BiographyWorking from Hamburg, Germany, I am heading the department for Advanced Development of X-ray tubes and X-ray high voltage generators at Royal Philips. My focus is directing the predevelopment and research activities. I am holding a Diploma in physics of the University of Hamburg, Germany and have been awarded Fellow Scientist of the Philips company. During my more than three decades tenure I held positions as department head tube technology, international project coordination manager, international innovation manager, head of marketing and field support, department head X-ray tube development, project manager, and started my career after graduation in applied physics as manufacturing process physicist. Following key contributions to the technology of metal ceramics tubes which have later become the gold-standard for all high-performance X-ray sources the first ever spiral groove bearing X-ray tube was developed under my project leadership as well as many other products for medical imaging and non-destructive X-ray testing. After the turn of the century I have focused on international innovation management and have been influential in the fields of standardization and improvement of development processes.
I am holding numerous patents and contributed with multiple publications in the field of vacuum technology and medical imaging. I am part time lecturing at the University of Hamburg.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Applied physics, surface science. Vacuum physics. High voltage physics. X-ray physics. Medical imaging. Medical imaging systems. X-ray tube technology. X-ray generator technology. Functional and project management. Innovation management. Standardization and improvement of development processes.
I am married with my wife Sabine, like reading and bicycling. Our garden tends to drive me into agriculture. I am actively volunteering in a Christian church.
Published: Aug 01, 2013 by Lecture, 2013, 55th Annual meeting of the AAPM, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Authors: Rolf Behling
Subjects: Biomedical Science
Why do we find 500+ types of X-ray tubes on the market? Why still vacuum technology to generate Bremsstrahlung, ca. 120 years after Conrad Roentgen’s discovery? How do X-ray tubes function and look like? What’s next? We will shortly dive into physics of X-ray generation, study key characteristics, material boundary conditions, manufacturing technology. We will identify the quality parameters, which allow us to compare and select the proper source.
Published: Jan 02, 2013 by Curr Radiol Rep (2013) 1:76–91
Authors: Efrat Shefer • Ami Altman • Rolf Behling • Raffy Goshen •Lev Gregorian • Yalon Roterman • Igor Uman •Naor Wainer • Yoad
Subjects: Biomedical Science
The three CT components with the greatest impact on image quality are the X-ray source, detection system and reconstruction algorithms. We describe the state-of-the-art of CT detection systems, their calibrations, software corrections and common performance metrics. The components of CT detection systems, such as scintillator materials, photodiodes, data acquisition electronics and anti-scatter grids, are discussed. An overview of current CT X-ray sources is provided.
By: Rolf Karl Otto Behling
I will be attending the AAPM 2015 annual meeting in Anaheim, CA, USA