Images, robots and humans. Visit into a patient-driven inter-disciplinary research domain

Jocelyne Troccaz (TIMC-IMAG, Grenoble) — December 15, 2016

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Computer-Assisted Medical Interventions (CAMI) aim at providing clinicians with assistive tools for improved diagnostic or therapeutic actions. Based on multi-modal data (among them many images), on models and on a priori knowledge, medical interventions can be planned and simulated. Guiding systems – robots or navigators – enable their execution as planned. Computer guidance also facilitates evaluation and recording for sake of clinical benefit demonstration; data bases of clinical cases and related data can also contribute significantly to the education of young clinicians.

In this talk, I will describe the evolutions and achievements of this domain born three decades ago, through some prototypical projects conducted in collaboration between clinicians and scientists. Open issues will also be discussed.

Jocelyne Troccaz is a CNRS Research Director involved in medical applications of imaging and robotics for more than 25 years. She belongs to TIMC-IMAG, a laboratory specialized in health applications of informatics and mathematics. After graduation in Computer Science, she obtained a PhD in robotics. She has coordinated the CAMI team from 1997 to 2013. Her contribution to her research domain has been recognized by a MICCAI fellowship and by her election to the French Academy of Surgery; she also received an award from the French Academy of Surgery and the Silver Medal from CNRS.

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