Medical Image Analysis

Photo: Image Analysis for Microscopy in Life Sciences and Digital Pathology

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Medical Image Analysis

Photo: Semantic Video Analysis for Endoscopy and Surgery

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Medical Image Analysis

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Software based Image Analysis and Enhancement

Our focus are the domains of

  • Microscopy, in particular Digital Pathology and Fluorescence Microscopy
  • and Endoscopy, especially panorama creation and detection of objects an pathologies (e.g. polyps)

We have know-how in image processing and analysis

  • using “classical” algorithms that are often fast and only require limited sample data
  • and using Deep Learning which frequently yields superior results, but demands a lot of training data

We develop Systems and Software

  • for Windows, Linux, Mac or iPhone
  • as standalone applications or integrable libraries

Digital Microscopy

Image analysis for life sciences, pharmacology and digital pathology


Digital Endoscopy

Semantic video analysis for endoscopy and surgery


Virtual Immersive Surgical Simulator

See. Feel. Train. is a surgical simulator that addresses all senses.

Your Development Partner for Medical Image Analysis

Research and development services from a single source

Besides licensing and adapting existing algorithms, we can also provide you with application- and customer-specific solutions from the fields of microscopy and endoscopy. With a focus on real-time capable image analysis techniques and microscopy as well as scanning systems, we support you from the very first step right through to the overall system design.

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PathoScan Project

Modular AI solution makes daily routine work easier, examining tissue samples for quality defects before they are loaded for scanning and sorting them out if necessary.


AI software: "iSTIX opens your world to the possibilities of digital pathology"

Interview with Volker Bruns, Business Unit Manager "Medical Image Analysis and Machine Learning" at Fraunhofer IIS


Hot Topic: Machine Learning

Learn more about the division´s guiding themes.


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Use your microscope as a scanner

Berlin-based VMscope GmbH licenses and distributes iSTIX® developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS. The software allows for any camera-equipped microscope to be used as a manual whole-slide scanner for the digitization of glass slides, materials, surfaces or other microscopic structures. It is compatible with any microscope and camera and integrates seamlessly into the current microscope-centered workflow.


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See, feel, train – virtual surgical simulator

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS will be presenting the prototype of a virtual surgery trainer at MEDICA 2018. “” helps surgeons prepare for individual patient cases prior to surgery, and enables them to practice the surgery. Visitors can experience live at the trade fair.

Exhibitions and Events



7th Digital Pathology & AI Congress

Utilizing AI & digital pathology to advance pathology practice & enable enhanced patient care


The 7th Digital Pathology & AI Congress will take place virtually from December 3rd - 4th 2020. Feel free to get in touch with us!



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Engineering. Imaging. Sensors. Analysis.

Current and finished Products and Projects

Development partner for personalized medical engineering

Research and development services from a single source