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Department of Radiology - Medical Physics

Current Openings

The Department of Radiology, Medical Physics, is looking for a Master's Student in Physics for a research project on

Quantification of oxygen metabolism in human brain with oxygen-17 magnetic resonance imaging

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a powerful medical imaging technique for non-invasive investigation of the human body. In particular, 17O MRI allows direct quantification the oxygen metabolism in human brain. Over recent years we have established 17O MRI technologies on our new 3 Tesla MRI system. For this, we have developed specific radio frequency coils for 17O signal reception, MR control software (sequences) for the MRI system to acquire the 17O data, and image processing tools in combination with pharmacokinetic modelling of the signal dynamics.

17O MR image data in color superimposed on a conventional proton MRI data set of the human brain.

In this master's project, we will first apply 17O MRI to the human brain. For this, the acquisition strategy will be refined, and a reconstruction pipeline will be created. The technology will then be further expanded for use in the kidneys for ex vivo organ testing to improve the outcome of kidney trans­plan­tations.

For this project, we are looking for a master's student candidate with the following profile:

  • interest in medical physics and technology
  • very good to excellent grades in Bachelor's and Master's courses
  • programming experience (preferably in C++)
  • self-responsibility and team orientation

The starting date is negotiable. Please submit your application and documents by email to:

Prof. Dr. Michael Bock
Professor for Experimental Radiology
University Medical Center Freiburg
Department of Radiology / Medical Physics
Breisacher Straße 60a
79106 Freiburg  


Posted: January 10, 2018

Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jürgen Hennig

Scientific Director
Tel. +49 761 270-38360
Fax +49 761 270-38310

University Medical Center Freiburg
Dept. of Radiology · Medical Physics
Breisacher Straße 60a       
79106 Freiburg, Germany

Laurence Haller
Assistant to the Scientific Director
Tel. +49 761 270-38350

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