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    Advanced 3D Stereoscopic Navigation for Intraocular Treatment Procedures

    In medicine, there has been an advent of ever more sophisticated
    imaging methods, surgical technology, and computer capacity for data
    processing in recent years. In particular, this is true for
    ophthalmology, e.g. the use of the various laser-modalities or the
    development of high-resolution optical coherence tomography. The
    proposed PhD project includes several aspects of clinical treatment
    procedures demanding individual imaging approaches.

    In our group we have build individual software components for mono-
    and multimodal co-registration of retina images. The first objective
    of this PhD project is to combine the developed components with
    hardware in order to build a System for Computer Assisted Retinal
    Laser Photocoagulation. This system should be evaluated in a clinical
    setup to reveal potential clinical benefits. Subsequently it should be
    extended towards a 3D diagnosis and treatment system for ophthalmic
    interventions. This 3D diagnosis and treatment system will be used in
    a joint project between the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent
    Systems at the ETH Zurich and our group here at the ARTORG-Center at
    the University of Bern to steer electro magnetically driven micro
    robots through the human eye to collect clinical data and to perform
    surgical surgical interventions.

    For this project we are seeking for a highly motivated candidate
    willing to work in a multidisciplinary environment together with
    clinicians and scientists. The project will be conducted in
    collaboration with the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems
    at the ETH Zurich. This project will be supported by the Swiss
    National Science Foundation through the project “Computer Aided and
    Image Guided Medical Interventions (CO- ME)” as part of the National
    Center of Competence in Research.

    The nature of the project demands computer vision background as well
    as strong programming skills in C++ and preferably in OpenGL /
    OpenInventor graphics. Additionally, background in Electronics would
    be an advantage. Applicants need to be qualified to join the Graduate
    Program of the Medical Faculty of the University of Bern (
    ). If you feel attracted by this project please submit a comprehensive
    application to the contact address listed below.

    Supervisor contact:
    Prof Jens Kowal:

    University of Bern
    ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research

    Prof Jens Kowal, Ph.D.
    Ophthalmic Technologies
    Inselspital Bern
    Ophthalmology Department