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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.


The PTB Working Group 8.13 has developed a new AI-powered method to improve the reproducible measurement of biophysical parameters in tissue using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).

The so-called quantitative MRI (qMRI) faces the challenge of calculating the desired tissue parameter maps from the raw data of the MRI device. This is a complex and non-linear problem. While classical solutions are...

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A team from department 8.1 was awarded a price in the 2024 ISMRM Quantitative MR Study Group Challenge at the 2024 ISMRM Annual Meeting in Singapore for the accurate quantification of MR relaxation parameters using their open-source software MRpro (Opens external link in new windowhttps://github.com/PTB-MR/mrpro). Christoph Kolbitsch, head of PTB’s quantitative MRI group, and his team competed successfully against more than 20...

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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) are a flagship initiative by the European Union, aimed at fostering scientific excellence and promoting international collaboration. These competitive grants support early-stage researchers in developing their careers and broaden their horizons through scientific independence and international mobility. We are thrilled to announce that now the contract papers...

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