Julia Mannheim is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Physics and Astronomy Department at UBC. She got her Diploma in Medical Technology from the University of Applied Sciences in Remagen, Germany, focusing on imaging technologies. Afterwards she relocated to Tuebingen, Germany, to work as an engineer in the Laboratory for Preclinical Imaging and Imaging Technology of the Werner Siemens-Foundation and later on pursued her PhD at the Werner Siemens Imaging Center at the University of Tuebingen, Germany, focusing on the evaluation of the partial volume effect for small animal PET scanners, as well as on the characterization of small animal MRI and CT contrast agents. She is an expert in PET quantification and reproducibility/reliability of the acquired data.
Julia’s research centers around the quantification, reproducibility and comparability of PET/MR data and factors influencing this. Both phantom and in vivo small animal or patient data are used to investigate and determine these factors, as well as correction methods are developed to increase comparability among scanners and institutes and consequently the significance and validity of the acquired data.