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Major Research Projects of the Department of Radiology

Here you can find a selection of present and past research conducted at out department with grants from leading organizations including the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG), the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF), the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRD), and the Berlin Future Fund, to name just a few.

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Major Research Projects of the Department of Radiology

2018-2022
DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center 1340 (SFB 1314)
Title: “In vivo Visualization of Extracellular Matrix Pathology – Matrix in Vision”
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. med. Bernd Hamm

2013-2018
Title: "DISCHARGE Trial", EU Grant No. 603266 www.dischargetrial.eu

2014 - 2017
Title: "Functional Neuro-Poroelastography"
Coordinator of BMBF-funded subproject: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ingolf Sack

2016 
German Research Foundation (normal procedure; 1_ SCHE 1416/11-1)
Title: „ Quantitative Correlation of an MR Angiography and Atherosclerosis Probe – VSOP –  with Markers of Atherosclerotic Plaque Instability Using Elemental Microscopy (LA-ICP-MS)"
Coordinators: Prof. Dr. med. Eyk Schellenberger, Dr. rer. nat. Jakubowski (BAM, JA 1649/2-1)

2011 - 2016
Extension of DFG-funded Klinische Forschergruppe/Clinical Research Unit (KFO 213/CRU 213)
Title: „Magnetic Nanoparticles for Cellular and Molecular Imaging"
Coordinator of CRU: Prof. Dr. med. Dipl.-Phys. Matthias Taupitz 
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. med. Bernd Hamm
Subproject Coordinators (TPI, TP3, TP7, TPZ): 
Prof. Dr. med. Eyk Schellenberger
Dr. med. vet. Jörg Schnorr
Dr. med. vet. Susanne Wagner

2010 - 2016
MoBiTech II and Proqram for the Promotion of Research, Innovation and Technologies – ProFIT (Collaborative Research Project funded by BMBF and IBB/ Investitionsbank Berlin) 
Title: "Magnetic Particle Imaging Technology (MAPIT)” 
Subproject based at Charité: "Development of MPI-active Nanoparticles" 
Coordinator of BMBF-funded subproject: Prof. Dr. med. Dipl.-Phys. Matthias Taupitz 
Coordinator of IBB-funded subproject: Dr. med. vet. Jörg Schnorr

2008 - 2016 
DFG-funded Klinische Forschergruppe/Clinical Research Unit (KFO 213/CRU 213)
Title: „Magnetic Nanoparticles for Cellular and Molecular Imaging"
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. med. Dipl.-Phys. Matthias Taupitz 
Spokesperson: Prof. Dr. med. Bernd Hamm
Subproject Coordinators (TP1,  TP7, TPZ): 
Prof. Dr. med. Eyk Schellenberger
Dr. med. vet. Jörg Schnorr

2012 - 2013
Project funded by BMBF/DFG
Title: „CoMeCCT: Clinical Assessment of Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography: Collaborative Meta-Analysis of Individual Patient Data from Prospective Diagnostic Accuracy Studies" 
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. med. Marc Dewey

2010 - 2013 
IBB (Investitionsbank Berlin) ProFIT Program Collaborative Research Project with InnoRa GmbH 
Title: "Treatment of Vascular Diseases" 
Coordinator of Charité subproject : Dr. Jörg Schnorr

2009 - 2013 
PAK 477 Package Project (DFG
Title: „Elasticity-based Imaging“ 
Spokesperson: Dr. rer. nat. Ingolf Sack

2011 - 2012
German Heart Foundation l German Heart Research Foundation
Title: „Evaluation of Coronary Artery Atherosclerosis by 320-Row CT and Urine Proteome Pattern Analysis"
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. med. Marc Dewey

2011 - 2012
DFG
Title: „Prediction of Claustrophobia during Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Self-Hypnosis Techniques for Anxiety Relief" 
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. med. Marc Dewey

2009 - 2011 
MoBiTech (BMBF-funded Collaborative Research Project) 
Title: "Oncologic Treatment Monitoring Using Superparamagnetic Nanoparticle Probes (OTHENA)" 
Subproject at Charité: "Derivation and Pharmacological Characterization" 
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. med. Dipl.-Phys. Matthias Taupitz 

2009 - 2011 
OMRT-III (Berlin Future Fund & EFRD) 
Title: „Microtherapy of the Spine in an Open High-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging System“ 
Coordinator: PD Dr. med. Ulf Teichgräber 
Spokespersons: Felix Güttler, Dr. rer. nat. Jens Rump 

2008 - 2012 
SPECT-CT (Berlin Future Fund & EFRD) 
Collaborative Research Project of the Departments of Radiology and Neurology of Charité  University Hospital
Title: „Development of Molecular Diagnostic Markers for Stroke Imaging and Establishment of a Service Unit (SPECT-CT) for Small-Scale Imaging (SPECT-CT) at Charité Campus Mitte – Development and Testing of Specific Markers of Cell Damage for Optical Fluorescence and MR Imaging“ 
Coordinator of radiology subproject: Prof. Dr. med. Eyk Schellenberger

2004 - 2011 
Emmy Noether Junior Research Group (DFG
Title: „MR Elastography“ 
Coordinator: Dr. rer. nat. Ingolf Sack 

2010 - 2011 
BMBF/DFG 
Title: „Meta-Analysis of Noninvasive Coronary Angiography Using Multislice Computed Tomography for the Detection of Stenosis and Occlusion of Coronary Artery Stents“ 
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. med. Marc Dewey 

2009 - 2011 
European Fund for Regional Development 
Title: „Software-based Noninvasive Analysis of Cardiac Function Using Multislice Computed Tomography“ 
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. med. Marc Dewey 

2009 - 2010 
German Heart Foundation l German Heart Research Foundation
Title: „Noninvasive Coronary Angiography Using 320-Row Volume CT“ 
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. med. Marc Dewey 

2008 – 2009 
OMRT-II (Berlin Future Fund & EFRD) 
Title: „Medical Laser for Use as a Cutting, Vaporizing, and Coagulating Tool in an Open MRI System“ 
Coordinator: PD Dr .med. Ulf Teichgräber 
Spokespersons: Dr. rer. nat. Jens Rump, Felix Güttler 

2007 - 2008 
OMRT-I (Berlin Future Fund & EFRD) 
Title: „Development of Innovative Instruments and Treatment Methods for Use in an Open High-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging System“ 
a. “ Production of Instrument Prototypes for Therapeutic Use in an Open High-Field MRI System”  
b.   “Conception and Development of a Surgical Environment for Open High-Field MRI” 
Coordinator: PD Dr. med. Ulf Teichgräber 
Spokesperson: Dr. rer. nat. Jens Rump 

2005 – 2008 
Nano for Life (BMBF-funded Collaborative Project) 
Title: "Target-specific Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Cardiovascular Diagnosis (NANO AG)" 
Subproject at Charité: "Pharmacological Investigation and Characterization of Newly Developed VSOPs in Animal Models" 
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. med. Dipl.-Phys. Matthias Taupitz 

2005 – 2007 
German Research Foundation (normal procedure) 
Title: „Functionalization of Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles as a Platform for Target-specific Markers for MRI and their Use in Apoptosis Imaging“ 
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. med. Eyk Schellenberger