Research and Development

The SICAS network relies on partnerships and collaborative research projects for the empowerment of Computer Assisted Surgery with a strong focus on clinical and industrial impact. The Institute can help to access infrastructure and matched funding.

The SICAS Medical Image Repository SMIR is hosted by SICAS as user lab for research and education at universities and hospitals. The SMIR is a specialised database including an anatomy ontology and linked to various computational tools, such as for statistical shape modelling or image segmentation. SICAS staff runs the hardware infrastructure, provides programming assistance and offers services for users and customers.

A thematic core of SICAS is an application platform for statistical shape models. In 2014 SICAS has initiated an international conference on statistical shape modelling, the SHAPE Symposium.

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