Medical imaging and the electronics required for it are essential components in modern medicine. Procedures such as computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allow ever more precise insights into the human body and contribute a great deal to diagnostics and thus to the targeted therapy of a variety of diseases. The possibilities for automatic evaluation of the images generated are constantly growing. This results not only in more efficient patient care but also in economic advantages.
The Medical Imaging and Electronics department at Fraunhofer IMTE is involved in a wide range of innovative methods for recording and analysing signals from the living body. Our scientists work in interdisciplinary and motivated teams to meet the resulting technological and economic challenges in the long term and sustainably. The entirety of such systems is always considered, from hardware development to software implementation and image reconstruction to the translation of the systems into clinical application.
In addition to the established imaging methods, the core competence of the IMTE lies in the development and establishment of new imaging methods. In this context, Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is a method that is currently being prepared by the preclinical research area for use in the clinic. Methods such as electromyography and bioimpedance analysis also benefit from the further advancing possibilities of electronics and expand the repertoire of medical diagnostics.