In recent years, MR imaging and spectroscopy became increasingly important tools in clinical and preclinical studies of lipid metabolism. In contrast to acute or life-threatening diseases, derailed lipid metabolism is often hidden or apparently harmless (yet with dramatic cardiovascular consequences). While radiation or invasive methods are accepted for dramatic situations, clinical studies of lipid metabolism, in particular with healthy volunteers, benefit increasingly from the non-invasive and safe nature of MR examination. Not less important, MR imaging and MR spectroscopy can yield a wealth of highly relevant information
What information can be obtained by Magnetic Resonance (MRI/MRS)?
MRI/S and its information on lipid metabolism
1MRI/MRS studies on insulin resistance
Multinuclear MRS: additional information
Studied physics at ETH Zurich (MS 1976); PhD 1980 with Kurt Wüthrich. Studies in medicine, Swiss State License (1984) and MD (1985), University of Zurich. Postdoc at University Children’s Hospital Zurich (1985-1990). Since 1991, Professor at University of Bern; Switzerland. President of ESMRMB 1997-1998, President of ISMRM 2001-2002. Silver medallist ISMRM (2006) and Fellow ISMRM (2006) and ESMRMB (2006). Since 2013, Member, SNF National Research Council.