Gunther Helms

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"The world of nuclear spins is a true paradise for theoretical and experimental physicists." (Richard R. Ernst, Nobel Lecture 1992)

I mainly do Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), with applications in basic and clinical neuroscience of the human brain. Being a physicist, I strive to turn clinical MRI scanners, the happy snappy cameras of the radiologists, into instruments for precise quantitative measurements - qMRI - mainly at the ultrahigh field scanner of the National 7T facility. My group develops and improves qMRI methods and exam protocols that are made to measure to the research question and the MR scanner, specializing in detection of myelin and demyelination. Besides, I like scanning objects that pose a challenge to being examined in clinical MR scanners, like small animals or fixed brains. In my spare time I try to solve mathematical problems related to MRI.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
  • Natural Sciences

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