Christoph Otte







  External PhD Student




2013 - 2018 MTEC Institute / TUHH
2008 - 2013 University of Lübeck


  • Optical coherence tomography for micronavigation
  • OCT based soft tissue classification
  • Controll of robotic needle insertion


  • Research assistant
  • PhD student
  • Control of the institute's OCTs



  • A. Patel, C. Otte, A. Schlaefer, D. Nir, S. Otte, T. Ngo, T. Loke, M. Winkler (2016). Investigating the feasibility of optical coherence tomography to identify prostate cancer - an ex-vivo study. Presented at the Annual Meetig of American Urological Association (AUA) [BibTex]

  • S. Latus, M. Lutz, C. Otte, T. Saathoff, K. Schulz, N. Frey, A. Schlaefer (2016). A setup for systematic evaluation and optimization of OCT imaging in the coronary arteries. CARS 2016 Proceedings, supplement of the International Journal of CARS accepted. [BibTex]


  • K. Schulz, C. Otte, G. Hüttmann, A. Schlaefer (2015). A Concept for Fail Safe Robotic Needle Insertion in Soft Tissue. Gemeinsamer Tagungsband der Workshops der Tagung Software Engineering Dresden, Germany 7--10. [BibTex]

  • S.-T. Antoni, C. Otte, O. Rajput, K. Schulz, A. Schlaefer (2015). Hybrid Needle Localization using Co-registered Ultrasound and OCT Imaging. In Jessica Burgner-Kahrs and Alexander Schlaefer (Eds.) Workshop Proceedings: Navigation and Actuation of Flexible Instruments in Medical Application (NAFIMA) Hamburg, Germany 24--25. [Abstract] [www] [BibTex]

  • S.-T. Antoni, C. Otte, O. Rajput, K. Schulz, A. Schlaefer (2015). Combined Ultrasound and OCT Imaging for Robotic Needle Placement. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS'15) Hamburg, Germany [Abstract] [BibTex]

  • C. Otte, S. Otte, L. Wittig, G. Hüttmann, C. Kugler, D. Drömann, A. Zell, A. Schlaefer (2014). Investigating Recurrent Neural Networks for OCT A-scan Based Tissue Analysis. Methods Inf Med. 53 (4), [doi] [BibTex]

  • L. Wittig, C. Otte, S. Otte, G. Hüttmann, D. Drömann, A. Schlaefer (2014). Tissue analysis of solitary pulmonary nodules using OCT A-Scan imaging needle probe. The European respiratory journal. [www] [BibTex]

  • C. Otte, S. Otte, L. Wittig, G. Hüttmann, D. Drömann, A. Schlaefer (2013). Identifizierung von Tumorgewebe in der Lunge mittels optischer Kohärenztomographie. [BibTex]

  • S. Otte, C. Otte, A. Schlaefer, L. Wittig, G. Huttmann, D. Drömann, A. Zell (2013). OCT A-Scan based lung tumor tissue classification with Bidirectional Long Short Term Memory networks. Machine Learning for Signal Processing (MLSP), 2013 IEEE International Workshop on 1--6. [doi] [www] [BibTex]