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

Balteau, E., Tabelow, K., Ashburner, J., Callaghan, M., Draganski, B., Gunther Helms, Kherif, F., Leutritz, T., Lutti, A., Philips, C., Reimer, E., Ruthotto, L., Seif, M., Weiskopf, N., Ziegler, G. & Mohammadi, S. 2018 Jul 31 Berlin: Weierstraß Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, 35 p.

Research output: Working paper

Wiggermann, V., MacKay, A. L., Gunther Helms & Rauscher, A. 2018 Jun 15 In vivo high field myelin water imaging: Investigating the T2 distribution at 7T. Berkeley: International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Vol. 26, 3 p. 5499

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingPaper in conference proceeding

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

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