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05. April 2019

HSI in the Journal of Wound Care

The current edition of the Journal of Wound Care (Journal of Wound Care, 28(3), p. 131) contents a consensus document about the topic of hard-to-heal wounds titled “Hard-to-heal wounds: TIMERS for action.”. In the course of this issue, hyperspectral imaging was mentioned as a powerful tool for diagnostics and assessment of wounds. Despite the fact that we are very proud about this consensus, this is another important step towards the establishing HSI as standard tool in the field of wound care.

01. April 2019

HSI at the DGE-BV congress

Simultaneos to the DGCH congress in Munich, the 49. congress of the German Society for Endoskopy and Imaging Technologies (DGE-BV) took place in Stuttgart, Germany.
Again, an approach using HSI convinced the jury:
We kindly congratulate Nico Holfert, who has been awarded for the best poster.

We are happily looking forward for the next great presentations and publications based on our HSI technology.

HSI presented on the best poster at the DGCH congress in munich

Last weekend, the congress of the German Society of Surgery (DGCH) took place in Munich, Germany, where two works in the field of hyperspectral imaging have been awarded as the best poster in their session.

Hannes Köhler presented his work titled “Evaluation of hyperspektral imaging on measurement of ischemic conditioning effects of the gastric conduit”.

Dr. Boris Jansen-Winkeln convinced the jury with his poster abouta “Bestimmung der idealen Anastomosenposition durch hyperspektrale Bildgebung (HSI)”.

We are proud that our HSI technology contributed to such amazing results and we greatly congratulate the authors aswell as the co-authors from the ICCAS and the Leipzig University Hospital: Prof. Ines Gockel, Nico Holfert, Marianne Maktabi, Jonathan Takoh, Sebastian Rabe und Claire Chalopin (MD).

22. March 2019

Diaspective Vision at the EWMA and LASER World of PHOTONICS 2019

This year is going to be exciting! The Diaspective Vision will take part in the EWMA Conference in Gothenburg (June 5. to 7.), aswell as in the LASER World of PHOTONICS in Munich (June 24.). We are looking forward to meet you there!
Further informations under Trade Fairs and Conferences.

18. March 2019

HSI gets attention at congress in Munich

On march 14. – 16., 2019, the 45. German Congress for Coloproktology took place in Munich, Germany.
In this framework, Mr. Jansen-Winkeln, MD, held two presentations titled “Determination of the transection margin during colorectal resection with hyperspectral imaging (HSI)” (B. Jansen-Winkeln, N. Holfert, H. Köhler, C. Chalopin, I. Gockel) and “Hyperspectral imaging – future perspectives of a new technology”.

We are extremely happy that hyperspectral imaging receives such a positive feedback from clinics and health professionals. Such events motivate us even more, to develop our TIVITA® further and further.

08. March 2019

HSI at the Future Med Technologies in Leipzig

Congratulations to Hannes Köhler and Max Böhme, who did a great presentation at the Future Med Technologies in Leipzig, Germany.
Among many other great spreakers, they have been awarded the second place in the category “best poster presentaton”.

14. February 2019

New video on the use of TIVITA® in visceral surgery

We’re delighted! Although 2019 is still a relatively young year, two groundbreaking publications have already been published dealing with our TIVITA® in surgical procedures. The two publications impressively demonstrate the potential of the technology in visceral surgery and the possible improvement of the clinical outcome of patients through objectification.
Many thanks to the working groups for their commitment and support of our TIVITA® – we look forward to future results!

Click here for publications.

05. December 2018

New video on the use of TIVITA® in visceral surgery

In our new video, you can see the application of TIVITA® during a gastrectomy. The recordings were taken at the University Hospital Leipzig, where the surgical team around Prof. Dr. med. Ines Gockel, MBA and the Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS) conduct intensive research with TIVITA®. The video material was taken during the shooting of scientific works in preparation for the “International Gastric Cancer Congress 2019“. The congress will take place in PRAG from 8-11 May 2019.

Special volume “Optical Imaging Methods in Medicine” published 2018 in BME/BMT

Special volume “Optical Imaging Methods in Medicine” published 2018 in BME/BMT
After the electronic pre-publications, the paper edition for the special volume “Optical Imaging Methods in Medicine” of the scientific journal Biomedical Engineering of the DGBMT in VDE is now also available. The scientific contributions were based on last year’s symposium “Hyperspectral Imaging in Medicine” at the Institute for Biomedical Engineering at TU Dresden.
Due to the large number of contributions, our self-developed innovative HSI camera technology TIVITA® plays a very important role here.

Contributions of the special volume with TIVITA®:

  • Kulcke, A. et al.: A compact hyperspectral camera for measurement of perfusion parameters in medicine519
  • Holmer, A. et al.: Hyperspectral imaging in perfusion and wound diagnostics – methods and algorithms for the determination of tissue parameters 547
  • Markgraf, W. et al.: Algorithms for mapping kidney tissue oxygenation during normothermic machine perfusion using hyperspectral imaging557
  • Tetschke, F. et al.: Application of optical and spectroscopic technologies for the characterization of carious lesions in vitro595
  • Daeschlein, G. et al.: Hyperspectral imaging: innovative diagnostics to visualize hemodynamic effects of cold plasma in wound therapy603
  • Sicher, C. et al.: Hyperspectral imaging as a possible tool for visualization of changes in hemoglobin oxygenation in patients with deficient hemodynamics – proof of concept609

Furthermore, contributions are included which have been developed in cooperation with our long-standing cooperation partner Prof. Christoph Hornberger (University of Wismar):

  • Nahm, W; Hornberger, C; Morgenstern, U; Sobottka, SB: Optical imaging methods in medicine: how can we escape the plausibility trap? – Guest Editorial– 507
  • Hornberger, C; Wabnitz, H: Approaches for calibration and validation of near-infrared optical methods for oxygenation monitoring537

Once again, we would like to thank all involved parties, who made the publication as a special volume in BME/BMT possible, as well as all authors for the interesting publications and work with TIVITA®.

23. November 2018

Photo Contest “My Research”

The dermatology working group in Rostock led by Prof. Emmert wins the photo competition “My Research” as part of the 2018 research camp.
Four doctoral students work with TIVITA® in the context of wound care in the Clinic and Polyclinic for Dermatology and Venerology. They jointly submitted the photo under the title “Alles im Bild – Hau(p)tsache ist viel Information” (“All in the picture – the skin issue / main issue is a lot of information”).
“In the field of dermatology, the individual tissue parameters and their pathological changes play an important role, e.g. in circulatory disorders. A reduction of the blood circulation of the skin and also water retention (edema) often lead to chronic wounds and other skin diseases. Clinically, so far, there were hardly any possibilities to objectively measure the oxygen saturation (StO2), blood circulation (NIR Perfusion Index) and water content (TWI) in affected areas of the skin with fixed values.
With the help of a spectral camera (TIVITA®), it is now possible to quantitatively record these parameters and thus also their changes in various diseases. The camera takes a photo, the tissue spectrum is recorded by absorption spectroscopy (from physics: different rainbow colours that make up the white light) and the computer converts the measured colour channels into the following parameters: blood circulation, oxygen saturation and water content. From a single image (which is captured in a few seconds) four images are obtained, each representing one of the four tissue parameters. The laterally displayed colour scale shows the colours, which represent the percentage of the measured value.
This information – as biomarkers, so to speak – gives us the opportunity to make statements about, for example, disease genesis, the effectiveness of individual therapeutic approaches and the healing process of chronic wounds. Together with 3 other PhD students, in clinical application (i) we are now investigating the normal values in different life decades, (ii) the values in patients with wounds caused by varicose veins, (iii) the values in patients with wounds caused by diabetes and arterial circulatory disturbance, and (iv) the change in the pathological values due to treatment with cold plasma.” © Stella Boleslawsky
We congratulate the winners and are very pleased about the good cooperation!