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

  • “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.

  • New PhD student

    Sean McTavish joins the Group as a PhD student with a research project focusing on development of body DWI techniques.

  • New publication

    “Improving chemical shift encoding-based water-fat separation based on a detailed consideration of magnetic field contributions” in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine DOI: 10.1002/mrm.27097.

  • New Group members

    Mingming Wu joins the Group as a postdoctoral fellow with a research project focusing on development of MRI techniques for studying brown adipose tissue. Christoph Boehm (TUM Master Program in Applied Physics) joins the Group as an MSc student with a research project focusing on water-fat imaging and body QSM. Marco Hauke (TUM Master Program in Applied Physics) joins the Group as an MSc student with a research project focusing on T2 mapping in the presence of B1 inhomogeneities. I-An Chen (LMU Master Program of Material Science Exploring Large Scale Facilities) joints the Group as an MSc student working on bone marrow MRS. Julio Oscanoa (TUM Master Program in Biomedical Computing) joins the Group as an MSc student working on improving the Group’s image reconstruction pipeline.

  • Abstract Acceptance ISMRM 2018

    Twenty abstracts from our group were accepted for presentation in the 2018 Annual Meeting of ISMRM, including six oral presentations, two power pitch presentations, ten electronic posters and two traditional posters. Max Diefenbach, Sophia Kronthaler, Dominik Weidlich, Christoph Zoellner, Sarah Schlaeger, Jan Syvaeri, Daniela Franz, Elisabeth Klupp and Michael Dieckmeyer receive ISMRM Stipends for attending the Meeting in Paris.

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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.