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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 group(s)

  • Radio Frequency Lab

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 LI, Windischberger C, Kuehne A, Woletz M, Sieg J, Bestmann S, Weiskopf N, Strasser B, Moser E, Laistler E*. A novel coil array for combined TMS/fMRI experiments at 3 T.. Magn Reson Med 2015, 74(5), pp.1492-1501.
  2. Kuehne A, Goluch S, Waxmann P, Ittermann B, Moser E, Laistler E. Power balance and Loss Mechanism Analysis in RF transmit coil arrays. Magn Reson Med 2015; 74(4):1165-1176.
  3. Goluch S, Kuehne A, Meyerspeer M, Kriegl R, Schmid AI, Herrmann T, Mallow J, Hong S-M, Cho Z-H, Bernarding J, Moser E, Laistler E*. A form-fitted 3 channel 31P, two channel 1H transceive coil array for calf muscle studies at 7 T. Magn Reson Med 2015; 73(6):2376-2389
  4. Laistler E. Dymerska B, Sieg J, Goluch S, Frass-Kriegl R, Kuehne A, Moser E. In vivo MRI of the human finger at 7 T. Magnetic Reson Med. Early view:
  5. Laistler E, Loewe R, Moser E. Magnetic resonance micro-imaging of human skin vasculature in vivo at 3 Tesla. Magn Reson Med 2011; 65(6):1718-1723