AxelMoeller

Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality
Lehrstuhl für Informatikanwendungen in der Medizin & Augmented Reality

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Axel Martinez Möller
(Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Ing. Univ.)





Expertise

  • Medical imaging - instrumentation & data analysis
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET/CT and PET/MR)
  • Multimodal cardiovascular imaging
  • Strategic management
  • Intellectual property (IP) and patent prosecution

Resume

Professional Experience

  • Since 2012
    Patent examiner at the European Patent Office in Munich, Germany, covering medical technology / diagnosis (class A61B with focus on A61B6).
  • 2011 - 2012
    Business developer at the Strategy department of Siemens Healthcare in Erlangen, Germany. Identification and analysis of potential growth opportunities.
  • 2009 - 2011
    Post-doctoral researcher at the Nuclear Medicine department, University Hospital Rechts der Isar, TU Munich, Germany. Focus on PET/MR imaging.
  • 2004 - 2009
    Doctoral research fellow at the TU Munich, Germany, joint collaboration between Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures (CAMP, Computer Science Department) & Nuclear Medicine department (Klinikum Rechts der Isar). Developments in multimodality imaging with PET.
  • Jan-Sep. 2004
    Research intern at CERMEP (CNRS/INSERM) in Lyon, France. Tracer kinetic modelling in neurological PET activation studies with a new serotonin antagonist.
  • Aug-Dec. 2003
    Engineer intern at EADS -European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company- in Munich, Germany. Development of a 3D visualization system for satellite kinetics within the Galileo project.
  • Jul-Sep. 2002
    Engineer intern at Poal Institute of Rheumatology in Barcelona, Spain. Conception, programming and deployment of an intranet for patient management.

Education

  • 2004 - 2009
    Ph.D. entitled Challenges in multimodality imaging using positron emission tomography. Joint collaboration between Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures (CAMP, Computer Science Department) & Nuclear Medicine department (Klinikum Rechts der Isar), TU Munich, Germany. Supervisors: Prof. Nassir Navab and Dr. Stephan Nekolla.
  • 2003 - 2004
    Postgraduate advanced diploma (DEA) in Image & Signal Processing within the CREATIS laboratory in Lyon, France.
  • 1999 - 2004
    Graduate in Telecommunications Engineering at the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) in Lyon, France, awarded the "Félicitations du Jury" (Jury compliments, top 5%).
  • 2002 - 2003
    Academic exchange at the Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil, with a BRFE scholarship.
  • 1999
    Representative of Spain at the International Olympiad in Computer Science in Antalya, Turkey.
  • 1999
    Spanish level scientific baccalaureate.

Publications

The list of my publications indexed by different search engines can be found below:
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My dissertation is available at Challenges in multimodality imaging using positron emission tomography (or through the persistent Id).

The abstract and sometimes the content of the publications can be accessed below. Part of this material is protected by copyright. The original publications are available at the journal websites through the links for each publication.

M. Souvatzoglou, M. Eiber, A. Martinez-Möller, S. Fürst, K. Holzapfel, T. Maurer, S. I. Ziegler, S. Nekolla, M. Schwaiger, A. Beer
PET/MR in prostate cancer: technical aspects and potential diagnostic value
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2013;Epub ahead of print (bib)
A. Martinez-Möller
Tomographic and hybrid imaging in nuclear medicine
In A. Giussani, C. Hoeschen (Eds.) Imaging in Nuclear Medicine. Springer-Verlag Heidelberg 2013, p. 43-67. (bib)
A. Martinez-Möller, S. Nekolla
Attenuation correction for PET/MR: Problems, novel approaches and practical solutions
Zeitschrift für Medizinische Physik 2012;22(4):299-310. Invited review. (bib)
A. Martinez-Möller, M. Eiber, S. Nekolla, M. Souvatzoglou, A. Drzezga, S. I. Ziegler, E. Rummeny, M. Schwaiger, A. Beer
Workflow and Scan Protocol Considerations for Integrated Whole-Body PET/MRI in Oncology
Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2012;53(9):1415-1426. (bib)
A. Drzezga, M. Souvatzoglou, M. Eiber, A. Beer, S. Fürst, A. Martinez-Möller, S. Nekolla, S. I. Ziegler, C. Ganter, E. Rummeny, M. Schwaiger
First clinical experience of integrated whole-body PET/MR. Comparison to PET/CT in patients with oncological diagnoses.
Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2012;53(6):845-855. (bib)
D. Loeffelbein, M. Souvatzoglou, V. Wankerl, A. Martinez-Möller, J. Dinges, M. Schwaiger, A. Beer
PET-MRI Fusion in Head-and-Neck Oncology: Current Status and Implications for Hybrid PET/MRI
Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 2012;70(2):473-483 (bib)
M. Eiber, M. Souvatzoglou, A. Pickhard, D. Loeffelbein, A. Knopf, K. Holzapfel, A. Martinez-Möller, S. Nekolla, E. Scherer, M. Schwaiger, E. Rummeny, A. Beer
Simulation of a MR-PET protocol for staging of head-and-neck cancer including Dixon MR for attenuation correction
European Journal of Radiology 2012;81:2658-2665. (bib)
M. Eiber, A. Martinez-Möller, M. Souvatzoglou, K. Holzapfel, E. Rummeny, M. Schwaiger, S. Nekolla, A. Beer
Value of a Dixon-based MR-PET Attenuation Correction Sequence for the Localization and Evaluation of PET Positive Lesions.
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2011) Chicago, IL, USA, November 2011 (bib)
S. Nekolla, M. Souvatzoglou, S. Schachoff, F. Graner, S. Fürst, A. Martinez-Möller, S. I. Ziegler, M. Schwaiger
Cardiac Attenuation Correction for an Integrated MR/PET System: Initial Comparison to PET/CT
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2011) Chicago, IL, USA, November 2011 (bib)
S. van Marwick, A. Beer, S. Metz, A. Martinez-Möller, M. Schwaiger, S. Nekolla
M3P-Anima: A Visualization and Quantification Concept for Multimodal, Multiparametric Imaging.
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2011) Chicago, IL, USA, November 2011 (bib)
O. Pauly, B. Glocker, A. Criminisi, D. Mateus, A. Martinez-Möller, S. Nekolla, N. Navab
Fast Multiple Organs Detection and Localization in Whole-Body MR Dixon Sequences
To appear in Proc. Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI 2011), Toronto, Canada, September 2011 (bib)
M. Eiber, A. Martinez-Möller, M. Souvatzoglou, K. Holzapfel, A. Pickhard, D. Loeffelbein, I. Santi, E. Rummeny, S. I. Ziegler, M. Schwaiger, S. Nekolla, A. Beer
Value of a Dixon based MR/PET attenuation correction sequence for the localization and evaluation of PET positive lesions
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2011;38(9):1691-701. (bib)
A. Martinez-Möller, L. Marinelli, S. Weismüller, C. Castrop, M. Schwaiger, S. Nekolla
Automatic alignment of myocardial rest/stress perfusion imaging and its impact on the analysis workflow
Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2011, 51 (suppl. 1), p257. Proceedings of Annual Meeting of Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM 2011), San Antonio, TX, USA, June 2011 (bib)
S. Fürst, G. Delso, A. Martinez-Möller, B. Jakoby, F. Schoenahl, C. Ganter, S. Nekolla, S. I. Ziegler, E. Rummeny, M. Schwaiger
Initial performance evaluation of the Biograph mMR
Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2011, 51 (suppl. 1), p320. Proceedings of Annual Meeting of Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM 2011), San Antonio, TX, USA, June 2011 (bib)
M. Eiber, A. Martinez-Möller, M. Souvatzoglou, E. Rummeny, M. Schwaiger, A. Beer, S. Nekolla
Value of a Dixon based MR-PET attenuation correction sequence for the localization and evaluation of PET positive lesions
Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2011, 51 (suppl. 1), p105. Proceedings of Annual Meeting of Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM 2011), San Antonio, TX, USA, June 2011 (bib)
G. Delso, A. Martinez-Möller, R. Bundschuh, S. Nekolla, S. I. Ziegler, M. Schwaiger
Preliminary study of the detectability of coronary plaque with PET
Physics in Medicine and Biology 2011, 56(7):2145-2160. (bib)
R. Bundschuh, M. Essler, J. Dinges, C. Berchtenbreiter, J. Mariss, A. Martinez-Möller, G. Delso, M. Hohberg, S. Nekolla, D. Schulz, S. I. Ziegler, M. Schwaiger
Semiautomatic algorithm for lymph node analysis corrected for partial volume effects in combined positron emission tomography-computed tomography
Molecular Imaging 2010, 9(6):319-328. (bib)
G. Delso, A. Martinez-Möller, R. Bundschuh, R. Ladebeck, Y. Candidus, D. Faul, S. I. Ziegler
Evaluation of the attenuation properties of MR equipment for its use in a whole-body PET/MR scanner
Physics in Medicine and Biology 2010, 55(15):4361-4374. (bib)
A. Martinez-Möller, M. Souvatzoglou, S. Nekolla
Photon attenuation correction in whole-body PET/MRI using tissue classification
Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro (ISBI 2010), pp. 1061-1062, Rotterdam, Netherlands, April 2010 - invited talk (bib)
R. Kraus, G. Delso, H-P. Loeb, A. Martinez-Möller, R. Bundschuh, A. Drzezga, S. I. Ziegler
An inpainting approach for the correction of incomplete attenuation maps in PET/MR
Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2010, 51 (suppl. 2), p1380. Proceedings of Annual Meeting of Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM 2010), Salt Lake City, UT, USA, June 2010 (bib)
G. Delso, R. Kraus, R. Bundschuh, A. Martinez-Möller, S. Nekolla, S. I. Ziegler
PET/MR truncation artifact reduction with an active model of the patient’s arms
Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2010, 51 (suppl. 2), p1379. Proceedings of Annual Meeting of Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM 2010), Salt Lake City, UT, USA, June 2010 (bib)
G. Delso, A. Martinez-Möller, R. Bundschuh, S. Nekolla, S. I. Ziegler
The effect of limited MR field of view in MR/PET attenuation correction
Medical Physics 2010; 37(6):2804-2812. (bib)
L. Marinelli, A. Martinez-Möller, B. Jensen, V. Positano, S. Weismüller, N. Navab, L. Landini, M. Schwaiger, S. Nekolla
Registration of myocardial PET and SPECT for viability assessment using mutual information
Medical Physics 2010; 37(6):2414-2424. (bib)
M. Blume, A. Martinez-Möller, A. Keil, N. Navab, M. Rafecas
Joint Reconstruction of Image and Motion in Gated Positron Emission Tomography
IEEE Trans. Med. Imag., vol. 29, no. 11, pp. 1892-1906, November 2010 (bib)
A. Martinez-Möller
Challenges in multimodality imaging using positron emission tomography
PhD Thesis, TU München 2009. (bib)
A. Martinez-Möller, M. Souvatzoglou, G. Delso, R. Bundschuh, C. Chefd´hotel, S. I. Ziegler, N. Navab, M. Schwaiger, S. Nekolla
Tissue Classification as a Potential Approach for Attenuation Correction in Whole-Body PET/MRI: Evaluation with PET/CT Data
Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2009;50:520-526 (bib)
M. Blume, A. Martinez-Möller, A. Keil, N. Navab, M. Rafecas
Simultaneous Reconstruction of Image and Motion in Gated Positron-Emission-Tomography
Proc. IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, Orlando, FL, U.S.A., October 2009 (bib)
M. Blume, A. Martinez-Möller, A. Keil, N. Navab, M. Rafecas
Joint Reconstruction of Image and Motion in Gated Positron-Emission-Tomography
10th International Meeting on Fully Three-Dimensional Image Reconstruction in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Beijing, China, September 2009 (bib)
S. Nekolla, A. Martinez-Möller, A. Saraste
PET and MRI in cardiac imaging: from validation studies to integrated applications
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2009;36(Suppl1):121-130 (bib)
R. Bundschuh, A. Martinez-Möller, M. Essler, S. Nekolla, S. I. Ziegler, M. Schwaiger
Local motion correction for lung tumours in PET/CT—first results
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2008;35:1981-1988 (bib)
A. Martinez-Möller, B. Jensen, N. Navab, M. Schwaiger, S. Nekolla
Automatic cardiac PET-SPECT and SPECT-SPECT registration
Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2008, 49 (suppl. 1), p31. Proceedings of Annual Meeting of Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM 2008), New Orleans, LA, USA, June 2008 (bib)
A. Martinez-Möller, M. Souvatzoglou, N. Navab, M. Schwaiger, S. Nekolla
MR-based attenuation correction for whole-body MR/PET
Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2008, 49 (suppl. 1), p65. Proceedings of Annual Meeting of Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM 2008), New Orleans, LA, USA, June 2008 (bib)
R. Bundschuh, G. Delso, A. Martinez-Möller, S. Nekolla, S. I. Ziegler, M. Schwaiger
Segmentation of lesions with inhomogeneous activity distribution in PET
Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2008, 49 (suppl. 1), p381. Proceedings of Annual Meeting of Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM 2008), New Orleans, LA, USA, June 2008 (bib)
G. Delso, R. Bundschuh, A. Martinez-Möller, S. Nekolla, S. I. Ziegler, M. Schwaiger
Impact of limited MR field-of-view in simultaneous PET/MR acquisition
Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2008, 49 (suppl. 1), p162. Proceedings of Annual Meeting of Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM 2008), New Orleans, LA, USA, June 2008 (bib)
G. Delso, A. Martinez-Möller, R. Bundschuh, S. I. Ziegler, S. Nekolla, M. Schwaiger
Investigation of gating requirements for coronary plaque imaging in PET
Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2008, 49 (suppl. 1), p185. Proceedings of Annual Meeting of Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM 2008), New Orleans, LA, USA, June 2008 (bib)
R. Bundschuh, A. Martinez-Möller, S. I. Ziegler, M. Schwaiger, K. Scheidhauer
Misalignment in PET/CT: relevance for SUV and therapy management
Nuklearmedizin 2008;47:N14-15 (bib)
A. Martinez-Möller, R. Bundschuh, , N. Navab, S. I. Ziegler, M. Schwaiger, S. Nekolla
Comparison of Respiratory Sensors and its Compliance for Respiratory Gating in Emission Tomography
Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2007, 48 (suppl. 2), p426. Proceedings of Annual Meeting of Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM), held in Washington D.C., USA, June 2007 (bib)
A. Martinez-Möller, M. Souvatzoglou, R. Botnar, N. Navab, S. I. Ziegler, M. Schwaiger, S. Nekolla
An approach for MR-based attenuation correction for combined MR/PET: effects of ignoring bones
Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2007, 48 (suppl. 2), p156. Proceedings of Annual Meeting of Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM), held in Washington D.C., USA, June 2007 (bib)
A. Martinez-Möller, R. Bundschuh, N. Navab, S. I. Ziegler, M. Schwaiger, S. Nekolla
Determination of Body Surface Area from a whole-body CT scan and its impact for SUV normalization
Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2007, 48 (suppl. 2), p44. Proceedings of Annual Meeting of Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM), held in Washington D.C., USA, June 2007 (bib)
R. Bundschuh, A. Martinez-Möller, M. Essler, M-J. Martínez, S. Nekolla, S. I. Ziegler, M. Schwaiger
Post Acquisition Detection of Tumor Motion Using List-mode Data in Positron Emission Tomography - A Feasibility Study.
Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2007;48:758-763. (bib)
A. Martinez-Möller, D. Zikic, R. Botnar, R. Bundschuh, W. Howe, S. I. Ziegler, N. Navab, M. Schwaiger, S. Nekolla
Dual Cardiac-Respiratory Gated PET: Implementation and Results from a Feasibility Study
European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2007;34:1447-1454. (bib)
A. Martinez-Möller, M. Souvatzoglou, N. Navab, M. Schwaiger, S. Nekolla
Artifacts from Misaligned CT in Cardiac Perfusion PET/CT Studies: Frequency, Effects, and Potential Solutions
Journal of Nuclear Medicine 2007;48:188-193. (bib)
A. Martinez-Möller, W. Howe, M. Schwaiger, S. Nekolla
Motion Free Images by Dual Gating of PET Listmode Acquisitions
World Congress of Cardiology, held in Barcelona, Spain, September 2006 (bib)
A. Martinez-Möller, N. Navab, M. Schwaiger, S. Nekolla
Photon Attenuation Correction in Misaligned PET/CT Cardiac Perfusion Images
ICMP - International Conference on Medical Physics, held in Nuremberg, Germany, September 2005. (bib)
N. Costes, A. Reilhac, A. Martinez-Möller, I. Merlet
Displacement Detectability of [18F]MPPF from 5-HT1A Receptors by Endogenous Serotonin: a Monte Carlo Simulation Study
Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism (2005) 25, S648. Proceedings of the BrainPET conference, held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 2005 (bib)
A. Martinez-Möller, M-J. Martínez, S. I. Ziegler, N. Navab, M. Schwaiger, S. Nekolla
Emission Driven Motion Correction in PET/CT Cardiac Imaging
Journal of Nuclear Medicine (2005) 46 (suppl. 2), p163. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM), held in Toronto, Canada, July 2005 (bib)

Patents & patent applications

  • Axel Martinez-Möller, Stephan Nekolla
    Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur Aufbereitung von kombinierten MR-Emissionstomographieaufnahmen
    (Method and apparatus for processing combined MR/emission tomography recordings)
    DE 102008058488 A1 (filed on 21.11.2008), US8237441 B2, CN 101732048 A.

  • Axel Martinez-Möller, Stephan Nekolla
    Verfahren zur Aufzeichnung und Verarbeitung von Messdaten einer Hybrid-Bildgebungsvorrichtung sowie Hybrid-Bildgebungsvorrichtung
    (Method for recording and processing measurement data from a hybrid imaging device and hybrid imaging device)
    DE 102009030722 A1 (filed on 26.06.2009), US8781195 B2, CN 101933836 A.


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Projects completed under my supervision


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