Medical radiation physics
Carl von Ossietzky Universität
Dept. für medizinische Physik und Akustik
Tel: +49 441/229 1625
Fax: +49 441/229 1645
Research and Development:
High energetic ionizing radiation plays an important role in modern medicine, engineering and natural sciences. Within the six working groups of our division more than 40 scientists and students on all levels are working to in the field of radiation detection and measurement. Our goal is to develop the best radiation detection devices and most advanced methods for the dosimetry of high energetic ionizing radiation.
Development of Multidimensional Detector Arrays, Point-Detectors and Methods for
- Photon, Electron and Hadron beams in Radiotherapy
- Reference Dosimetry for above radiation types
- Non-Reference Dosimetry, Stereotactical Treatments
- MR-Field Dosimetry
- Ultra-High Energetic Particle and Electron Beams
- Cosmic Rays
- Monte-Carlo Simulations of Detectors and Beamlines for all applications mentioned above
The division is devided in 6 working groups with strong interconnections offering higesht possible synergies.
- Radiotherapy (K. Willborn)
- Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (H.v.Boetticher)
- Detectors and Methods. (B. Poppe)
- Computational Methods (H.K. Looe)
- Particle Beams (B. Poppe)
- Space Environment (G. Drolshagen)
We believe that student education and research driven teaching are the major pillars for successful research in our field. Students are often co-authors on many of our publications and present their work regularly on conferences. Many final papers have been honored with intramural, extramural or even international awards. The scientific education is complemented by offering residencies in Medical Physics for our students. Since 2005 more than 100 Medical Physics Experts have been educated in the University Hospital for Medical Radiation Physics.
As in many other fields of modern science successful and high-end radiation research can only be performed in collaborative and synergistic cooperations. We are therefore strongly embedded in national and international research cooperations and alliances with academical and industrial partners. A list of cooperation partners can be found here.
Standardization and Certification Bodies
Science needs to take responsibilities to foster and strengthen the development our modern society. In our field the transfer of scientific developments to clinical practice, technological developments and if necessary also into worldwide discussion and awareness are the areas we actively involved in. Several members of our group are working honorary in national and international standardization and certification bodies. Also further education programs for professionals are a major part of our activities in this area.