-Darstellung kleiner wirbelloser Tiere“ With the help of the Dornheim Segmenter, which can also be used outside of medicine, the small animals become very large. Discover the impressive details of the little animals in the upper foyer of the Natural History Museum. The data were taken in a joint project of the "Institut für Werkstoff- und Fügetechnik der OvGU", Dornheim Medical Images GmbH and the "Museum für Naturkunde" Magdeburg.

Immerse yourself in the world of science and enjoy its diversity!

We are looking forward to seeing you!

The Dornheim Segmenter in Anatomy Training - New successful study

20.02.2017

Almost a year has passed since the first study in the VirtualAnatomy project. We used the time and integrated the feedback into the prototype in the form of new tools. On 10.02.2017 it was time for the second round of testing. The mode was slightly varied, the question remained the same: What advantages does the Dornheim Segmenter offer for anatomy training?

The task of the medical students - all in their first semester - was to memorize the bones and muscles of the human arm with the help of the new prototype. For 90 minutes they had the opportunity to view the anatomical structures from all perspectives and in 3D and to anchor the connections in their memory. Afterwards, an examination took place in the medical faculty in which the students presented their newly acquired knowledge to the body donor.

Together with our project partners, the Institute of Anatomy and the Working Group Visualization of the Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, we eagerly awaited the results and reactions of the participants. Would the new developments hit the nerve of the students? Would the examination results be better than a year ago? Have completely new needs or suggestions for improvement arisen?

And the results made the audience sit up and take notice, 7 of the 8 students had answered at least 80% of the questions correctly. A success that no one had expected and that represents a great step forward from the last study, as its results were far exceeded.

The further developments of the prototype, such as the detailed descriptions of the structures and the 3D annotations, were very well received by the students. They also praised the intuitive and easy handling. They particularly liked the fact that - in contrast to a medical atlas - they can enlarge, rotate and view objects from all sides, which was extremely helpful for the spatial presentation.

With this positive feedback behind us, we want to take steps towards "mobile usability" so that the prototype can be made available to students for self-study.

We would like to thank all participants of the study, our project partners and the BMWi, which supports the innovative project, and look forward to further cooperation.

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