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Research Group "Medical Radiation Physics, Med. Univ. Wien"
(Assoc.Prof. Dietmar Georg)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Georg
First name(s):Dietmar
Title (leading):Assoc.Prof.
Position:Head, Div. Medical Radiation Physics
Institution:Medical University of Vienna
Organizational unit:Div. Medical Radiation Physics, Dept. of Radiotherapy / AKH Wien
Street address:Währinger Gürtel 18-20
Postal code:1090
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Medical, Environmental and Bio-Physics
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Biophysics (106006)
  • Radiation protection (103031)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:30.05.2011
Data acquisition period:from: 2005   up to including: 2009
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
17 Persons
Markus Stock
Christian Kirisits
Hans Günther Löw
Nicole Nesvacil
Julia Ströbele
Barbara Knäusl
Gabriele Kragl
Peter Kuess
Johannes Hopfgartner
Joanna Gora
Valentina Zambrano
Ralf Dreindl
Elisabeth Steiner
Wolfgang Lechner
Irina Fotina
Alexander Steininger
Hermann Fuchs
Percentage project-funded:59
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:18
Number of publications:53
Five most important publications:
  1. Kragl G, Afwetterstedt S, Knäusl B, Knöös T, McClean B, Georg D (2009) Dosimetric characteristics of 6 and 10 MV unflattened photon beams provided by ELEKTA linear accelerators. Radioth. Oncol. 93,141-146.
  2. Georg D, Hillbrand M, Stock M, Dieckmann K, Pötter R (2008) Can Protons improve SBRT for lung lesions? - dosimetric considerations. Radioth. Oncol. 88, 368-375.
  3. Georg D, Kirisits Ch, Hillbrand M, Dimopoulos, J, Pötter R (2008) Image-guided radiotherapy for cervix cancer: high-tech external beam therapy vs. High-tech brachytherapy Int. J. Rad. Onc. Biol. Phys. 71, 1272-1278.
  4. Fuß M, Sturtewagen E, De Wagter C and Georg D (2007) Dosimetric characterization of GafChromic EBT film and its implication on film dosimetry quality assurance. Phys. Med. Biol. 52, 4211-4225.
  5. Winkler P, Hefner A, Georg D (2005) Dose response characteristics of an a-Si EPID - Implications for the verification of IMRT. Med. Phys. 32, 3095-3105.
  • 2011 - Kragl G, Albrich D, Fotina I, Georg D. Radiotherapy with unflattened photon beams: Dosimetric accuracy of treatment planning systems; ESTRO-Varian award ESTRO meeting 2011.
  • 2010 - Georg P, Lang S, Dimopoulos J, Dörr W, Sturdza AE, Shenfield C, Berger D, Georg D, Kirisits C, Pötter R, work on "Dose-dose-volume histogram parameters and late side effects in magnetic resonance image-guided cervical cancer brachytherapy" awarded with 2nd prize for research in 2010 of the Austrian Society of Radiation Oncology (ÖGRO).
  • 2008 - Hillbrand M, Kirisits Ch, Dimopoulos, J, Pötter R, Georg D. Image-guided radiotherapy for cervix cancer: high-tech external beam therapy vs. High-tech brachytherapy, Award for "Best Young Researcher contribution" of the DGMP 2008, DGMP/ÖGMP/SGSMP meeting Bern 2008.
  • 2008 - Georg D awarded as "Researcher of the month" at the Medical University Vienna, December 2008
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
University funds:
  • Linearbeschleuniger
  • Bestrahlungsplanungssysteme
  • CT
  • MR
  • Dosimetrieequipment
Competitive projects:
  • FFG:
    SIMTARA - Simulations in Targeted Radionuclide Therapy
    Project supported by the FFG (Project leader M Blaickner, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, total Project volume 705.000 Euro, FFG contribution 352.800 Euro, D. Georg collaborator w.r.t. Treatment planning system development, funding own group 50.000 Euro) - 2010 - 2014
  • EU:
    ENVISON - European Novel Imaging Systems for Ion therapy
    EC-project in FP7. (Project Leader: Manjit Dosanjih, CERN, total volume 6 Mio Euro), D. Georg leader Work-package 5 `The combination of in-vivo dosimetry, treatment planning, and clinical relevance', (total WP volume: 964.120 Euro, Funding own group ~150.000 Euro) - 2009 - 2013
  • EC:
    RegIoCo - Regional Ion Therapy Co-operation
    EC-project for structural development. (Project Leader: Thomas Schreiner, EBG MedAustron, total volume 2 Mio Euro), D. Georg leader Work-package 2 `Principles of Treatment Planning with Helium Ions` (Funding own group ~200.000 Euro) - 2009 - 2011
  • FWF:
    Modern Brachytherapy for Gynaecological Cancer Therapy,
    D. Georg - Co-Investigator (Project Leader Ch Kirisits) awarded by the FWF (278.000 Euro) - 2009 - 2011
  • EC:
    ULICE - Union of Light Ion therapy Centers in Europe
    EC-project in FP7. (Project Leader: Roberto Orrecia, Milano, total volume 8 Mio Euro), D. Georg leader Work-package 4 `Ion therapy for intra-fractionally moving targets´ and Co-Investigator of Work-package 5 `Adaptive treatment planning for ion beam therapy´ (total volume WP4 + WP5 1.804.422 Euro, Funding own group ~260.000 Euro) - 2009 - 2013
  • ÖNB:
    Image Guided Adaptive Radiotherapy
    Project Leader D. Georg, awarded by the Austrian National Bank (OeNB) (77.000 Euro) - 2008 - 2011
  • FWF:
    Real-time 2D/3D image registration for image - guided radiation therapy
    D. Georg - Co- Investigator (Project Leader W. Birkfellner) awarded by the FWF (299.906 Euro) - 2008 - 2010
  • FWF:
    Innovative Approaches to 2D/3D Registration for Image-Guided Therapy
    D. Georg - Co- Investigator (Project Leader W. Birkfellner) awarded by the FWF (299.000 Euro) - 2008 - 2010
  • ÖNB:
    Scanned Intensity Modulated Proton Beams - evaluation of clinical potential
    Project Leader D. Georg, awarded by the Austrian National Bank (OeNB) (68.000 Euro) - 2006 - 2007
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Dosimetry
  • Treatment planning
  • Image Guided Radiotherapy
  • Ion Beam Therapy
  • Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy
  • Adaptive Radiotherapy
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • As above plus extension towards biological/functional imaging
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