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Rüdiger Schernthaner
Ass.-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dr Rüdiger Schernthaner

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

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

Further Information


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

Research group(s)

  • Cardiovascular Imaging and Interventional Oncology

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 Cardiovascular Imaging and Interventional Oncology. So far, I have published over 50 scientific articles.

Team Members:
Dr. Dietrich Beitzke
Mag. Dr. Katharina Lampichler
Dr. Andrea Tölly
Dr. Daniel Toth
Dr. Alice Wielandner

Research Interests:
High Resolution Imaging
Perfusion Imaging
Intraprocedural Guidance and Response Assessment (CBCT)
Post-procedural Reponsre Assessment (CT & MRI)
Development of new 3D-Reformation Techniques (in collaboration with the Technical University of Vienna)

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

Imaging Modalities:
Computed Tomography
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Cone-Beam Computed Tomography
4D-Ultrasound (in collaboration with the Dept. of Medical Physics)

Most recent CT-scanners and C-arm systems, equipped with prototype software (in collaboration with partners from the Industry)
Prototype 3D-workstation (developed with the Technical University of Vienna)



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: