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Biomedical Physics

Prof. Franz Pfeiffer

Research Field

Our interdisciplinary research portfolio is focused on the translation of modern x-ray physics concepts to biomedical sciences and clinical applications. We are particularly interested in advancing conceptually new approaches for biomedical x-ray imaging and therapy, and work on new kinds of x-ray sources, contrast modalities, and images processing algorithms. Our activities range from fundamental research using state-of-the-art, large-scale x-ray synchrotron and laser facilities to applied research and technology transfer projects aiming at the creation of improved biomedical device technology for clinical use. From a medical perspective, our work currently targets early cancer and osteoporosis diagnostics.

Address/Contact

James-Franck-Str. 1
85748 Garching b. München
+49 89 289 12552
Fax: +49 89 289 12548

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Course with Participations of Group Members

Titel und Modulzuordnung
ArtSWSDozent(en)Termine
Master's Seminar (BEMP)
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
SE 10
Leitung/Koordination: Herzen, J.
Master's Work Experience (BEMP)
Zuordnung zu Modulen:
FO 10
Leitung/Koordination: Herzen, J.

Offers for Theses in the Group

Machine Learning/ AI algorithms applied to advanced phase- and darkfield-CT reconstruction algorithms.

This project will focus on applying machine learning algorithms/ AI to improve reconstruction algorithms for advanced CT imaging, namely grating-based phase- and darkfild-CT. The project will involve working with PyTorch and/or TensorFlow/Keras, and will be carried out within a collaboration with TUM Informatics (PD Dr. Tobias Lasser).

// Character of thesis work: mainly computational physics & image processing

// For more information, please contact: Tobias Lasser (tobias.lassser@tum.de), Clemens Schmid (clem.schmid@tum.de), or Franz Pfeiffer (franz.pfeiffer@tum.de)

suitable as
  • Master’s Thesis Condensed Matter Physics
  • Master’s Thesis Nuclear, Particle, and Astrophysics
  • Master’s Thesis Biophysics
  • Master’s Thesis Applied and Engineering Physics
  • Master’s Thesis Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics
Supervisor: Franz Pfeiffer

Current and Finished Theses in the Group

Analysis of Neuronal Morphology Using Semantic Segmentation of Point Clouds
Abschlussarbeit im Bachelorstudiengang Physik
Themensteller(in): Franz Pfeiffer
Soft Actuators Application in Medical Engineering and Development of a Modular Platform
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physics (Applied and Engineering Physics)
Themensteller(in): Franz Pfeiffer
Detection of pulmonary pathologies using X-ray darkfield imaging
Abschlussarbeit im Bachelorstudiengang Physik
Themensteller(in): Julia Herzen
Direct vertebral and pelvic bone imaging using ultrashort echo time MRI techniques
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physics (Applied and Engineering Physics)
Themensteller(in): Julia Herzen
Development of a Staining Protocol for the Visualization of Cartilage Tissue with X-ray Computed Tomography
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physics (Applied and Engineering Physics)
Themensteller(in): Franz Pfeiffer
Advanced Tissue Characterization using High Resolution X-ray Phase-Contrast Computed Tomography
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physik (Biophysik)
Themensteller(in): Julia Herzen
Implementation of X-Ray Vector Radiography at a Dark-Field Fringe-Scanning Setup
Abschlussarbeit im Bachelorstudiengang Physik
Themensteller(in): Julia Herzen
Quantification of data acquired by a multispectral serial sectioning imaging system from biomedical applications.
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physics (Applied and Engineering Physics)
Themensteller(in): Julia Herzen
Quantitative Actinium-225 Gamma Camera Imaging for Personalized Image-based Dosimetry during Actinium-225 Radionuclide Therapy
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physik (Biophysik)
Themensteller(in): Julia Herzen
Statistical signal processing and reconstruction algorithms for a clinical prototype grating-based phase-contrast computed tomography system
Abschlussarbeit im Masterstudiengang Physik (Physik der kondensierten Materie)
Themensteller(in): Franz Pfeiffer
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