Welcome to the Chair of Biomedical Physics

Our mission

  • Research aiming at the development and translation of modern x-ray physics concepts to biomedical sciences and clinical applications
  • Education for Bachelor, Master, Diploma, and PhD students interested in biomedical imaging and x-ray physics
  • Technology transfer of our scientific results, skills, and knowledge to foster the development of new products, applications, or clinical procedures

Most recent publications:

  • Martins de Souza e Silva, Juliana; Utsch, Julian; Kimm, Melanie A.; Allner, Sebastian; Epple, Michael F.; Achterhold, Klaus; Pfeiffer, Franz: Dual-energy micro-CT for quantifying the time-course and staining characteristics of ex-vivo animal organs treated with iodine- and gadolinium-based contrast agents. Scientific Reports 7 (1), 2017 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Mei, Kai; Schwaiger, Benedikt J.; Kopp, Felix K.; Ehn, Sebastian; Gersing, Alexandra S.; Kirschke, Jan S.; Muenzel, Daniela; Fingerle, Alexander A.; Rummeny, Ernst J.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Baum, Thomas; Noël, Peter B.: Bone mineral density measurements in vertebral specimens and phantoms using dual-layer spectral computed tomography. Scientific Reports 7 (1), 2017 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Müller, Mark; de Sena Oliveira, Ivo; Allner, Sebastian; Ferstl, Simone; Bidola, Pidassa; Mechlem, Korbinian; Fehringer, Andreas; Hehn, Lorenz; Dierolf, Martin; Achterhold, Klaus; Gleich, Bernhard; Hammel, Jörg U.; Jahn, Henry; Mayer, Georg; Pfeiffer, Franz: Myoanatomy of the velvet worm leg revealed by laboratory-based nanofocus X-ray source tomography. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114 (47), 2017, 12378-12383 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Jud, Christoph; Braig, Eva; Dierolf, Martin; Eggl, Elena; Günther, Benedikt; Achterhold, Klaus; Gleich, Bernhard; Rummeny, Ernst; Noël, Peter; Pfeiffer, Franz; Muenzel, Daniela: Trabecular bone anisotropy imaging with a compact laser-undulator synchrotron x-ray source. Scientific Reports 7 (1), 2017, 14477 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Burger, Karin; Ilicic, Katarina; Dierolf, Martin; Günther, Benedikt; Walsh, Dietrich W. M.; Schmid, Ernst; Eggl, Elena; Achterhold, Klaus; Gleich, Bernhard; Combs, Stephanie E.; Molls, Michael; Schmid, Thomas E.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Wilkens, Jan J.: Increased cell survival and cytogenetic integrity by spatial dose redistribution at a compact synchrotron X-ray source. PLOS ONE 12 (10), 2017, e0186005 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Marschner, Mathias; Birnbacher, Lorenz; Willner, Marian; Chabior, Michael; Herzen, Julia; Noël, Peter B.; Pfeiffer, Franz: Revising the lower statistical limit of x-ray grating-based phase-contrast computed tomography. PLOS ONE 12 (9), 2017, e0184217 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Teuffenbach, Maximilian von; Koehler, Thomas; Fehringer, Andreas; Viermetz, Manuel; Brendel, Bernhard; Herzen, Julia; Proksa, Roland; Rummeny, Ernst J.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Noël, Peter B.: Grating-based phase-contrast and dark-field computed tomography: a single-shot method. Scientific Reports 7 (1), 2017 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Notohamiprodjo, Susan; Webber, Nicole; Birnbacher, Lorenz; Willner, Marian; Viermetz, Manuel; Herzen, Julia; Marschner, Mathias; Mayr, Doris; Bartsch, Harald; Saam, Tobias; Auweter, Sigrid; Pfeiffer, Franz; Reiser, Maximilian F.; Hetterich, Holger: Qualitative and Quantitative Evaluation of Structural Myocardial Alterations by Grating-Based Phase-Contrast Computed Tomography. Investigative Radiology, 2017, 1 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Gradl, Regine; Dierolf, Martin; Hehn, Lorenz; Günther, Benedikt; Yildirim, Ali Önder; Gleich, Bernhard; Achterhold, Klaus; Pfeiffer, Franz; Morgan, Kaye Susannah: Propagation-based Phase-Contrast X-ray Imaging at a Compact Light Source. Scientific Reports 7 (1), 2017, 4908 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Gromann, Lukas B.; De Marco, Fabio; Willer, Konstantin; Noël, Peter B.; Scherer, Kai; Renger, Bernhard; Gleich, Bernhard; Achterhold, Klaus; Fingerle, Alexander A.; Muenzel, Daniela; Auweter, Sigrid; Hellbach, Katharina; Reiser, Maximilian; Baehr, Andrea; Dmochewitz, Michaela; Schroeter, Tobias J.; Koch, Frieder J.; Meyer, Pascal; Kunka, Danays; Mohr, Juergen; Yaroshenko, Andre; Maack, Hanns-Ingo; Pralow, Thomas; van der Heijden, Hendrik; Proksa, Roland; Koehler, Thomas; Wieberneit, Nataly; Rindt, Karsten; Rummeny, Ernst J.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia: In-vivo X-ray Dark-Field Chest Radiography of a Pig. Scientific Reports 7 (1), 2017 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Schaff, Florian; Bachmann, Andreas; Zens, Amanda; Zaeh, Michael F.; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia: Grating-based X-ray dark-field computed tomography for the characterization of friction stir welds: A feasibility study. Materials Characterization 129, 2017, 143-148 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Hetterich, Holger; Webber, Nicole; Willner, Marian; Herzen, Julia; Birnbacher, Lorenz; Auweter, Sigrid; Schüller, Ulrich; Bamberg, Fabian; Notohamiprodjo, Susan; Bartsch, Harald; Wolf, Johannes; Marschner, Mathias; Pfeiffer, Franz; Reiser, Maximilian; Saam, Tobias: Dark-field Imaging in Coronary Atherosclerosis. European Journal of Radiology, 2017 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Mei, Kai; Kopp, Felix K.; Bippus, Rolf; Köhler, Thomas; Schwaiger, Benedikt J.; Gersing, Alexandra S.; Fehringer, Andreas; Sauter, Andreas; Münzel, Daniela; Pfeiffer, Franz; Rummeny, Ernst J.; Kirschke, Jan S.; Noël, Peter B.; Baum, Thomas: Is multidetector CT-based bone mineral density and quantitative bone microstructure assessment at the spine still feasible using ultra-low tube current and sparse sampling? European Radiology, 2017 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Schaff, Florian; Prade, Friedrich; Sharma, Yash; Bech, Martin; Pfeiffer, Franz: Non-iterative Directional Dark-field Tomography. Scientific Reports 7 (1), 2017 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Sharma, Y.; Schaff, F.; Wieczorek, M.; Pfeiffer, F.; Lasser, T.: Design of Acquisition Schemes and Setup Geometry for Anisotropic X-ray Dark-Field Tomography (AXDT). Scientific Reports 7 (1), 2017 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Kovačević, Tijana; Wiedmeyer, Viktoria; Schock, Jonathan; Voigt, Andreas; Pfeiffer, Franz; Sundmacher, Kai; Briesen, Heiko: Disorientation angle distribution of primary particles in potash alum aggregates. Journal of Crystal Growth 467, 2017, 93-106 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Donnelley, Martin; Morgan, Kaye S.; Awadalla, Maged; Farrow, Nigel R.; Hall, Chris; Parsons, David W.: High-resolution mucociliary transport measurement in live excised large animal trachea using synchrotron X-ray imaging. Respiratory Research 18 (1), 2017 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Pavlov, Konstantin M.; Punegov, Vasily I.; Morgan, Kaye S.; Schmalz, Gerd; Paganin, David M.: Deterministic Bragg Coherent Diffraction Imaging. Scientific Reports 7 (1), 2017 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Schröter, Tobias Jörg; Koch, Frieder; Kunka, Danays; Meyer, Pascal; Tietze, Sabrina; Engelhardt, Sabine; Zuber, Marcus; Baumbach, Tilo; Willer, Konstantin; Birnbacher, Lorenz; Prade, Friedrich; Pfeiffer, Franz; Reichert, Klaus-Martin; Hofmann, Andreas; Mohr, Juergen: Large-area full field X-ray differential phase-contrast imaging using 2D tiled gratings. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2017 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Coello, Eduardo; Sperl, Jonathan I.; Bequé, Dirk; Benz, Tobias; Scherer, Kai; Herzen, Julia; Sztrókay-Gaul, Anikó; Hellerhoff, Karin; Pfeiffer, Franz; Cozzini, Cristina; Grandl, Susanne: Fourier domain image fusion for differential X-ray phase-contrast breast imaging. European Journal of Radiology 89, 2017, 27-32 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )