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Dietrich Beitzke
Priv. Doz. Dr. med. univ. Dietrich BeitzkeHead Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance

Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy (Division of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology)
Position: Chief physician

ORCID: 0000-0003-3179-3827
T +43 1 4040058020


Cardiac Imaging Techniques; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Multidetector Computed Tomography

Research interests

- Cardiac imaging by means of magnetic resonance and computed tomography as well as hybrid imaging techniques

- Research focus on Cardiac transplant

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

Cardiac magnetic resonance at 1.5 and 3T including mapping techniques, strain analysis and 4D Flow as well as hybrid cardiac PET/MRI

Selected publications

  1. Beitzke, D. et al. (2019) ‘Assessment of sympathetic reinnervation after cardiac transplantation using hybrid cardiac PET/MRI: A pilot study’, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 50(4), pp. 1326–1335. Available at:
  2. Beitzke, D. et al. (2020) ‘Effects of Levosimendan on cardiac function, size and strain in heart failure patients’, The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging, 37(3), pp. 1063–1071. Available at:
  3. Beitzke, D. et al. (2015) ‘Dual-source cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) in the follow-up of cardiac transplant: comparison of image quality and radiation dose using three different imaging protocols’, European Radiology, 25(8), pp. 2310–2317. Available at:
  4. Beitzke, D. et al. (2020) ‘Assessment of Myocardial Viability in Ischemic Heart Disease by PET/MRI: Comparison of Left Ventricular Perfusion, Hibernation, and Scar Burden’, Academic Radiology, 27(2), pp. 188–197. Available at:
  5. Gatterer, C. et al. (2021) ‘Safety and image quality of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging in patients with retained epicardial pacing wires after heart transplantation’, Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 23(1). Available at: