Gregor Adriany, PhD

Associate Professor, CMRR

Gregor Adriany

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-625-9385

Office Address:
1-211J CMRR

Associate Professor, CMRR

Faculty, PhD Program in Medical Physics


Dr. Gregor Adriany is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiology. The main focus of his work is the design and implementation of novel ultra high field RF coils and related front-end components. After receiving an MSEE from the RWTH University of Aachen, Germany and work for Siemens Medical in Erlangen he joined our lab in 1994 to pursue a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering. He graduated with a Doctorate in engineering (Dr. Ing.) from the RWTH Aachen in 1998 and continued his research at the CMRR as a staff scientist.


Research Summary/Interests

  • Transmit Arrays (7T, 9.4T, 16.4T)
  • Novel Transmit - Receive array coil combinations for UHF
  • Specialty coils for the small bore systems (9.4T, 16.4T)


  • Metzger GJ, van de Moortele PF, Akgun C, Snyder CJ, Moeller S, Strupp J, Andersen P, Shrivastava D, Vaughan T, Ugurbil K, Adriany G. Performance of external and internal coil configurations for prostate investigations at 7 T.MRM. 2010 Dec;64(6):1625-39.PMID: 20740657
  • Adriany G, Auerbach EJ, Snyder CJ, Gzbyk A, Ritter J, Van de Moortele PF, Moeller S, Vaughan JT, Ugurbil K: A 32-channel lattice transmission line array for parallel transmit and receive MRI at 7 tesla. Magn Reson Med 2010, 63:1478-85. PubMedPMID: 20512850.
  • Adriany G, Van de Moortele PF, Ritter J, Moeller S, Auerbach EJ, Akgn C, Snyder CJ, Vaughan T, Ugurbil K: A geometrically adjustable 16-channel transmit/receive transmission line array for improved RF efficiency and parallel imaging performance at 7 Tesla. Magn Reson Med. 2008; 59(3):590-597.
  • Adriany G, Van de Moortele PF, Wiesinger F, Moeller S, Strupp JP, Andersen P, Snyder C, Zhang X, Chen W, Pruessmann KP, Boesiger P, Vaughan T, Ugurbil K: Transmit and receive transmission line arrays for 7 Tesla parallel imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2005; 53(2):434-45. PubMed PMID: 15678527.
  • Adriany G., Gruetter R. "A half volume coil for efficient proton decoupling in humans at 4 Tesla". J. Magn. Reson., (19970, 125:p.178-184.
  • Ugurbil K, Adriany G, Andersen P, Chen W, Hu X, Merkle H, Kim D-S, Kim S-G, Strupp JP, Zhu X, Ogawa, S Magnetic resonance studies of brain function and neurochemistry. Annual Rev Biomed Eng (2000) 633-660.
  • Vaughan JT, Garwood M, Collins CM, Liu W, DelaBarre L, Adriany G, Andersen P, Merkle H, Goebel R, Smith MB, Ugurbil K: 7T vs 4T: RF power, homogeneity, & signal-to-noise comparison in head images. Magn.Reson.Med. 46:24-30(2001)
  • Pfeuffer, J., Adriany G, Shmuel, A . Yacoub E, Van De Moortele PF, Hu, X and Ugurbil K, Perfusion-based high-resolution functional imaging in the human brain at 7 Tesla. Magn Reson Med, (2002). 47(5): p. 903-911.
  • Vaughan JT, Adriany G, Garwood M, Yocoub E, Duong T, Merkle H, Andersen P, DelaBarre L, Kim S-G, Ugurbil K, A Detunable Volume Coil for High Field NMR Magn. Reson. Med. 47:990-1000 (2002)