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Dr.-Ing. Christopher Rohkohl

Alumnus of the Pattern Recognition Lab of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

The vision of my work is to develop methods that open up the possibility to visualize highly dynamic (moving) vital parts of the human body as the heart. This provides one key towards the development of novel diagnostic tools and medical treatment procedures.

Clinical Work and Cooperations

During the recent years 3-D imaging has become a standard tool for diagnosis and planning in the clinics using well-known imaging modalities as CT or MRT. The integration of those image during an intervention is difficult and requires various registration techniques. A solution that has emerged in recent years is the use of fluoroscopic C-arm systems which are highly common in the interventional field for reconstructing 3-D images. The workflow can be seen in the following three videos from one of our clinical cooperations (Klinikum Coburg GmbH):
Clinical Setting   Acquired Data   3-D Reconstruction
The general goal of my research topics is to enrich that workflow for mainly cardiac applications by providing high quality, fast and reliable algorithms for the 3-D reconstruction of challenging subjects. Of course this work is highly interdisciplinary and requires techniques and concepts from the complete field of medical image processing. In the following an overview of the detailed research topics is provided.

Related Publications
Schmidt, Martin; Lauritsch, Günter; Rittger, Harald; Marschang, Harald; Ritscher, Guido; Rohkohl, Christopher; Brachmann, Johannes
Präprozedurale Rotationsangiographie und 3-dimensionale Rekonstruktion des Koronarsinus zur Optimierung der CS-Sondenimplantation: Erste Erfahrungen
In: Clinical Research in Cardiology Supplement 1 (2010) No. 99 pp. P990 (BiBTeX, Who cited this?)

Rieber, Johannes; Rohkohl, Christopher; Lauritsch, Günter; Rittger, Harald; Meissner, Oliver
Kardiale Anwendung der C-Arm-Computertomographie (Application of C-arm computed tomography in cardiology)
In: Der Radiologe 49 (2009) No. 9 pp. 862-867 (doi:10.1007/s00117-009-1869-0, BiBTeX, Who cited this?)

Hetterich, Holger; Redel, Thomas; Lauritsch, Günter; Rohkohl, Christopher; Rieber, Johannes
New X-ray imaging modalities and their integration with intravascular imaging and interventions
In: The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging (2009) pp. online first (doi:10.1007/s10554-009-9529-z, BiBTeX, Who cited this?)

Gutleben, Klaus; Noelker, Georg; Marschang, Harald; Schmidt, Martin; Ritscher, Guido; Rohkohl, Christopher; Brachmann, Johannes; Sinha, Anil M.
Intraprocedural three dimensional reconstruction of the coronary sinus improves left ventricular lead In: European Heart Rhythm Association of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) (Eds.)
EP-Europace (EUROPACE 2009. Congress of the European Heart Rhythm Association Berlin, Germany 21 - 24 June 2009) 2009, pp. Abstract 538 (BiBTeX, Who cited this?)