Medical Engineering

The Chair for Medical Engineering is headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. G. Schmitz since it was founded in 2004.


The research focuses on topics in imaging and image- and signal processing. Main focus are ultrasound based imaging and therapy techniques. Topics include, among others, detection and quantification of contrast agents, photoacustic imaging and sonoporation.

The Chair for Medical Engineering participates in several medical research projects. In the OrthoMit project, for example, ultrasound is used as an intraoperative imaging system, the ForSaTum project focuses on cancer research.


The lectures of the chair for medical engineering cover statistical signal processing and medical imaging. This is a large portion of the study focus medical engineering. Several Studien-, Diplom-, Bachelor- and Master theses are offered within the research areas.

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