Heidelberg University
Medical Faculty Mannheim
University Hospital Mannheim
Alena-Kathrin Schnurr presented on our research on AI in medical imaging @ Research Plus forum
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Dr. Mathias Davids wins the I. I. Rabi Award of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM),
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Keine Gesundheitsgefährdung für Frauen mit implantierten kupferhaltigen Verhütungsmitteln bei der MRT,
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MRI Sequence Development

Group Leader: Dr. rer. nat. Jascha Zapp

Research Profile

Our goal is the development of innovative pulse sequences and image reconstructions for MR imaging. In order to generate MR images from a subject, its magnetization within the main magnetic field has to be manipulated by radiofrequency and magnetic field gradient pulses. The timing of all pulses and signal detection is referred to as sequence. Sequences can be tailored to particular needs under given constraints and require custom image reconstructions. Working with sequences involves profound knowledge of MR physics and software engineering skills. Our research aims to improve noninvasive diagnosis of healthy and diseased tissue by sophisticated MR imaging sequences.

Current research projects are:

Lung MRI
  • Gating/Navigation
  • Relaxometry
  • Ultra-short echo time imaging
Breathing Lung.
Sinusoidal echo-planar imaging with parallel acquisition for auditory fMRI
  • Image reconstruction
Sequence Scheme.

Group Members

We are always looking for talented people with background in MR physics and software engineering skills. Interested in joining our team? Don´t hesitate to contact Dr. Jascha Zapp for a possible PhD or bachelor's/master's thesis.


  • Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A.
  • Department of Biological and Medical Psychology, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
  • Department of Experimental Physics 5, University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany
  • Department of Radiology, Heidelberg University Hospital, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • Institute for Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, UMM, Mannheim, Germany
  • Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Warsaw, Poland
  • Institute of Process Engineering in Life Science, Section of Food Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, U.S.A.
  • MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, U.K.
  • Seoul National University Brain Imaging Center, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
  • Social, Life & Engineering Sciences Imaging Center, University Park, U.S.A.
  • The Center for Magnetic Resonance and Optical Imaging, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, U.S.A.
  • The Center for Neuropolicy, Emory University, Atlanta, U.S.A.
  • The Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping, Robarts Research Institute, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
  • The Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
  • The Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre, Cambridge, U.K.
Contact: Jascha Zapp last modified: 22.01.2019
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