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Research Group "Zentrum für Medizinische Physik und Biomedizinische Technik, Med. Univ. Wien"
(Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Christoph Hitzenberger)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Hitzenberger
First name(s):Christoph
Title:Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr.
Position:Ao.Prof.
Institution:
Institution:Medical University of Vienna
Organizational unit:Zentrum für Medizinische Physik und Biomedizinische Technik
Street address:Währinger Gürtel 18-20
Postal code:1090
City:Wien
Mail:christoph.hitzenberger(at)meduniwien.ac.at
Homepage:http://www.meduniwien.ac.at/zmpbmt/
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)
  • Optics (103021)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:27.05.2011
Data acquisition period:from: 2005   up to including: 2009
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
8 Persons
Doz.Dr. Michael Pircher
Dr. Erich Götzinger
Dr. Marco Bonesi
Dr. Bernhard Baumann
Mag. Jana Kainerstorfer
Mag. Teresa Torzicky
Mag. Stefan Zotter
DI. Franz Felberer
Percentage project-funded:60
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:38
Number of publications:34
Five most important publications:
  1. E. Götzinger, M. Pircher, C.K. Hitzenberger: "High speed spectral domain polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography of the human retina", Opt. Express 13, 10217-10229, 2005
  2. M. Pircher, E. Götzinger, O. Findl, S. Michels, W. Geitzenauer, C. Leydolt, U. Schmidt-Erfurth, C.K. Hitzenberger: "Human macula investigated in vivo with polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography", Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 47, 5487-5494, 2006
  3. B. Baumann, M. Pircher, E. Götzinger, C.K. Hitzenberger: "Full range complex spectral domain optical coherence tomography without additional phase shifters", Opt. Express 15, 13375-13387, 2007
  4. E. Götzinger, M. Pircher, W. Geitzenauer, C. Ahlers, B. Baumann, S. Michels, U. Schmidt-Erfurth, C.K. Hitzenberger: "Retinal pigment epithelium segmentation by polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography", Opt. Express 16, 16410-16422, 2008
  5. M. Pircher, E. Götzinger, H. Sattmann, R.A. Leitgeb, C.K. Hitzenberger: "In vivo investigation of human cone photoreceptors with SLO/OCT in combination with 3D motion correction on a cellular level", Opt. Express 18, 13935-13944, 2010
Awards:
  • Michael Pircher: Habilitationspreis der Med. Uni Wien 2009: Beste Habilitation des Jahres
  • Michael Pircher: Best poster award: Gordon Res. Conference "Lasers in Medicine and Biology" 2008
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Competitive projects:
  • FWF P16776-N02:
    Schnelle phasenbasierte 3D optische Kohärenztomographie
    2004-2008; 281000 Euro
  • FWF P19624-B02:
    Polarisations-OCT retinaler Erkrankungen
    2007-2012; 366000 Euro
  • EU FUN OCT (Project no. 201880):
    Functional optical coherence tomography
    Work package 4
    2008-2012; 541000 Euro
  • BMWF:
    Add-on grant to FUN OCT
    No. 651.369/0001-II/2/2009
    2009-2012; 93000 Euro
Commissioned projects:
  • Roland Consult:
    Entwicklung und Aufbau eines kombinierten SLO/ERG-Stimulus Gerätes
    2009
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Optische Kohärenztomographie (OCT)
  • funktionelle Erweiterungen der OCT: Polarisations-OCT, Doppler-OCT
  • klinische Anwendungen der OCT und Polarisations-OCT
  • in-vivo Imaging der retinalen Photorezeptoren (zelluläre Auflösung)
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Fortsetzung der obigen Arbeiten
  • Verbesserung der Auflösung mit adaptiver Optik
  • physiologische Studien an Photorezeptoren in vivo
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
3 doctor's theses
  1. Erich Götzinger: Advanced optical coherence tomography techniques in time domain and spectral domain (2007)
  2. Bernhard Baumann: Polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography in the human eye (2009)
  3. Jana Kainerstorfer: Quantitative functional optical imaging of the human skin using multi-spectral imaging (2010)
Diploma and master theses:
4 theses
  1. Bernhard Baumann: Spektrale optische Kohärenztomographie bei 1310 nm (2006)
  2. Jana Kainerstorfer: Probing the "fast signal" in near infrared spectroscopy (2007)
  3. Johannes Jungwirth: Der vordere Abschnitt des Auges in spektraler optischer Kohärenztomographie (2009)
  4. Hannah Prokesch: Integration eines Hartmann-Shack Wellenfrontsensors in ein Scanning Laser Ophthalmoskop für hochauflösende Retinale Diagnostik (2009)
International networking:
  • Bernhard Baumann 2 Jahre am Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Jana Kainerstorfer 3 Jahre am National Institute of Health
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