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Biomedical Magnetic Resonance

Department 8.1


The department engages in method development for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS).

Specific methodological aspects of MRI are covered by currently three research groups: physical basics and safety (8.11), data acquisition and image reconstruction algorithms for motion correction and multimodal imaging (8.13), excitation and acquisition techniques specifically designed to harvest the potential of 'ultrahigh' (7T) magnetic fields (8.14).
Central research tool is a whole-body 3-tesla MR scanner. Additionally, the department is engaged in the Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility which is operating a 7-tesla whole body scanner.


Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) not only provides images from inside the human body, but the method also allows various functional physiological parameters to be measured directly. An important example of this is spatially and temporally resolved velocity profiling of flowing blood in large vessels, such as the aortic arch. However, the phase-contrast MRI commonly used for this purpose often...

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Simone Hufnagel in einem Doktorhut bei der Feier

Simone Hufnagel successfully defended her PhD thesis "3D Super-Resolution Cardiac Parametric Mapping" at the Faculty V — Mechanical Engineering and Transport Systems, Department of Medical Technology, of the Technical University Berlin. Her work at PTB was supervised by Christoph Kolbitsch, Head of PTB's Quantitative MRI Group 8.13. The dissertation was defended under the chairmanship of Prof....

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Berk Silemek in einem Doktorhut bei der Feier

Berk Silemek successfully defended his PhD thesis "Sensor Based Mitigation of Implant Related RF Safety Hazards in MRI by E-field Steering" at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology of the Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg. His work at PTB was supervised by Lukas Winter from the MR Technology Group 8.11. Doctoral supervisors at OVGU Magdeburg were the professors...

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