OTTO-VON-GUERICKE-UNIVERSITAET MAGDEBURG (OVGU)
OvGU`s Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology is concerned in engineering terms with the research, technical development and production engineering of electrically controlled devices or processes. Areas of research focus lie, for example, in medical technology, in which new and innovative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for future medicine are developed. In teaching, alongside electrical engineering programmes, the Faculty also offers programmes in Mechatronics and Medical Technology as well as Systems Engineering and Technical Cybernetics. Extensive integration with other disciplines enables the Faculty to face up to the challenges of a modern information society. One of the foci of the research in the faculty is on modelling of processes and as such there is also a big approach in modelling biological and human processes. Therefore, OvGU develops models for biokinetics e.g. for dose distributions in nuclear medicine. In this context uncertainty investigations play a major role. OvGU`s University Medicine Magdeburg (UMMD) is characterised by the indissoluble link between state-of-the-art biomedical research and teaching/academic training of approx. 1,500 prospective medical doctors. At the same time, UMMD is a maximal care clinical institution in which the most severe disease cases are treated. As such, UMMD represents a major centre for medical care in Saxony-Anhalt. UMMD-researchers in the field of the interventional procedures are very well known for their expertise in all medical fields where interventions are done. This especially holds for neurovascular interventions (stroke etc.) as well as for all kinds of oncological treatments with interventions. There is also an active nuclear medical research track working partly on dose evaluations.
Role in the project
OvGU contributes to WP2 and will work on determinations of dose evaluations in nuclear medical approaches as well as in interventional procedures. OvGU will focus on biokinetic modelling based on PET/MRI data, and individualised dose determination based on such models and individual data. This will include the determination of sensitivities of model parameters and uncertainties. OvGU leads the task developing a risk appraisal tool. OvGU also contributes to WP3 regarding staff doses during interventions and will make use of standard parameters which are gathered by the system for the procedures, as well as models for the movements of the staff and include uncertainties.