Clinical and preclinical cardiac imaging

The working group’s main research interests are cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology especially of myocardial viability, perfusion and myocardial deformation. The work includes both non-invasive quantitative assessments using state-of-the art noninvasive imaging and imaging guided interventional cardiac magnetic resonance (iCMR) procedures in various pathologies. Conditions studied include ischemic heart disease, arrhythmia, systolic and diastolic heart failure, congenital heart disease and cardiomyopathies. The work includes clinical and preclinical validation of novel imaging biomarkers, the assessment of their utility and clinical importance as well as the assessment of prognostic information with the ultimate aim to improve clinical decision–making, management and outcome.

 

Best abstract-award at the 9th annual German Cardiovascular Diagnostic Days in Leipzig 2017

Picture: Friedrich, Kowallick, Claussen

Dr. Johannes T. Kowallick MD received the award for presenting the best abstract at the 9th annual German Cardiovascular Diagnostic Days in Leipzig. The award for his work on the pathophysiology of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (1) was presented by the current president of the Society of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) Professor Matthias Friedrich from Montréal, Canada and Professor Claus D. Claussen former head of the Division of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology of the University of Tübingen.

(1) Kowallick JT, Silva Vieira M, Kutty S, Lotz J, Hasenfuß G, Chiribiri A and Schuster A. Left Atrial Performance in the Course of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Relation to Left Ventricular Hypertrophy and Fibrosis. Investigative Radiology. 2017;52:177-185.

 

 

Contact
Priv.-Doz. Dr. Dr. Andreas Schuster
Priv.-Doz. Dr. med. Andreas Schuster, PhD MBA
Head of Working Group
Abteilung:
WG Clinical and preclinical cardiac imaging
Phone:
0551-39-66315
E-Mail:
andreas.schuster@med.uni-goettingen.de
Dr. Johannes Kowallick
Dr. med. Johannes Tammo Kowallick
Deputy Head of Working Group
Phone:
0551-39-8965
E-Mail:
johannes.kowallick@med.uni-goettingen.de
Sören Backhaus
Dr. med. Sören Backhaus
research fellow
Phone:
0551-39-66315
E-Mail:
soeren.backhaus@med.uni-goettingen.de

MD Students

Sophie Alt
Sophie C. Alt
MD Student
Marike Broder
Marike Broder
MD Student
Gertz
Roman J. Gertz
MD Student and Research Associate
Koschalka
Alexander Koschalka
MD Student
Torben Lange
Torben Lange
MD Student and Research Associate
Georg Metschies
Georg Metschies
MD Student
Navarra
Jenny-Lou Navarra
MD Student
Stahnke
Vera C. Stahnke
MD Student
Alina Stulle
Alina Stulle
MD Student
Usenbenz
Simon Usenbenz
MD Student
Marcus Billig
Marcus Billing
research assistant