Molekulare Bildgebung (Molecular imaging)

Muskuloskelettale Radiologie (Musculoskeletal Radiology)

Radiologische Forschung (Radiology Research)



AG Münzel

 Biomedical Imaging & Radiology Research

Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Daniela Münzel, MHBA

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Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Technische Universität München
Klinikum rechts der Isar
Ismaningerstr. 22, 81675 München

phone: +49 (0) 89 4140 9673
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PD Dr. Daniela Münzel is an attending at the Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and senior scientist at the Chair of Biomedical Physics of the Technical University of Munich. She is the Clinical Principle Investigator of the "Laboratory for Advanced Computed Tomography Imaging". Dr. Münzel completed medical school at the University of Regensburg and received the Medical Doctor (MD) for her studies on molecular effects in diabetes. She finished residency with the board certificating of Radiology at the Klinikum rechts der Isar at TUM, followed by a clinical fellowship in musculoskeletal radiology. Beside practicing and refining her excellent knowledge in clinical radiology in day-to-day patient care, Dr. Münzel strongly engages in a number of research projects in Biomedical Imaging. Her main interests and most important scientific results lie in the field of photon counting CT technology, dual-energy and spectral CT applications, dark-field and phase contrast imaging, and machine learning in clinical applications. Dr. Münzel is internationally well recognized and has strong collaborations with several highly-recognized institutions, such as the Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School (where she has been as a research fellow). Dr. Münzel has earned a masters degree in Business Health Administration, and she is also the head of quality management at the Department of Radiology, and a member of the subcommittee of audits and standards of the European Society of Radiology. With respect to teaching, she supervises Bachelor, Master and PhD students, and is engaged in several lectures as guest lecturer for special topics.

Clinical Expertise
Musculoskeletal Radiology
Cardiovascular Imaging
Oncological Imaging
Dual Energy CT
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Research Interests
Clinical Potential of Spectral and Photon-Counting CT
Clinical Potential of Phase-Contrast and Dark-Field Imaging
Radiomics and Machine Learning
Biomedical Imaging with Brilliant X-ray Sources


Team: Clinical Research Fellows

Julia Dangelmaier, MD
Alexandra Gersing, MD
Isabelle Riederer, MD
Andreas Sauter, MD
Jonathan Nadjiri, MD
Jannis Bodden

Team: PhD, MD & MSc Students
Jessica Böhm (Master student)
Eva Braig, MSc (PhD student)
Francesco Pasa (Master student)
Christoph Jud, MSc (PhD student)
Stefanie Kaiser (MD student)
Stephanie Kulpe, MSc (PhD student)
Philipp Schmette (Master student)
Manuel Schultheiß, MSc (PhD student)
Anna-Lena Taschka (MD student)



Dr. Muenzel is now a member of the Scientific Committee of the Radiological Society of North America (Nov, 2017)

Dr. Muenzel gives two oral presentations about latest results on Dual-Energy CT imaging at RSNA 2017 (Nov 26-29, 2017)

Dr. Münzel receives the Röntgen-Price, and presents a keynote lecture at the University of Giessen (Nov 24, 2017)

Succesfull Hands-on Spectral CT Workshop (Nov 10,2017)

Dr. Münzel is one of Principle Investigators in the TUM-Excellence Cluster Initiative “IMAGINE”, which has been selected by DFG for the final evaluation. Her proposed project will improve Precision Radiology by using state-of-the-art Machine-Learning concepts. TUM Press ReleaseDFG Press Release  (Sep, 2017)

Dr. Muenzel is admitted as member and new project leader of the Excellence Cluster “Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics” (Jul 1, 2017)

Editor’s pick of the Month (May) – Radiology June 2017: Spectral Photon-counting CT: Initial Experience with Dual–Contrast Agent K-Edge Colonography (May, 2017)

TUM: "Mini particle accelerator saves contrast media" (Feb 27, 2017)

Dr. Muenzel presents seminar talk in Physics Division at Harvard University (Jan 1, 2017)

RSNA 2016: "Dual-Contrast Photon-Counting CT Improves Diagnosis of Liver Lesions" (Dec, 2016)


Lecture Series Radiology, Topic: “Cardiovascular Imaging”
Lecture Series Radiation Biology, Topic: “Clinical Imaging CT and MRI”
Student Course on Chest X-ray Imaging

Local Collaborators
Daniel Cremers, Faculty of Informatics, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Julia Herzen, Chair for Biomedical Physics & Munich School of BioEngineering, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Tobias Lasser, Faculty of Informatics, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Department of Cardiology, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Franz Pfeiffer, Chair for Biomedical Physics & Munich School of BioEngineering, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Munich-Center for Advanced Photonics
Munich School of BioEngineering

International Collaborators
Mats Danielsson, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden.
Philippe Douek, Claude Bernard University Lyon, Lyon, France.
Dushyant Sahani, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston, United States.
Philips Healthcare

Grant support

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Selected Scientific Presentations

RSNA 103rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting – Chicago, USA, 2017
RSNA 102nd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting – Chicago, USA, 2016
RSNA 101st Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting – Chicago, USA, 2015
ECR European Congress of Radiology - Vienna, Austria, 2014
RSNA 99th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting – Chicago, USA, 2013
European Congress of Radiology - Vienna, Austria, 2012
RSNA 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting – Chicago, USA, 2011
ESCR 2011 Meeting European Society of Cardiac Radiology - Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2011
RSNA 96th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting – Chicago, USA, 2010
ECR European Congress of Radiology – Vienna, Austria, 2010.




Braig, E. M., Birnbacher, L., Schaff, F., Gromann, L., Fingerle, A., Herzen, J., Rummeny, E.J., Noël, P., Pfeiffer, F. & Muenzel, D. (2018). Simultaneous wood and metal particle detection on dark-field radiography. European Radiology Experimental, 2(1), 1

Noël, P. B., Engels, S., Köhler, T., Muenzel, D., Franz, D., Rasper, M., Rummeny, E.J., Dobritz, M. & Fingerle, A. A. (2018). Evaluation of an iterative model-based CT reconstruction algorithm by intra-patient comparison of standard and ultra-low-dose examinations. Acta Radiologica, 0284185117752551


Muenzel, D., Daerr, H., Proksa, R., Fingerle, A. A., Kopp, F. K., Douek, P., Herzen, J., Pfeiffer, F., Rummeny, E.J. & Noël, P. B. (2017). Simultaneous dual-contrast multi-phase liver imaging using spectral photon-counting computed tomography: a proof-of-concept study. European Radiology Experimental, 1(1), 25.

Ehn, S., Sellerer, T., Muenzel, D., Fingerle, A. A., Kopp, F., Duda, M., Mei, K., Renger, B.,Herzen, J., Dangelmaier, J., Schwaiger, B. J., Sauter, A., Riederer, I., Renz, M., Braren, R., Rummeny, E.J., Pfeiffer, F. & Noël, P.B. (2017). Assessment of quantification accuracy and image quality of a full‐body dual‐layer spectral CT system. Journal of applied clinical medical physics.

Mei, K., Schwaiger, B. J., Kopp, F. K., Ehn, S., Gersing, A. S., Kirschke, J. S., Muenzel, D., Fingerle, A.A., Rummeny, E.J., Pfeiffer, F., Baum, T. & Noël, P.B.  (2017). Bone mineral density measurements in vertebral specimens and phantoms using dual-layer spectral computed tomography. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 17519

Jud, C., Braig, E., Dierolf, M., Eggl, E., Günther, B., Achterhold, K., Gleich, B., Rummeny, E., Noël, P., Pfeiffer, F. and Muenzel, D. (2017). Trabecular bone anisotropy imaging with a compact laser-undulator synchrotron x-ray source. Scientific reports, 7(1), 14477.

Mechlem, K., Ehn, S., Sellerer, T., Braig, E., Münzel, D., Pfeiffer, F., & Noël, P. B. (2017). Joint statistical iterative material image reconstruction for spectral computed tomography using a semi-empirical forward model. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging.

Mei, K., Kopp, F.K., Bippus, R., Köhler, T., Schwaiger, B.J., Gersing, A.S., Fehringer, A., Sauter, A., Münzel, D., Pfeiffer, F. and Rummeny, E.J., (2017). Is multidetector CT-based bone mineral density and quantitative bone microstructure assessment at the spine still feasible using ultra-low tube current and sparse sampling?. European radiology, 1-11.

Mechlem, K., Allner, S., Ehn, S., Mei, K., Braig, E., Münzel, D., ...& Noël, P. B. (2017). A post-processing algorithm for spectral CT material selective images using learned dictionaries. Biomedical Physics & Engineering Express, 3(2), 025009.

Eggl, E., Mechlem, K., Braig, E., Kulpe, S., Dierolf, M., Günther, B., ...Noël, P., ... Muenzel, D. (2017). Mono-Energy Coronary Angiography with a Compact Synchrotron Source. Scientific Reports, 7, 42211.

Muenzel, D., Fingerle, A. A., Zahel, T., Sauter, A., Vlassenbroek, A., Dobritz, M., ...& Noël, P. B. (2017). CT Angiography: Post-processed Contrast Enhancement for Improved Detection of Pulmonary Embolism. Academic Radiology, 24(2), 131-136.


Muenzel, D., Bar-Ness, D., Roessl, E., Blevis, I., Bartels, M., Fingerle, A. A., ... Noël, P. B. (2016). Spectral Photon-counting CT: Initial Experience with Dual–Contrast Agent K-Edge Colonography. Radiology, 160890.

Sauter, A., Koehler, T., Fingerle, A. A., Brendel, B., Richter, V., Rasper, M., Noël, P. B ...& Münzel, D. (2016). Ultra low dose CT pulmonary angiography with iterative reconstruction. PloS one, 11(9), e0162716.

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