RWTH Aachen University is a research university located in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. With more than 42,000 students enrolled in 144 study programs, it is the largest technical university in Germany.
Within the RWTH, HYBRID is linked to the department Physics of Molecular Imaging Systems (PMI), which is part of the Institute of Experimental Molecular Imaging (ExMI). The department of Physics in Molecular Imaging system (PMI) of the faculty of physics and of medicine, headed by Prof. Volkmar Schulz, is conducting EU, BMBF, and industry funded research to understand, to optimize, to combine and to invent new methods and technologies for the field of medical imaging. Research topics are along the entire imaging chain, starting from fundamental physics, new detector and processing concepts for PET, new MRI methods and correction technologies, MPI physics and instrumentation, and novel quantitative image reconstruction algorithms for actual and future imaging modalities. A special focus of PMI is the combination of tracer based methods such as PET and MPI with MRI with the focus on hybrid medical imaging using different modalities simultaneously.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 764458.