Artificial intelligence research fields represent key focus areas of the Section Biomedical Imaging (SBMI). The work is performed by the team of the SBMI’s Intelligent Imaging Lab (the "IIL@SBMI"), mostly in cooperation with national and international partners. Our research on AI began in 2018 and today the ILL@SBMI is recognized as a respected player in the field of AI in medicine in Northern Germany. The potential of AI enables efficient translation of basic research into valuable clinical applications, thus facilitating and furthering the exact core aims and work areas of the SBMI (see Background, Mission & Aims).
The collaborative research projects coordinated by IIL@SBMI, are supported by >3.700.000 € of public funding by BMBF and BMWi, including >1.250.000 € for IIL@SBMI, and further support by the CAU and its the Medical Faculty.
Major current projects include:
Computerized quantitative analysis of biomedical images uncovers information not recognizable by the human eye. Calibration converts the image’s graylevels into interpretable information about the pathophysiological status of cells, tissue and organs, i.e. the person’s health status.
These procedures can be substantially improved and facilitated by application of artificial intelligence methods and at the Intelligent Imaging Lab of the Section Biomedical Imaging, the IIL@SBMI, we are working on making this a reality.
It is the mission of IIL@SBMI to resolve important medical needs by identifying the best-suited imaging technology processed with powerful artificial intelligence methods.
We aim to develop methods
This entails theoretical conception, experimental realization, preclinical testing, translation to clinical application, and epidemiological assessment.