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Andreas Berg
Ao.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Phys. Dr. Andreas Berg

Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering
Position: Associate Professor

T +43 1 40400 37730
andreas.berg@meduniwien.ac.at

Further Information

Keywords

Biocompatible Materials; Biodegradable Plastics; Cartilage; Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Histology; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Menisci, Tibial; Microscopy; Multimodal Imaging; Quality Control; Radiation Dosage; Tendons; Ultrahigh field MRI

Research group(s)

  • Magnetic Resonance Microimaging and -Microscopy

Research interests

Parameter selective Magnetic Resonance (MR) Micro-Imaging and MR-Microscopy:
1.) Hardware and Software Development
2.) Quality control
3.) Applications:

  • Polymer-gel-dosimetry for radiation therapy
  • Imaging of the MR-invisible in clinical imaging (e.g. hard tissue, teeth)
  • Imaging of Biocompatible material (e.g. plastics) and its degradation
  • MR-based-histology
  • High-resolution invivo µ-imaging
  • New MR-microscopy applications

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

1.) Hardware:

  • High-field (B = 7T) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) -scanner;
  • Magnetic Resonance Microscopy insert;
  • Simple chemical lab

2.) Measurement techniques:

  • Parameter selective imaging for different contrasts:
  • spin density, T2, T1, diffusivity, fat- + water-saturation, Magnetization transfer,..

3.) Special techniques:

  • Magnetic Resonance microscopy and micro-imaging
  • Ultrashort detection time imaging (UTE)
  • Polymer gel dosimetry

Selected publications

  1. A. Berg, A. Potthast, P. Starewicz; MR-MICROSCOPY ON A HUMAN 7T-SCANNER; Proc. ISMRM/ESMRMB, Stockholm, Sweden, 01.-07.05.2010; Progr nr. 1048, (2010).
  2. A. Berg, X. Deligianni, O. Bieri, M. Dedeyan, M. Pretterklieber; 2D and 3D-MR-microscopy based anatomy vs. histology on tendons: a juvenile pig animal model; MAGMA 28(1) S422
  3. Heilemann, G., Georg, D. & Berg, A., 2015. Pushing the boundaries of spatial resolution in dosimetry using polymer gels and radiochromic films. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 573, p.012034. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/573/1/012034.
  4. Schwerdtfeger, M. et al., 2012. Terahertz time-domain spectroscopy for monitoring the curing of dental composites. Biomed. Opt. Express, 3(11), p.2842. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/BOE.3.002842.
  5. A. Berg, T. Singer, E. Moser; High-Resolution Diffusivity Imaging at 3.0 T for the Detection of Degenerative Changes: a Trypsin-Based Arthritis Model; Investigative Radiology, 38 (7), 460-466 (2003)