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The Department of Biomedical Optics has started a technology transfer collaboration with NIRx-Medizintechnik GmbH. This involves the development and testing of wearable devices for determining oxygen saturation in the human brain. The measurement method is based on the application of near-infrared light. The devices were extensively characterized at PTB. Reference phantoms developed by PTB with...

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The Electromagnetic (EM)/Circuit cosimulation method represents an effective strategy to address problems where a radiative structure has to interact with external supporting circuitries. For this reason, this method is generally exploited in the design of radiofrequency (RF) coils for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Especially when multi-element transmit coils are involved, the EM/Circuit...

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Together with Jeanette Schulz-Menger (Charité Berlin, Max Delbrueck Center for Molecular Medicine and HELIOS Klinikum Berlin Buch) Sebastian Dietrich, Christoph Aigner, Johannes Mayer, Christoph Kolbitsch, Tobias Schäffter and Sebastian Schmitter (PTB) have published the scientific article "Motion-compensated fat-water imaging for 3D cardiac MRI at ultra-high fields" in the journal Magnetic...

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Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) allows to determine the concentrations of important neurometabolites of the brain in a non-invasive way. To utilize the full diagnostic potential of this method in vivo, it is imperative to know the measurement uncertainty of the determined neurometabolite concentrations, as otherwise statistical fluctuations of the measurand may be easily confused with real...

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Research article accepted for the Proceedings of the International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI) 2022

Andreas Kofler (PTB) published together with Christian Wald (Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin) Markus Haltmeier (University of Innsbruck), Tobias Schäffter (PTB) and Christoph Kolbitsch (PTB) an article about a method for image reconstruction.

The article describes a new method...

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Following this year's annual meeting of the German Section of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (DS-ISMRM), Sebastian Schmitter (PTB) was elected as president of DS-ISMRM. The DS-ISMRM is a registered association which, according to its statutes, is particularly committed to promoting young scientists in the field of magnetic resonance. This is achieved in particular by...

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Ms Kerstin Kerkering has received the Manfred Hirschvogel Award as the best thesis of 2021 for her dissertation "Multiparametric Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Motion Compensation".

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Christoph Stefan Aigner, Sebastian Dietrich, Tobias Schaeffter and Sebastian Schmitter (PTB) have published a new article in MRM: Calibration-free pTx of the human heart at 7T via 3D universal pulses.

This study investigates the feasibility of using precalculated universal pulses for a calibration-free homogeneous 3D flip angle distribution in the human heart at 7T. The proposed universal...

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Christoph Stefan Aigner (PTB) and Sebastian Dietrich (PTB) received the ISMRM Summa Cum Laude Merit Award for their contributions "Calibration-free pTx of the human heart at 7T via 3D universal pulses" and "Respiratory resolved and corrected 3D ∆B0 mapping and fat-water imaging at 7 Tesla" at the 2021 ISMRM & SMRT Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Christoph Stefan Aigner (PTB) received the ISMRM Magna...

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