Department for BioMedical Research (DBMR)

Research Groups

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Methodology (AMSM)

AMSM was founded in 1991 to support the research of groups of the Medical Faculty and the University on magnetic resonance in medicine. It became a core group of the newly founded Department for BioMedical Research of the Medical Faculty in 1997. In 2010 the AMSM was affiliated to the Institute for Diagnostic, Interventional and Pediatric Radiology (DIPR) of the Insel University Hospital.
Magnetic resonance (MR) is a non-invasive method to study the human body in vivo. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) displays anatomy in an unsurpassed fashion and is a well-established diagnostic tool in medical practice. Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) evaluates the human metabolism in clinics and research.
Main research projects of AMSM include the application of MR spectroscopy and MR imaging in various organs, in particular brain and skeletal muscle. In addition, AMSM works on the methodology of MRI and MRS, on technical developments (e.g. MR compatible ergometer, dual channel for decoupling/editing/NOE, etc.), and on patient monitoring / measurements of physiological parameters (ECG, EOG, EEG, Respiration etc.) in the magnetic field.
AMSM can help on the MR-system of the University during project preparation and data acquisition of funded MR research projects, and collaborates during data analysis and publication.

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