Jörg van den Hoff

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Germany


Jörg van den Hoff is Professor of positron emission tomography at the Medical Faculty of the Technical University Dresden and Head of the Department of Positron Emission Tomography, Institute of Radiopharmacy , Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR). He studied physics at the University of Bonn where he worked afterwards in nuclear spectroscopy and obtained his Ph.D. degree in experimental nuclear physics in 1991. In 1991 he changed to the PET Center, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Medical School Hannover. Here, he was mainly engaged in the development and implementation of quantification procedures for PET investigations using tracer kinetic models. In 1999 he obtained his postdoctoral lecture qualification ("Habilitation") in experimental nuclear medicine. In 2002 he took over his current position in Dresden. Besides a continuing interest in tracer kinetic modeling PET, van den Hoff is working at algorithms and procedures for improved quantitative imaging such as integration of event-based movement correction into list mode reconstruction and reliable volumetric evaluation of PET investigations, especially for integration of PET into radiation treatment planning. Since the installation of a whole body PET/MRI system at HZDR in 2010, investigations of the quantitative bimodal functional imaging capabilities of this system are at the center of the current research activities.

Biography Updated on 15 August 2012

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