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Jürgen Hennig


    hennig.jpgProf. Dr. Jürgen Hennig
    Medical Physics
    Department of Radiology
    University Hospital Freiburg
    Breisacher Straße 60a
    D-79106 Freiburg
    Tel.: +49 (0)761 270 38360
    Fax: +49 (0)761 270 3831

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Research Topics

  • Methodological Developments
  • Functional Neuroimaging
  • Molecular Imaging
  • Whole Body Imaging
  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular MR



  •  Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy


Academic Background

  • 1989: Habilitation in the “medizinische Fakultät” of the University Freiburg
  • 1980: PhD in Physical Chemistry
  • 1969-1978: Study of Chemistry at University Stuttgart, Imperial College, London, University Munich, University Freiburg

Research Positions

  • Since 2004: Co-Chairman and Scientific Director (C4) of the ”Dept. of Radiology - Medical Physics” at the Univ. Hospital Freiburg
  • Since 2001: Head, ”MR Development and Application Center” (”Funktionsbereich MR-Entwicklung”)
  • Since 2001: Research Director, Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, Univ. Hospital, Freiburg
  • 1998-2004: Chairman of the Section Medical Physics of the Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital, Freiburg
  • Since 1993: Full Professorship at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg
  • 1983-1992: Research fellow at Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, Univ. Freiburg
  • 1981-1983: Postdoc at the Dept. of Physical Chemistry, University Zürich
  • 1980-1981: Postdoc at the Inst.f.Phys.Chemistry, Freiburg


  • 2006: Albers-Schönberg-Medaille German Radiological Society
  • Since 2004: Honorary Member Academy of Science, Rep.of Tatarstan
  • Since 2003: Honorary Membership, Chinese Medical Society/ Chinese Radiological Society
  • 2003: Max Planck Award in the category Medicine/Life Sciences
  • 1994: Gold Medal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance
  • 1992: “European Magnetic Resonance Award“


 Selected Publications

  • Hennig J, Zhong K, Speck O (2007). MR-Encephalography: Fast multi-channel monitoring of brain physiology with magnetic resonance. Neuroimage 34: 212-219.
  • Kiselev V, Strecker R, Speck O, Ziyeh S, Hennig J (2005) Vessel Size Imaging in Humans. Magnet Reson Med 53: 553-565.
  • Kreher BW, Schneider JF, Mader I, Martin E, Hennig J, Il”yasov KA (2005) A Multi-Tensor ap-proach for Analysis and Tracking of complex Fiber Configurations. Magn Reson Med 54: 1216-1225.
  • Ullmann P, Junge S, Wick M, Seifert F, Ruhm W, Hennig J (2005) Experimental Analysis of Paral-lel Excitation using dedicated Coil Setups and Simultaneous RF Transmission on multiple Channels. Magn Reson Med 54: 994-1001.
  • Hennig J, Weigel M, Scheffler K (2004) Calculation of flipangles for echotrains with predefined am-plitudes with the extended phase graph (EPG)-algorithm: Basic principles and applications to Hyperecho and TRAPS-sequences. Magnet Reson Med 51: 68-80.
  • Thiel T, Czisch M, Elbel GK, Hennig J (2002) Phase Coherent Averaging in Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy using Interleaved Navigator Scans: compensation of Motion Artifacts and Mag-netic Field Instabilities. Magnet Reson Med 47: 1077-1082.
  • Hennig J, Scheffler K (2001) Hyperechoes. Magnet Reson Med 46: 6-12.
  • Janz C, Schmitt C, Kornmayer J, Speck O, Hennig J (2001) Decoupling of the Short-Term Hemo-dynamic Response and the Blood Oxygen Concentration. NMR Biomed 14: 402-407.
  • Janz C, Heinrich SP, Kornmayer J, Bach M, Hennig J (2001) Coupling of neuronal activity and BOLD fMRI response: new insights by combination of fMRI and VEP experiments in transition from single events to continuous stimulation. Magnet Reson Med 46: 482-486.
  • Speck O, Hennig J (2001) Motion Correction of Parametric fMRI Data from Multi-Slice Single-Shot Multi-Echo Acquisitions. Magnet Reson Med 46: 1023-1027.


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