VU, 186.138, 2022S

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 20.03.2022
  2. 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.
  3. Lectures will be given in English.
  4. All communication and details will be given in TUWEL .

Course Structure

This year the course will consist of three parts:

  • Lectures: Frontal presentations will be held on Mondays at 9.30-11.30. The first lecture is a practical introduction to VisMed2 and then, a recording of the recap of VisMed1 will be provided (you can watch this on your own time if you have not taken VisMed1, otherwise you can skip it). 
  • Small quizzes: At the beginning of each lecture (except for the first two), there will be a small (15 min) online quiz to test the understanding of the content of the previous lecture (at 9.15-9.30). This will account for 35% of your grade.
  • Final projects: This will be conducted in the period between 02.05--24.06 in a group of two students. The outcomes of the project will be presented in a dedicated session at the end of the course. The project accounts for 50% of your grade. The presentation accounts for 15%. 


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:

  • Small online quizzes (35% of final grade)
  • Final project (work in pairs, 50% of final grade)
  • Presentation of the final project (15% of the final grade)

You need a passing grade for each one of the three components above (i.e., doing only the project and presentation is not enough)!

Class participation is rewarded with bonus points. 

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
Monday 07.03 09.30--10.30 Introduction (1hr on zoom, see TUWEL)
and Recap VisMed1 (recording, available on TUWEL)
Monday 14.03 09.30--11.30 Vector Visualization in VisMed
Monday 21.03 09.15--11.30 Quiz 1 + Tensor Visualization in VisMed
Monday 28.03 09.15--11.30 Quiz 2 + Illustrative Visualization
Monday 04.04 09.15--11.30 Quiz 3 + Vascular Visualization
Monday 25.04 09.15--11.30 Quiz 4 + Vis for Endoscopy, Surgery, and Education
Monday 02.05 09.15--12.00 Quiz 5 + Visual Analytics for Healthcare + Project Discussion
Monday 09.05 09.15--11.30 Quiz 6 + Visual Analytics for (Bio-)Medical Applications
Monday 16.05 09.15--11.30 Quiz 7+ Invited Lectures (tbd)
Monday 27.06 09.30--tbd Final Project Presentations
  • The lectures will be held online (in zoom), please check TUWEL for details.
  • The lectures will be recorded, but presence with a camera is required for the small quizzes (the first 15 mins).
  • The last two sessions (Invited Lectures and Final Project Presentations) are OBLIGATORY! 
  • Class participation will be rewarded with bonus points. 

(2) Small Quizzes (35%)

  • More details about the small quizzes will be given in the first lecture. 
  • They will consist of 2-3 short questions that can be answered in written within the first 15 mins of the class and will be about the content of the previous lecture. 
  • For this, you will be required to switch on your camera. Make sure you have one available. 

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

  • During the lecture of May 2nd, there will be a presentation on the project topics.
  • Students can form pairs on TUWEL and work on their selected topic between 02.05--24.06.2022.
  • Submit an 8-page report on TUWEL by 24.06.2022 at 23.55. More details on the topics and deliverables will follow.
  • Give a 15-min presentation on 27.06.2022. Presentation counts in the grade (15%).