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FERDINAND SCHWESER, PhD
Director of MRI Sequence Development/Research Physicist


Dr. Schweser joined BNAC from the Medical Physics Group at Friedrich Schiller University of Jena in Germany where he obtained his Ph.D. In addition for him being the Director of MRI Sequence Development Unit and Research Physicist, he is also the Technical Imaging Director of MRI Center at the CTRC. Dr. Schweser is an internationally recognized expert in MR phase imaging. His research focuses on understanding MRI contrast mechanisms and improving the specificity and sensitivity of MRI with respect to biophysical properties of the brain. Dr. Schweser has pioneered the development of quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM), a break-through in quantitative MRI, allowing for unique assessment of iron, calcium and myelin in the brain. With his extensive background in MRI physics and data processing, Dr. Schweser brings expertise in study design, novel imaging methods, and data post-processing to BNAC.