Medical Imaging Physics Group at the Center of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University Vienna
Mission StatementOur group is devoted to applied research in diagnostic radiology physics with main emphasis on digital imaging modalities (DR and CR), CT, and dosimetry. Our mission is to help optimizing patient care through technical innovation, research, and education of medical students, radiographers (students and practicing), physics and BME students, and post graduates. We engage in continuing education of medical doctors. We assist radiologists, radiographers, and the Federal Austrian Ministry of Health in the optimization of doses applied to patients in diagnostic and interventional radiology procedures.
We disseminate our expertise within the curricula of the Medical University of Vienna (Medical University of Vienna), the Vienna University of Technology and the University of Applied Sciences Campus Wien, a cooperating university of the MUV.
Our department is equipped with a CR workplace including a Bucky room used for research and teaching, and a C-arm fluoroscopy system. For dosimetry a reference class dosemeter (PTW) with several chambers, as well as semi conductor devices used mainly in education, and a TL Dosimetry system are available covering the hole range of dosimetry needs from mammography to CT.
A comprehensive phantom pool equipped with dosimetry and image quality phantoms is available at the department, ranging from simple PMMA dosimetry phantoms to anthropomorphic image quality phantoms. Phantom development is assisted by our workshop.
Current Research Projects
Our main focus at the time (2014/15) lies in the
- development of advanced dosimetry methods and dose measurements involving the eye lens
- design and production of anthropomorphic phantoms to assess eye lens dose as Hp(3)
Recently Completed Projects
- Assessment of data quality and update requirements for Diagnostic Reference Levels (DRLs) in diagnostic and interventional radiology
- Assessment of typical doses and dose variations between institutions for patients undergoing CT scans
- Austrian dose survey for CT to update Austrian DRLs
- Paediatric dose survey and definition of DRLs
Our group offers several courses on applied medical image processing, imaging physics, and graduate courses. These are mainly part of the new medical curriculum of the Medical University Vienna (for instance the methodical seminar "Applied Medical Imaging, Image Processing, and Visualization" for undergraduate medical students of the Medical School, thesis seminars within the PhD-program "Medical Physics" of the Medical University of Vienna, and the MSc - Course on Medical Physics held at our institution. For details, please refer to the current Academic Schedule of the MUV.