Prof. Müller was keynote speaker at the 3D Object Retrieval Workshop Series. The topic of the keynote talk was ‘Medical 3D data retrival’.
Medical tomographic data is produced in enormous quantities and currently very little of the knowledge stored in past cases has been exploited as data is only used in the context of single patients. In difference to object retrieval, tomographic data represents solid texture and the texture variation inside objects is usually more important than shapes of structures. The presentation will describe methods for retrieval of solid medical 3D texture in several applications and ways to better exploit existing medical data.
The VISCERAL challenge in medical image segmentation and retrieval will be presented that has the goal to bring medical 3D data analysis towards big data. Several terabytes of data will be made available to the scientific community to first identify important body parts and then retrieve similar cases for challenges that will be run inside the cloud.