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Collaborative Research Center on Diagnostic Radiology


A collaborative research centre (CRC) on diagnostic radiology called “Matrix in Vision” has been created at the Charité university hospital in Berlin (contact: Prof. Dr. Bernd Hamm). The Freie Universität Berlin, the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, the BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing and PTB are also involved in this CRC in addition to Charité. This collaborative research center, which is being funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) with 11.5 million euros, has been established to find out how pathological changes to the extracellular matrix (the substance in which the body’s cells are embedded) can be visualized by means of diagnostic radiology. The scientists involved hope that their methods will contribute to the early detection of diseases. Members of staff from Division 8 of PTB are overseeing two sub-projects on quantitative and magnetic imaging.