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PD Dr. rer. nat. Olaf Dietrich

Associate Professor / Physicist Research Instructor


Olaf Dietrich has been working in the field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) since 1996, when he started his (physics) master thesis on motion correction of diffusion-weighted MRI at the Department of Neuroradiology, University Hospitals of Heidelberg, Germany. He received his PhD in 2001 from the University of Heidelberg for his work on MRI measurements of cell sizes based on restricted diffusion. During this time, he spent several months for a research visit at the Robert Steiner MRI Unit, Imperial College, London, UK.

Since 2001, Olaf has been working at the Institute for Clinical Radiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany, where his research focused on diffusion-weighted MRI in the brain and the body, oxygen-enhanced MRI of the lungs, clinical applications of parallel imaging approaches, and quantification of image quality and signal-to-noise ratios in MRI. In 2010, he completed his habilitation at the Institute of Clinical Radiology, University of Munich, and received the venia legendi at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich.

Olaf has authored or co-authored more than 90 original peer-reviewed articles with a cumulative impact factor of more than 310, over 30 review articles and book chapters, as well as over 250 scientific abstracts, and he was co-editor of a textbook on clinical parallel imaging applications. Olaf is a regular reviewer (with more than 150 written reviews) for numerous international journals including Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, European Radiology, and Investigative Radiology. He is an active member of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), of the European Society of Radiology (ESR), and of the German Chapter of the ISMRM. Since 2015, he is member of the scientific editorial board (magnetic resonance section) of the journal European Radiology.


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