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Rüdiger Schernthaner
PD Dr. Rüdiger Schernthaner

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

ORCID: 0000-0002-1194-1346
T +43 1 40400 - 48180; 58130

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Cone-Beam Computed Tomography; Four-Dimensional Computed Tomography; Imaging, Three-Dimensional; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Oncology; Perfusion Imaging; Radiology, Interventional

Research interests

My initial research focus was cardiovascular imaging by means of computed tomography, with a special focus on the imaging of the peripheral arteries in close collaboration with the Technical University of Vienna (AngioVis Research Group). After becoming a board-certified radiologist, I was a research fellow at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD, for 19 months to extend my research focus towards Interventional Oncology. After my return to the Medical University in 2015, I established a new research group focused on Vascular Imaging and Interventional Oncology ( So far, I have published over 50 scientific articles.


Selected publications

  1. Schernthaner, R. et al., 2007. Effect of MDCT Angiographic Findings on the Management of Intermittent Claudication. American Journal of Roentgenology, 189(5), pp.1215-1222. Available at:
  2. Schernthaner, R. et al., 2007. Multidetector CT angiography in the assessment of peripheral arterial occlusive disease: accuracy in detecting the severity, number, and length of stenoses. European Radiology, 18(4), pp.665-671. Available at:
  3. Schernthaner, R.E. et al., 2015. A new angiographic imaging platform reduces radiation exposure for patients with liver cancer treated with transarterial chemoembolization. European Radiology, 25(11), pp.3255-3262. Available at:
  4. Schernthaner, R.E. et al., 2015. Feasibility of a Modified Cone-Beam CT Rotation Trajectory to Improve Liver Periphery Visualization during Transarterial Chemoembolization. Radiology, 277(3), pp.833-841. Available at:
  5. Schernthaner, R.E. et al., 2016. Improved Visibility of Metastatic Disease in the Liver During Intra-Arterial Therapy Using Delayed Arterial Phase Cone-Beam CT. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. Available at: