Visualisierung Medizinischer Daten 2

the anatomical edutainer
VU, 186.138, 2021S

Renata Raidou


Basic Information

This course aims at providing a deep insight into the research field of Applied Medical Visualization. We will be dealing with defining, analyzing, designing, assessing, and presenting high-level visualization and visual analytics research, with regard to real-life (bio-)medical applications and their requirements.
  1. Obligatory Registration in TISS before 20.03.2021
  2. Make pairs in TUWEL.
  3. VisMed 1 and Visualisierung 1 are strongly recommended previous knowledge, but not mandatory. There will be a short recap at the beginning of the course of the VisMed1 material.
  4. Lectures will be given in English.

Course Structure

This year the course will consist of three parts:

  • Lectures (10 sessions: Fridays at 14.00--16.00. The first and last lecture will be longer: 14.00--17.00. The duration of the session with the final presentations will be determined when groups have been finalized.)
  • State-of-the-art report (abstract by 20.03, main report between 01.04--30.04)
  • Final projects (between 01.05--25.06)


The course will be structured based on the book of B. Preim and C.P. Botha "Visual Computing for Medicine" (2nd ed.) ( Additional reading material will also be given, which will be uploaded on the course's TUWEL page.  


This year the course will be assessed as follows:

  • State-of-the-art report (work in pairs, 35% of final grade)
  • Final Project (work in pairs, 50% of final grade)
  • Presentation of the final project (15% of the final grade)
  • There is no exam for this course!

You need a passing grade for each one of the three components above!

Grading system:

  • >   88 Points   ...   Sehr Gut (1)
  • >   75 Points   ...   Gut (2)
  • >   63 Points   ...   Befriedigend (3)
  • >= 50 Points   ...   Genügend (4)
  • <   50 Points   ...   Nicht Genügend (5)

(1) Lectures

Day Time Lecture Topic
Friday 05.03 14.00--17.00 Introduction and Recap VisMed1
Friday 12.03   14.00--16.00 Vector Visualization in VisMed
Friday 19.03 14.00--16.00 Tensor Visualization in VisMed
Friday 26.03  14.00--16.00 Illustrative Visualization
Friday 16.04  14.00--16.00 Vascular Visualization
Friday 23.04  14.00--16.00 Vis for Endoscopy, Surgery, and Education
Friday 30.04  14.00--16.00 Visual Analytics for Healthcare 
Friday 07.05  14.00--16.00 Visual Analytics for (Bio-)Medical Applications
Friday 21.05  14.00--17.00 Invited Lectures
Friday 25.06 14.00--tbd Final Project Presentations
  • The lectures will be done online (in zoom), please check TUWEL for details.
  • The lectures will be generally recorded, but presence is highly recommended (especially given the online setting again this year). 
  • The last two sessions (Invited Lectures and Final Project Presentations) are OBLIGATORY! 10 points will be deducted if you do not join those two sessions (5 for each session). 

(2) State-of-the-art (STAR) Report (35%)

  • Make pairs and pick a topic by 20.03.2021, at 23.55 on TUWEL.
  • By 20.03, you also need to submit on TUWEL one small abstract per group (200-400 words) which should include a high-level description of the topic, the structure of your report (bullet points with the content) and 3-5 related references that you plan to include.
  • For the abstract, there is no strict template. This is done so that you get early feedback about the structure and high-level content your STAR. The feedback will be given within a week.  
  • Work on your report between 01.04--30.04.2021. Submit on TUWEL by 30.04.2021 at 23.55.  One report per group will be submitted. 
  • Templates and guidelines for writing the report will be given on TUWEL.
  • Get grade and feedback within a week. You need at least 50% of the grade to continue with the course.

(3) Final Project (50%) + Presentation (15%)

  • Groups are the same as in the report. Pick a topic, relevant to your STAR report on TUWEL. Consult with the lecturer about topics and data (by mail). 
  • Template and guidelines for writing the report of the final project will be the same as the STAR report.
  • Work on your project between 01.05--20.06.2021 Submit an 8-page report on TUWEL by 20.06.2021 at 23.55.
  • Give a 15-min presentation on 25.06.2021. Presentation counts in the grade (15%). You need at least 50% of the grade to finalize the course.