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Prof. Dr.
Michael Bock

Department of Radiology
Phone: 0049-761-270-94140 research-groups/exprad


  • 1986-1992 Studies of physics, Universities of Braunschweig and Heidelberg, Max Planck Institute for nuclear physics
  • 1992-1995 PhD in physics at the University Heidelberg/German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
  • 1995 PostDoc at the Head Clinical of the University of Heidelberg
  • 1996-2011 PostDoc at the DKFZ, Head of the research groups Interventional MR and Ultrahigh Field MR
  • Since 2011 Full Professor (W3) of Experimental Radiology, Medical Center – University of Freiburg
  • Since 2017 coopted at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Freiburg

Focus of research

  • Interventional Magnetic Resoance Imaging (Technologies for minimally invasive interventions in the MR)
  • MR imaging methods in oncology (17O-MRI, tumor vascularity with MR angiography, clinical studies)
  • MRT-Technologies of the next generation: concurrent excitation acquisition, MRI with ultra-short echo times

Selected publications

  • Ozen AC, Ludwig U, Ohrstrom LM, Ruhli FJ, Bock M. Comparison of ultrashort echo time sequences for MRI of an ancient mummified human hand. Magn Reson Med. 2015; 75:701-708.

  • Borowiak R, Groebner J, Haas M, Hennig J, Bock M. Direct Cerebral and Cardiac 17O-MRI at 3 Tesla: Initial Results at Natural Abundance. MAGMA. 2014; 27(1):95-99.

  • Bock M, Wacker FK. MR-guided Intravascular Interventions: Techniques and Applications. J Magn Reson Imag. 2008; 27(2):326-338.
  • Bock M, Umathum R, Sikora J, Brenner S, Aguor EN, Semmler W. A Faraday Effect Position Sensor for Interventional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Physics In Medicine And Biology. 2006; 51(4):999-1009.
  • Kiessling F, Greschus S, Lichy C, Bock M, Fink C, Vosseler S, Moll J, Mueller MM, Fusenig NE, Traupe H, Semmler W. Volumetric Computed Tomography (VCT): A Novel Technology for Non-Invasive High Resolution Monitoring of Tumor Angiogenesis. Nature Medicine. 2004; 10(10):1133-1138.

Research methods

  • 17O-MRI
  • MRI at high magnetic fields (7T at DKFZ)
  • Software and hardware development for MRI