Optimization of radiation applications in medicine

Our mission is improving the efficiency of medical applications of ionising radiation. The research focus of our working group is to make personalised applications of ionising radiation in medicine in an efficient way with regard to medical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Scientific strengths of our working group are the expertise in biokinetic modelling, imaging geometries and tomographic reconstruction methods as well as uncertainty and sensitivity analysis.

Research priorities

  • Development of novel modalities in molecular imaging using x-ray fluorescence

  • Exploitation of markers coupled to gold nanoparticles and their biokinetic behaviour for developing and optimising innovative methods in radiation therapy

  • Conceptual developments towards improved geometry definition and scatter reduction in cone-beam computed tomography