Our research group develops methods and technologies to enable 7 Tesla examinations throughout the body including the torso. Part of the group is located at the Erwin L. Hahn Institute (ELH) in Essen and part at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg.
Our work is in particular focused on:
As part of the DFG-funded German Ultrahigh Field Imaging (GUFI) project, we are working to establish quality assurance standards for ultra-high-field imaging. A 32-channel parallel transmission system is under development as part of a collaboration between ELH in Essen, DKFZ in Heidelberg, and High-Frequency Engineering in Duisburg (Prof. Solbach); this work is funded by the European Research Council through the Advanced Grant “MRexcite”. We work closely with other groups at the ELH, including Dagmar Timmann on cerebellar imaging, Tom Scheenen on prostate imaging, and Harald Quick on RF technology.