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Christian Wassipaul
Mag. Dr. Christian Wassipaul

Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy
Position: Doctor-in-training

ORCID: 0000-0002-6468-5577
T +43 1 40400 48180


Diagnostic Imaging; Multidetector Computed Tomography; Multimodal Imaging

Research interests

Christian Wassipaul, MD, is a resident at the Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy and PhD-Student at the Medical University of Vienna. He focuses on CT technology including Ultra-low-dose CT of the chest and its clinical value in comparison to other imaging techniques. Further research interests are CT imaging in CPR patients with and without ECMO as well as the oprimization of imaging protocols for CT angiography and with photon counting detector CT. Corresponding to his additional background in business administration (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Christian Wassipaul is interested in health economics as well as process management and efficiency.

Research interests:

  • Ultra-low-dose CT
  • Computed tomography of CPR-patients w/o ECMO
  • Computed tomography imaging protocol optimization

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

The Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy at the Medical University of Vienna is one of the largest radiology departments in Europe housing a wide range of CT systems including a photon-counting detector CT and several 3rd generation CT systems.

Selected publications

  1. Wassipaul, C. et al. (2023) ‘Ultra-low-dose CT vs. chest X-ray in non-traumatic emergency department patients – a prospective randomised crossover cohort trial’, eClinicalMedicine, 65, p. 102267. Available at:
  2. Herold, A. et al. (2022) ‘Added value of quantitative, multiparametric 18F-FDG PET/MRI in the locoregional staging of rectal cancer’, European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 50(1), pp. 205–217. Available at:
  3. Prayer, F. et al. (2023) ‘Detection of Post-COVID-19 Lung Abnormalities: Photon-counting CT versus Same-Day Energy-integrating Detector CT’, Radiology, 307(1). Available at:
  4. Schwarz, G.M. et al. (2023) ‘Influence of Scan Parameters of Single and Dual-Energy CT Protocols in Combination with Metal Artifact Suppression Algorithms for THA’, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 105(8), pp. 620–629. Available at: