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Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Julia Herzen

Postal address

James-Franck-Str. 1
85748 Garching b. München

Research Interests

  • Pre-clinical X-ray phase-contrast and dark-field imaging
  • Spectral and quantitative X-ray imaging


  • 1
    Beck, Stefanie; Sellerer, Thorsten; Mechlem, Korbinian; Bodden, Jannis; Meurer, Felix; Sauter, Andreas; Herzen, Julia; Pfeiffer, Franz; Pfeiffer, Daniela: Photon-counting spectral basis component material decomposition for musculoskeletal radiographs. Scientific Reports 10 (1), 2020 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Braig, Eva-Maria; Pfeiffer, Daniela; Willner, Marian; Sellerer, Thorsten; Taphorn, Kirsten; Petrich, Christian; Scholz, Josef; Birnbacher, Lorenz; Petzold, Lisa Marie; Dierolf, Martin; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia: Single spectrum three-material decomposition with grating-based x-ray phase-contrast CT. Physics in Medicine & Biology, 2020 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
  • 3
    Braig, Eva-Maria; Roiser, Nathalie; Kimm, Melanie A.; Busse, Madleen; Andrejewski, Jana; Scholz, Josef; Petrich, Christian; Gustschin, Alex; Sauter, Andreas; Bodden, Jannis; Meurer, Felix; Korbel, Rüdiger; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia; Pfeiffer, Daniela: X-ray Dark-Field Radiography. Investigative Radiology, 2020, 1 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Kulpe, Stephanie; Dierolf, Martin; Braig, Eva-Maria; Günther, Benedikt; Achterhold, Klaus; Gleich, Bernhard; Herzen, Julia; Rummeny, Ernst; Pfeiffer, Franz; Pfeiffer, Daniela: K-edge subtraction imaging for iodine and calcium separation at a compact synchrotron x-ray source. Journal of Medical Imaging 7 (02), 2020, 1 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Taphorn, Kirsten; De Marco, Fabio; Andrejewski, Jana; Sellerer, Thorsten; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia: Grating-based spectral X-ray dark-field imaging for correlation with structural size measures. Scientific Reports 10, 2020 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Heck, Lisa; Eggl, Elena; Grandl, Susanne; Dierolf, Martin; Jud, Christoph; Günther, Benedikt; Achterhold, Klaus; Mayr, Doris; Gleich, Bernhard; Hellerhoff, Karin; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia: Dose and spatial resolution analysis of grating-based phase-contrast mammography using an inverse Compton x-ray source. Journal of Medical Imaging 7 (2), 2020, 023505-1 - 023505-13 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Scholz, Josef; Birnbacher, Lorenz; Petrich, Christian; Riedel, Mirko; Heck, Lisa; Gkoumas, Spyridon; Sellerer, Thorsten; Achterhold, Klaus; Herzen, Julia: Biomedical x-ray imaging with a GaAs photon-counting detector: A comparative study. APL Photonics 5 (10), 2020, 106108 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Mechlem, Korbinian; Sellerer, Thorsten; Viermetz, Manuel; Herzen, Julia; Pfeiffer, Franz: A theoretical framework for comparing noise characteristics of spectral, differential phase-contrast and spectral differential phase-contrast X-ray imaging. Physics in Medicine & Biology, 2020 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Kimm, Melanie A; Willner, Marian; Drecoll, Enken; Herzen, Julia; Noël, Peter B; Rummeny, Ernst J; Pfeiffer, Franz; Fingerle, Alexander A: Grating-based phase-contrast CT (PCCT): histopathological correlation of human liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma specimen. Journal of Clinical Pathology, 2020, jclinpath-2019-206380 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )
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    Bidola, Pidassa; Martins de Souza e Silva, Juliana; Achterhold, Klaus; Munkhbaatar, Enkhtsetseg; Jost, Philipp J.; Meinhardt, Anna-Lena; Taphorn, Kirsten; Zdora, Marie-Christine; Pfeiffer, Franz; Herzen, Julia: A step towards valid detection and quantification of lung cancer volume in experimental mice with contrast agent-based X-ray microtomography. Scientific Reports 9 (1), 2019, 1325 more… BibTeX Full text ( DOI )

Short Biography

2018Assistant Professorship Research Group Physics in Biomedical Imaging, Department of Physics, Technical University of Munich (Germany)
2014 - 2017Research Scientist, Chair of Biomedical Physics, Physics Department, Techincal University of Munich (Germany)
2014 - 2015

Interim Professor (W2) in Medical Physics, Technical University of Dortmund (Germany)

2012 - 2014Scientist at the Institute of Materials Research of the Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht (HZG, Geesthacht, Germany)
2010Postdoctoral scientist at the Chair of Biomedical Physics E17 at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) (Garching, Germany)
2008Visiting scientist at Paul Scherrer Institut (Villigen, Switzerland)
2006 - 2010PhD thesis at Helmholtz Centre Geesthacht (Geesthacht, Germany) and Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Hamburg, Germany)
2001 - 2006Student at the University of Hamburg (Germany)
1980 Born in Swerdlowsk (Russia)