Conference: Medical Imaging – New Perspectives and the Role of OCT

November 8, 2018, 10.00-16.30 h, Tokyo Women’s Medical University (TWMU), Yayoi Memorial Lecture Hall

Medical imaging is in a dynamic time of change: The needs of medical experts for improved imaging modalities in the areas of diagnostics and therapy lead to increased demands for appropriate technical support. The increasing importance of intraoperative imaging and the simultaneous growth of minimally invasive procedures demands for intelligent solutions. Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a technology that can make valuable contributions to this demand.

The conference addresses both the clinical needs and requirements as well as the technical approaches. The conference focus lays on OCT technology, which improves the clinical workflow of medical professionals and reduces the burden on patients. Key applications are the diagnosis and therapy of cancer.

The one-day event will present clinical trends and application examples along with technical development approaches.

The conference addresses:

  • clinical experts
  • engineering experts
  • business developers
  • funding authorities
  • academics

The conference will be jointly organized by Fraunhofer and TWMU/ABMES as part of the joint venture OCTmapp. The OCTmapp project will establish a research presence in Tokyo focusing on OCT for new clinical applications.

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Tokyo Womens Medical University TWMU, Lecture Hall
8-1, Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8666


free of charge

Conference Language



Project Coordinator
Dipl.-Phys. Niels König
Head of Department Production Metrology
Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT

Liaison Officer (Partner Management Japan)
Dipl.-Kfm. Michael Witte
Senior Research Manager Medical Technology
Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology IPT

Our Partners

  • EIZO Co. Ltd.,
  • Systems Engineering Inc.,
  • International Medical Society of Japan
  • NRW Japan K.K.

Supported by

  • German Ministry for Education and Research
  • German Centre for Research and Innovation Tokyo (DWIH), German Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Japan (AHK)
  • Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Tokyo (tbc)


09:30 Registration of the Participants – Welcome Coffee
Opening and Welcome
Prof. K. Masamune, TWMU
10:05 Keynote Address
Prof. T. Yoshioka, TWMU Chancellor & President
10:10 Keynote Address
M. Steiert, Fraunhofer Association, Director International and Political Affairs
10:15 Keynote Address
M. Takami, AMED, Managing Director of Industrial-Academic Collaboration
10:30 Signing of Cooperation Agreement TWMU & Fraunhofer IPT
Prof. T. Yoshioka, TWMU Chancellor & President
M. Steiert, Fraunhofer Association , Director International and Political Affairs
10:45 Keynote Address – Clinical Perspectives, Trends and Challenges
Prof. Y. Muragaki, TWMU
11:15 Medical Applications I: Impact of OCT on diagnosis and treatment in eye diseases
Prof. M. Hangai, Hangai Eye Institute
11:45 Lunch Break – Demonstrations in the Exhibition Area  
13:00 Medical Applications II: Cardiovascular Area
Prof. J. Yamaguchi, TWMU
13:20 Use of OCT in the medical arena – Examples
K. Ohbayashi, Systems Engineering Inc.
13:40 First Results OCTmapp
N. König, Fraunhofer IPT
14:00 Break – Demonstrations in the Exhibition Area
14:30 Recent developments in OCT components of the medical field
T. Yamashita, TATSUTA
14:50 Development of various swept source lasers for medical OCT applications
A. Morosawa, SANTEC
15:10 OCT System Integration
N. König, Fraunhofer IPT
15:30 Functional extension of optical coherence tomography
Prof. Y. Yasuno, Tsukuba University
15:50 Visualization Technologies for Medical Imaging: Initial Situation and Future Trends
T. Yoneda, EIZO
16:10 Conclusions – Wrap-up Session
Prof. K. Masamune + Panelists
16:30 End of conference