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Hybrid Imaging (Arbeitsgruppe für hybride Bildgebung und Methodenentwicklung in kardiovaskulären und onkologischen Anwendungen)

Our mission:

  • To develop, evaluate and validate novel non-invasive imaging methods and agents in SPECT, MRI and PET cardiac imaging
  • To introduce these technologies into clinical practice
  • Educate and train scientists clinicians in cardiovascular imaging research

Research Areas

Publications + Reviews



  • May 2018: Quantitative cardiovascular magnetic resonance: extracellular volume, native T1 and 18F-FDG PET/CMR imaging in patients after revascularized myocardial infarction and association with markers of myocardial damage and systemic inflammation
    Karl P. Kunze, Ralf J. Dirschinger, Hans Kossmann, Franziska Hanus, Tareq Ibrahim, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Markus Schwaiger, Christoph Rischpler and Stephan G. Nekolla
    Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance 2018 20:33
  • May 2018: Motion-corrected whole-heart PET-MR for the simultaneous visualisation of coronary artery integrity and myocardial viability: an initial clinical validation . Munoz C, Kunze KP, Neji R, Vitadello T, Rischpler C, Botnar RM, Nekolla SG, Prieto C.Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2018 May 12. doi: 10.1007/s00259-018-4047-7 Magn Reson Med. 2018 Apr 19. doi: 10.1002/mrm.27213.


  • April 2018: Myocardial perfusion quantification using simultaneously acquired 13 NH3 -ammonia PET and dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI in patients at rest and stress. Kunze KP, Nekolla SG, Rischpler C, Zhang SH, Hayes C, Langwieser N, Ibrahim T, Laugwitz KL, Schwaiger M.

       Magn Reson Med. 2018 Apr 19. doi: 10.1002/mrm.27213.


  • December 2017: 

    Targeting mannose receptor expression on macrophages in atherosclerotic plaques of apolipoprotein E-knockout mice using 111In-tilmanocept.
    Varasteh Z, Hyafil F, Anizan N, Diallo D, Aid-Launais R, Mohanta S, Li Y, Braeuer M, Steiger K, Vigne J, Qin Z, Nekolla SG, Fabre JE, Döring Y, Le Guludec D, Habenicht A, Vera DR, Schwaiger M.
    EJNMMI Res. 2017 Dec;7(1):40. doi: 10.1186/s13550-017-0287-yEJNMMI Res. 2017 Dec;7(1):40. doi: 10.1186/s13550-017-0287-y



    CT-based SPECT attenuation correction and assessment of infarct size: results from a cardiac phantom study.
    Kroiss AS, Nekolla SG, Dobrozemsky G, Grubinger T, Shulkin BL, Schwaiger M.
    Ann Nucl Med. 2017 Dec;31(10):764-772. doi: 10.1007/s12149-017-1211-2



  • March 2017:  Hyafil F, Pelisek J, Laitinen I, Schottelius M, Mohring M, Döring Y, van der Vorst EP, Kallmayer M, Steiger K, Poschenrieder A, Notni J, Fischer J, Baumgartner C, Rischpler C, Nekolla SG, Weber C, Eckstein HH, Wester HJ, Schwaiger M. Imaging the Cytokine Receptor CXCR4 in Atherosclerotic Plaques with the Radiotracer 68Ga-Pentixafor for PET.  J Nucl Med. 2017 Mar;58(3):499-506


  • November 2016: New publication: Zvereva A, Petoussi-Henss N, Li WB, Schlattl H, Oeh U, Zankl M, Graner FP, Hoeschen C, Nekolla SG, Parodi K, Schwaiger M  Effect of blood activity on dosimetric calculations for radiopharmaceuticals. Phys Med Biol. 2016 Nov 7;61(21):7688-7703  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27740942
  • August 2016: New publication: Dregely I, Koppara T, Nekolla SG, Nährig J, Kuhs K, Langwieser N, Dzijan-Horn M, Ganter C, Joner M, Laugwitz KL, Schwaiger M, Ibrahim T. Observations With Simultaneous 18F-FDG PET and MR Imaging in Peripheral Artery Disease. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Aug 20 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27568121


  • July 2016: New publication: Kunze KP, Rischpler C, Hayes C, Ibrahim T, Laugwitz KL, Haase A, Schwaiger M, Nekolla SG. Measurement of extracellular volume and transit time heterogeneity using contrast-enhanced myocardial perfusion MRI in patients after acute myocardial infarction. Magn Reson Med. 2016 Jul 1. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26320



  • April 2016: New publication: Prospective Evaluation of 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Uptake in Postischemic Myocardium by Simultaneous Positron Emission Tomography/Magnetic Resonance Imaging as a Prognostic Marker of Functional Outcome.: Rischpler C, Dirschinger RJ, Nekolla SG, Kossmann H, Nicolosi S, Hanus F, van Marwick S, Kunze KP, Meinicke A, Götze K, Kastrati A, Langwieser N, Ibrahim T, Nahrendorf M, Schwaiger M, Laugwitz KL. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27056601 
  • 14.12.2015: New publication: Upregulated myocardial CXCR4-expression after myocardial infarction assessed by simultaneous GA-68 pentixafor PET/MRI. Rischpler C, Nekolla SG, Kossmann H, Dirschinger RJ, Schottelius M, Hyafil F, Wester HJ, Laugwitz KL, Schwaiger M. J Nucl Cardiol. 2015 : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26667813


  • 08.11.2015: New review article : Assessing myocardial metabolism with hybrid PET imaging: instrumentation, concepts, and workflows. Nekolla SG, Rischpler C. Curr Pharm Des. 2015 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26548306
  • 04.10.2015: New publication: High-risk plaque features can be detected in non-stenotic carotid plaques of patients with ischaemic stroke classified as cryptogenic using combined 18F-FDG PET/MR imaging. Hyafil F, Schindler A, Sepp D, Obenhuber T, Bayer-Karpinska A, Boeckh-Behrens T, Höhn S, Hacker M, Nekolla SG, Rominger A, Dichgans M, Schwaiger M, Saam T, Poppert H. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2015 Oct 3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26433367
  • 27.8.2015: New book is out: C.D. Anagnostopoulos, A.Georgakopoulos, N. Pianou, and SG. Nekolla: Myocardial perfusion imaging with PET/SPECT: techniques as clinical applications in Farhood Saremi (Ed.): Perfusion Imaging in Clinical Practice, Wolters Luwer, 2015 http://www.lww.com/Product/9781451193169
  • 27.7.2015: New book by Thomas Schindler et al: Molecular and Multimodality Imaging in Cardiovascular Disease is out ! Contains our chapter on “PET/MRI for Cardiac Imaging: Technical Considerations and Potential Applications” http://www.springer.com/de/book/9783319196107
  • 13.2.2015: Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging Paper is out ! Christoph Rischpler et al.:  PET/MRI early after myocardial infarction: evaluation of viability with late gadolinium enhancement transmurality vs. 18F-FDG uptake.   http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25680385

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