Research & Development

Conducted innovation projects

Together with research partners, SurgicEye conducts several innovative projects for for enhancing intra-operative imaging and navigation in tumor surgery. Together with this partners and the funded projects we are able to conduct the research for innovative solutions that contribute to the cure of cancer.


Endotofpet addresses and combines an endoscoping single-photon counting PET detector head with secondary traditional detection electronics and new biomarkers for tumoural processes to produce preclinical prototypes for detecting and fighting cancer. Significant advances to state-of-the-art will be made for compact high-temperature detectors, scintillators, ultra-fast detection electronics, and multi-modal imaging techniques. SurgicEye will engineer new solutions for receiving and visualizing nuclear signals from an endoscopic probe. In the final stages, nuclear and ultrasonic images will be combined, creating a new method of navigating and visualizing with an endoscope.

Duration: 4 years; January 2011 – January 2015


The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/ 2007-2013) under Grant Agreement nº256984.


Enhanced Radio-guided Occult Lesion Localization

In this project SurgicEye develops together with Crystal Photonics and ART a prototype for freehandSPECT image reconstruction using a handheld tracked gamma camera. The freehandSPECT workflow will be optimized for imaging and navigation for radio-guided occult lesion localization. At the end of the project, the created prototype will be used for clinical evaluation.

Duration: 3 years; July 2010 – June 2013


Funding Agency: Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany

Image Fusion of FreehandSPECT with 2D Ultrasound

Within the project a first demonstrator for the fusion of 2D ultrasound imaging and SurgicEye’s freehand SPECT technology was implemented and tested.

Duration: 1 year; April 2009 – June 2010


Funding Agency: BayTou – Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Transport and Technology, Germany