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 members

    Aizada Nurdinova (TUM Master Program in Applied Physics) joins the Group as MSc student with a research project focusing on motion correction and Selina Rupp joins the Group as a Dr. med. student on quantitative MRI of patients undergoing calorie restriction.

  • TUM Supervisory Award 2020

    Dimitrios Karampinos receives the 2020 TUM Supervisory Award under this year’s Dies Academicus at TUM.

  • New group member

    Jonathan Stelter (TUM Master Program in Applied Physics) joins the Group as MSc student with a research project focusing on quantitative multi-echo gradient echo imaging.

  • New publication

    “Physiological variation of the vertebral bone marrow water T2 relaxation time” in NMR in Biomedicine DOI: 10.1002/nbm.4439.

  • New publication

    “Trajectory correction based on the gradient impulse response function improves high-resolution UTE imaging of the musculoskeletal system” in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine DOI: 10.1002/mrm.28566.

  • New publication

    “Improved body quantitative susceptibility mapping by using a variable-layer single-min-cut graph-cut for field-mapping” in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine DOI: 10.1002/mrm.28515.

  • Yupeng Zhao and mark Zamskiy defend their Master theses

    Yupeng Zhao defends his thesis on “Water T2 relaxometry in fat-containing tissues using a T2-prepared Dixon-TSE sequence”. Yupeng has been a Master student in the TUM Computer Science Department and will be continuing with a PhD at the Technical University of Denmark .Mark Zamskiy defends his thesis on “Direct vertebral and pelvic bone imaging using ultrashort echo time MRI techniques”. Mark has been a Master student in the TUM Physics Department and will be continuing with a PhD in our Group.

  • Educational presentation and abstracts at ESMRMB 2020

    Our group presents an educational talk and two abstracts in the 2020 Annual Meeting of ESMRMB. Dimitrios Karampinos gives an educational presentation on bone marrow composition. Mark Zamskiy presents Lightning talk L0136 on UTE bone imaging and Yupeng Zhao presents poster P01.17 on water T2 relaxometry in fat-containing tissues.

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 currently the following openings: