Ass.-Prof.in Dr.in Sepideh Hatamikia

Head of Computational Imaging at MIAAI



Ass.-Prof. Dr. science. med Sepideh Hatamikia completed her PhD and also a postdoctoral position in biomedical engineering field at Medical University of Vienna at the Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering at the Digital Image Processing Laboratory.


Her main research interest includes medical image processing (image reconstruction, image registration and image segmentation), artificial intelligence (machine learning and deep learning) as well as 3D printed imaging phantom development.


Ass.-Prof. Dr. Hatamikia is a researcher at Austrian Center for Medical Innovation and Technology (ACMIT) since January 2018 and continues collaboration with this research center on different research projects. She has received the innovation award 2021/2022 in the field of medical technology in Austria for her project titled “Customized 3D imaging – collision avoidance in CBCT for interventional imaging” which was the core element of her PhD thesis.




Key publications

Hatamikia S, Biguri A, Kronreif G, Kettenbach J, Russ T, Furtado H, Shiyam Sundar LK, Buschmann M, Unger E, Figl M, Georg D, Birkfellner W.

Optimization for customized trajectories in cone beam computed tomography. Medical Physics. 2020 Oct;47(10):4786-4799. doi: 10.1002/mp.14403. Epub 2020 Aug 29. PMID: 32679623; PMCID: PMC7693244. Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32679623/


Hatamikia S et al. Source-detector trajectory optimization in cone-beam computed tomography:

A comprehensive review on today’s state-of-the-art. Invited review paper, Physics in Medicine and Biology (accepted on June 2022).


Hatamikia S et al. 3D printed patient-specific thorax phantom with realistic heterogenous bone radiopacity using filament printer technology,

Zeitschrift für Medizinische Physik (in press). Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0939388922000071


Hatamikia S et al. Additively manufactured material mimicking soft tissue radiation attenuation in CBCT

Zeitschrift für Medizinische Physik journal (accepted on June 2022).

Hatamikia S, Oberoi G, Unger E, Kronreif G, Kettenbach J, Buschmann M, Figl M, Knäusl B, Moscato F, Birkfellner W.

Additively Manufactured Patient-Specific Anthropomorphic Thorax Phantom With Realistic Radiation Attenuation Properties. Front Bioeng Biotechnol. 2020 May 8;8:385. doi: 10.3389/fbioe.2020.00385. PMID: 32457883; PMCID: PMC7225309. Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32457883/


Hatamikia S, Biguri A, Kronreif G, Figl M, Russ T, Kettenbach J, Buschmann M, Birkfellner W.

Toward on-the-fly trajectory optimization for C-arm CBCT under strong kinematic constraints. PLoS One. 2021 Feb 9;16(2):e0245508. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0245508. PMID: 33561127; PMCID: PMC7872257. Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33561127/


Hatamikia S, Nasrabadi AM. Subject transfer BCI based on Composite Local Temporal Correlation Common Spatial Pattern.

Comput Biol Med. 2015 Sep;64:1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2015.06.001. Epub 2015 Jun 12. PMID: 26103603. Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26103603/

Russ T, Goerttler S, Schnurr AK, Bauer DF, Hatamikia S, Schad LR, Zöllner FG, Chung K.

Synthesis of CT images from digital body phantoms using CycleGAN. Int J Comput Assist Radiol Surg. 2019 Oct;14(10):1741-1750. doi: 10.1007/s11548-019-02042-9. Epub 2019 Aug 5. PMID: 31378841. Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31378841/


Ulrich-Pur F, Bergauer T, Burker A, Hatamikia S, Hirtl A, Irmler C, Kaser S, Paulitsch P, Pitters F, Teufelhart V.

Imaging with protons at MedAustron, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Volume 978, 2020, 164407, ISSN 0168-9002, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2020.164407. Link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0168900220308044


Kaser S, Bergauer T, Birkfellner W, Burker A, Georg D, Hatamikia S, Hirtl A, Irmler C, Pitters F, Ulrich-Pur F.

First application of the GPU-based software framework TIGRE for proton CT image reconstruction. Phys Med. 2021 Apr;84:56-64. doi: 10.1016/j.ejmp.2021.03.006. Epub 2021 Apr 10. PMID: 33848784. Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33848784/


Birkfellner W, Figl M, Furtado H, Rennes A, Hatamikia S, Hummel J.

Multi-Modality Imaging: A Software Fusion and Image-Guided Therapy Perspective. Frontiers in Physics, DOI: 10.3389/fphy.2018.00066. Link: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fphy.2018.00066/full