GSISH is looking for a PhD Student for the Project "Modelling of X-Ray Phase-Contrast Mammography" (Garching) PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 07 August 2010 18:01

The Technical University Munich (TUM) is one of the most renowned technical universities in Germany with several clusters of excellence, a broad interdisciplinary research program, and numerous national and international collaborations. At the newly founded Chair for Biomedical X-Ray Physics (E17) in the Department of Physics we are now offering a 3-year GSISH- funded Ph.D. position for an interdisciplinary project on Modelling of X- Ray Pha se- Contrast in the field of Biomedical Imaging/ X-ray Physics/ Biomedical Engineering.

Project description: X-ray phase-contrast is a recently developed novel x-ray imaging method, which provides better soft-tissue contrast compared to conventional attenuation-based approaches. Up until now several successful proof-of-principle experiments were carried out with conventional laboratory x-ray sources and with highly brilliant synchrotron radiation sources. These experiments demonstrate impressively the high potential of the method for future clinical application.
The next step, and main scientific motivation for this project, is the further development of x-ray phasecontrast imaging in the field of biomedical x-ray diagnostics. The successful candidate will work on the development of adequate system simulation and numerical modelling tools to properly describe the physical processes which give rise to the final phase-contrast image. The main focus will lie on the image quality and breast equivalent dose of phase-contrast imaging for mammography and on the comparison of this entitlement with classical, absorption-based x-ray mammography.
The project will involve working with partners from industry (General Electric (GE) located on the Garching Campus). The student will work at the TUM and at GE.

Qualifications: The applicant should possess a Master's degree or equivalent in Physics, Biomedical Engineering, or Informatics and intend to obtain a PhD degree (Dr. rer. nat.) within the scheduled time of 3 years. Good writing and communication skills in English are required. A prior knowledge in system-programming skills (for example: Matlab, Python, C++, Labview) would be helpful. Applications should include curriculum vita, summary of the previous work, letter of motivation, and names of 2 references. Please send your application in English within one pdf-document to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Our offer: He/She will become part of the highly renowned TUM Graduate School of Information Science in Health (GSISH) and a student member of TUM, one of Germany?s first universities of excellence. The GSISH will actively assist the candidate in achieving a Ph.D. degree within the scheduled time of three years. The payment and the conditions of employment follow the specifications of TUM-GSISH scholarships. The scientific supervisors will be Prof. Dr. Franz Pfeiffer (Chair for Biomedical Physics , Technical University Munich) and Prof. Dr. Alois Knoll (Chair for Robotics and Embedded Systems , Technical University Munich).

Contact: Dr. Ursula Mühle, Managing Director, TUM ? Graduate School of Information Science in Health, Department of Informatics, Boltzmannstr. 3, 85748 Garching, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




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