General Information

About Us

The Technology Innovations in Therapy and Imaging Graduate School will foster the next generation of scientists in the field of innovative image guided therapies and interventions.

The aim of the program is to provide an intensive, research-oriented training in which the students acquire the knowledge in the fields of medicine, electrical engineering, physics, computer science, mathematics and other natural or engineering sciences, and to deepen and expand the skills in the field of Technology Innovations in Therapy and Imaging.

The main focus of the training is on minimally invasive therapy, image guided surgeries, catheter technologies, innovation generation, technical translation and transfer. The transfer of expertise includes the theoretical, methodological and experimental bases for scientific work and promotes the ability for practical, research and teaching-related fields of activity along with sound soft skill development.


The minimum requirements to be awarded a PhD degree are as listed below: 

  • Minimum course duration – 3 Years
  • 3 Journal Papers- First Author (Max. 1 as review)
  • 3 Conference Papers- First Author
  • 1 Patent > 33% share
  • 1 successful research proposal

Social engagement activities

  • Lectures, Team Meetings & PhD Meetings – Total of 300 hours
  • Industry/ Clinic cooperation,
  • Focus groups (DGBMT, DIN, IEEE, etc.)
  • Organization of events (Conferences, student trips)
  • Ancillary responsibilities

Photo Gallery

Students at the 51st Conference of the German Society for Biomedical Engineering
Working session at the 5th BME- IDEA conference, Magdeburg
Ultrasound demonstration at the Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften
Student trip to Garmisch
Student poster presentation at InnoLab opening
Winners of the poster presentation at the 5th BME-IDEA conference, Magdeburg

Co-operations and Projects

Clinical Co-operations

Following are the clinical departments that the graduate school is currently co-operating with

  • Prof. Dr. med. Hermann-Josef Rothkötter, Dean of Medical Faculty, Department of Anatomy, Med-Uni OvGU
  • Prof. Dr. med. Maciej Pech, Department of Radiology and Nuclearmedicine
  • Prof. Dr. med. Michael Kreißl, Department of Radiology and Nuclearmedicine
  • Prof. Dr. med. Frank Fischbach, Department of Radiology and Nuclearmedicine
  • Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Arens, Department of Otolaryngology
  • Prof. Dr. med. Christoph H. Lohmann, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Prof. Dr. med. Roland S. Croner, Department of General, Visceral, Vascular and Transplant Surgery
  • Prof. Dr. med. Martin Schostak, Department of Urology
  • Prof. Dr. med.Peter R Mertens, Department of Nephrology
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Johannes Hayäck, Department of Pathology


Industrial Co-operations

Following are the industrial partners that the graduate school is currently co-operating with

  • Brainlab
  • GBN Systems
  • General Electric
  • IDTM GmbH
  • ITP GmbH
  • Nano4imaging
  • Olympus
  • PIUR Imaging


  • Thyroid texture classification
  • Novel tracking methods for minimal invasive surgeries
  • Intelligent sensor based monitoring for orthopedic medical implants
  • TLC breast scanner
  • Diagnostic decision support system for thyroid diseases
  • Ultrasound and handheld gamma camera fusion
  • Phantomless ultrasound probe calibration
  • Photodynamic therapy


Otto-von-Guericke University
Gebäude 53
Rötgerstraße 9
39104 Magdeburg


Dr. Michael Friebe
Dipl.-Ing., M.Sc.

Holger Fritzsche
PhD Student

Elmer Jeto Gomes Ataide
PhD Student