DPU - Symposium 2022

13 Symposium 2022 Curriculum Vitae: Prof. Mag. Dr. Wolfgang Birkfellner completed his PhD project in image-guided therapy at Vienna General Hospital (AKH) in 1996. He went on to complete a Post Doctorate at the University Hospital Basle/Switzerland from 2001-2003 at the Department of Radiology. On completion he became an Associate Professor of Medical Physics at the Medical University Vienna’s Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. His main areas of specialisation include expertise in image fusion, medical imaging physics, image processing, multi-modal imaging and image-guided therapy. Since 2017, he is director of the postgraduate course for board – certified medical physicists in Austria. Professor Birkfellner has authored or co-authored more than 140 publications, his overall h-index is 37. Abstract: “Medical Imaging and Medical Physics – 125 Years of applied research” Professor Birkfellner’s presentation takes the audience on a journey through the history of medical imaging and imaging research. Starting from the first publication of the discovery of X-rays by Wilhelm Konrad Röntgen in the Austrian newspaper “Die Presse”, over the very first attempts at cross-sectional imaging like CT and MRI – developments that lead to many Nobel Prize winners in the field - Professor Birkfellner then introduces the audience to his own prototypes of extended reality devices for medical interventions and surgeries and robots designed specifically for imaging-guided interventions. ao. Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Wolfgang Birkfellner Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Medical University Vienna, Austria © HUEBL