PhD Verónica García Vázquez


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Verónica García Vázquez

Short Biography

In 2005 Verónica García Vázquez received her M.Sc. in Telecommunication Engineering from the Universidad Carlos III (Spain). In 2006, she joined the Laboratorio de Imagen Médica (Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Spain). She participated in research projects related to image-guided procedures, intraoperative electron radiation therapy (IOERT), surgical planning of oculomotor dysfunctions, small animal PET/CT scanners and statistical parametric mapping (SPM) analysis of small animal imaging. In 2017 she was awarded a Ph.D. in Multimedia and Communications by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), International mention (visiting scholarship at Clinical Image Guidance Laboratory, Brigham and Women´s Hospital, USA).  Her thesis focused on evaluating new approaches to improve on existing information about IOERT such as the use of a multi-camera optical tracking system and some kilovoltage computed tomography (CT) technologies to acquire intraoperative images for estimating IOERT dose distributions. In 2018, she joined to the Institute of Robotics and Cognitive Systems at the University of Lübeck as a research assistant to work in Nav EVAR project (see video), which focuses on reducing the application of radiation and contrast agent in endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) by means of technologies such us navigation, electromagnetic tracking systems, fiber Bragg gratings, augmented reality, intraoperative ultrasound imaging and optical coherence tomography. 

Research Interests

  • Image-guided procedures
  • Tracking systems in clinical applications
  • Augmented reality for surgical interventions
  • 3D scanners
  • 3D printing
  • Processing of medical images

Teaching

She is teaching the course "Journal Club | Master Seminar / CS5840" each semester. In this course we will discuss how to read scientific papers, not forgetting their critical evaluation. Please visit this web page for further information.

Publications (prior to Institut für Robotik)

  • García-Vázquez V, Calvo FA, Ledesma-Carbayo MJ, Sole CV, Calvo-Haro J, Desco M, Pascau J. Intraoperative computed tomography imaging for dose calculation in intraoperative electron radiation therapy: Initial clinical observations. PLoS ONE. 2020, 15(1): e0227155. [DOI]

  • García-Vázquez V, Sesé-Lucio B, Calvo FA, Vaquero JJ, Desco M, Pascau J. Surface scanning for 3D dose calculation in intraoperative electron radiation therapy. Radiation Oncology. 2018, 13:243. [DOI]

  • García-Vázquez V, Marinetto E, Guerra P, Valdivieso-Casique MF, Calvo FA, Alvarado-Vásquez E, Sole CV, Vosburgh KG, Desco M, Pascau J. Assessment of intraoperative 3D imaging alternatives for IOERT dose estimation. Zeitschrift fur Medizinische Physik. 2017, 27(3):218-231. [DOI]

  • Brudfors M, García-Vázquez V, Sesé-Lucio B, Marinetto E, Desco M, Pascau J. ConoSurf: Open-source 3D scanning system based on a conoscopic holography device for acquiring surgical surfaces. International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery. 2017, 13:e1788. [DOI]

  • García-Vázquez V, Rodríguez-Lozano G, Pérez-Mañanes R, Calvo JA, García-Mato D, Cuervo-Dehesa M, Desco M, Pascau J, Vaquero J. Desktop 3D printing in medicine to improve surgical navigation in acral tumors. 30th International Congress on Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS 2016). International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. 2016, 11(suppl 1): S262-S263. [DOI]

  • Chavarrías C, García-Vázquez V, Alemán-Gómez Y, Montesinos P, Pascau J,  Desco M. fMRat: an extension of SPM for a fully automatic analysis of rodent brain functional magnetic resonance series. Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing. 2016, 54(5):743-752. [DOI]

  • Valdivieso-Casique MF, Rodríguez R, Rodríguez-Bescós S, Lardíes D, Guerra P, Ledesma MJ, Santos A, Ibáñez P, Vidal M, Udías JM, Otaduy MA, Calama JA, López-Tarjuelo J, Santos-Miranda JA, Desco M, García-Vázquez V, Marinetto E, Pascau J, Calvo F, Illana C. RADIANCE—A planning software for intra-operative radiation therapy. Translational Cancer Research. 2015, 4(2):196-209. [DOI]

  • Cussó L, Mirones I, Peña-Zalbidea S, García-Vázquez V, García-Castro J, Desco M. Combination of single-photon emission computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging to track 111In-Oxine–labeled human mesenchymal stem cells in neuroblastoma-bearing mice. Molecular Imaging. 2014, 13:1-10. [DOI]

  • Martino ME, Guzmán de Villoria J, Lacalle-Aurioles M, Olazarán J, Cruz I, Navarro E, García-Vázquez V, Carreras JL, Desco M. Comparison of different methods of spatial normalization of FDG-PET brain images in the voxel-wise analysis of MCI patients and controls. Annals of Nuclear Medicine. 2013, 27(7):600-609. [DOI]

  • García-Vázquez V, Marinetto E, Santos-Miranda JA, Calvo FA, Desco M,  Pascau J. Feasibility of integrating a multi-camera optical tracking system in intra-operative electron radiation therapy scenarios. Physics in Medicine and Biology. 2013, 58(24):8769-8782. [DOI]

  • Abella M, Vaquero JJ, Sisniega A, Pascau J, Udías A, García V, Vidal I, Desco M. Software architecture for multi-bed FDK-based reconstruction in X-ray CT scanners. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine. 2012, 107(2):218-232. [DOI]

  • Higuera-Matas A, Soto-Montenegro ML, Montoya GL, García-Vázquez V, Pascau J, Miguéns M, Del Olmo N, Vaquero JJ, García-Lecumberri C, Desco M, Ambrosio E. Chronic cannabinoid administration to periadolescent rats modulates the metabolic response to acute cocaine in the adult brain. Molecular Imaging and Biology. 2011, 13(3):411-415. [DOI]

  • García-Vázquez V, Reig S, Seijas-Leal O, Gómez de Liaño P, Merino P, Franco Iglesias G, Guzmán de Villoria J, Pascau J, Cortés C, Desco M. Software toolbox to assist surgical planning of oculomotor dysfunctions by biometric analysis of ocular muscles in MR images. 24th International Congress on Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS 2010). International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery. 2010, 5(suppl 1):S31- S33. [DOI]

  • Janssen J, Diaz-Caneja A, Reig S, Bombín I, Mayoral M, Parellada M, Graell M, Moreno D, Zabala A, García Vazquez V, Desco M, Arango C. Brain morphology and neurological soft signs in adolescents with first-episode psychosis. The British Journal of Psychiatry. 2009, 195(3):227-233. [DOI]

  • Janssen J, Reig S, Parellada M, Moreno M, Fraguas D, Graell M, Zabala A, García-Vázquez V, Desco M, Arango C. Regional gray matter volume deficits in adolescents with first-episode psychosis. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. 2008, 47(11):1311-1320. [DOI]

Publikationen

2020

Sonja Jäckle, Verónica García-Vázquez, Felix von Haxthausen, Tim Eixmann, Malte Maria Sieren, Hinnerk Schulz-Hildebrandt, Gereon Hüttmann, Floris Ernst, Markus Kleemann and Torben Pätz, 3D catheter guidance including shape sensing for endovascular navigation, in: Medical Imaging 2020: Image-Guided Procedures, Robotic Interventions, and Modeling, pages 1131504, 2020
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Felix von Haxthausen, Svenja Ipsen, Holger Schwegmann, Ralf Bruder, Floris Ernst and Verónica García-Vázquez, A 3D Slicer module for calibration of spatially tracked 3D ultrasound probes, in: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, Munich, pages S14-S16, 2020
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Sonja Jäckle, Verónica García-Vázquez, Felix von Haxthausen, Tim Eixmann, Malte Maria Sieren, Hinnerk Schulz-Hildebrandt, Gereon Hüttmann, Floris Ernst, Markus Kleemann and Torben Pätz, Abstract: 3D catheter guidance including shape sensing for endovascular navigation, in: Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin 2020, 2020
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Verónica García-Vázquez, Florian Matysiak, Sonja Jäckle, Tim Eixmann, Malte Maria Sieren, Felix von Haxthausen and Floris Ernst, Catheter pose-dependent virtual angioscopy images for endovascular aortic repair: validation with a video graphics array (VGA) camera, in: Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering, pages 20200010, De Gruyter, 2020
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Yenjung Chen, Nilay Yatinkumar Shah, Subhra Sundar Goswami, Annkristin Lange, Felix von Haxthausen, Malte Maria Sieren, Jannis Hagenah, Floris Ernst and Verónica García-Vázquez, Localization of endovascular tools in X-ray images using a motorized C-arm: visualization on HoloLens, in: Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering, pages 20200029, De Gruyter, 2020
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Felix von Haxthausen, Jannis Hagenah, Mark Kaschwich, Markus Kleemann, Verónica García-Vázquez and Floris Ernst, Robotized ultrasound imaging of the peripheral arteries – a phantom study, in: Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering, pages 20200033, De Gruyter, 2020
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Sonja Jäckle, Verónica García-Vázquez, Tim Eixmann, Florian Matysiak, Felix von Haxthausen, Malte Maria Sieren, Hinnerk Schulz-Hildebrandt, Gereon Hüttmann, Floris Ernst, Markus Kleemann and Torben Pätz, Three-dimensional guidance including shape sensing of a stentgraft system for endovascular aneurysm repair (2020), in: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, 15(1033-1042)
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Felix von Haxthausen, Till Aust, Holger Schwegmann, Sven Böttger, Floris Ernst, Verónica García-Vázquez, Markus Kleemann and Mark Kaschwich, Visual servoing for semi-automated 2D ultrasound scanning of peripheral arteries, in: Proc AUTOMED (2020), Infinite Science Publishing GmbH, 2020
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2019

Valentin Kraft, Jan Strehlow, Sonja Jäckle, Verónica García-Vázquez, Florian Link, Felix von Haxthausen, Andrea Schenk and Christian Schumann, A comparison of streaming methods for the Microsoft HoloLens, in: Tagungsgband der 18. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie (CURAC), Reutlingen (Germany), pages 212-216, Oliver Burgert, Hochschule Reutlingen, Bernhard Hirt, Universität Tübingen, 2019
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Felix von Haxthausen, Floris Ernst, Ralf Bruder, Mark Kaschwich and Verónica García-Vázquez, Abstract: HoloLens Streaming of 3D Data from Ultrasound Systems to Augmented Reality Glasses, in: Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin 2019, pages 231, 2019
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Felix von Haxthausen, Sonja Jäckle, Juljan Bouchagiar, Florian Matysiak, Mark Kaschwich, Jan Peter Goltz, Erik Stahlberg, Markus Kleemann, Floris Ernst and Verónica García-Vázquez, An augmented reality guidance system for endovascular aortic repair: first steps in reducing radiation exposure, in: Proceedings of the 33rd International Congress and Exhibition on Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery (CARS'19), 2019
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Svenja Ipsen, Ralf Bruder, Verónica García-Vázquez, Achim Schweikard and Floris Ernst, Assessment of 4D Ultrasound Systems for Image-guided Radiation Therapy – Image Quality, Framerates and CT Artifacts, German Society for Biomedical Engineering, 2019
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Mark Kaschwich, Florian Matysiak, Juljan Bouchagiar, Marco Horn, Verónica García-Vázquez, Felix von Haxthausen, Sonja Jäckle, Tim Eixmann, Jan Peter Goltz, Floris Ernst and Markus Kleemann, Augmented Reality navigierte endovaskuläre Chirurgie – das NavEVAR-Projekt, in: 35. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Gefäßchirurgie und Gefäßmedizin, 2019
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Felix von Haxthausen, Sonja Jäckle, Tim Eixmann, Jan Strehlow, Christian Schumann, Juljan Bouchagiar, Florian Matysiak, Hinnerk Schulz-Hildebrandt, Gereon Hüttmann, Mark Kaschwich, Markus Kleemann, Floris Ernst, Torben Pätz and Verónica García-Vázquez, Catheter navigation and augmented reality visualisation for endovascular aneurysm repair procedures, 2019
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Felix von Haxthausen, Sonja Jäckle, Jan Strehlow, Floris Ernst and Verónica García-Vázquez, Catheter pose-dependent virtual angioscopy images visualized on augmented reality glasses (2019), in: Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering, 5:1(289-292)
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Stamatis Risto, Yenjung Chen, Felix von Haxthausen, Florian Matysiak, Floris Ernst and Verónica García-Vázquez, Development of HoloLens Mount for Third-Person Perspective and Augmented Reality Application for Endovascular Aortic Repair Procedures, in: Student Conference on Medical Engineering Science, Medical Informatics, Biomedical Engineering and Auditory Technology 2019, Lübeck (Germany), pages 47-50, Infinite Science Publishing GmbH, 2019
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Marco Horn, Sonja Jäckle, Felix von Haxthausen, Tim Eixmann, Hinnerk Schulz-Hildebrandt, Gereon Hüttmann, Juljan Bouchagiar, Florian Matysiak, Mark Kaschwich, Markus Kleemann, Floris Ernst, Verónica García-Vázquez and Torben Pätz, First steps into catheter guidance including shape sensing for endovascular aneurysm repair procedures, in: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery (Book of Abstracts - The European Society for Vascular Surgery 33rd Annual Meeting 2019), Hamburg (Germany), pages e610-e611, 2019
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Yenjung Chen, Stamatis Risto, Felix von Haxthausen, Floris Ernst and Verónica García-Vázquez, HoloLens: Third-person Perspective, in: Student Conference on Medical Engineering Science, Medical Informatics, Biomedical Engineering and Auditory Technology 2019, Lübeck (Germany), pages 51-54, Infinite Science Publishing GmbH, 2019
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Juljan Bouchagiar, Felix von Haxthausen, Sonja Jäckle, Florian Matysiak, Mark Kaschwich, Jan Peter Goltz, Marco Horn, Erik Stahlberg, Verónica García-Vázquez, Floris Ernst and Markus Kleemann, NAV EVAR Auf dem Weg zur strahlungsfreien Stentgraft Implantation, in: WÜMEK 2019, Würzburg (Germany), 2019
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Svenja Ipsen, Floris Ernst, Verónica García-Vázquez and Achim Schweikard, SU-F-303-3: Assessment of CT artefacts caused by matrix array transducers for intra-modality registration in 4D ultrasound-guided radiotherapy, in: Medical Physics, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), pages E132-E133, 2019
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2018

Verónica García-Vázquez, Felix von Haxthausen, Sonja Jäckle, Christian Schumann, Ivo Kuhlemann, Juljan Bouchagiar, Anna-Catharina Höfer, Florian Matysiak, Gereon Hüttmann, Jan Peter Goltz, Markus Kleemann, Floris Ernst and Marco Horn, Navigation and visualisation with HoloLens in endovascular aortic repair (2018), in: Innovative Surgical Sciences
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Felix von Haxthausen, Floris Ernst, Ralf Bruder and Verónica García-Vázquez, Real-Time Streaming of 3D Ultrasound Data to HoloLens, in: 52nd Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering (BMT 2018), Aachen (Germany), pages S344, 2018
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Felix von Haxthausen, Floris Ernst, Ralf Bruder and Verónica García-Vázquez, Streaming of 3D Data from Ultrasound Systems to Augmented Reality Glasses (HoloLens), in: Tagungsgband der 17. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Computer- und Roboterassistierte Chirurgie (CURAC), Leipzig (Germany), pages 2-3, Thomas Neumuth, Andreas Melzer, Claire Chalopin, 2018
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Sonja Jäckle, Felix von Haxthausen, Verónica García-Vázquez, Christian Schumann, Markus Kleemann, Floris Ernst and Nils Papenberg, Visuelle Unterstützung bei endovaskulären Eingriffen durch Darstellung einer virtuellen Angioskopie auf der HoloLens, in: 34. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Gefäßchirurgie und Gefäßmedizin (DGG), Bonn (Germany), 2018
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