Medical Imaging Physics

The research and development activities of the Medical Imaging Physics division (INM-4) of the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine focus on the development, experimental validation and the clinical implementation of novel brain imaging methods.

Head of Institute: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. N. J. Shah

Our research

MR Group

MR Group

The primary aim of the MR group is the development and implementation of new methods and sequences in magnetic resonance imaging, with a focus on the brain. Particular areas of interest include quantitative MR imaging, structural and functional imaging, sodium imaging, diffusion imaging and high-field MR.

Brain Tumour Group

Brain Tumour Group

The Brain Tumour group specialises in the preclinical and clinical testing of new radiopharmaceuticals for the diagnosis of brain tumours (i.e., gliomas and metastasis) using positron-emission-tomography (PET) in collaboration with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques. 

PET Group

PET Group

Positron emission tomography (PET) is a unique modality for imaging normal and diseased metabolical functions in vivo, in a quantitative manner. The PET group work to develop innovative reconstruction programs and procedures to correct for the different influences on the quantitative accuracy of PET.

Multimodal Group

Multimodal Group

The interdisciplinary working group "Clinical Multimodal Imaging" is primarily concerned with research into individual biomarkers in order to apply individually optimised therapy for patients with psychiatric disorders and also to evaluate treatment success.

MEG Group

MEG Group

The main interest of the magnetoencephalography (MEG) group is the development and implementation of novel soft- and hardware components in MEG research. A major focus is to establish real-time data acquisition and signal processing to acquire new insights into electrophysiological brain processes.

News and Events

Dr Markus Zimmermann and Dr Florian D. Speck

Award for INM-4 Excellent Young Scientist

INM-4 is proud to announce that Dr. Markus Zimmermann has been awarded the Forschungszentrum Jülich Excellence Prize 2021. Dr Zimmermann received the award along with chemist Dr. Florian D. Speck from IEK-11, and the prize, which is endowed with 5000 Euros each, was presented to the winners by the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Prof. Wolfgang Marquardt.


Lindau Young Scientist Dr Ravichandran Rajkumar on the impact of the pandemic on research

Every year, around 30-40 Nobel Laureates convene at Lindau to meet the next generation of leading scientists, and this year Dr Ravichandran Rajkumar from INM-4 was selected to join the 70th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. Focusing alternately on physiology/medicine, physics and chemistry, the aim of the event is to foster the exchange of knowledge, ideas and experience among scientists of different generations, cultures and disciplines.



Information about MRI and PET

How does MRI work? How does PET work?

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Volunteers Wanted!

The Institute for Neuroscience and Medicine (INM-4) is looking for volunteers.


B-Q Minded

Breakthroughs in quantitative magnetic resonance imaging for improved detection of brain diseases