Gunther HelmsSenior Lecturer, Docent, , , PhD, MSc

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
  • Natural Sciences


I do Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) my own way, the fun way. Being a physicist, I turn clinical MRI scanners, the happy snappy cameras of the radiologists into instruments for quantitative measurements for the purpose of determining volumes, concentrations of neurometabolites, and the biophysical properties of tissue. Sometimes this helps answering questions of clinical research or in diagnosis of individual patients. Besides, I like scanning objects that are not really meant to be scanned, like small animals or preserved brains of professors. If I feel frustrated, I try to solve theoretical problems. This often results in setbacks that get me back on track again.

Recent research outputs

Metzger, F. L., Auer, T., Gunther Helms, Paulus, W., Frahm, J., Sommer, M. & Neef, N. E. 2018 In : Brain Structure and Function. 223, 1, p. 165-182

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Obert, D., Gunther Helms, Sättler, M. B., Jung, K., Kretzschmar, B., Bähr, M., Dechent, P., Diem, R. & Hein, K. 2016 Sep 16 In : PLoS ONE. 11, 9, e0162583

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Freund, P., Friston, K., Thompson, A. J., Stephan, K. E., Ashburner, J., Bach, D. R., Nagy, Z., Gunther Helms, Draganski, B., Mohammadi, S., Schwab, M. E., Curt, A. & Weiskopf, N. 2016 Jun In : Brain. 139, p. 1855-1861 7 p.

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