Welcome to the Research Group Biomedical Imaging Physics

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Julia Herzen


We develop novel X-ray imaging methods using highly brilliant synchrotron radiation and conventional laboratory X-ray sources. We mainly focus on quantitative multi-modal approaches combining spectral and phase-contrast imaging. Currently, we are aiming at applying these methods for improved breast cancer detection and for quantitative 3D virtual histology of human tissue.

Most recent publications:

  • Sauter, Andreas P.; Andrejewski, Jana; De Marco, Fabio; Willer, Konstantin; Gromann, Lukas B.; Noichl, Wolfgang; Kriner, Fabian; Fischer, Florian; Braun, Christian; Koehler, Thomas; Meurer, Felix; Fingerle, Alexander A.; Pfeiffer, Daniela; Rummeny, Ernst; Herzen, Julia; Pfeiffer, Franz: Optimization of tube voltage in X-ray dark-field chest radiography. Scientific Reports 9 (1), 2019 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • De Marco, Fabio; Willer, Konstantin; Gromann, Lukas B.; Andrejewski, Jana; Hellbach, Katharina; Bähr, Andrea; Dmochewitz, Michaela; Koehler, Thomas; Maack, Hanns-Ingo; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia: Contrast-to-noise ratios and thickness-normalized, ventilation-dependent signal levels in dark-field and conventional in vivo thorax radiographs of two pigs. PLOS ONE 14 (6), 2019, e0217858 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Gustschin, Nikolai; Gustschin, Alex; Meyer, Pascal; Viermetz, Manuel; Riederer, Philipp; Herzen, Julia; Mohr, Jürgen; Pfeiffer, Franz: Quality and parameter control of X-ray absorption gratings by angular X-ray transmission. Optics Express 27 (11), 2019, 15943 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Gomes, Amanda L. S.; Becker-Kerber, Bruno; Osés, Gabriel L.; Prado, Gustavo; Becker Kerber, Pedro; de Barros, Gabriel E. B.; Galante, Douglas; Rangel, Elidiane; Bidola, Pidassa; Herzen, Julia; Pfeiffer, Franz; Rizzutto, Márcia A.; Pacheco, Mírian L. A. F.: Paleometry as a key tool to deal with paleobiological and astrobiological issues: some contributions and reflections on the Brazilian fossil record. International Journal of Astrobiology, 2019, 1-15 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • Gustschin, N.; Gustschin, A.; Epple, F. M.; Allner, S.; Achterhold, K.; Herzen, J.; Pfeiffer, F.: Signal-to-thickness calibration and pixel-wise interpolation for beam-hardening artefact reduction in microCT. EPL (Europhysics Letters) 125 (3), 2019, 38003 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )