Kai Herz

Kai Herz

PhD Student
Department High-field Magnetic Resonance
+49 7071 601 937
+49 7071 601 702
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Main Focus

I’m currently working on simulations of the Bloch-McConnell equations for quantification and optimization of the saturation pulses in CEST-MRI. This can be used to improve the detection of molecules like glucose or proteins. The goal is to find SAR- and time-efficient saturation pulses which can be used at both, clinical and ultra-high-field MRI.

Figure 1: New spin-lock saturation scheme enables a robust T1?-weighted contrast at UHF-MRI. a) Saturation with commonly used HS pulse (B1max = 20µT) shows artifacts at 9.4T. b) A new pulse shape is able to generate a uniform contrast with only a third of the power (B1max = 6.5µT)

Curriculum Vitae

Since 2017: PhD student

MPI for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany

2015 – 2017: M. Sc.  Medical Engineering

University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany

2011 – 2015: B. Sc. Medical Engineering

University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany

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