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Bernhard Baumann
Bernhard Baumann, PhD

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Position: Assistant Professor

T +43 1 40400 73727

Further Information


Optical Imaging; Physics; Tomography, Optical Coherence

Research group(s)

  • Baumann
  • Hitzenberger/Pircher Lab

Research interests

Optical methods enable rapid, noninvasive, and three-dimensional imaging with micrometer scale resolution. My research interests are the development of new optical methods for biomedical imaging – in particular optical coherence tomography (OCT) – and their application for improved diagnostics of diseases in both clinical and preclinical research.


  • OPTIMALZ - Optical imaging of ocular pathology in Alzheimer’s disease (2015)
    Source of Funding: EU, ERC-2014-STG
    Principal Investigator
  • Preclinical imaging of the rodent eye with multi-functional optical coherence tomography (2013)
    Source of Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Fund), Stand-Alone Projects
    Principal Investigator

Selected publications

  1. Baumann, B. et al., 2015. Melanin Pigmentation in Rat Eyes: In Vivo Imaging by Polarization-Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography and Comparison to Histology. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci., 56(12), p.7462. Available at:
  2. Baumann, B. et al., 2012. Polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography of melanin provides intrinsic contrast based on depolarization. Biomed. Opt. Express, 3(7), p.1670. Available at:
  3. Baumann, B. et al., 2011. Total retinal blood flow measurement with ultrahigh speed swept source/Fourier domain OCT. Biomed. Opt. Express, 2(6), p.1539. Available at:
  4. Baumann, B. et al., 2010. Segmentation and quantification of retinal lesions in age-related macular degeneration using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography. Journal of Biomedical Optics, 15(6), p.061704. Available at: