b_282_160_16777215_00_images_institute_berlin_BUFF_1.jpgThe Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility (B.U.F.F.) is located on the campus of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) in Berlin-Buch. The MDC is one of the most important centers for biomedical research and employs approximately 1,600 people. B.U.F.F. was founded in 2009 and has two 3.0 T MRI of the latest generation, a 7.0 T whole-body MRI and a 9.4 T small animal MRI. The working group is headed by Prof. Thoralf Niendorf and includes about 20 employees.The research focuses on the characterization of (patho)physiological processes and biomedical mechanisms with the aim to implement results of basic research in (pre) clinical trials.

 

Research areas

• Development of RF coils and related components
• study the safety of implants
• examination of the microstructure of tissue, for example, of the heart muscle
• X-nuclei imaging
• ophthalmological MRI
• pulse sequence development
• functional image contrasts (e.g. Diffusion, T2 *)
• electromagnetic and thermal simulations and validation
• MR thermometry and integrated hyperthermia (Thermal MR)

Facilities

8-channel Parallel Transmit System
40 mT/m, 200mT/m/ms gradient coil
4-, 8-, 16- and 32- channel heart- and body coils, eye coil, knee coil, 31P, 19F and 23Na RF coils
Physiological monitoring: ECG, PCG, oxygen saturation, respiration
contrast agent injector
hyperthermia-applicator

Contact

Berlin Ultrahigh Field Facility
Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin (MDC)
Robert-Rössle-Str. 10
13125 Berlin-Buch

Prof. Dr. Thoralf Niendorf
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Phone: +49 30 9406 4505
Fax: +49 30 9406 49178
https://buffportal.mdc-berlin.de/welcome_page

 

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt
Abbestraße 2–12
10587 Berlin

Dr. Bernd Ittermann
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Phone: +49 30 3481-7318
https://www.ptb.de/cms/en/ptb/fachabteilungen/abt8/fb-81.html