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Barbara Knäusl
Mag Barbara Knäusl, PhD

Department of Radiation Oncology
Position: Research Associate (Postdoc)

T +43 1 40400 72710


Medical Physics; Radiation Oncology

Research group(s)

Research interests

My primary research focus lies on motion management and outcome assessment for the treatment of moving targets using photons as well as protons and carbon ions.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

  • 4D dosimetry
  • 4D imaging
  • Treatment planning

Selected publications

  1. Knäusl, B. et al. (2022) ‘Possibilities and challenges when using synthetic computed tomography in an adaptive carbon-ion treatment workflow’, Zeitschrift für Medizinische Physik [Preprint]. Available at:
  2. Knäusl, B. et al., 2012. PET based volume segmentation with emphasis on the iterative TrueX algorithm. Zeitschrift für Medizinische Physik, 22(1), pp.29–39. Available at:
  3. Kostiukhina, N. et al., 2017. Advanced Radiation DOSimetry phantom (ARDOS): a versatile breathing phantom for 4D radiation therapy and medical imaging. Physics in Medicine & Biology, 62(20), pp.8136–8153. Available at:
  4. Knäusl, B. et al., 2016. Can particle beam therapy be improved using helium ions? – a planning study focusing on pediatric patients. Acta Oncologica, 55(6), pp.751–759. Available at:
  5. Mock, U. et al., 2014. Assessment of improved organ at risk sparing for meningioma: Light ion beam therapy as boost versus sole treatment option. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 111(3), pp.451–456. Available at: