Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

PD Dr. Dimitrios Karampinos

ERC Starting Grant (EU)




Contact Details

Business card at TUMonline

Academic Career and Research Areas

PD Dr. Karampinos (b. 1980) studied mechanical engineering at National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He then moved to the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where he obtained his PhD in 2008. Between 2009 and 2012, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco. In 2012, he joined the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology of TUM, where he is currently leading the Body Magnetic Resonance Research Group.


PD Dr. Karampinos conducts research in the area of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). His research focuses on the development of novel MRI acquisition and image reconstruction methods with an emphasis on the extraction of quantitative imaging biomarkers. The developed methods are being translated into clinical studies for improving the diagnosis, the therapy monitoring, and the understanding of disease pathophysiology in musculoskeletal (e.g. osteoporosis) and metabolic (e.g. obesity, diabetes) diseases.


  • 4 Magna Cum Laude Merit Awards at ISMRM Annual Meeting (2016)
  • ERC Starting Grant “ProFatMRI” (2015)
  • Publication featured as Editor’s Pick, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (2014)
  • Junior Fellow of ISMRM (2011)
  • Graduate Fellowship, Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2006)

Key Publications (all publications)

S. Ruschke, H. Kienberger, T. Baum, H. Kooijman, M. Settles, A. Haase, M. Rychlik, E. J. Rummeny, D. C. Karampinos, Diffusion-weighted STEAM MRS to measure fat unsaturation in regions with low proton-density fat fraction, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 75:32-41, 2016


B. Cervantes, J. S. Bauer, F. Zibold, H. Kooijman, M. Settles, A. Haase, E. J. Rummeny, K. Wörtler, D. C. Karampinos, Imaging of the lumbar plexus: Optimized refocusing flip angle train design for 3D TSE, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 43:789, 2016


D. C. Karampinos, G. Melkus, T. Baum, J. S. Bauer, E. J. Rummeny, R. Krug, Bone marrow fat quantification in the presence of trabecular bone: initial comparison between water-fat imaging and single-voxel MRS, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 71:1158-1165, 2014


D. C. Karampinos, T. Baum, L. Nardo, H. Alizai, H. Yu, J. Carballido-Gamio, S. P.Yap, A. Shimakawa, T. M. Link, S. Majumdar, Characterization of the regional distribution of skeletal muscle adipose tissue in type 2 diabetes using chemical shift-based water/fat separation, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 35:899-907, 2012


D. C. Karampinos, A. T. Van, W. C. Olivero, J. G. Georgiadis, B. P. Sutton, High-resolution diffusion tensor imaging of the human pons with a reduced field-of-view, multishot, variable-density, spiral acquisition at 3 T, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 62:1007-1016, 2009