Training and first clinical use of CAS-ONE from Cascination in HiPerNav

On December 4th 2017, surgeons at The Intervention Centre, Oslo University Hospital, were trained on the navigation system CAS-ONE from Cascination AG, the main industrial partner of the HiPerNav project. This system allows visualization of the liver models in 3D as well as tracking of the tools. Tools are tracked using an optical tracking system by equipping tools with reflective spheres, as used in motion capture.

On December 5th and 6th, the CAS-ONE system was set up in the OR for three clinical laparoscopic liver resections for an early assessment of the navigation system in such procedures. During surgery, the system provided surgeons with 3D patient specific liver models. Without compromising sterility, the surgeons themselves could interact and reposition the models using the touchscreen, covered with a sterile drape. The whole navigation workflow was demonstrated and possible bottlenecks were discussed.

HiPerNav is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie funded European project coordinated by The Intervention Centre, Oslo University Hospital. The project’s main goal is to investigate and improve the use of navigation system for laparoscopic liver resections. Cascination AG is the exploitation partner implementing algorithms and methods developed during the project. Five of the PhDs from HiPerNav participated.

The CAS-ONE system is rented and available at the Intervention Centre. The system can be used in other medical areas such as percutaneous ablations or open surgery.

HiPerNav Training School at Trondheim

HiPerNav Training School jointly organised by NTNU & SINTEF will be held at Trondheim during 2017 September 25th – 29th  2017

This training school will cover the following topics. Detailed program is here

  • Medical imaging
  • Medical devices and Instrumentation
  • Inter-disciplinary dialogue
  • Communication and outreach


Oslo HiPerNav School

ESRs gave introductory presentations so they could better understand how each of them will contribute to the project as well as how they must work together for the project to succeed. They also further discussed this collaboration in smaller groups. Cascination gave a demo of their system.

Presentations from each work package leader were held. ESRs participated in planned courses, such as learning about different image modalities and laparoscopic surgery. They were further introduced to the clinical environment, with presentations from several clinical staff and an opportunity to view part of a laparoscopic surgery.

HiPerNav ESR Kick off meeting and Training School at OUS

HiPerNav ESR Kick off meeting and Training School will be held at Oslo University Hospital during 2017 September 4th- 8th  2017

This training school will cover the following topics. The detailed program is available here.

  • Clinical needs for cancer treatments
  • Multimodal imaging and Image-guided Minimally-invasive treatment
  • Research, project planning and management
  • Ethical aspects and gender issues