Prof. Dr. Marcus R. Makowski



Academic Career and Research Areas

Prof. Makowski is the director of the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the Klinikum rechts der Isar of the TU Munich since 2020. His scientific focus is on quantitative imaging and the application of AI methods in radiology. His experimental scientific focus is on quantitative molecular imaging with a focus on ECM and immunoimaging. His clinical focus is on the evaluation and establishment of new quantitative biomarkers in radiology. 

After studying human medicine, Prof. Makowski completed his dissertation at the LMU Munich in 2007. He successfully completed his PhD studies at King's College London, School of Medicine, London in 2010. In 2013, his habilitation (Charité) was awarded the Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen Prize. In 2016, he received an appointment to a W2 Heisenberg Professorship (Charité). For his clinical training, he worked in the Department of Radiology at Charité, which he left as Deputy Clinic Director with an appointment to TU Munich.


    • Marie-Curie-Ring (2018) 
    • Heisenberg-Stipend (2014)
    • Wilhelm-Conrad-Röntgen-Award (2013) 

    Engel LC, Landmesser U, Wurster T, Skurk C, Leistner DM, Lauten A, Hamm B, Botnar RM, Bigalke B, Makowski MR: “Noninvasive Imaging of Endothelial Damage in Patients with different HbA1c-levels, a Proof of Concept Study”. Diabetes. 2018.


    Böker SM, Adams LC, Bender YY, Fahlenkamp U, Wagner M, Hamm B, Makowski MR.: “Differentiation of predominantly osteoblastic and osteolytic spine metastases using SW MRI”. Radiology. 2018.


    Nörenberg D, Ebersberger HU, Walter T, Ockert B, Knobloch G, Diederichs G, Hamm B, Makowski MR: “Diagnosis of Calcific Tendonitis of the Rotator Cuff by Using Susceptibility-weighted MR Imaging”. Radiology. 2016.


    Botnar RM, Wiethoff AJ, Ebersberger U, Lacerda S, Blume U , Warley A, Jansen C, Onthank D, Cesati R, Razavi R, Hamm B, Schaeffter T, Robinson S, Makowski MR: “In vivo assessment of aortic aneurysm wall integrity using elastin specific molecular MR imaging”. Circulation Cardiovasc Imaging. 2014.


    Makowski MR, Wiethoff AJ, Blume U, Warley A, Jansen CH, Nagel E, Razavi R, Onthank DC, Cesati RR, Marber MS, Schaeffter T, Smith A, Robinson SP, Botnar RM: “Assessment of atherosclerotic plaque burden with an elastin-specific magnetic resonance contrast agent”. Nature Medicine. 2011.