Academic Career and Research Areas
Prof. Karampinos’ research focuses on the development of new methods for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). His research group develops MRI acquisition, image reconstruction and signal modeling techniques in order to generate new quantitative MRI biomarkers and to increase the robustness and effectiveness of quantitative MRI 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 disorders, in metabolic diseases and in body oncology.
Prof. Karampinos studied engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. In 2008, he obtained his PhD with a focus on biomedical engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Between 2009 and 2012, he was a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging in University of California, San Francisco. He joined the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology of TUM in 2012 as a Junior Group Leader and he was appointed to the TUM School of Medicine in 2019.
- TUM Supervisory Award (2020)
- 4 publications featured as Editor’s Pick, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (2014 – 2021)
- 20xMagna & 2xSumma Cum Laude Merit Awards at ISMRM Annual Meetings (2014 – 2020)
- ERC Proof of Concept Grant “FatVirtualBiopsy” (2019) & ERC Starting Grant “ProFatMRI” (2015)
- Junior Fellow of ISMRM (2011)
Key Publications (all publications)
Kronthaler S, Rahmer J, Börnert P, Makowski MR, Schwaiger BJ, Gersing AS, Karampinos DC: “Trajectory correction based on the gradient impulse response function improves high-resolution ultrashort echo time imaging of the musculoskeletal system”. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2021; 85: 2001-2015.Abstract
Boehm C, Diefenbach MN, Makowski MR, Karampinos DC: “Improved body quantitative susceptibility mapping by using a variable-layer single-min-cut graph-cut for field-mapping”. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2021; 85: 1697–1712.Abstract
Weidlich D, Zamskiy M, Maeder M, Ruschke S, Marburg S, Karampinos DC: “Reduction of vibration-induced signal loss by matching mechanical vibrational states: Application in high b-value diffusion-weighted MRS”. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2020; 84: 39–51.Abstract
Franz D, Weidlich D, Freitag F, Holzapfel C, Drabsch T, Baum T, Eggers H, Witte A, Rummeny EJ, Hauner H, Karampinos DC: "Association of proton density fat fraction in adipose tissue with imaging-based and anthropometric obesity markers in adults". Nature International Journal of Obesity. 2018; 42(2): 175-182.Abstract
Karampinos DC, Ruschke S, Dieckmeyer M, Diefenbach M, Franz D, Gersing AS, Krug R, Baum T: "Quantitative MRI and spectroscopy of bone marrow". Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2018; 47(2): 332.Abstract