Body Magnetic Resonance Research Group

Diffusion-weighted MRI and MRS

Research summary

Our technical work on diffusion-weighted MRI and MRS focuses on the following directions:

  • Development of diffusion acquisition techniques to overcome the limitations of single-shot EPI.
  • Development of diffusion signal modeling techniques.
  • Removal of the confounding effect of fat in diffusion measurements of the water component in tissues (e.g. skeletal muscle, bone marrow).
  • Development of high b-value DW-MRS to measure diffusion properties of fat and adipose tissue.

Key publications

  • Dieckmeyer, M., Ruschke, S., Eggers, H., Kooijman, H., Rummeny, E.J., Kirschke, J.S., Baum, T., Karampinos, D.C., ADC Quantification of the Vertebral Bone Marrow Water Component: Removing the Confounding Effect of Residual Fat. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 78, 1432–1441.

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