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Research Group "Medizinische Physik und Biophysik, Med. Univ. Wien"
(Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr.techn. Dipl.-Ing. Ewald Moser)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Moser
First name(s):Ewald
Title (leading):Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr.techn. Dipl.-Ing.
Position:Leiter Abt. MR-Physik & Naturwissenschaftlicher Leiter des MR Center of Excellence
Institution:Medical University of Vienna
Organizational unit:Zentrum für Medizinische Physik und Biomedizinische Technik
Street address:Währinger Gürtel 18-20
Postal code:1090
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Medical, Environmental and Bio-Physics
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Biophysics (106006)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:25.05.2012
Data acquisition period:from: 2008   up to including: 2012
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
17 Persons
Andreas Berg, Ao.Prof. Dr.
Christian Windischberger, Ao.Prof. Dr. DI
Elmar Laistler, Dr. DI
Martin Meyerspeer, Dr. DI
Albrecht I. Schmid, Dr. DI
Roland Boubela, MSc
Georg Fiedler, DI
Joachim Friske, Mag.
Sigrun Goluch, DI
Klaudius Kalcher, DI
Martin Küblböck, DI
Roberta Kriegl, BSc
Lucia Navarro de Lara, DI
Kiril Schewzow, DI
Ronald Sladky, Mag.
Jaquelin Antaleov
Alan Hummer
Full-time equivalents:14
Percentage project-funded:70
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:36
Number of publications:64
Five most important publications:
  1. E. Moser, F. Stahlberg, M. Ladd, S. Trattnig. "7 Tesla MR - from research to clinical applications?" NMR Biomed 25 (2012) 695-716. Review
  2. M. Meyerspeer, T. Scheenen, Th. Mandl, E. Unger, E. Moser. "Semi-LASER localized dynamic 31P MRS in exercising muscle at ultra-high magnetic field", Magn Reson Med 65 (2011) 1207-15
  3. A. Weissenbacher, C. Kasess, F. Gerstl, R. Lanzenberger, E. Moser, C. Windischberger, Correlations and Anti-correlations in Resting State Functional Connectivity MRI: A Quantitative Comparison of Preprocessing Strategies, Neuroimage 47 (2009) 1408-16
  4. J. Szendroedi, M. Chmelik, A. I. Schmid, P. Nowotny, A. Brehm, M. Krssak, E. Moser, M. Roden, Abnormal hepatic energy homeostasis in type 2 diabetes, Hepatology 50 (2009) 1079-86
  5. C. Kasess, C. Windischberger, R. Cunnington, L. Pezawas, E. Moser. "The suppressive influence of SMA on M1 in motor imagery revealed by fMRI and dynamic causual modeling", Neuroimage 40 (2008) 828 - 37
Five most important talks:
  1. "The Vienna 7 Tesla project", E. Moser
    International Workshop "Magnetic Resonance Studies", T?es?, Czech Republic, June 6, 2011
  2. "Functional MR-imaging of human emotions: towards single subject diagnosis", E. Moser, B. Derntl, F. Gerstl, S.D. Robinson, K. Karlsson, C. Windischberger
    Klinik f. Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Universitätsklinikum Aachen, Aachen, (D), Psychiatrisch-Psychotherapeutisches Kolloquium am 25. Februar, 2010
  3. "The Vienna 7 Tesla project: setup and first results", E. Moser
    Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig (D), October 12, 2009
  4. "Ultrahochfeld Magnetresonanz Forschung bei 7 Tesla", E. Moser
    Austrian Biophysics Society, Vienna (A), June 4, 2009
  5. "High-field fMRI of Amygdala and Hypothalamus: from 3T to 7T", E. Moser, C. Windischberger. Biomedical Engineering, School of Science and Engineering, University of Reykjavik (Iceland), April 18, 2008
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
University funds:
  • Ultra-Hochfeld (7 Tesla) MR Tomograph
  • Hochfeld (3 Tesla) MR Tomograph
Competitive projects:
  • FFG-832107 PI: Moser
    Vienna Research Studio for Ultra-Highfield Magnetic Resonance Applications
    756 099 Euro
  • EU-KORANET-014 PI (AT): Moser
    Multi-nuclear in vivo MRS and RF-coil development at 7T to detect metabolic alterations in tissue
    19 731 Euro
  • ÖNB-JF 13890 PI: Moser
    Impact of Serotonergic Haplotypes on Structural and Functional Neural Circuitries in Depression
    70 000 Euro
  • ÖNB-JF 12982 PI: Windischberger
    Networks of Anxiety: Connectivity Analysis in Social Phobics using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    71 000 Euro
  • IFR-070431021 PI: Moser
    Emotion induced hypothalamic activity patterns
    73 110 Euro
  • WTZ Amadeus PI: Moser
    Flexibles modulares Spulenarray für hochaufgelöste MRT bei 7T
    9 000 Euro
  • FWF-TRP L36-B15 PI: Moser
    Functional electrical stimulation of long-term denervated skeletal muscle validated by combining quantitative MRI and MRS methods at 3 Tesla
    325 487 Euro
Commissioned projects:
  • Siemens Medical (§27) PI: Moser & Trattnig
    Forschungskooperation Ultrahochfeld-MR 7T
  • Med Uni Innsbruck - Fa. Langer (§27) PI: Moser
    Studie zur Sicherheit von EKG-Elektroden bei 7 Tesla
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Ultrahochfeld MR Methodenentwicklung & Anwendungen im Bereich Radiologie, Psychiatrie und Psychologie, Diabetologie u.a.m.
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Weiterentwicklung 7 T Methoden
  • Hybridbildgebung (MR-PET)
  • Vergleichsstudien mit 3T
  • Entwicklung/Optimierung von (klinischen) 7 T Protokollen (gem. mit Kliniken)
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
1 habilitation
  1. C. Windischberger, "Hochaufgelöste funktionelle Magnetresonanzbildgebung bei hohen Feldern" Habilitation f. Medizinische Physik an der Medizinischen Universität Wien, 2008
Doctor's theses:
4 doctor's theses
  1. E. Laistler, "Magnetic Resonance Micro-imaging of the human skin in vivo using miniature radio frequency coils", PhD-Dissertation an der Fakultät für Physik der TU Wien, 2010-11 (mit Auszeichnung)
  2. C. H. Kaseß, "Investigations into effective connectivity using dynamic causal modeling based on functional MRI", PhD-Dissertation in Medical Physics an der Medizinischen Universität Wien, 2010 (gem. mit PD Windischberger; mit Auszeichnung)
  3. W. Bogner, "In vivo localized 31P NMR Spectroscopy at High Magnetic Field using Gradient Modulated Adiabatic Inversion Pulses", Dissertation an der Fakultät für Physik der TU Wien, 2009 (mit Auszeichnung)
  4. M. Chmelik, "Three-dimensional Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging for Absolute Quantification of In Vivo 31P Metabolites in Human Liver", PhD-Dissertation in Medical Physics an der Medizinischen Universität Wien, 2009 (mit Auszeichnung)
Diploma and master theses:
3 theses
  1. C. Horn, "Parameter selective broad-line MR-microimaging of biomaterials with short T2", Diplomarbeit am Exzellenzzentrum Hochfeld MR der MUW und der TU Wien (Supervisor: A. Berg), 2012
  2. R. Kriegl, " Analysing muscle functional imaging using statistical methods", Diplomarbeit am Exzellenzzentrum Hochfeld MR der MUW in Kooperation mit TU München (Supervisor: A.I. Schmid), 2011
  3. A. Weissenbacher, "Preprocessing strategies for functional connectivity magnetic resonance iamging: a quantitative comparison", Diplomarbeit am Exzellenzzentrum Hochfeld MR der MUW und der Fakultät für Physik der Technischen Universität Wien (Supervisor: C. Windischberger), 2009
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