In hospitals all around the world, medical multimedia information systems have gained high importance over the last few years. One of the reasons is that an increasing number of interventions are performed in a minimally invasive way. These endoscopic inspections and surgeries are performed with a tiny camera -- the endoscope -- which produces a video signal that is used to control the intervention. Apart from the viewing purpose, the video signal is also used for automatic content analysis during the intervention as well as for post-surgical usage, such as communicating operation techniques, planning future interventions, and medical forensics. Another reason is video documentation, which is even enforced by law in some countries. The problem, however, is the sheer amount of unstructured medical videos that are added to the multimedia archive on a daily basis. Without proper management and a multimedia information system, the medical videos cannot be used efficiently for post-surgical scenarios. It is therefore already foreseeable that medical multimedia information systems will gain even more attraction in the next few years. In this tutorial we will introduce the audience to this challenging new field, describe the domain-specific characteristics and challenges of medical multimedia data, introduce related use cases, and talk about existing works -- contributed by the medical imaging and robotics community, but also already partly from the multimedia community -- as well as the many open issues and challenges that bear high research potential.
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