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Experimental Ultrahigh-Field MR


The group’s research concentrates on the development of MR-methodology and MR technology with a focus on new ways of mapping and probing morphology, function, physiology and metabolism together with explorations of the benefits and challenges of ultrahigh-field imaging to advance cardiovascular, neurovascular, molecular and other MRI applications.

These efforts are designed to spatially resolve and characterize (patho) physiological processes and biophysical mechanisms to promote a transfer from basic research to (pre) clinical studies and vice versa.However, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and imaging speed have become an increasingly stringent limit in new MRI applications.

Promising in this regard is the increase in magnetic field strengths available for both animal (9.4 T) and whole-body MR (3.0 T and 7.0 T) scanners, though ultrahigh-field MRI has earned the moniker of being among the most challenging MRI applications.

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