Dr. Michael Schwenke

  • Modeling
  • Simulation
  • Image Guided Therapy
  • Computer Scientist



Guillemin PC, Sinden D, M’Rad Y, Schwenke M, Le Guevelou J, Uiterwijk JWE, Lorton O, Scheffler M, Poletti P-A, Jenne J, Zilli T, Salomir R (2023) A Novel Concept of Transperineal Focused Ultrasound Transducer for Prostate Cancer Local Deep Hyperthermia Treatments. Cancers 15(1):163


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 S, 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


Mihcin S, Karakitsios I, Le N, Strehlow J, Demedts D, Schwenke M, Haase S, Preusser T, Melzer A (2017) Methodology on quantification of sonication duration for safe application of MR guided focused ultrasound for liver tumour ablation. Comput Methods Programs Biomed 152:125–130
Mihcin S, Strehlow J, Demedts D, Schwenke M, Levy Y, Melzer A (2017) Evidence-based cross validation for acoustic power transmission for a novel treatment system. Minim Invasive Ther Allied Technol 26(3):151–161
Schwenke M (2017) Focused Ultrasound Therapy for Abdominal Organs During Respiratory Motion: Numerical Modeling and Simulation and In-Silico First-Stage Evaluation of a Novel Treatment System. Ph.D. thesis
Schwenke M, Georgii J, Preusser T (2017) Fast Numerical Simulation of Focused Ultrasound Treatments during Respiratory Motion with Discontinuous Motion Boundaries. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 64(7):1455–1468
Schwenke M, Strehlow J, Demedts D, Haase S, Barrios Romero D, Rothlübbers S, von Dresky C, Zidowitz S, Georgii J, Mihcin S, Bezzi M, Tanner C, Sat G, Levy Y, Jenne J, Günther M, Melzer A, Preusser T (2017) A focused ultrasound treatment system for moving targets (part I): generic system design and in-silico first-stage evaluation. J Ther Ultrasound 5(1)


Lübke D, Georgii J, Schwenke M, v. Dresky C, Haller J, Günther M, Preusser T, Jenne JW (2016) Comparison of MR thermometry and HIFU simulations in a calibrated setup. Proc. of the 16th International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound


Guenther M, Bartscherer T, Georgii J, Hewener H, Kipshagen T, Ojdanic D, Kocev B, Lotz J, Olesch J, Rothluebbers S, Schwenke M, Speicher D, Tretbar S (2015) Towards MR-guided biopsy outside the MR-scanner: information fusion based on simultaneous ultrasound-MR imaging and real-time motion tracking. Proc. of CURAC 2015. pp 15–16
Schwenke M, Strehlow J, Haase S, Jenne J, Tanner C, Langø T, Loeve AJ, Karakitsios I, Xiao X, Levy Y, Sat G, Bezzi M, Braunewell S, Guenther M, Melzer A, Preusser T (2015) An integrated model-based software for FUS in moving abdominal organs. Int J Hyperthermia 31(3):240–250
Strehlow J, Xiao X, Domschke M, Schwenke M, Karakitsios I, Mihcin S, Schwaab J, Levy Y, Preusser T, Melzer A (2015) US-tracked steered FUS in a respiratory ex vivo ovine liver phantom. Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering 1(1):294–297
Strehlow J, Xiao X, Schwenke M, Karakitsios I, Domschke M, Mihcin S, Levy Y, Preusser T, Melzer A (2015) Ultrasound tracked motion compensated focused ultrasound system evaluated on ex vivo ovine livers. Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound. 52


Schwenke M, Hennemuth A, Fischer B, Friman O (2012) A Novel Anisotropic Fast Marching Method and its Application to Blood Flow Computation in Phase-contrast MRI. Methods Inf Med 51(5):423–428
Tiesler H, Haase S, Schwenke M, Bieberstein J, Preusser T (2012) Software Assistance for HIFU Therapy Planning. Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering


Schwenke M, Hennemuth A, Fischer B, Friman O (2011) Blood flow computation in phase-contrast MRI by minimal paths in anisotropic media. Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention. pp 436–443
Schwenke M, Hennemuth A, Fischer B, Friman O (2011) Blood Particle Trajectories in Phase-Contrast-MRI as Minimal Paths Computed with Anisotropic Fast Marching. In: Handels H, Ehrhardt J, Deserno TM, Meinzer H-P, Tolxdorff T (eds) Bildverarbeitung für die Medizin. pp 289–293