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Dr. Friedrich Wetterling

Visiting Research Fellow (Pharmacy)


Dr. Friedrich Wetterling has worked in the field of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) since 2005 specialising in Radio-Frequency (RF) resonator development for X-nuclei MRI techniques at the University of Dublin (Trinity College) where he finished his PhD in Physics in 2009. Prior to that he carried out research in the field of bio-electromagnetic source localization at the Biomagnetic Centre Jena for which he received his M.Sc. from the Technical University of Ilmenau in 2005. In 2009, he established the RF Methods and Imaging group at Heidelberg University. Since January 2012, he is appointed Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Dublin (Trinity College). His current work focusses on developing new methods and devices for non-invasive 3D scanning.
  Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)   Radio-frequency resonator / coil systems for MRI   Regenerative energy systems   Tissue viability imaging after ischaemic stroke   Tissue viability imaging after tumor-therapy   Whole-body sodium-MRI in patients   Wireless Sensor Networks   X-nuclei MRI (i.e. 13C, 19F, 23Na, 31P, 35Cl, 39K)
Danisch, Kalayciyan, Wetterling, Schad, Bilateral 23Na MR imaging of the breast and quantification of sodium concentration, ZEITUNG FUER MEDIZINISCHE PHYSIK, 24, (1), 2014, p65-72 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Sack M, Wetterling F, Sartorius A, Ende G, Weber-Fahr W, Signal-to-noise ratio of a mouse brain (13) C CryoProbe system in comparison with room temperature coils: spectroscopic phantom and in vivo results., NMR in biomedicine, 27, (6), 2014, p709-15 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Sebastian Weingärtner, Friedrich Wetterling, Simon Konstandin, Marc Fatar, Eva Neumaier-Probst, Lothar Schad, Scan time reduction in 23Na-magnetic resonance imaging using the chemical shift imaging sequence: Evaluation of an iterative reconstruction method, ZETUNG FÜR MEDIZINISCHE PHYSIK, 2014, p1 - 11, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Friedrich Wetterling, Lindsay Gallagher, Jim Mullin, William M Holmes, Chris McCabe, I Mhairi Macrae and Andrew J Fagan, Sodium-23 magnetic resonance imaging has potential for improving penumbra detection but not for estimating stroke onset time, Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 2014, p1 - 8, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Kalayciyan, Wetterling, Neudecker et al., Bilateral kidney sodium-MRI: Enabling accurate quantification of renal sodium concentration through a two-element phased array system, JOURNAL OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, 2013, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Wetterling, Mok, McGoldrick, Basu, Non-Destructive Investigation of Glass Fiber Reinforced Composites via Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Key Engineering Materials, 569-570, 2013, p126 - 131, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
El-Abyad, Kalayciyan, Schad, Wetterling, Enhancing the detector sensitivity of a radio-frequency surface resonator for potassium-39 mri at 18.7 mhz: probing different geometries at various temperatures, IEEE XPLORE, 42nd European Microwave Conference, Amsterdam, 29 Oct - 1 Nov, 2012, pp444 - 7 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Hausmann, Konstandin, Wetterling et al., Apparent diffusion coefficient and sodium concentration measurements in human prostate tissue via hydrogen-1 and sodium-23 mri in a clinical setting at 3T, INVESTIGATIVE RADIOLOGY, 47, (12), 2012, p677 - 682, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Wetterling et al., Whole-body sodium-mri at 3 T using an asymmetric birdcage resonator and short echo time sequence: first images of a male volunteer , PHYSICS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, 57, 2012, p4555 - 4567, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Wetterling et al., The design of a double-tuned two-port surface resonator and its application to in vivo hydrogen- and sodium-mri, Journal of Magnetic Resonance, 217, 2012, p10 - 18, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL

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Award Date
Poster Prize (Ultra High Field Symposium, Berlin), Multi-nuclear magnetic resonance imaging at ultra-high magnetic field strength: probing sodium-23, chlorine-35, potassium-39, and phosphorus-31 signals in tissue deprived of arterial blood supply 2013
Summa Cum Laude Merit Award (International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine), 'In vivo Hydrogen-1, Sodium-23, Phosphorus-31, and Potassium-39 Magnetic Resonance Imaging after Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion' 2012
Summa Cum Laude Merit Award (International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine), 'Temporally-resolved imaging of renal sodium-23 changes after furosemid injection' 2012
Siemens Young Investigator Award (German Society for Medical Physics), 'Sodium Concentration as a Marker for Tissue Viability after Ischaemic Stroke' 2010
AstraZeneca Award (British Chapter of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging) for 'outstanding, innovative research with potential utility in medicine or medical research' 2009
Award for the best oral presentation from a young scientist (Association of Physical Scientists in Medicine), 'A Dual RF Resonator System for Sodium MRI' 2008