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PhD Thesis

[1] Spicher N. Time-frequency analysis of optical and electrical cardiac signals with applications in ultra-high-field MRI [dissertation]. Essen: Duisburg-Essen University; 2020; Available from: (Link)

Journal papers

[5] Spicher N, Barakat R, Wang J, Haghi M, Jagieniak J, ├ľktem GS, Hackel S, Deserno TM. Proposing an International Standard Accident Number (ISAN) for interconnecting ICT systems of the rescue chain. Methods of Information in Medicine. 2021; (DOI)

[4] Wang J, Spicher N, Warnecke JM., Haghi M, Schwartze J, Deserno TM. Unobtrusive Health Monitoring in Private Spaces: The Smart Home. Sensors. 2021;21(3):864. (DOI)

[3] Spicher N, Kukuk M. Delineation of Electrocardiograms Using Multiscale Parameter Estimation. IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. 2020;24(8):2216-2229. (DOI)

[2] Kukuk M, Spicher N. Parameter estimation based on scale-dependent algebraic expressions and scale-space fitting. IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing. 2019;67(6):1431-1446. (DOI)

[1] Spicher N, Kukuk M, Maderwald S, Ladd ME. Initial evaluation of prospective cardiac triggering using photoplethysmography signals recorded with a video camera compared to pulse oximetry and electrocardiography at 7T MRI. BioMedical Engineering OnLine. 2016;15(1):126. (DOI)

Conference papers

[8] Keuchel D, Spicher N. Automatic detection of metadata errors in a registry of clinical studies using Shapes Constraint Language (SHACL) graphs. In: Proceedings of the 31st Medical Informatics Europe Conference; 2021; 372-376 (DOI)

[7] Jauer ML, Spicher N, Deserno TM. Gamification concept for acquisition of medical image segmentation via crowdsourcing. In: Proceedings SPIE 11601, Medical Imaging 2021: Imaging Informatics for Healthcare, Research, and Applications; 2021;116010D (DOI)

[6] Taufeeque M, Koita M, Spicher N, Deserno TM. Multi-camera, multi-person, and real-time fall detection using long short term memory. In: Proceedings SPIE 11601, Medical Imaging 2021: Imaging Informatics for Healthcare, Research, and Applications; 2021;1160109 (DOI)

[5] Spicher N, Kukuk M. ECG delineation using a piecewise Gaussian derivative model with parameters estimated from scale-dependent algebraic expressions. In: Proceedings of the 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Berlin, Germany; 2019. p. 5633-5637. (DOI)

[4] Spicher N, Kukuk M, Maderwald S, Ladd ME. Multiscale parameter estimation (msPE) of QRS complexes distorted by magnetohydrodynamic effects at 7 Tesla. In: Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering, Frankfurt, Germany; 2019. p. 365-368. (DOI)

[3] Spicher N, Lovelace T, Kukuk M. Feasibility of photoplethysmography imaging of the sole of the foot. In: Proceedings of the 13th IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements & Applications, Rome, Italy; 2018. p. 1-6. (DOI)

[2] Spicher N. Cardiac activity measurement from video signals of the human skin in ultra-high-field magnetic resonance imaging. In: Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the German Informatics Society, Klagenfurt, Austria; 2016. p. 1999-2004. (DL GI)

[1] Spicher N, Maderwald S, Ladd ME, Kukuk M. Heart rate monitoring in ultra-high-field MRI using frequency information obtained from video signals of the human skin compared to electrocardiography and pulse oximetry. In: Proceedings of the 49th Annual Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering, Lübeck, Germany; 2015. p. 69-72. (DOI)

Conference abstracts

[11] Spicher N, Barakat R, Deserno TM. MRI data transmission via fifth-generation (5G) cellular networks. In: Proceedings of 2021 ISMRM & SMRT Annual Meeting & Exhibition; 2021 (accepted)

[10] Cornelissen CG, Spicher N, Vollmer T, Winter S, Stephan C, Saygi T, et al. DIGIVENT - Digitalisiertes, individualisiertes Therapie- unterstützungssystem zur nicht-stationären Indikationsstellung, Einleitung und Kontrolle einer außerklinischen Beatmung für COPD Patienten. In: Proceedings of the 61st Annual Conference of the German Respiratory Society, Leipzig, Germany; 2020. (DOI)

[9] Keuchel D, Böckmann B, Spicher N. Semantic verification during BPMN modeling of healthcare processes by integrating Shapes Constraint Language (SHACL) graphs. In: Proceedings of the 64th Annual Conference of the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology, Dortmund, Germany; 2019. p. 227. (DOI)

[8] Spicher N, Orzada S, Maderwald S, Ladd ME, Kukuk M. A novel method for video-based cardiac gating in 7T MR angiography using a video of the foot. In: Proceedings of the 26th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Paris, France; 2018. p. 2697.

[7] Spicher N, Tanriverdi F, Thiem J, Kukuk M. PPG imaging: Investigating skin inhomogeneity using hyperspectral imaging and principal component analysis. In: Proceedings of the 51st Annual Conference of the German Society of Biomedical Engineering, Dresden, Germany; 2017. p. S367. (DOI)

[6] Spicher N, Orzada S, Maderwald S, Kukuk M, Ladd ME. An open-source hardware and software system for video-gated MRI. In: Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, USA; 2017. p. 141.

[5] Spicher N, Orzada S, Maderwald S, Kukuk M, Ladd ME. On the importance of skin color phase variations for video measurement of cardiac activity in MRI. In: Proceedings of the 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, USA; 2017. p. 1300.

[4] Kruder A, Rempel T, Spicher N, Lang S, Schlüter A, Kukuk M. Facial nerve paresis: a real-time digital biofeedback mirror as therapeutic exercise tool using phase based video motion processing. In: Proceedings of the Conference of the Swiss, Austrian and German Societies of Biomedical Engineering, Basel, Swiss; 2016. p. S66. (DOI)

[3] Spicher N, Maderwald S, Ladd ME, Kukuk M. High-speed, contact-free measurement of the photoplethysmography waveform for MRI triggering. In: Proceedings of the 24th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Singapore; 2016. p. 1861.

[2] Spicher N, Kukuk M, Ladd ME, Maderwald S. In vivo 7T MR imaging triggered by phase information obtained from video signals of the human skin. In: Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Toronto, Canada; 2015. p. 2548.

[1] Spicher N, Brumann C, Kukuk M, Ladd ME, Maderwald S. Eulerian video magnification for heart pulse measurement in MRI Scanners. In: Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Milan, Italy; 2014. p. 4824.

Weakly Reviewed Publications

[3] Warnecke JM, Spicher N, Deserno T, Flormann M, Henze R. 5G-enabled In-vehicle Health Monitoring. In: ACIMobility Summit 2021, Braunschweig, Germany; 2021.

[2] Barakat R, Spicher N, Deserno T. Challenges encountered in the development process of the International Standard Accident Number (ISAN). In: Workshop on Implementation of Digital Health Solutions 2020, Dresden, Germany; 2020.

[1] Kruder A, Rempel T, Spicher N, Kukuk M. Facial nerve paresis: a real-time digital biofeedback mirror as therapeutic exercise tool using phase based video motion processing. In: Volume 3 of Schriftenreihe des Fachbereichs Informatik der Fachhochschule Dortmund; 2017. p. 77-87. tredition GmbH.