Research Activities

At the Institute of Medical Engineering a variety of research topics in the field of medical imaging is investigated. The topics range from imaging fundamentals over instrumentation to image reconstruction as well as image post processing.

 

Magnetic particle imaging (MPI) is a recently proposed method for the visualization of the spatial distribution of iron-oxide nanoparticles. The imaging principle is based on the superparamagnetic nature of Fe3O4 particles ...

The use of contrast agents in medical imaging has a long history, but a real time tomographic procedure without patient exposure was first introduced in 2005 by Gleich and Weizenecker. The new tomographic imaging modality ...

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance is a powerful tool for assessing and investigating the interior of living systems without ionizing radiation. Being already widely applied in medicine and biomedical research, it is also subject to dynamic research ...

The development and evaluation of models in the field of medical imaging is a highly beneficial tool. We are mainly involved in statistical shape modeling, image registration, bio-physical modeling as well as mathematical biology to ...

Without a doubt, Computed Tomography (CT) is still one of the most important imaging techniques in the clinic. Reasons lay in the ease of use, high spatial and temporal resolution and the clear interpretation of physical attenuation values ...

Nuclear Imaging mainly refers to those imaging diagnostic techniques used in Nuclear Medicine. The goal of Nuclear Imaging (also termed radioisotope or radionuclide imaging) is to visualize those metabolic and functional ...

The projects we currently do not investigate further can be found under completed projects.