Karampinos, Dimitrios

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Our research focuses on the development of novel Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) acquisition and reconstruction methods with an emphasis on the extraction of quantitative imaging biomarkers. The developed methods are being translated into clinical studies for improving the diagnosis, the therapy monitoring, and the understanding of disease pathophysiology in the diseases of the musculoskeletal system (e.g. osteoporosis, neuropathies, neuromuscular diseases), in metabolic dysfunction (e.g. obesity, diabetes, cachexia) and in body oncology.

Selected publications:

D. Franz, M. N. Diefenbach, F. Treibel, D. Weidlich, J. Syväri, S. Ruschke, M. Wu, C. Holzapfel, T. Drabsch, T. Baum, H. Eggers, E. J. Rummeny, H. Hauner, D. C. Karampinos, Differentiating supraclavicular from gluteal adipose tissue based on simultaneous PDFF and T2* mapping using a 20-echo gradient-echo acquisition, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 50:424, 2019

D. Weidlich, J. Honecker, O. Gmach, M. Wu, R. Burgkart, S. Ruschke, D. Franz, B. H. Menze, T. Skurk, H. Hauner, U. Kulozik, D. C. Karampinos, Measuring large lipid droplet sizes by probing restricted lipid diffusion effects with diffusion-weighted MRS at 3T, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 81:3427, 2019

M. N. Diefenbach, J. Meineke, S. Ruschke, T. Baum, A. Gersing, D. C. Karampinos, On the sensitivity of quantitative susceptibility mapping for measuring trabecular bone density, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 81:1793, 2019

S. Ruschke, H. Kienberger, T. Baum, H. Kooijman, M. Settles, A. Haase, M. Rychlik, E. J. Rummeny, D. C. Karampinos, Diffusion-weighted STEAM MRS to measure fat unsaturation in regions with low proton-density fat fraction, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 75:32-41, 2016

B. Cervantes, J. S. Bauer, F. Zibold, H. Kooijman, M. Settles, A. Haase, E. J. Rummeny, K. Wörtler, D. C. Karampinos, Imaging of the lumbar plexus: Optimized refocusing flip angle train design for 3D TSE, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 43:789, 2016

C. Cordes*, M. Dieckmeyer, B. Ott, J. Shen, S. Ruschke, M. Settles, C. Eichhorn, J. S. Bauer, H. Kooijman, E. J. Rummeny, T. Skurk, T. Baum, H. Hauner, D. C. Karampinos, MR-detected changes in liver fat, abdominal fat, and vertebral bone marrow fat after a four-week calorie restriction in obese women, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 42:1272-1280, 2015