University Hospital Bonn

The University Hospital Bonn (UKB) is one of the leading hospitals in Germany. It cares for about 500,000 patients per year, employs 8,800 people and has a balance sheet total of 1.5 billion euros. In addition to the more than 3,300 medical and dental students, a further 580 people are trained each year in numerous healthcare professions. It has the third highest case severity index in Germany. The outstanding medical and scientific expertise of the UKB is reflected in the reputable placements in numerous rankings.
 

As one of the largest German radiology departments, the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology of the University Hospital Bonn offers outpatients and inpatients a comprehensive range of radiological services, both for the imaging diagnosis of diseases and for their minimally invasive therapy. Its scientific working groups develop and evaluate novel concepts for the further optimization of diagnosis and therapy in numerous projects.

Role in the project

Within AI-POD, UKB will lead the development and implementation of the proof of concept study (WP 6) and is responsible for the coordination and management of AI-POD (WP 8).

Team

Ulrike I. Attenberger

Prof. Dr. Ulrike I. Attenberger is head of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital Bonn. In 2005, she graduated from Medical School at the Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU) in Munich, Germany. At the same time, she worked on her doctorate thesis focusing on the role of MRI in the diagnostics of pulmonary hypertension. After a residency in the Institute of Clinical Radiology of the Klinikum Grosshadern (LMU Munich) and the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine of the University Medical Center Mannheim, Ulrike I. Attenberger became vice chair of the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine of the University Medical Center Mannheim. Since 2019, she is the director of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital Bonn. Scientifically, she is particularly interested in the introduction of AI techniques for quantitative disease characterization and the development of imaging-based biomarkers.

Ulrike I. Attenberger participates in many different committees, such as the Scientific Advisory Board of the German Medical Association. Furthermore, she contributed to more than 200 scientific articles, reviews and book chapters.

Alois Martin Sprinkart

PD Dr. Alois Martin Sprinkart is Senior Clinical Scientist in the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital Bonn. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in various fields of radiology and is a recognized medical physics expert for X-ray diagnostics according to §47 StrlSchV German legislation. He has a Bachelor’s degree in medical engineering and a Master’s degree in applied physics. In 2016, he received his doctorate from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the Ruhr University Bochum and in 2020, he habilitated in experimental radiology at the Faculty of Medicine of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität in Bonn.

Alois Martin Sprinkart heads a central working group for medical imaging, image analysis and AI. His expertise in these areas has led to 100+ scientific publications in internationally recognized journals.

Yannik Christian Layer

Dr. Yannik Christian Layer is a resident in the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital Bonn. He received his medical degree from the University of Bonn in 2021. Upon completion of his thesis in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University Hospital Bonn, he started working as a radiologist in the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital Bonn. His current scientific focus is on the clinical research of photon-counting detector CT.