• Forschungsschwerpunkte

    • PET/CT- und PET/MRT-Bildgebung
    • Bewegungskorrektur in der PET
    • Pharmakokinetische Modellierung in PET/CT und PET/MRT
  • Vita

    Akademische Ausbildung

    Habilitation in Medizinischer Physik, WWU Münster
    Promotion, Dr. rer. medic., Studium der Medizinwissenschaften, Klinik für Nuklearmedizin, WWU (Betreuer: Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. M. Schäfers)
    Diplom in Physik, WWU Münster (Betreuer: Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. nat. T. Kuhn)
    Studium der Physik und Mathematik, WWU Münster

    Beruflicher Werdegang

    Postdoc in der Klinik für Nuklearmedizin (UKM)
    Postdoc im European Institute for Molecular Imaging (EIMI)


    Philips Preis für Medizinische Physik - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Medizinische Physik
  • Publikationen

    Accepted for publication

    Backhaus P, Burg M, Roll W, Büther F, Breyholz H, Weigel S, Heindel W, Pixberg M, Barth P, Tio J, Schäfers M. Simultaneous FAPI-PET/MRI Targeting the Fibroblast Activation Protein for Breast Cancer. Radiology: accepted for publication.
    Backhaus P, Gierse F, Burg M, Büther F, Asmus I, Dorten P, Cufe J, Roll W, Neri D, Cazzamalli S, Millul J, Mock J, Galbiati A, Zana A, Schäfers KP, Hermann S, Weckesser M, Tio J, Wagner S, Breyholz H, Schäfers M. Translational imaging of the Fibroblast Activation Protein (FAP) using the new ligand [68Ga]Ga-OncoFAP-DOTAGA. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging: accepted for publication.


    Backhaus P, Burg MC, Roll W, Buther F, Breyholz H-J, Weigel S, Heindel W, Pixberg M, Barth P, Tio J, Schafers M. Simultaneous FAPI PET/MRI Targeting the Fibroblast-Activation Protein for Breast Cancer. Radiology 2021: 204677. Abstract


    Backhaus P, Buther F, Wachsmuth L, Frohwein L, Buchholz R, Karst U, Schafers K, Hermann S, Schafers M, Faber C. Toward precise arterial input functions derived from DCE-MRI through a novel extracorporeal circulation approach in mice. Magn Reson Med 2020;84: 1404-1415. Abstract
    Buther F, Jones J, Seifert R, Stegger L, Schleyer P, Schafers M. Clinical Evaluation of a Data-Driven Respiratory Gating Algorithm for Whole-Body PET with Continuous Bed Motion. J Nucl Med 2020;61: 1520-1527. Abstract
    Pösse S, Büther F, Mannweiler D, Hong I, Jones J, Schäfers M, Schäfers KP. Comparison of two elastic motion correction approaches for whole-body PET/CT: motion deblurring vs gate-to-gate motion correction. EJNMMI Phys 2020;7Abstract


    Lassen ML, Beyer T, Berger A, Beitzke D, Rasul S, Buther F, Hacker M, Cal-Gonzalez J. Data-driven, projection-based respiratory motion compensation of PET data for cardiac PET/CT and PET/MR imaging. J Nucl Cardiol 2019Abstract


    Bolwin K, Czekalla B, Frohwein LJ, Büther F, Schäfers KP. Anthropomorphic thorax phantom for cardio-respiratory motion simulation in tomographic imaging. Phys Med Biol 2018;63: 035009. Abstract
    Büther F, Ernst I, Frohwein LJ, Pouw J, Schafers KP, Stegger L. Data-driven gating in PET: Influence of respiratory signal noise on motion resolution. Med Phys 2018;45: 3205-3213. Abstract
    Frohwein LJ, Hess M, Schlicher D, Bolwin K, Büther F, Jiang X, Schäfers KP. PET attenuation correction for flexible MRI surface coils in hybrid PET/MRI using a 3D depth camera. Phys Med Biol 2018;63: 025033. Abstract


    Büther F, Noto B, Auf der Springe K, Allkemper T, Stegger L. An artefact of PET attenuation correction caused by iron overload of the liver in clinical PET-MRI. Eur J Hybrid Imag 2017;1
    Hess M, Buther F, Schafers KP. Data-Driven Methods for the Determination of Anterior-Posterior Motion in PET. IEEE Trans Med Imaging 2017;36: 422-432. Abstract
    Noto B, Buther F, Auf der Springe K, Avramovic N, Heindel W, Schafers M, Allkemper T, Stegger L. Impact of PET acquisition durations on image quality and lesion detectability in whole-body 68Ga-PSMA PET-MRI. EJNMMI Res 2017;7: 12. Abstract


    Buther F, Vehren T, Schafers KP, Schafers M. Impact of Data-driven Respiratory Gating in Clinical PET. Radiology 2016;281: 229-238. Abstract
    Büther F, Vrachimis A, Becker A, Stegger L. Impact of MR-safe headphones on PET attenuation in combined PET/MRI scans. EJNMMI Res 2016;6: 20. Abstract
    Reinartz G, Haverkamp U, Wullenkord R, Lehrich P, Kriz J, Buther F, Schafers K, Schafers M, Eich HT. 4D-Listmode-PET-CT and 4D-CT for optimizing PTV margins in gastric lymphoma : Determination of intra- and interfractional gastric motion. Strahlenther Onkol 2016;192: 322-332. Abstract


    Büther F. Bewegungsartefakte in PET/CT-Bildern und deren Korrekturen. Nuklearmediziner 2015;38: 249-258. Abstract
    Ersepke T, Buther F, Hess M, Schafers KP. A contactless approach for respiratory gating in PET using continuous-wave radar. Med Phys 2015;42: 4911. Abstract
    Heß M, Büther F, Gigengack F, Dawood M, Schäfers KP. A dual-Kinect approach to determine torso surface motion for respiratory motion correction in PET. Med. Phys. 2015;42: 2276-2286. Abstract


    Kesner AL, Schleyer PJ, Buther F, Walter MA, Schafers KP, Koo PJ. On transcending the impasse of respiratory motion correction applications in routine clinical imaging - a consideration of a fully automated data driven motion control framework. EJNMMI Phys 2014;1: 8. Abstract
    Schäfers KP, Bolwin K, Büther F, Hermann S, Jacobs AH, Kösters T, Kuhlmann M, Schäfers M, Viel T. High-Resolution Small Animal Imaging. In: Comprehensive Biomedical Physics 2014;Elsevier, Oxford: 181-211. Abstract


    Buther F, Ernst I, Hamill J, Eich HT, Schober O, Schafers M, Schafers KP. External radioactive markers for PET data-driven respiratory gating in positron emission tomography. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2013;40: 602-614. Abstract
    Fieseler M, Kugel H, Gigengack F, Kösters T, Büther F, Quick HH, Faber C, Jiang X, Schäfers KP. A dynamic thorax phantom for the assessment of cardiac and respiratory motion correction in PET/MRI: A preliminary evaluation. Nucl Instrum Methods Phys Res A 2013;702: 59-63. Abstract


    Büther F, Ernst I, Dawood M, Kraxner P, Schäfers M, Schober O, Schäfers KP. Detection of respiratory tumour motion using intrinsic list mode-driven gating in positron emission tomography. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 2010;37: 2315-2327. Abstract
    Dawood M, Brune C, Büther F, Jiang X, Burger M, Schober O, Schäfers M, Schäfers KP. A continuity equation based optical flow method for cardiac motion correction in 3 D PET data. Lect Notes Comput Sc 2010;6326: 88-97. Abstract
    Ernst L, Büther F, Dawood M, Moustakis C, Willich N, Schäfers K, Boelling T. Listmode based PET/CT planning for motion detection in high precision radiotherapy. Strahlenther Onkol 2010;186: 13-14.


    Büther F, Dawood M, Stegger L, Wübbeling F, Schäfers M, Schober O, Schäfers KP. List mode-driven cardiac and respiratory gating in PET. J Nucl Med 2009;50: 674-681. Abstract
    Dawood M, Büther F, Schober O, Schäfers M, Schäfers KP. Wieviele respiratorische Gates? Einfluss der Anzahl an Gates auf atemgetriggerte PET Aufnahmen. Nuklearmedizin 2009;48: A23.
    Dawood M, Büther F, Stegger L, Jiang X, Schober O, Schäfers M, Schäfers KP. Optimal number of respiratory gates in positron emission tomography: a cardiac patient study. Med Phys 2009;36: 1775-1784. Abstract
    Ernst I, Büther F, Dawood M, Kraxner P, Moustakis C, Bolling T, Schober O, Schäfers K, Willich N. PET/CT for movement detection in high precision radiotherapy. Strahlenther Onkol 2009;185: 35-36.


    Dawood M, Büther F, Jiang X, Schäfers KP. Respiratory motion correction in 3-D PET data with advanced optical flow algorithms. IEEE Trans.Med.Imaging 2008;27: 1164-1175. Abstract
    Dawood M, Kösters T, Fieseler M, Büther F, Jiang X, Schäfers KP. Motion Correction on Dual ECG and Respiratory Gated 0440 3D Cardiac PET/CT Data. lncs 2008: 155-162.


    Büther F, Stegger L, Dawood M, Range F, Schäfers M, Fischbach R, Wichter T, Schober O, Schäfers KP. Effective methods to correct contrast agent-induced errors in PET quantification in cardiac PET/CT. J Nucl Med 2007;48: 1060-1068. Abstract
    Dawood M, Büther F, Lang N, Schober O, Schäfers KP. Respiratory gating in positron emission tomography: a quantitative comparison of different gating schemes. Med Phys 2007;34: 3067-3076. Abstract
    Dawood M, Fieseler M, Büther F, Jiang X, Schäfers KP. A Multi-resolution Optical Flow Based Approach to Respiratory Motion Correction in 3D PET/CT Images. Lect Notes Comput Sc 2007: 314-322. Abstract


    Dawood M, Büther F, Lang N, Jiang X, Schäfers KP. Transforming Static CT in Gated PET/CT Studies to Multiple Respiratory Phases. ICPR 2006: 1026-1029. Abstract