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Welcome to the IMAGE GUIDANCE LAB!

The members of the IMAGE GUIDANCE LAB work on novel technologies used for the treatment of patients who undergo brain surgery. These technologies are not only applied during the surgical intervention itself but also during the preoperative planning process and postoperative treatment. The interdisciplinary team of the lab consists of scientists from the Department of Neurosurgery, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, and the Cluster of Excellence “Matters of Activity. Image Space Material”, Humboldt University Berlin.

Focus of Research

In order to help patients who suffer from diseases of the central nervous system, the IMAGE GUIDANCE LAB has laid a focus on the use of modern methods in medical imaging (MRI, DWI, resting-state fMRI) and noninvasive brain stimulation (TMS). This area of research is characterized by a broad field of applications: We work on improving preoperative planning processes with the aid of data collected from routine check-ups, create risk models for treatment and develop novel therapy concepts. Furthermore, we direct our attention to doing research on the impact imaging techniques and the digitalization of therapeutical interventions have on physicians’ workflows and physician-patient-relations.

Another research priority of ours is the implementation of three-dimensional visualization strategies and Mixed Reality- and Virtual Reality applications not only in a surgical context but also in patient communication and teaching. Due to our close collaboration with the Berlin Simulation and Training Centre (BeST) and our industrial partners, we additionally focus on evaluating novel technologies in the OR and showing the next generation of physicians how to correctly use them by offering training sessions.

On the following pages you can find short videos and detailed information on our focus of research. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us: image-guidance-lab(at)