Multiparametric Imaging Group

Research Topics

The aim of our research is to develop and to improve multiparametric imaging strategies for various organ systems, including the heart, skeletal muscles, the kidneys or the prostate. With a special focus on multiparametric cardiac MRI, we also aim at developing new post-processing algorithms for mapping techniques and at transferring those approaches to other organ systems.

Volunteer studies

As part of our research projects, we are permanently looking for healthy subjects agreeing to volunteer for an examination.

Grant support

Köln Fortune (University Hospital of Cologne)
Wilhelm Vaillant-Stiftung
Gusyk-Stelle (University Hospital of Cologne)

Research Prizes

Best Abstract Prize Deutsche Kardiodiagnostiktage, Leipzig, 2016 (Bettina Baeßler)
RSNA Trainee Research Prize, Chicago, 2016 (Bettina Baeßler)
SCMR Regional Scholarship Award, Nice, 2015 (Bettina Baeßler)

Collaborations

Cardiovascular Imaging group
MRI Physics group
Oncology group
Heart Center, University Hospital of Cologne, Germany
German Sport University of Cologne
Heart Center Leipzig, University Hospital of Leipzig
Institute of Integrative and Experimental Training Science (INTEX), Department of Sport Sciences, University of Würzburg, Germany
Philips Healthcare, Best, The Netherlands

Selected publications

Baeßler B, Schaarschmidt F, Stehning C, Schnackenburg B, Giolda, A., Maintz D, Bunck AC, 2016. Reproducibility of three different cardiac T2-mapping sequences at 1.5T. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (epub ahead).

Baeßler B., Schaarschmidt, F., Dick, A., Michels, G., Maintz, D., Bunck, A.C., 2016. Diagnostic implications of magnetic resonance feature tracking derived myocardial strain parameters in acute myocarditis. European Journal of Radiology; 85: 218–227.

Baeßler, B., Schaarschmidt, F., Dick, A., Schnackenburg, B., Stehning, C., Michels, G., Maintz, D., Bunck, A.C., 2015. Mapping tissue inhomogeneity in acute myocarditis: a novel analytical approach to quantitative myocardial edema imaging by T2-mapping. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 17:51.

Baeßler B, Schaarschmidt F, Stehning C, Schnackenburg B, Maintz D, Bunck AC, 2015. A Systematic Evaluation of Three Different Cardiac T2-mapping Sequences at 1.5 and 3T in Healthy Volunteers. European Journal of Radiology; 84: 2161–2170.

Baeßler B, Schaarschmidt F, Stehning C, Schnackenburg B, Maintz D, Bunck AC, 2015. Cardiac T2-mapping using a fast gradient echo spin echo sequence - first in vitro and in vivo experience. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 17:67.

Group Members

Anastasia Dick (MD candidate)
Ana Fehrmann (MD candidate)
Jana Gillet (MD candidate)
Tilman Hickethier, MD
Martin Knippenberg (MD candidate)
Jan-Robert Kroeger, MD
Fabian Kuhl (MD candidate)
Francesca Pavesio (MD candidate)
Omer Reiner (medical student)
Jasmine Ruf (MD candidate)
Björn Schmidt (MD candidate)
Marc Stöckl (MD candidate)
Melanie Treutlein (medical student)

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