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Prof. Dr. Dr.
Jürgen Hennig

Department of Radiology, Medical Center
Scientific Director
Phone: 0049-761-270-38360



  • 1980 PhD in Physical Chemistry, University of Freiburg
  • 1981-1983 Postdoc at the Department of Physical Chemistry, University Zürich
  • 1983 Research fellow at the Department of Diagn. Radiology, University of Freiburg
  • 1988 Habilitation in Medical Physics
  • 1998 Chairman of the Section Medical Physics of the Department of Diagn. Radiology, Medical Center -  University of Freiburg
  • 2004 Full Professor (C4) and Scientific Director of the Department of Radiology, Medical Center – University of Freiburg

Focus of research

  • Development of new methods and technologies in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy and their application in fundamental, preclinical, translational and clinical research and clinical applications. Key areas of applications are oncology, neuroscience and neurology, cardiovascular disease, metabolic disease.

Selected publications

  • Mechling AE, ... Hennig J, von Elverfeldt D, Kieffer BL, Harsan LA. Deletion of the mu opioid receptor gene in mice reshapes the rewardaversion connectome. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2016; 113(41):11603-11608.
  • Hövener JB, ...Hennig J, von Elverfeldt D. A hyperpolarized equilibrium for magnetic resonance. Nat Commun. 2013; 4:2946.
  • Hennig J, Welz A, Schultz G, Korvink J, Liu Z, Speck O, Zaitsev M. Parallel imaging in non-bijective, curvilinear magnetic field gradients: a concept study, Magn Reson Mater Phy. 2008; 21(1-2):5-14
  • Hennig J, Zhong K, Speck O. MREncephalography: Fast multi-channel monitoring of brain physiology with magnetic resonance, Neuroimage. 2007; 34(1):212-219.
  • Hennig J, Nauerth A, Friedburg H. RARE - Imaging : A Fast Imaging Method for Clinical MR. Magn. Reson. Med. 1986; 3(6):823-33.

Research methods

  • MRI: 0.23T + 1.5+ 3T + 7T
  • Small animal MRI: 7 and 9.4 T (Bruker Biospin, Ettlingen)
  • Computational Imaging