Body Magnetic Resonance Research Group

Welcome to the Body Magnetic Resonance Research Group!

We are part of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the Technical University of Munich and we are located in Klinikum rechts der Isar.

Our research focuses on the development of novel Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) acquisition and reconstruction methods with an emphasis on the extraction of quantitative imaging biomarkers. The developed methods are being translated into clinical studies for improving the diagnosis, the therapy monitoring, and the understanding of disease pathophysiology in the diseases of the musculoskeletal system (e.g. osteoporosis, neuropathies, neuromuscular diseases), in metabolic dysfunction (e.g. obesity, diabetes, cachexia) and in body oncology.

Latest news

  • New Group member

    Mirjam Veen (TUM Master Program in Applied Physics) joins the Group as an MSc student with a research project focusing on QSM.

  • New publication

    “Anatomical variation of age-related changes in vertebral bone marrow composition using chemical shift encoding-based water-fat magnetic resonance imaging” in Frontiers in Endocrinology DOI: 10.3389/fendo.2018.00141.

  • New publication

    “T2-weighted Dixon turbo spin echo for accelerated simultaneous grading of whole-Body skeletal muscle fat infiltration and edema in patients with neuromuscular diseases” in Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography DOI: 10.1097/RCT.0000000000000723.

  • New publication

    “Molecular in vivo imaging of bone marrow adipose tissue” in Current Molecular Biology Reports DOI: 10.1007/s40610-018-0092-z.

  • First-of-a-kind scanner installation

    Our site received the first worldwide Philips Ingenia Elition 3T MRI scanner. Our group played a central role in the clinical evaluation of the system and our collaborating radiologists Rickmer Braren and Jan Kirschke shared the TUM first experience at the launch of the new system at the 2018 European Congress of Radiology.

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Interested in joining our Group?

We are continuously actively looking for motivated physics, engineering, computer science and medical students to join our group and contribute to our interdisciplinary research. If you are interested please contact Dr. Karampinos directly.

Job postings

Our group has an opening for a Dr. med. candidate position in quantitative MRI of metabolism.