Using DICOM file format for dermatoscopy

DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) files are a standard for storing and transmitting medical imaging information. They are more commonly used in various radiology modalities, such as MRI or CT scans, as they can contain multiple frames of an image in a single file, thus allowing to store a 3D image formed by slices.

Neumann 120: Celebrating a pioneer of computing

Recent advances in software and hardware technologies have revolutionized data-driven research projects such as iToBoS by greatly accelerating the execution of computational tasks.

Change detection and melanoma diagnosis

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and early detection is crucial for successful treatment. One approach to detecting skin cancer is to use change detection, where changes in the skin over time are analyzed to identify potential malignancies.

Melanin as a possible confusing variable in histologic analysis

Histologic analysis of melanocytic lesions can be supported by immunohistochemistry and in research also by in situ hybridization (ISH).

Submission and approval of the first Periodic Reporting of iToBoS project

The first Periodic Reporting corresponding to the period M1-M18 was submitted to the EC on November 24th, 2022 (M20) and it was officially approved on January 25th, 2023. 

The World Cancer Day

The World Cancer Day takes place every year on February 4. It aims to prevent millions of deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the disease.

Polarized light for imaging of the human skin in iToBoS

In this video we show why the researchers at Leibniz University Hannover use polarized light for imaging of the human skin. The cross-polarization filters specular reflections at the uppermost skin layer and enables the team to look deeper into the skin. This is of importance for the early detection of melanoma.

A flexible controller for a complex device

Each one of the iToBoS full-body scanners features 15 cameras that will take pictures of different regions of the patient’s body. To cover these regions with high resolution, the cameras will be distributed in 5 arches and will scan their region thanks to several motors.

Camera Planning Simulator

The University of Girona has been developing an iToBoS scanner simulator to show how the scanning process works, both internally (what the underlying algorithms essentially do) and externally (movement of the bed and cameras).

The future of optical technologies

In this video Prof. Dr. Bernhard Roth talks about the future of optics with focus on the Cluster of Excellence PhoenixD at Leibniz University Hannover, technical partner of iToBoS project.