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Barbara Knäusl
Mag Barbara Knäusl, PhD

Department of Radiation Oncology
Position: Research Associate (Postdoc)

T +43 1 40400 72710


Dose-Response Relationship, Radiation; Heavy Ion Radiotherapy; Radiation Oncology; Radiotherapy; Radiotherapy Planning, Computer-Assisted

Research group(s)

Research interests

My primary research focus lies on motion management strategies 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., 2012. Can treatment of pediatric Hodgkin’s lymphoma be improved by PET imaging and proton therapy? Strahlentherapie und Onkologie, 189(1), pp.54–61. 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: