Medical Engineering

The Chair for Medical Engineering is headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. G. Schmitz since it was founded in 2004.

TeamLehrstuhl The Team of the Chair for Medical Engineering


The Chair for Medical Engineering is active in research and education in medical image acquisition and processing. The focus is on ultrasound-based imaging and therapy procedures. Research topics are, for example, photoacoustic imaging, high-resolution imaging of microvasculature by tracking individual contrast agent particles, as well as tomographic ultrasound reconstruction and ultrasound-based therapy and diagnosis using magnetic nanoparticles.

The team participates in several research projects, e.g. in the SAMBA-PATI project therapeutic and imaging ultrasound methods are combined with the novel imaging modality Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI). The CVent Project focuses on the development of a photoacoustic imaging system for the diagnosis of atherosclerotic plaques.


The lectures of the chair for medical engineering cover statistical signal processing and medical imaging. This is a large portion of the study focus medical engineering. Several Studien-, Diplom-, Bachelor- and Master theses are offered within the research areas.

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