Dr. Hanne Ballhausen


  • Mathematician
  • Modeling and simulation of needle based interventions
  • Activities for young scientists



Poch FGM, Eminger KJ, Neizert CA, Geyer B, Rieder C, Ballhausen H, Niehues SM, Vahldiek JL, Lehmann KS (2022) Cooling Effects Occur in Hepatic Microwave Ablation At Low Vascular Flow Rates and in Close Proximity to Liver Vessels – Ex Vivo. SURG INNOV published first


Georgii J, Pätz T, Rieder C, Ballhausen H, Schwenke M, Schwen LO, Haase S, Preusser T (2020) Efficient GPU-Based Numerical Simulation of Cryoablation of the Kidney. In: Miller K, Wittek A, Joldes G, Nash M, Nielsen P (eds) Computational Biomechanics for Medicine. Springer, Cham, pp 171–193
Rieder C, Schwenke M, Pätz T, Georgii J, Ballhausen H, Schwen LO, Haase J, Preusser T (2020) Evaluation of a numerical simulation for cryoablation – comparison with bench data, clinical kidney and lung cases. Int J Hyperthermia 37(1):1268–1278
Vo Chieu VD, Wacker F, Rieder C, Pöhler GH, Schumann C, Ballhausen H, Ringe KI (2020) Ablation zone geometry after CT-guided hepatic microwave ablation: evaluation of a semi-automatic software and comparison of two different ablation systems. Int J Hyperth 37(1):533–541


von Dresky C, Ballhausen H, Becker M, Serowy S, Skalej M, Rieder C (2018) Towards the optimization of generator modulation and applicator positions for radiofrequency ablation of spine metastases. Proceedings of CURAC. pp 208–213


Poch FGM, Rieder C, Ballhausen H, Knappe V, Ritz JP, Gemeinhardt O, Kreis ME, Lehmann KS (2017) Finding Optimal Ablation Parameters for Multipolar Radiofrequency Ablation. Surg Innov 24(3):205–213


Poch FGM, Rieder C, Ballhausen H, Knappe V, Ritz JP, Gemeinhart O, Kreis ME, Lehmann KS (2016) The vascular cooling effect in hepatic multipolar radiofrequency ablation leads to incomplete ablation ex vivo. Int J Hyperthermia 32(7):749–756


Rieder C, Ballhausen H, Poch F, Gemeinhard O, Lehmann K, Preusser T (2015) Ex Vivo Validation of a Numerical Simulation for Multipolar Radiofrequency Ablation. Proc. of CURAC 2015. pp 55–60


Altrogge I, Büskens C, Kröger T, Peitgen H-O, Preusser T, Tiesler H (2012) Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Radio Frequency Ablation. In: Leugering G, Engell S, Griewank A, Hinze M, Rannacher R, Schulz V, Ulbrich M, Ulbrich S (eds) Constrained Optimization and Optimal Control for Partial Differential Equations. Springer, Basel, pp 487–499
Haase S, Pätz T, Tiesler H, Altrogge I, Preusser T (2012) Radiofrequency ablation planning beyond simulation. Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2012 Annual International Conference of the IEEE. pp 191–194
Rieder C, Poch F, Tiesler H, Lehmann K, Preusser T (2012) Software Tool for the Analysis of the Coagulation Zone from Multipolar Radiofrequency Ablation. Proceedings of CURAC. pp 193–196
Tiesler H, Haase S, Schwenke M, Bieberstein J, Preusser T (2012) Software Assistance for HIFU Therapy Planning. Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
Tiesler H, Kirby RM, Xiu D, Preusser T (2012) Stochastic Collocation for Optimal Control Problems with Stochastic PDE Constraints. SIAM J Control Optim 50(5):2659–2682


Tiesler H (2011) Identification of Material Parameters from Temperature Measurements in Radio Frequency Ablation. Ph.D. thesis