Klinik und Poliklinik für Nuklearmedizin der Technischen Universität München
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Stephan G. Nekolla,PhD, is the head of Multimodal Cardiac Imaging at the Klinik und Poliklinik für Nuklearmedizin (Director: Prof. M. Schwaiger) at Technische Universität München, Germany. Dr. Nekolla’s research fields are design, acquisition and analysis of cardiac PET, SPECT, MRI and CT studies, workflow considerations and quantification methods in clinical and pre-clinical studies. His primary focus is the optimal use of non-invasive imaging to under- stand the mechanism of disease in cardiology, their detection and therapy assessment. Especially the use of hybrid devices such as SPECT/CT and PET/ CT is investigated, but since November 2010 he also concentrates on the first truly integrated whole body PET/MRI capable of simultaneous acquisitions. Dr. Nekolla is the author/co-Author of 150 peer reviewed publications, book chapters and review articles. He also created the multimodal analysis tool “MunichHeart” which is used in international research centers. After studying physics at the University of Würzburg, Germany (1983-1989) and his diploma thesis at the Institute of Biotechnology on “fourieranalysis based signal analysis with membran proteins”, he received his PhD at the Institute of Physics, University of Würzburg, (Chair: A. Haase), on “postprocessing in quantitative nuclear magnetic resonance” (1989-1993).




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Selected papers and review articles:
1. Hybrid PET/MR Imaging of the Heart: Potential, Initial Experiences, and Future Prospects. Rischpler C, Nekolla SG, Dregely I, Schwaiger M. J Nucl Med. 2013
2. Simultaneous positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging identifies sustained regional abnormalities in cardiac metabolism and function in stress-induced transient midventricular ballooning syndrome: a variant of takotsubo cardiomyopathy. Ibrahim T, Nekolla SG, Langwieser N, Rischpler C, Groha P, Laugwitz KL, Schwaiger M. Circulation. 2012 Nov 20;126(21):e324-6
3. Workflow and Scan Protocol Considerations for Integrated Whole-Body PET/MRI in Oncology. Martinez-Möller A, Eiber M, Nekolla SG, Souvatzoglou M, Drzezga A, Ziegler S, Rummeny EJ, Schwaiger M, Beer AJ. J Nucl Med. 2012 Sep;53(9):1415-26. Epub 2012 Aug 9
4. First Clinical Experience with Integrated Whole-Body PET/MR: Comparison to PET/CT in Patients with Oncologic Diagnoses. Drzezga A, Souvatzoglou M, Eiber M, Beer AJ, Fürst S, Martinez-Möller A, Nekolla SG, Ziegler S, Ganter C, Rummeny EJ, Schwaiger M. J Nucl Med. 2012 Jun;53(6):845-55. Epub 2012 Apr 25.
5. Molecular Imaging of Early αvβ3 Integrin Expression Predicts Long-Term Left-Ventricle Remodeling After Myocardial Infarction in Rats. Sherif HM, Saraste A, Nekolla SG, Weidl E, Reder S, Tapfer A, Rudelius M, Higuchi T, Botnar RM, Wester HJ, Schwaiger M. J Nucl Med. 2012 Feb;53(2):318-23
6. Performance Measurements of the Siemens mMR Integrated Whole-Body PET/MR Scanner. Delso G, Fürst S, Jakoby B, Ladebeck R, Ganter C, Nekolla SG, Schwaiger M, Ziegler SI. J Nucl Med. 2011 Nov 14. [Epub ahead of print]
7. Simplified Quantification of Myocardial Flow Reserve with 18 F-Flurpiridaz: Validation with Microspheres in a Pig Model Sherif HM, Nekolla SG, Saraste A, Reder S, Yu M, Robinson S, Schwaiger M. J Nucl Med 2011; 52:617-624
8. Novel F-18-Labeled PET Myocardial Perfusion Tracers: Bench to Bedside. Nekolla SG, Saraste A. Curr Cardiol Rep. 2011;13(2):145-50
9. PET/CT challenge for the non-invasive diagnosis of coronary artery disease. Schwaiger M, Ziegler SI, Nekolla SG. Eur J Radiol. 2010 Mar;73(3):494-503
10. Acute myocardial infarction: serial cardiac MR imaging shows a decrease in delayed enhancement of the myocardium during the 1st week after reperfusion. Ibrahim T, Hackl T, Nekolla SG, Breuer M, Feldmair M, Schömig A, Schwaiger M. Radiology. 2010 Jan;254(1):88-97

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