Andrew Wright

Address: Max-Planck-Ring 11
72076 Tübingen
Room number: 1.A.01
Phone: +49 7071 601 947
Fax: +49 7071 601 702
E-Mail: andrew.wright


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Andrew Wright

Position: PhD Student  Unit: Henning Scheffler

My current aim is developing methods of absolute quantification at ultra-high field (UHF) with external reference standards - namely utilizing the principle of reciprocity. Absolute quantification entails reporting results in units of Molar or Molal. By reporting in these units (and making the necessary corrections) comparing data between scanners and sites becomes more reliable.


External reference standards are of interest in cases where the internal water content of the brain is unstable or cannot be assumed. Utilizing methods such as the principle of reciprocity allow for comparison of in vivo metabolite concentrations without added scan time for the patient and comparison of metabolites without the need of ratios to potentially fluctuating metabolites.


Max Planck Institut für Biologishe Kybernetik, Tübingen

June 2017 - Present

PhD Student

High-field Magnetic-Resonance Group


Purdue University - West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

August 2016 - May 2017

M.Sc. in Medical Physics

College of Health and Human Sciences

Department of Health Sciences


Purdue University - West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

August 2012 - May 2016

B.Sc. in Applied Physics (Medical Physics)

College of Science

Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Posters (1):

Wright AM, Nassirpour S, Chang P and Henning A (June-18-2018): Toward Absolute Quantification Using External Reference Standards at 3T and 9.4T, Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB 2018, Paris, France.

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