Computed Tomography


Computed tomography is an essential tool in modern radiology due to its excellent spatial resoltion and comparably short measurement times. The anatomical information provided by it makes it useful for the diagnosis of a large variety of diseases. Researchers at the Institute for Biomedical Imaging collaborate with other research groups at  the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) in order to tackle a selection of challenges in the field of CT and enable new applications. Our current research can be grouped into two caterogies.

One track of research investigates motion artifacts in the application of high-resolution peripheral quantitative CT (HR-pQCT). Such artifacts are a serious problem for current bone imaging applications.

The second track aims to develop improved methods and new applications for the field of dual energy CT. In particular, we are interested in the dual energy CT-based determination of material maps, which has great potential to increase the diagnostic value of CT imaging.