Research Objective

The research program of the Division of medical physics in radiology is multidisciplinary and focuses on basic and applied physical and biological research in the radiological diagnostics of cancer as well as related technical developments. The ultimate goals of the division`s program are to assess the baseline data for individualized tumor therapy and improved local tumor control. This means a complete qualitative and quantitative determination of the individual patient`s disease with respect to morphological, functional and biochemical characteristics as far as can be evaluated using radiological techniques such as positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance imaging 7 Tesla, magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), ultrasound diagnostics (US), and X-ray-computed tomography (CT). These baseline data may then be used for individualized treatment planning (e.g., with radiation, hyperthermia, drugs, or combinations thereof), serving as a basis with which to assess the therapeutic effects during and after treatment, and if necessary, modify the treatment

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