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Professor Dr. Guenther Gell CV


Prof. Dr. Guenther GELL, Dr phil

Prof. Dr. Guenther GELL, Dr phil, Prof.em.

Dean of PhD-Studies, Medical University of Graz

Department of Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation of the Medical University of Graz

A-8036 Graz, Auenbruggerplatz2/5, Austria




Place and date of birth

Leoben, Austria, 10 September 1941


1967 Dr phil in theoretical physics

1978 Habilitation (venia legendi) for medical informatics


1968-70 researcher at the Department of Applied Mathematics in Graz.

1970-89 assistant/associate professor at the Department of Radiology in Graz.

1989-07 full professor for medical informatics and until 2005 head of the new Department of Medical Informatics, Statistics and Documentation at the University of Graz and the Graz General Hospital (Landeskrankenhaus – Universit‰tsklinikum) – now Medical University of Graz.

Since 2006 Dean of PhD-Studies of the Medical University of Graz

Main fields of work in medical informatics

Departmental and Hospital Information Systems

Picture Archiving and Communication Systems

Computer Aided Diagnosis (particularly in Radiology)

Data Protection and Ethics of Medical Informatics


Member of the editorial board of:

International Journal of Medical Informatics (until 2003)

Der Radiologe (until 2007)

Methods of Information in Medicine (until 2006)

Member of the program committee of many international congresses.


Expert activities for:

EU (project assessment), CEN (Standards development), Austrian Ministry of Health (Impact of Standards in Health Care, Data Protection in Health Care), Austrian Ministry of Science (Development of a PACS concept for the medical faculties in Austria)

Honorary Fellow of the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI)

Selected publications (of more general interest):

Side Effects and Responsibility of Medical Informatics, Int J Med Informatics 64 (2001) 69-81

PACS-Graz, 1985-2000: From a scientific pilot to a state-wide multimedia radiological information system, In: Medical Imaging 2000: PACS Design and Evaluation: Engineering and Clinical Issues, Eds: G.J. Blaine, E.L. Siegel, Proc. of SPIE, Vol. 3980 (2000) 19-28

Synopsis – Information Systems, Yearbook of Medical Informatics, Schattauer Verlag (2000) 395-397

The internal challenges of medical informatics, Int J of Med Informatics 44 (1997) 67-74

Expert systems as a support for Radiological Diagnosis, European J Radiology 17 (1993) 8-13

AURA: Experience and Future, In: J.R. Scherrer, R.A. Cote, S.H. Mandil (Hrsgb.): Computerized Natural Medical Language Processing for Knowledge Representation, North Holland, Amsterdam New York Oxford (1989) 253-262

Computerunterst¸tzte Diagnostik von Knochentumoren und tumor‰hnlichen Skeletterkrankungen: kritische Bewertung des klinischen Einsatzes, Fortschr. Rˆntgenstr. 148,5 (1988) 418-504


He become ORPHEUS Executive Committee member†† February 9, 2007.