Neuro-oncology imaging

Neuro-Oncology Imaging Group
PD Dr. med. Dipl.-Phys. Daniel Paech

The Neuro-Oncology Imaging group focuses on the development and clinical translation of new MRI imaging techniques and the use of artificial intelligence in neuroradiology. The aim is the exploration of new contrast mechanisms and diagnostic methods in neuro-oncological diseases, which could lead to improved patient and disease management. Here, functional and metabolic imaging techniques are of particular interest, as these approaches generate information about metabolic processes and cellular microenvironment that is not available with conventional techniques.

The interdisciplinary research projects are based on close cooperation with the clinical partners, in particular the Department of Neurology and the Department of Neurosurgery (University hospital Bonn) as well as the research groups from the departments of medical informatics, applied mathematics (both University of Bonn) and MR physics at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE). Furthermore, there is extensive collaboration in the field of translational oncological imaging with the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg (DKFZ).



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