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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 four research groups: physical basics and safety (8.11); quantitative MRI and MRS applications in neuroscience studies in cooperation with clinical research groups (8.12); 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.


Simone Hufnagel was awarded the prize for the best oral presentation at this year's meeting of the German chapter of the "International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)". In her talk Simone Hufnagel presented a method for the determination of 3D quantitative parameter maps of the heart. This method provides important diagnostic information about the myocardium not only...

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Active implantable medical devices (AIMDs), such as cardiac pacemakers, have already been implanted in millions of patients worldwide. However, individuals with AIMDs still face limitations in accessing state-of-the-art MRI technology due to the potential risks involved. This restriction is due to the fact that MR scanners employ powerful radiofrequency fields which can result in tissue burns...

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Andreas Kofler (PTB) published together with Fabian Altekrüger (TU Berlin), Fatima Antarou Ba (TU Berlin), Christoph Kolbitsch(PTB), Evangelos Papoutsellis (Finden Ltd), David Schote (PTB), Clemens Sirotenko (WIAS), Felix Frederik Zimmermann (PTB) and Kostas Papafitsoros (QMUL) an article in SIAM Imaging Sciences.

The article describes a new method for learning regularization parameter-maps...

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