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Nicole Nesvacil
Assoc. Prof. Mag. Dr. Nicole Nesvacil

Department of Radiation Oncology
Position: Associate Professor

ORCID: 0000-0002-7920-7754
T +43 1 40400 26650

Further Information


Brachytherapy; Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation; Evidence-Based Medicine; Gynecology; Imaging, Three-Dimensional; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Quality Assurance, Health Care; Radiation Oncology; Ultrasound, High-Intensity Focused, Transrectal; Uncertainty

Research group(s)

Research interests

My main research focus is to improve the state of the art of image-guided adaptive brachytherapy for cervical cancer, by development of modern software tools to facilitate access to clinical evidence for the relation of technical treatment parameters with clinical outcome. I am part of the international group which runs the EMBRACE studies for cervical cancer, as well as the GEC-ESTRO gyn network. Furthermore, I work on image-registration applications for therapy planning and therapy monitoring for brachytherapy.

In addition, I am part of a team who works on translating the state of the art method for 3D imaging for gynaecological brachytherapy - which is MRI - to settings with limited access to MRI. Ultrasound is a promising tool to image target volumes essential for brachytherapy treatment. In combination with CT for treatment planning. ultrasound has the potential to be widely used in high-patient-load areas, and allow for precision brachytherapy to be applied to a vast number of patients.


  • Evidence-based decision making for image-guided brachytherapy (2018)
    Source of Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Fund), Programme Clinical Research
    Principal Investigator