Otmar Scherzer presented at the Research Newsletter (July/August 2020) of the University of Vienna how mathematics can be used to improve cancer diagnosis. This work is part of the SFB research project “Tomography Across the Scales”. The considered methods have applications from astrophysics to molecular biology.
The main idea (also called inverse problem) is to use tomographic measurements of a biological tissue in order to recover its properties (distinguish between healthy and diseased parts) without damaging it. The created algorithms are tested with simulated and experimental data and the results are promising.
The full article (in German) can be found here.
On the 16th of July 2019 SFB coordinator Otmar Scherzer explained in the widely read newspaper “Kronenzeitung” within the weekly column “Krone der Wissensschaft” the general principles of tomography and in of particular photoacoustic tomography. The article is available in print only, but can be acquired here.
Otmar Scherzer was a member of the organizing committee of the “Reconstruction Methods for Inverse Problems” workshop in Banff, Canada, June 23-28, 2019. This workshop brought together researchers working on inverse problems coming from medical imaging, non destructive testing, computer vision and geophysics. The PI of sub-project “Quantitative Coupled Physics Imaging”, Peter Elbau and the post-doctoral researcher of the sub-project “Tomography with Uncertainties”, Ekaterina Sherina presented their recent work related to our SFB project.
Günter Auzinger (JKU, Linz), associate member at Tomography in Astronomy group, writes on ECMI Blog: