Experimental Medical Physics

Breadcrumb Navigation



 2017  2016  2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010

Medical Physics

Peer-reviewed journals:

  1. Paganelli C, Whelan B, Peroni M, Summers P, Fast M, van de Lindt T, McClelland J, Eiben B, Keall P, Lomax T, Riboldi M, Baroni G. MRI-guidance for motion management in external beam radiotherapy: current status and future challenges. Phys Med Biol. 2018 Nov 20;63(22):22TR03. doi: 10.1088/1361-6560/aaebcf.
  2. Paganelli C, Meschini G, Molinelli S, Riboldi M, Baroni G. Patient-specific validation of deformable image registration in radiation therapy: Overview and caveats". Med Phys. 2018 Oct;45(10:e908-e922. doi: 10.1002/mp.13162. [Epub ahead of print] Review.

  3. Buizza G, Toma-Dasu I, Lazzeroni M, Paganelli C, Riboldi M, Chang Y, Smedby Ö, Wang C. Early tumor response prediction for lung cancer patients using novel longitudinal pattern features from sequential PET/CT image scans. Phys Med. 2018 Oct;54:21-29. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmp.2018.09.003
  4. Zvereva A, Kamp F, Schlattl H, Zankl M, Parodi K. Impact of inter‐patient variability on organ dose estimates according to MIRD schema: uncertainty and variance‐based sensitivity analysis. Medical physics. 2018 Jul; 45(7):3391-3403. doi: 10.1002/mp.12984

  5. Paganelli C, Kipritidis J, Lee D, Baroni G, Keall P, Riboldi M. Image-based retrospective 4D MRI in external beam radiotherapy: A comparative study with a digital phantom. Med Phys. 2018 Jul;45(7):3161-3172. doi: 10.1002/mp.12965.

  6. Fassi A, Ivaldi GB, de Fatis PT, Liotta M, Meaglia I, Porcu P, Regolo L, Riboldi M, Baroni G. Target position reproducibility in left-breast irradiation with deep inspiration breath-hold using multiple optical surface control points. J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2018 Jul;19(4):35-43. doi: 10.1002/acm2.12321.

  7. Augusto RS, Bauer J, Bouhali O, Cuccagna C, Gianoli C, Kozłowska WS, Ortega PG, Tessonnier T, Toufique Y, Vlachoudis V, Parodi K. An overview of recent developments in FLUKA PET tools. Physica Medica. 2018 Jul 2. pii: S1120-1797(18)31117-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmp.2018.06.636

  8. Schippers JM, Lomax A, Garonna A, Parodi K: Can Technological Improvements Reduce the Cost of Proton Radiation Therapy? Seminars in radiation oncology 2018 Apr 30 (Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 150-159). WB Saunders. doi: 10.1016/j.semradonc.2017.11.007

  9. Ricotti R, Seregni M, Ciardo D, Vigorito S, Rondi E, Piperno G, Ferrari A, Zerella MA, Arculeo S, Francia CM, Sibio D, Cattani F, De Marinis F, Spaggiari L, Orecchia R, Riboldi M, Baroni G, Jereczek-Fossa BA. Evaluation of target coverage and margins adequacy during CyberKnife Lung Optimized Treatment. Med Phys. 2018 Apr;45(4):1360-1368. doi: 10.1002/mp.12804

  10. Alhazmi A, Gianoli C, Neppl S, Martins J, Veloza S, Podesta M, Verhaegen F, Reiner M, Belka C, Parodi K: A novel approach to EPID-based 3D volumetric dosimetry for IMRT and VMAT QA. Physics in medicine and biology. 2018 doi: 10.1088/1361-6560/aac1a6. [Epub ahead of print]

  11. Bauer J, Chen W, Nischwitz S, Liebl J, Rieken S, Welzel T, Debus J, Parodi K: Improving the modelling of irradiation-induced brain activation for in vivo PET verification of proton therapy. Radiotherapy and Oncology. 2018 doi: 10.1016/j.radonc.2018.01.016. [Epub ahead of print]

  12. Hickling S, Xiang L, Jones KC, Parodi K, Assmann W, Avery S, Hobson M, El Naqa I: Ionizing radiation‐induced acoustics for radiotherapy and diagnostic radiology applications. Medical physics. 2018 doi: 10.1002/mp.12929. [Epub ahead of print]

  13. Almeida IP, Schyns LE, Vaniqui A, van der Heyden B, Dedes G, Resch AF, Kamp F, Zindler JD, Parodi K, Landry G, Verhaegen F: Monte Carlo proton dose calculations using a radiotherapy specific dual-energy CT scanner for tissue segmentation and range assessment.Physics in medicine and biology. 2018 doi: 10.1088/1361-6560/aabb60. [Epub ahead of print]

  14. Englbrecht FS, Würl M, Olivari F, Ficorella A, Kreuzer C, Lindner FH, Palma MD, Pancheri L, Betta GD, Schreiber J, Quaranta A, Parodi K:An Online, Radiation Hard Proton Energy-Resolving Scintillator Stack For Laser-Driven Proton Bunches, Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2018 doi: 10.1093/rpd/ncy008.

  15. Freislederer P, Heinz C, von Zimmermann H, Gerum S, Roeder F, Reiner M, Söhn M, Belka C, Parodi K:Clinical workflow optimization to improve 4DCT reconstruction for Toshiba Aquilion CT scanners,Z Med Phys. 2018doi: 10.1016/j.zemedi.2017.12.003. [Epub ahead of print]

  16. Parodi K:The biological treatment planning evolution of clinical fractionated radiotherapy using high LET,Int J Radiat Biol. 20181-4. doi: 10.1080/09553002.2018.1427904. [Epub ahead of print]

  17. Tessonnier T, Mairani A, Chen W, Sala P, Cerutti F, Ferrari A, Haberer T, Debus J, Parodi K:Proton and helium ion radiotherapy for meningioma tumors: a Monte Carlo-based treatment planning comparison, Radiat Oncol. 2018Jan 9;13(1):2. doi: 10.1186/s13014-017-0944-3.

  18. van der Heyden B, Schyns LE, Podesta M, Vaniqui A, Almeida IP, Landry G, Verhaegen F. VOXSI: A voxelized single-and dual-energy CT scenario generator for quantitative imaging. Physics and Imaging in Radiation Oncology. 2018 Apr 30;6:47-52.

  19. Dedes G, Johnson RP, Pankuch M, Detrich N, Pols WM, Rit S, Schulte RW, Parodi K, Landry G. Experimental fluence modulated proton computed tomography by pencil beam scanning. Medical physics. 2018 May 22.

  20. van Elmpt, Wouter, and Guillaume Landry. "Quantitative computed tomography in radiation therapy: A mature technology with a bright future." Physics and Imaging in Radiation Oncology,(2018): 12-13.

  21. Paganelli C, Lee D, Kipritidis J, Whelan B, Greer PB, Baroni G, Riboldi M, Keall P. Feasibility study on 3D image reconstruction from 2D orthogonal cine-MRI for MRI-guided radiotherapy. J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2018 Jun;62(3):389-400. doi: 10.1111/1754-9485.12713.

  22. Seregni M, Paganelli C, Summers P, Bellomi M, Baroni G, Riboldi M. A Hybrid Image Registration and Matching Framework for Real-Time Motion Tracking in MRI-Guided Radiotherapy. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2018 Jan;65(1):131-139. doi: 10.1109/TBME.2017.2696361.

  23. Hansen DC, Landry G, Kamp F, Li M, Belka C, Parodi K, Kurz C. ScatterNet: a convolutional neural network for cone‐beam CT intensity correction. Medical physics. 2018 Sep 10.

  24. Hillbrand M, Landry G, Ebert S, Dedes G, Pappas EP, Kalaitzakis G, Kurz C, Würl M, Englbrecht F, Dietrich O, Makris D, Pappas E, Parodi K. Gel dosimetry for three dimensional proton range measurements in anthropomorphic geometries. Zeitschrift für Medizinische Physik. 2018 Sep 22.

  25. Rädler M, Landry G, Rit S, Schulte RW, Parodi K, Dedes G. Two dimensional noise reconstruction in proton computed tomography using distance-driven filtered back-projection of simulated projections. Physics in medicine and biology. 2018 Oct 2.

  26.  Tian L, Landry G, Dedes G, Kamp F, Pinto M, Niepel KB, Belka C, Parodi K. Toward a new treatment planning approach accounting for in-vivo proton range verification. Physics in Medicine and Biology. 2018 Oct 10.

  27. Niepel K, Kamp F, Kurz C, Hansen D, Rit S, Neppl S, Hofmaier J, Bondesson D, Thieke C, Dinkel J, Belka C, Parodi K, Landry G. Feasibility of 4DCBCT-based proton dose calculation: An ex vivo porcine lung phantom study. Zeitschrift für Medizinische Physik. 2018 Nov 14.

  28. Kurz C, Süss P, Arnsmeyer C, Haehnle J, Teichert K, Landry G, Hofmaier J, Exner F, Hille L, Kamp F, Thieke C, Ganswindt U, Valentini C, Hölscher T, Troost E, Krause M, Belka C, Küfer KH, Parodi K, Richter C. Dose-guided patient positioning in proton radiotherapy using multicriteria-optimization. Zeitschrift für Medizinische Physik. 2018 Nov 5.

  29. Landry G, Hua CH. Current state and future applications of radiological image guidance for particle therapy. Medical Physics. 2018 Nov;45(11):e1086-95.

  30. Landry G, Hansen D, Kamp F, Li M, Hoyle B, Weller J, Parodi K, Belka C, Kurz C. Comparing Unet training with three different datasets to correct CBCT images for prostate radiotherapy dose calculations. Physics in Medicine and Biology. 2018 Nov 28.

  31. Würl M, Englbrecht FS, Lehrack S, Gianoli C, Lindner FH, Rösch TF, Haffa D, Olivari F, Petasecca M, Lerch MLF, Pogossov A, Tran LT, Assmann W, Schreiber J, Rosenfeld AB, Parodi K. Time-of-flight spectrometry of ultra-short, polyenergetic proton bunches. Review of Scientific Instruments 89, 123302 (2018). doi: 10.1063/1.5052059
  32. Parodi K, Farr JB: Current challenges and prospects in particle therapy, Med Phys. 2018; 45: e923-e924

  33. Parodi K, Polf JC: In vivo range verification in particle therapy, Med Phys. 2018;45:e1036-e1050

  34. Cambraia Lopes P, Crespo P, Simões H, Ferreira Marques R, Parodi K, Schaart DR: Simulation of proton range monitoring in an anthropomorphic phantom using multi-slat collimators and time-of-flight detection of prompt-gamma quanta, Phys Med. 2018; 54:1-14

  35. Augusto RS, Mohammadi A, Tashima H, Yoshida E, Yamaya T, Ferrari A, Parodi K: Experimental validation of the FLUKA Monte Carlo code for dose and [Formula: see text]-emitter predictions of radioactive ion beams, Phys Med Biol. 2018;63: 215014

  36. Qin N , Shen C, Tsai MY, Pinto M , Tian Z , Dedes G, Pompos A , Jiang SB , Parodi K , Jia X: Full Monte Carlo-Based Biologic Treatment Plan Optimization System for Intensity Modulated Carbon Ion Therapy on Graphics Processing Unit, Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2018 Jan 1;100(1):235-243

Abstracts and conference proceedings:

  1. S. Liprandi, V. Anagnostatou, T. Binder, G. Dedes, M. Kawula, F. Lüke, R. Schneider, I.I. Valencia Lozano, K. Parodi, P.G. Thirolf, Compact signal processing of a Compton camera system for medical imaging, Verhandl. DPG (VI), 53,4 ST 4.1 (2018).
  2. T. Binder, S. Liprandi, T. Ganka, F. Schneider, P.G. Thirolf, F. Wiest, R. Fojt, K. Parodi, Towards an Alternative Absorber Detector for the Garching Compton Camera Prototype, Verhandl. DPG (VI), 53,4 ST 4.2 (2018).
  3. M. Kawula, S. Liprandi, T. Binder, M. Mayerhofer, K. Parodi, P.G. Thirolf, Creation of an integrated platform for spatial resolution determination in a monolithic scintillator, Verhandl. DPG (VI), 53,4 ST 4.3 (2018)
  4. P.G. Thirolf, S. Liprandi, V. Anagnostatou, T. Binder, G. Dedes, M. Kawula, F. Lüke, R.Schneider, I. Valencia Lozano, K. Parodi, Compact signal processing of a Compton camera system for medical imaging, Verhandl. DPG (VI), 53,1 HK 52.34 (2018).
  5. G. Meschini, A. Vai, M. Riboldi, A. Pella, V. Vitolo, D. Caivano, M. Ciocca, G. Baroni, S. Molinelli [P203] WEPL-corrected margins for moving targets in carbon-ion gated treatments: Preliminary results. Physica Medica: European Journal of Medical Physics 52, 158-159 (European Congress of Medical Physics 2018)
  6. A. Pella, G. Fattori, M. Riboldi, P. Cerveri, R. Ricotti, B. Tagaste, A. Giorgetto, M. Ciocca, F. Valvo, R. Orecchia, G. Baroni. Cone-Beam CT for Inter-Fractional Patient Set-Up Verification in Particle Therapy. MEDICAL PHYSICS 45 (6), E220-E220 (2018 AAPM Annual Meeting)
  7. R. Ricotti, M. Seregni, D. Ciardo, S. Vigorito, E. Rondi, G. Piperno, M.A. Zerella, S. Arculeo, C. Francia, D. Sibio, F. Cattani, R. Orecchia, M. Riboldi, G. Baroni, B. Jereczek-Fossa. EP-2027: Evaluation of target coverage in lung stereotactic radiotherapy with Cyberknife system. Radiotherapy and Oncology 127, S1107-S1108 (ESTRO 2018)
  8. N. Garau, C. Paganelli, G. Meschini, R. Via, M. Riboldi, G. Baroni. OC-0188: A ROI-based global motion model for MRI-guidance in radiation therapy: a phantom study. Radiotherapy and Oncology 127, S100-S101 (ESTRO 2018)
  9. S. Meyer, F. Kamp, A. Mairani, C. Belka, D.J. Carlson, C. Gianoli, K. Parodi: Quantitative Comparison of Proton, Helium- and Carbon-Ion Computed Tomography for Ion Therapy Treatment Planning, 60th AAPM, Nashville, USA, Med Phys, 45 (6) 2018, e510
  10. Würl M, Moskal I, Carriço M, Meyer S, Englbrecht F, Pinto M, Schreiber J, Parodi K. Feasibility study for small-animal proton radiography using passive energy variation and a single planar detector, 49. Jahrestagung der DGMP 2018, Nürnberg, Abstractband p.244.
  11. S. Lehrack, W. Assmann, D. Bertrand, S. Henrotin, J. Herault, V. Heymans, F. Vander Stappen, P. G. Thirolf, M. Vidal, J. Van de Walle, K. Parodi, V 94: Ionoakustische Reichweitenbestimmung für die Protonentherapie, Joint Session DPG/DGMP - Detektoren für medizin-physikalische Anwendungen (Session 20), 49. Jahrestagung der DGMP 2018, Nürnberg, Abstractband p. 157.
  12. Saxena, R., Martins, J. C., Alhazmi, A., Neppl, S., Reiner, M., Belka, C., Velopza, S., Parodi, K. (2018). [OA029] Optimization of phase space files from clinical linear accelerators. Physica Medica: European Journal of Medical Physics, 52, 12. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmp.2018.06.101

  13. Alhazmi, A., Gianoli, C., Martins, J., Neppl, S., Veloza, S., Reiner, M., Belka, C., Parodi, K. (2018). [P173] Proposal of a comprehensive pre-treatment QA procedure in IMRT/VMAT techniques. Physica Medica: European Journal of Medical Physics, 52, 149. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmp.2018.06.473

  14. Alhazmi, A., Gianoli, C., Neppl, S., Veloza, S., Martins, J., Podesta, M., Verhaegen, F., Reiner, M., Belka, C., Parodi, K. (2018). Sensitivity analysis of EPID-based 3D dose reconstruction for VMAT QA. Radiotherapy and Oncology, Medical Physics, 127, 1, S961.

  15. Alhazmi, A., Gianoli, C., Neppl, S., Martins, J., Veloza, S., Podesta, M., Verhaegen, F., Reiner, M., Belka, C., Parodi, K. (2018). EPID-based 3D dose reconstruction for plan specific pre-treatment QA, 49. Jahrestagung der DGMP 2018, Nürnberg, Abstractband p.392.

  16. Saxena, R., Martins, J. C., Alhazmi, A., Neppl, S., Reiner, M., Belka, C., Veloza, S., Parodi, K. (2018). Optimization of IAEA phase space files for Monte Carlo dose calculation, 49. Jahrestagung der DGMP 2018, Nürnberg, Abstractband p.221.

  17. Niepel, K., Kamp, F,., Kurz, C., Hansen, D., Rit, S., Neppl, S., Hofmeier, J., Bondesson, D., Thieke, C., Dinkel, J., Belka, C., Parodi, K., Landry, G.: Machbarkeit von 4D CBCT basierter Protonen Dosisberechnung - Studie eines ex-vivo Schweinelungen-Phantoms, 49. Jahrestagung der DGMP 2018, Nürnberg, Abstractband p.128.
  18. Englbrecht, F., Wirth, H.F., Köpp, A., Hartmann, J., Lindner, F.H., Schletter, A., Helml, W., Karsch, S., Schreiber, J.,  Thirolf, P.G., Parodi, K., Dedes, G.: Monte-Carlo simulations for radio protection shielding design of petawatt-laser based production of ultrashort X-ray, proton and ion buches for biomedical applications, 49. Jahrestagung der DGMP 2018, Nürnberg, Abstractband p.155.
  19. Huck, S.M., Parodi, K., Stierstorfer, K.: Erstmalige experimentelle Validierung eines neuartigen Konzeptes zu dynamischen Intensitätsmodulation in CT, 49. Jahrestagung der DGMP 2018, Nürnberg, Abstractband p.183.
  20. Hofmaier, J., Dedes, G., Carlson, D.J., Parodi, K., Belka, C., Kamp, F.: Variance-based sensitivity analysis of uncertainties in proton therapy, 49. Jahrestagung der DGMP 2018, Nürnberg, Abstractband p.194.
  21. Horst F., Aricó G.,  Brinkmann K. T., Brons S., Ferrari A.,Mairani A., Parodi K.,Reidel C. A., Schuy C., Weber U.,  Zink K.: Messung von Helium-Fragmentierungsquerschnitten im therapeutischen Energiebereich zur Validierung und Optimierung von Monte-Carlo-Transportmodellen, 49. Jahrestagung der DGMP und 21. Jahrestagung der ISMRM-DS, Abstractband p.189.
  22. Landry G.,  Johnson R. P., Pankuch M., Rit S., Schulte R. W., Parodi K., Dedes G.: Proof of principle fluence modulated proton computed tomography, 49. Jahrestagung der DGMP und 21. Jahrestagung der ISMRM-DS, Abstractband p.50.
  23. S. Liprandi, S. Takyu, T. Binder, G. Dedes, K. Kamada, M. Kawula, R. Lutter, F. Nishikido, I. I. Valencia, R. Viegas, T. Yamaya, K. Parodi, P. G. Thirolf: Monolithic LaBr3(Ce) absorber and segmented GAGG scatter detectors in a Compton camera arrangement for medical imaging, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. 2018, Nov 17.
  24. C. Gianoli, M. Würl, C. Seller Oria, M. Rädler, T. Ostermayr, J. Schreiber, K. Parodi: Analytical Proof of Principle for a Novel Approach to Imaging with Polyenergetic Proton Beams, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. 2018, Nov 16.
  25. M. Riboldi. Setup control and intra-fraction motion management in stereotactic body radiotherapy. Physica Medica 56, 279



Detector Development and High Energy Physics

  1. J. Bortfeldt, F. Brunbauer, C. David, D. Desforge, G. Fanourakis, J. Franchi, M. Gallinaro, I. Giomataris, D. González-Díaz, T. Gustavsson, C. Guyot, F.J. Iguaz, M. Kebbiri, P. Legou, J. Liu, M. Lupberger, O. Maillard, I. Manthos, H. Müller, V. Niaouris, E. Oliveri, T. Papaevangelou, K. Paraschou, M. Pomorski, B. Qi, F. Resnati, L. Ropelewski, D. Sampsonidis, T. Schneider, P. Schwemling, L. Sohl, M. van Stenis, P. Thuiner, Y. Tsipolitis, S.E. Tzamarias, R. Veenhof, X. Wang, S. White, Z. Zhang, Y. Zhou; Charged particle timing at sub-25 picosecond precision with a Micromegas based detector; Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A903 (2018), 317-325, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2018.04.033
  2. J. Bortfeldt on behalf of the ATLAS Muon Collaboration; Construction and Test of Full-Size Micromegas Modules for the ATLAS New Small Wheel Upgrade; EPJ Web of Conferences 174, 01003 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1051/epjconf/201817401003

  3. Full list of ATLAS publications (J. Bortfeldt)


Peer-reviewed journals / Abstracts and conference proceedings:

  1. Schreiber J, Bolton PR, Parodi K. Erratum:“Invited Review Article:‘Hands-on’ laser-driven ion acceleration: A primer for laser-driven source development and potential applications” [Rev. Sci. Instrum. 87, 071101 (2016)]. Review of Scientific Instruments. 2018 Jun;89(6):069901. doi: 10.1063/1.5041216*

  2. Lindner FH, Bin JH, Englbrecht F, Haffa D, Bolton PR, Gao Y, Hartmann J, Hilz P, Kreuzer C, Ostermayr TM, Rösch TF, Speicher M, Parodi K, Thirolf PG, Schreiber J: A novel approach to electron data background treatment in an online wide-angle spectrometer for laser-accelerated ion and electron bunchesRev Sci Instrum. 2018 Jan;89(1):013301. doi: 10.1063/1.5001990

  3. Ostermayr TM, Gebhard J, Haffa D, Kiefer D, Kreuzer C, Allinger K, Bömer C, Braenzel J, Schnürer M, Cermak I, Schreiber J, Hilz P: A transportable Paul-trap for levitation and accurate positioning of micron-scale particles in vacuum for laser-plasma experiments, Review of Scientific Instruments, Volume 89 Issue 1 Pages 013302 
    AIP Publishing, 2018
  4. Hilz P., Ostermayr T. M., Huebl A., Bagnoud V., Borm, B., Bussmann M., Gallei M., Gebhard J., Haffa D., Hartmann J., Kluge T., Lindner F. H., Neumayr P., Schaefer C.G., Schramm U., Thirolf P.G., Rösch T.F., Wagner F., Zielbauer B., Schreiber J.: Isolated Proton Bunch Acceleration by a Peta-Watt Laser PulseNature Comm. 9, 423 (2018), DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-02663-1
  5. Speicher M., Haffa D., Haug M. A. O., Bin J. H., Gao Y., Hartmann J., Hilz P., Kreuzer C., Lindner F. H.,  Ostermayr T. M., Rösch T. F., Yang R., Schreiber J.: Integrated double-plasma-mirror targets for contrast enhancement in laser ion acceleration. Journal of Physics: Conference Series 1079 (2018) 012002.
  6. Hartmann J., Haffa D., Speicher M., Bin J. H., Hilz P., Kreuzer C., Ostermayr T., Lehrack S., Schreiber J.: The spatial contrast challenge for intense laser-plasma experiments. Journal of Physics. Conference Series 1079 (2018) 012003.
  7. Englbrecht F. S., Würl M., Olivari F., Ficorella A., Kreuzer C., Lindner F. H., Dalla Palma M., Pancheri L., Dalla Betta G. F., Schreiber J., Quaranta A., Parodi K.: An online, radiation hard proton energy-resolving scintillator stack for laser-driven proton bunches. Radiation Protection Dosimetry (2018).
  8. Würl M., Englbrecht F. S., Lehrack S., Gianol C., Lindner F. H., Rösch T. F., Haffa D., Olivari F., Petasecca M.,  Lerch M. L. F., Pogossov A., Tran L. T., Assmann W., Schreiber J., Rosenfeld A. B., Parodi K.: Time-of-Flight Spectrometry of Ultra-Short, Polyenergetic Proton Bunches. Review of Scientific Instruments 89 (2018) 123302.
  9. Bin J. H., Yeung M., Gong Z., Wang H. Y., Kreuzer C., Zhou M. L., Streeter M. J. V., Foster P. S., Cousens S., Dromey B., Meyer-ter-Vehn J., Zepf M., Schreiber J.: Enhanced Laser-Driven Ion Acceleration by Superponderomotive Electrons Generated from Near-Critical-Density Plasma. Physical Review Letters 120 (2018) 074801.

Nuclear Physics

Peer-reviewed journals:


  1. J. Thielking, M.V. Okhapkin, P. Glowacki, D.M. Meier, L. v.d. Wense, B. Seiferle, C.E. Düllmann, P.G. Thirolf, E. Peik, Laser spectroscopic characterization of the nuclear clock isomer 229mTh, Nature 556, 321-325 (2018), doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0011-8
  2. L. v.d. Wense, B. Seiferle, P.G. Thirolf,Towards a 229Th based nuclear clock,Measurement Techniques 60, 1178-1192 (2018).doi:10.1007/s11018-018-1337-1
  3. M.M. Günther, M. Jentschel, A.V. Volotka, S. Fritzsche, P.G. Thirolf, M. Zepf, Th. Stöhlker, The index of refraction of materials with different atomic charge numbers at MeV gamma-ray energies, Phys. Rev. A 97, 063843 (2018).

Abstracts and conference proceedings:


  1. B. Seiferle, L. v.d. Wense, P.G. Thirolf, Towards a precise energy determination of the 229Th nuclear clock transition, Verhandl. DPG (VI), 53,1 HK 25.2 (2018).
  2. L. v.d. Wense, B. Seiferle, S. Stellmer, J. Weitenberg, G. Kazakov, A. Palffy, P.G. Thirolf, A direct nuclear laser excitation scheme for 229mTh, Verhandl. DPG (VI), 53,1 HK 52.19 (2018).
  3. P.G. Thirolf, On the road towards an Optical Nuclear Clock: What do we know about the elusive 229-Thorium isomer ? Verhandl. DPG (VI), 53,2 PV II (2018). 
  4. L. v.d. Wense, B. Seiferle, S. Stellmer, J. Weitenberg, G. Kazakov, A. Palffy, P. G. Thirolf, A direct nuclear laser excitation scheme for 229mTh, Verhandl. DPG (VI), 53,2 A 44.1 (2018).
  5. B. Seiferle, L. v.d. Wense, P.G. Thirolf, Towards a precise energy determination of the 229Th nuclear clock transition,Verhandl. DPG (VI), 53,2 A 44.2 (2018).
  6. J. Thielking, M.V. Okhapkin, P. Glowacki, D.M. Meier, L. v.d. Wense, B. Seiferle,C.E. Düllmann, P.G. Thirolf, E. Peik, Laser spectroscopic characterization of the nuclear clock isomer 229mTh, Verhandl. DPG (VI), 53,2 A 44.3 (2018).
  7. M. Eibach, K. Blaum, M. Block, S. Chenmarev, P. Chhetri, S. Eliseev, P. Filianin, F. Giacoppo, S. Götz, Yu. Gusev, F.-P. Heßberger, O. Kaleja, M. Laatiaoui, S. Lohse, E. Minaya Ramirez, A. K. Mistry, T. Murböck, Yu. Novikov, S. Raeder, D. Rodriguez, F. Schneider, L. Schweikhard, P. Thirolf, SHIPTRAP upgrades for mass measurements beyond Z=103, Verhandl. DPG (VI), 53,2 MS 1.5 (2018).
  8. L. v.d. Wense, B. Seiferle, P.G. Thirolf, Milestone toward a nuclear clock: On the direct detection of 229mTh, Verhandl. DPG (VI), 53,4 SYMD 1.4 (2018).

Books and Book Chapters


P. Bolton, K. Parodi, J. Schreiber, Applications of Laser-Driven Particle Acceleration, CRC Press, 2018

Book Chapter:

G. Landry, G. Dedes, M. Pinto, K. Parodi, Imaging and Particle Therapy: Current Status and Future Perspectives, in “Advances in Particle Therapy: a Multidisciplinary Approach” edited by Manjit Dosanjh and Jacques Bernier, CRC Press, 2018

K. Parodi, In Vivo Dose Verification, in "Proton Therapy Physics, Second Edition", edited by Harald Paganetti, CRC Press 2018

Thesis Works


  1. T. Ostermayr: Relativistically intense laser-microplasma interactions
  2. C. Kreuzer: Technological developments for Laser Ion Acceleration
  3. S. Lehrack: Investigating Accuracy and Precision of Ionoacoustics for Range Determination of Ion Beams in Water
  4. R.M. Dos Santos Augusto: On the feasibility of using radioactive ion beams in hadrontherapy: dosimetric and imaging studies
  5. M. Würl: On the Spectrometry of Laser-Accelerated Particle Bunches and Laser-Driven Proton Radiography
  6. I. Valencia Lozano: Prompt gamma imaging based on Compton camera detector systems for range verification in proton therapy treatments
  7. S. Liprandi: Development and performance evaluation of detectors in a Compton camera arrangement for ion beam range monitoring in particle therapy
  8. A. Alhazmi:EPID-based 3D dosimetry for pre-treatment IMRT/VMAT Quality Asurance

Master Thesis (internal):

  1. S. Ebert: Evaluation of 3D gel dosimetry for proton therapy
  2. M. Grosch: Monte Carlo simulations for geometrical optimization of a novel in-beam PET scanner for a small animal proton irradiator
  3. F. Dörringer: On the implementation and influence of Dual-Energy Computed Tomography for improved SPR and material classification in proton therapy treatment planning
  4. J. Rudrof: An Optoacoustic Setup for the Simulation of Ionoacoustic Pulses
  5. L. De Angelis: Feasibility of fluence modulated proton computed tomography for dose reduction in proton therapy imaging
  6. C. Seller Oria: Stopping power and scattering power in proton radiography and tomography: two novel approaches to proton imaging
  7. R. Saxena: Optimization of LINAC beam modeling and clinical translation of a novel EPID-based QA Tool
  8. C. Kroll: Spatial Distortion Artifacts in MR-guided Radiation Therapy - B0 Inhomogeneities, Gradient Nonlinearities and Susceptibility Effects -
  9. R. Rego: Optimization Study of the Performance of a LaBr3 monotithic scintillator in a Compton camera system (Erasmus Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal)
  10. M. Anjo Carrico: MC investigations for a Novel Small-Animal Proton Radiographic Setup based on a pixelated silicon detector and energy stacking (Erasmus Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal)
  11. L. Ponnath: Development of Diagnostics Components for Laser Accelerated Heavy Ions

Bachelor Thesis (internal):

  1. J. Reichmann: Investigation of statistical and experimental approaches in dosimetry for applications in brachytherapy
  2. I. Amersdorffer: Charge Exchange of 229(m) Th Ions in Carbon foils

Master Thesis (external):

  1. A. Mayr: Analysis and modelling of restricted diffusion in a capillary MRI phantom (Klinik und Poliklinik für Radiologie des Klinikums
  2. N. Dominik: Optical-fiber-based localization of blood via fluorescence detection or remission spectrometry and of PPIX fluorescence in turbid media (Laser-Forschuöngslabor LIFE, Klinikum der LMU)
  3. S. Tattenberg: Constructing a gold standard for ROC analyses of Sun Nuclear`s ArcCHECK device and determining said detector`s ability to identify a variety of treatment machine-related sources of error (University of British Colombia in Canada)

 Bachelor Thesis (external):

  1. C. ZachDosimetrie von Niere und Knochenmark bei der 177Lu-PSMA Therapie bei steigender Knochentumorlast (Nuklearmedizin LMU Klinikum Großhadern)

Zulassungsarbeit (State exam thesis):