The Center for High-Field Magnetic Resonance offers a unique setting for clinical studies at the scientific forefront that may open up new windows into the complexity of pathophysiologic processes.
Since December 2012 we are investigating the capability of UHF to unravel fine-grained tissue alterations by coupling advanced MRI methods to the latest discoveries in medical research. We use high-resolution MR methods with image contrast tailored to enhance pathology related alterations of tissue structure and/or function by exploiting recent developments in UHF technology.
In close collaboration with our clinical partners at the Medical Faculty of the University of Tübingen, we explore the clinical use of MRI, like quantitative mapping of T1, T2*, and Magnetic Susceptibility (QSM), along with neurochemical investigations based on chemical shift imaging and single voxel MRS. In the past two years, 30 patients and as many healthy volunteers have participated in clinical studies, with no drop-out so far.
On-going cooperative projects: