Prof. Dr. Martin Uecker

  • 2005 Diploma in Physics, Georg-August-University Göttingen
  • 2009 Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.) in Mathematical Sciences, Georg-August-University Göttingen
  • 2009 Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Biomedical NMR Research, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
  • 2011 Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • 2012 Assistant Research Engineer, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • 2015 DZHK-Professor (German Centre for Cardiovascular Research), University Medical Center Göttingen

Major Research Interests

    Our group develops new methods for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CMRI) with the goal of faster, more robust, and quantitative imaging. Our research interests extend from the development of fundamentally new measurement techniques to the translation of new methods into clinical use. A long-term aim is to replace all traditional methods in CMRI which currently still rely on repeated breathholds and synchronization to an ECG with fast free-breathing techniques. A major achievement towards this was the development of a new method that allows two-dimensional imaging in real-time. Methodologically, we mostly focus on computational imaging methods that combine advanced numerical algorithms for image reconstruction with jointly designed data acquisition techniques.

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Selected Recent Publications

  • Holme C, Rosenzweig S, Ong F, Wilke RN, Lustig M, Uecker M (2019) ENLIVE: An Efficient Nonlinear Method for Calibrationless and Robust Parallel Imaging. Scientific Reports 9:3034

  • Athalye V, Lustig M, Uecker M (2015) Parallel Magnetic Resonance Imaging as Approximation in a Reproducing Kernel Hilbert Space, Inverse Problems, 31:045008

  • Uecker M, Lai P, Murphy MJ, Virtue P, Elad M, Pauly JM, Vasanawala SS, Lustig M (2014) ESPIRiT - An Eigenvalue Approach to Autocalibrating Parallel MRI: Where SENSE meets GRAPPA. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 71:990-1001

  • Uecker M, Zhang S, Voit D, Karaus A, Merboldt KD, Frahm J (2010) Real-time magnetic resonance imaging at a resolution of 20 ms, NMR in Biomedicine 23:986-994

  • Uecker M, Hohage T, Block KT, Frahm J (2008) Image Reconstruction by Regularized Nonlinear Inversion - Joint Estimation of Coil Sensitivities and Image Content, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 60:674-682