Medical Visualization

In recognition of his achievements in teaching at the Faculty of Computer Science, Prof. Preim was awarded for the course Medical Visualization in SoSe 2011: Certificate

This lecture covers the visualization of medical volume data, such as Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Nuclear Medicine. Medical visualization techniques include surface and volume rendering as well as interaction techniques to adjust these visualizations, e.g. with appropriate transfer functions. Advanced topics include vessel visualization, virtual endoscopy (animated visualizations with viewpoints inside the human body, mimicking, e.g. colonoscopy) and multimodal medical visualization. Other topics are related to higher dimensional data, in particular to simulated and measured blood flow. All techniques are motivated by urgent tasks in medical diagnosis and treatment including vascular diseases and cancer. Thus, a strong interest in medical applications is essential but medical knowledge is not a prerequisite. As a lecture primarily designed for the Master Course “Computational Visualistics” with the application subject “Medicine”, computer graphics and visualization are prerequisites and also medical imaging technology is not treated but at least a basic knowledge is expected.

The content of the lecture is strongly related to the book “Visual Computing in Medicine”

Organizational details

Audience: Master Course (for more information see LSF)
Completion: Exam (presumably oral)
ECTS-Credits (Master): 6
LP (Diplom): 6


The lectures take place in presence. In addition, recorded lecture videos of the last years are made available on YouTube.

Where: G29-K059
When: Tuesday 13:15 – 14:45 Uhr (LSF)
1. Lecture: 11.04.2023

No Lecture on 27.05 due to EuroVis


To be able to join the course, it is mandatory to register via the LSF for the exercise/lab sessions.

Where: G29-R335
When: Wednesday, 15:15 – 16:45 (LSF)
1. Lab: 17.04.2024