Decision Support Tools

The most appropriate treatment for a patient can be interactively selected by using a real-time decision support tool.

Medical Planning

When planning a therapy, different competing quality criteria like prospects of treatment success, risk of side effects and costs have to be considered. Thereby, chances and risks must be individually balanced for every patient.
For that purpose the therapy planning is modeled as a multi-criteria optimization problem. Different, best possible compromises - so-called Pareto-optimal solutions - are then calculated. Using a real-time decision support tool the most appropriate treatment for a patient can be interactively selected.

Example Projects

 

Optimizing Medical Care in Rural Areas

The collaborative project HealthFaCT is developing an innovative software-based optimization and decision-making system to improve outpatient medical care.

 

Radiation Therapy

In our projects interactive methods for planning and adapting plans for radiation therapy are developed.

 

Optimization of Duty Rosters

The main goal of the project GameOfRoster (GamOR) is the development of a software tool, that supports nursing staff in planning their duty rosters.

 

Optimization of the Closure of the Abdominal Wall

Surgical treatments include quiet often the opening of the abdominal wall (Laparotomy).

 

Optimization in Radiofrequency Ablation

It is highly important to completely destroy the tumour in RFA because surviving cells may develop resistance towards heat and promote more aggressive tumour growth.

 

Extra-Corporal Focussed Ultrasound Therapy

Focussed ultrasound in combination with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a novel high-potential approach to non-invasive tumor therapy.

 

Systemic Therapies

Especially the planning process of heavily affecting therapies or long-term-therapies of chronic diseases demands decision support tools. The projects in the cluster »Systemical Therapies« help physicians with the search for an adequate therapy.

 

Optimal Dispatching in Logistics of Hospitals

The aim of the project is to develop an optimization engine for Opti-Trans®, a software tool for dispatching transports requests in real time.

 

Scheduling Medical Appointments

An efficient organization and a seamless flow of all activities are of great importance not only for the patients but also for the staff members.