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Maxim Zaitsev
Univ.Prof.Dr. Maxim Zaitsev, Ph.D.Director of Division MR Physics & Scientific Director of MR Center of Exellence

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Position: Professor

ORCID: 0000-0001-7530-1228
T +43 1 40400 64590

Further Information


Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Echo-Planar Imaging; Functional Neuroimaging; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; Multimodal Imaging; Neuroimaging

Research group(s)

Research interests

Maxim Zaitsev holds a Diploma in Physics (Belarusian State University, Belarus) and a doctorate in Physics (University of Cologne, Germany). His main goal is further popularize magnetic resonance (MR) and to broaden the application spectrum of MR imaging and spectroscopy in medicine, biology, generic life sciences and beyond through education and scientific collaboration. His own research research interests include methodological and technological aspects of high- and ultrahigh field MRI and MRS, imaging system design, multi-modal imaging, 3D spatial navigation, real-time position tracking, data analysis and artificial intelligence. He is in process of setting up collaborations with numerous departments within the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna General Hospital, Technical University of Vienna, with several internationally renowned research institutions as well as with industry.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

MR Physics research group specializes in the development and application of ultra-high field Magentic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy. The group operats cutting-edge 3 Tesla and 7 Tesla whole-body MR scanners dedicated to research. A wide spectrum of methods and techniques is available on site, including high-resolution structural imaging, functional MRI, flow imaging, functional MR spectroscopy, dynamic metabolic and functional mapping using phosphorus and proton techniques and many more. Our RF lab develops customized RF coil solutions for ultra-high field imaging and spectroscopy for various applications.

Selected publications

  1. Jia, F. et al., 2019. Design of a shim coil array matched to the human brain anatomy. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Available at:
  2. Littin, S. et al., 2017. Development and implementation of an 84-channel matrix gradient coil. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 79(2), pp.1181–1191. Available at:
  3. Zaitsev, M. et al., 2017. Prospective motion correction in functional MRI. NeuroImage, 154, pp.33–42. Available at:
  4. Hennig, J. et al., 2008. Parallel imaging in non-bijective, curvilinear magnetic field gradients: a concept study. Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine, 21(1-2), pp.5–14. Available at:
  5. Zaitsev, M. et al., 2006. Magnetic resonance imaging of freely moving objects: prospective real-time motion correction using an external optical motion tracking system. NeuroImage, 31(3), pp.1038–1050. Available at: