Visualisierung medizinischer Daten 1


September 29, 2020—For the lectures, zoom links are added.

September 28, 2020—The lecture dates are final. The first lecture will be through Zoom. Zoom links of scheduled lectures will be added soon

September 18, 2020—Lecture dates and time slots are added

Course Structure

The course consists of the following components:

  • Lectures: 7 regular sets of 2 hours + 1 set of invited lectures of 3 hours
  • Practicals: 6 sets of 2 hours
  • Final Projects


The course will be assessed as follows:

  • Assignments: in total 5, done during the practicals = 30% of final grade
  • Final Project: in groups of 2-3 people = 35% of the final grade (implementation, presentation, 1–2 page summary—no official report)
  • Exam: 35% of the final grade (First exam will be written. If you miss it or fail it, oral on appointment)

You need a passing grade (50%) for each one of the three components above!

Schedule and Material

  • The course will be structured based on the book of B. Preim and C.P. Botha "Visual Computing for Medicine" (2nd ed.) (
  • Slides from the lectures will be published in TUWEL
  • The practical exercises + assignments can be accessed in TUWEL
  • The exact schedule for the invited lectures and the project presentations day will be uploaded later
Lectures Practicals

1. Introduction & Basics / Acquisition
Chapter 1–3 in Preim’s book
Monday 5.10.2020, 10:00–12:00


2. DICOM & Preprocessing
Chapter 2.3, 4.1–4.2 in Preim’s book
Monday 19.10.2020, 10:00–12:00

Practical 0 (Acquisition and Preprocessing)

3. Segmentation & Registration
Chapter 4.1–4.4 in Preim’s book
Monday 9.11.2020, 10:00–12:00

Practical 1 (Segmentation)

4. Surface Rendering—Marching Cubes
Chapter 6 in Preim’s book
Monday 16.11.2020, 10:00–12:00

Practical 2 (Surface Rendering)

5. Project Get-Together
Monday 23.11.2020, 10:00–12:00

Practical 3 (Web-Based MedVis)

6. Volume Rendering DVR & TFs
Chapter 7,9 in Preim’s book
Monday 30.11.2020, 10:00–12:00

Practical 4 (DVR)

7. Advanced Volume Rendering & Evaluation
Chapter 8,5 in Preim’s book
Monday 7.12.2020, 10:00–12:00

Practical 5 (TFs)

8. Invited Lectures
Monday 11.01.2021, 9:00–12:00

Speaker 1: Denis Declara (Brainlab)
Speaker 2: TBA
Speaker 3: TBA



Final Project Presentations
Monday 18.1.2021, 9:00–12:00


Monday 25.01.2021, 10:00–12:00


Final Projects

The final project will be to implement a visualization application, which solves a simple medical or biological problem. You will be required to hand in the implemented visualization and a 1–2 page summary of your work. The final outcome will be presented during a dedicated session at the end of the course. More information about the final projects will be uploaded later.

Written Exams

More information about the written exams will be uploaded later.