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Univ.-Prof.in Priv.-Doz.in Dr.in med. Ramona Woitek, PhD

Head of the Research Group MIAAI (Medical Image Analysis & Artificial Intelligence)


After completing her degree in Medicine, Prof. Dr. Woitek carried out speciality training in Radiology at the Medical University of Vienna from 2008 – 2014. She subsequently went on to write her PhD entitled “Fetal MRI in the (micro-) structural and functional assessment of the posterior fossa”. Between 2014 and 2017 she was Postdoctoral Fellow and Consultant Radiologist at the Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image-guided Therapy, Medical University of Vienna.

She was awarded the Erwin Schrödinger Research Fellowship at the University of Cambridge in 2017 after which she was appointed Senior Research Associate and Honorary Consultant Radiologist at the Department of Radiology, University of Cambridge.

Since 2022 she is Professor of Radiology and Head of the Research Group Medical Image Analysis and AI (MIAAI) at the Danube Private University (DPU) in Krems, Austria.

Prof. Dr. Woitek is author of 56 peer-reviewed scientific publications.




Key publications



Giacomo Avesani, Camilla Panico, Stephanie Nougaret, Ramona Woitek, Benedetta Gui & Evis Sala

European Radiology, Eur Radiol (2024)

Published: 07 June 2024


Barbara I. Bennani-Baiti, Michael Weber, Maria Bernathova, Paola Clauser, Panagiotis Kapetas, Katja Pinker, Ramona Woitek, Thomas Helbich, Pascal T.A. Baltzer

ELSEVIER Volume 110, July 2024, Pages 1-6

 Received 8 February 2023, Revised 6 March 2024, Accepted 10 March 2024


Otso Arponen, Mary A McLean, Muzna Nanaa, Roido Manavaki, Gabrielle C Baxter, Andrew B Gill, Frank Riemer, Aneurin J Kennerley, Ramona Woitek, Joshua D Kaggie, William J Brackenbury, Fiona J Gilbert

Eur Radiol Exp 2024 Jun 10; 8(1):75.

doi: 10.1186/s41747-024-00465-x.


Leithner D, Sala E, Neri E, Schlemmer HP, D'Anastasi M, Weber M, Avesani G, Caglic I, Caruso D, Gabelloni M, Goh V, Granata V, Kunz WG, Nougaret S, Russo L, Woitek R, Mayerhoefer ME

Eur Radiol. 2024 Jan 11.

doi: 10.1007/s00330-023-10397-6. Online ahead of print.PMID: 38206405


Thomas Buddenkotte, Leonardo Rundo, Ramona Woitek, Lorena Escudero Sanchez, Lucian Beer, Mireia Crispin-Ortuzar, Christian Etmann, Subhadip Mukherjee, Vlad Bura, Cathal McCague, Hilal Sahin, Roxana Pintican, Marta Zerunian, Iris Allajbeu, Naveena Singh, Anju Sahdev, Laura Havrilesky, David E. Cohn, Nicholas W. Bateman, Thomas P. Conrads, Kathleen M. Darcy, G. Larry Maxwell, John B. Freymann, Ozan Öktem, James D. Brenton, Evis Sala &Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb

European Radiology Experimental volume 7, Article number: 77 (2023)


Integrated radiogenomics models predict response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in high grade serous ovarian cancer

Mireia Crispin-Ortuzar, Ramona Woitek, Marika A. V. Reinius, Elizabeth Moore, Lucian Beer, Vlad Bura, Leonardo Rundo, Cathal McCague, Stephan Ursprung, Lorena Escudero Sanchez, Paula Martin-Gonzalez, Florent Mouliere, Dineika Chandrananda, James Morris, Teodora Goranova, Anna M. Piskorz, Naveena Singh, Anju Sahdev, Roxana Pintican, Marta Zerunian, Nitzan Rosenfeld, Helen Addley, Mercedes Jimenez-Linan, Florian Markowetz, Evis Sala & James D. Brenton

Nat Commun 14, 6756 (2023)


Otso Arponen, Pascal Wodtke, Ferdia A Gallagher, Ramona Woitek European Journal of Radiology; Received 24 June 2023, Revised 14 August 2023, Accepted 21 August 2023, Available online 22 August 2023, Version of Record 2 September 2023.



Lorena Escudero Sanchez ,Thomas Buddenkotte, Mohammad Al Sa’d, Cathal McCague, James Darcy, Leonardo Rundo, Alex Samoshkin, Martin J. Graves, Victoria Hollamby, Paul Browne, Mireia Crispin-Ortuzar, Ramona Woitek, Evis Sala, Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb, Simon J. Doran, Ozan Öktem

Diagnostics 2023, 13(17), 2813; https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics13172813

Received: 23 June 2023 / Revised: 31 July 2023 / Accepted: 22 August 2023 / Published: 30 August 2023


Cathal McCague, Katherine MacKay, Ceilidh Welsh, Alex Constantinou, Marianne Aznar, Mark Bailey, Adrian Brady, James D. Brenton, Thomas Buddenkotte, Dominique-Laurent Couturier, Lorena Escudero Sanchez, Fiona Gilbert, Martin Graves, Teresa Guerrero Urbano, Geoff Hall, Patrick McLaughlin, William McGough, Stephanie Nougaret

Ozan Öktem, Stefania Rizzo, Leonardo Rundo, Evis Sala, Carola-Bibiane Schönlieb, Eliana Vasquez Osorio, Ramona Woitek, Kieran Zucker, Rajesh Jena, Mireia Crispin-Ortuzar

THE LANCET Digital Health, July 2023


Carmona-Bozo JC, Manavaki R, Miller JL, Brodie C, Caracò C, Woitek R, Baxter GC, Graves MJ, Fryer TD, Provenzano E, Gilbert FJ

Eur Radiol 2023.

doi: 10.1007/s00330-023-09572-6.


Delgado-Ortet M, Reinius MAV, McCague C, Bura V, Woitek R, Rundo L, Gill AB, Gehrung M, Ursprung S, Bolton H, Haldar K, Pathiraja P, Brenton JD, Crispin-Ortuzar M, Jimenez-Linan M, Escudero Sanchez L, Sala E

Front Oncol 2023;13:1085874.

doi: 10.3389/fonc.2023.1085874. eCollection 2023.


McCague C, Ramlee S, Reinius M, Selby I, Hulse D, Piyatissa P, Bura V, Crispin-Ortuzar M, Sala E, Woitek R

Clin Radiol 2023;78(2):83-98.

doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2022.08.149.


Panico C, Ferrara F, Woitek R, D´Angelo Am Di Paola V, Bufi E, Conti M, Palma S, Lo Cicero S, Cimino G, Belli P, Manfredi R

Cancers 2022;14(23), 5786;


Ursprung S, Woitek R, McLean MA, Priest AN, Crispin-Ortuzar M, Brodie CR, Gill AB, Gehrung M, Beer L, Riddick ACP, Field-Rayner J, Grist JT, Deen SS, Riemer F, Kaggie JD, Zaccagna F, Duarte JAG, Locke MJ, Frary A, Aho TF, Armitage JN, Casey R, Mendichovszky IA, Welsh SJ, Barrett T, Graves MJ, Eisen T, Mitchell TJ, Warren AY, Brindle KM, Sala E, Stewart GD, Gallagher FA.

Cancers (Basel). 2022 Jan 11;14(2):335.

doi: 10.3390/cancers14020335.


Hickman SE, Woitek R, Le EPV, Im YR, Mouritsen Luxhøj C, Aviles-Rivero AI, Baxter GC, MacKay JW, Gilbert FJ.

Radiology. 2022 Jan;302(1):88-104.

doi: 10.1148/radiol.2021210391.


Woitek R, McLean MA, Ursprung S, Rueda OM, Manzano Garcia R, Locke MJ, Beer L, Baxter G, Rundo L, Provenzano E, Kaggie J, Patterson A, Frary A, Field-Rayner J, Papalouka V, Kane J, Benjamin AJV, Gill AB, Priest AN, Lewis DY, Russell R, Grimmer A, White B, Latimer-Bowman B, Patterson I, Schiller A, Carmo B, Slough R, Lanz T, Wason J, Schulte RF, Chin SF, Graves MJ, Gilbert FJ, Abraham JE, Caldas C, Brindle KM, Sala E, Gallagher FA.

Cancer Res. 2021 Dec 1;81(23):6004-6017.

doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-21-1499.


Integrated radiogenomics models predict response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy in high grade serous ovarian cancer

Crispin-Ortuzar M*, Woitek R*, Moore E, Reinius M, Beer L, Bura V, Rundo L, McCague C, Ursprung S, Escudero Sanchez L, Martin-Gonzalez P, Mouliere F, Chandrananda D, Morris J, Goranova T, Piskorz AM, Singh N, Sahdev A, Pintican R, Zerunian M, Addley H, Jimenez-Linan M, Markowetz F, Sala E, Brenton JD.

*These authors contributed equally.

medRxiv 2021.07.22.21260982; Preprint.


van Eijnatten M, Rundo L, Batenburg KJ, Lucka F, Beddowes E, Caldas C, Gallagher FA, Sala E, Schönlieb CB, Woitek R.

Comput Methods Programs Biomed. 2021 Sep;208:106261.

doi: 10.1016/j.cmpb.2021.106261.


Woitek R, Gallagher FA.

Br J Cancer. 2021 Mar;124(7):1187-1198. Review.

doi: 10.1038/s41416-020-01224-6.



Beer L, Martin-Gonzalez P, Delgado-Ortet M, Reinius M, Rundo L, Woitek R, Ursprung S, Escudero L, Sahin H, Funingana IG, Ang JE, Jimenez-Linan M, Lawton T, Phadke G, Davey S, Nguyen NQ, Markowetz F, Brenton JD, Crispin-Ortuzar M, Addley H, Sala E.

Eur Radiol. 2021 Jun;31(6):3765-3772.

doi: 10.1007/s00330-020-07560-8.


Woitek R, McLean MA, Gill AB, Grist JT, Provenzano E, Patterson AJ, Ursprung S, Torheim T, Zaccagna F, Locke M, Laurent MC, Hilborne S, Frary A, Beer L, Rundo L, Patterson I, Slough R, Kane J, Biggs H, Harrison E, Lanz T, Basu B, Baird R, Sala E, Graves MJ, Gilbert FJ, Abraham JE, Caldas C, Brindle KM, Gallagher FA.

Radiol Imaging Cancer. 2020 Jul 31;2(4):e200017.

doi: 10.1148/rycan.2020200017.


Rundo L, Beer L, Ursprung S, Martin-Gonzalez P, Markowetz F, Brenton JD, Crispin-Ortuzar M, Sala E, Woitek R.

Comput Biol Med. 2020 May;120:103751.

doi: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2020.103751.


Ursprung S, Beer L, Bruining A, Woitek R , Stewart GD, Gallagher FA, Sala E.

Eur Radiol. 2020 Jun;30(6):3558-3566.

doi: 10.1007/s00330-020-06666-3.


Gallagher FA*, Woitek R*, McLean MA, Gill AB, Manzano Garcia R, Provenzano E, Riemer F, Kaggie J, Chhabra A, Ursprung S, Grist JT, Daniels CJ, Zaccagna F, Laurent MC, Locke M, Hilborne S, Frary A, Torheim T, Boursnell C, Schiller A, Patterson I, Slough R, Carmo B, Kane J, Biggs H, Harrison E, Deen SS, Patterson A, Lanz T, Kingsbury Z, Ross M, Basu B, Baird R, Lomas DJ, Sala E, Wason J, Rueda OM, Chin SF, Wilkinson IB, Graves MJ, Abraham JE, Gilbert FJ, Caldas C, Brindle KM.

*These authors contributed equally.

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Jan 28;117(4):2092-2098.

doi: 10.1073/pnas.1913841117.


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