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Elmar Laistler
Elmar Laistler, MSc, PhDHead of Radio Frequency Lab

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Position: Assistant Professor

ORCID: 0000-0002-8344-8307
T +43 1 40400 64550

Further Information


Biomedical Engineering; Computer Simulation; Electromagnetic Fields; Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Research interests

Hardware and software development for (ultra-)high field magnetic resonance systems, including electromagnetic simulation, multi-channel and multi-nuclear radio frequency coils, and RF coil safety particularly for ultra-high field parallel transmission systems.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

We develop dedicated RF coils for ultra-high field MR imaging & spectroscopy and specialize in 3D electromagnetic simulations & simulation post-processing.


  • BRACOIL - Smart bra-shaped MRI breast coil (2017)
    Source of Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Fund), Joint Project with ANR (France)
    Principal Investigator
  • pULSE - parallel transmit Ultra-fast Local SAR Estimation (2015)
    Source of Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Fund), Stand-Alone Projects
    Principal Investigator
  • FLEXAR7 - Multi-purpose FLEXible coil ARray for high resolution 7T MRI (2013)
    Source of Funding: FWF (Austrian Science Fund), Joint Project with ANR (France)
    Principal Investigator

Selected publications

  1. Navarro de Lara, L.I. et al., 2014. A novel coil array for combined TMS/fMRI experiments at 3 T. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 74(5), pp.1492-1501. Available at:
  2. Kuehne, A. et al., 2014. Power balance and loss mechanism analysis in RF transmit coil arrays. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 74(4), pp.1165-1176. Available at:
  3. Goluch, S. et al., 2014. A form-fitted three channel31P, two channel1H transceiver coil array for calf muscle studies at 7 T. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 73(6), pp.2376-2389. Available at:
  4. Laistler, E. et al., 2017. In vivo MRI of the human finger at 7 T. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 79(1), pp.588-592. Available at:
  5. Goluch, S. et al., 2018. Proton-decoupled carbon magnetic resonance spectroscopy in human calf muscles at 7 T using a multi-channel radiofrequency coil. Scientific Reports, 8(1). Available at: