Events and Dates

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 undergoing a dynamic transformation and the need for better imaging for diagnostics and therapy is making ever greater demands on technology: the importance of intraoperative imaging and the simultaneous increase in minimally invasive procedures are also increasing the need for intelligent solutions. Optical coherence tomography (OCT) can make a valuable contribution here.

The conference "Medical Imaging – New Perspectives and the Role of OCT" was dedicated to the clinical needs and requirements as well as the technical possibilities of medical imaging. The focus was on OCT technology, which can not only improve clinical workflows for physicians, but also reduce the clinical strain on patients. One of the most important application fields is the diagnosis and therapy of cancer.

During the event, renowned representatives from industry, clinics and research presented trends, application examples and technical development approaches in numerous lectures. The conference was jointly organized by Fraunhofer and TWMU/ABMES as part of the joint “OCTmapp” project and addressed clinical experts, technical experts, business development managers, funding agencies, scientists and representatives of academic institutions.

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)
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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


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