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Steen Moeller, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
2-160 CMRR

Dr. Steen Moeller is a Research Assistant Professor in Radiology at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota (“CMRR”). After obtaining a Master’s Degree (Cand.Scient.) in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Aalborg, Denmark in 1997, Dr. Moeller conducted research on inverse problems for electrical impedance tomography and was awarded the Ph.D. degree in 2002 from the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Aalborg. He joined CMRR as a post-doctoral associate for Dr. Kamil Ugurbil in 2003 and focused on mathematical algorithms for accelerated image reconstructions at ultra high fields utilizing multi-channel arrays. His work was focused on the implications for functional MRI and hardware design criteria. In 2006, Dr. Moeller joined Dr Michael Garwood’s group for investigating and developed mathematical tools for the SWIFT (Sweep Imaging with Fourier Transformation) technique developed at CMRR. The technologies developed were licensed by Steady State Imaging, LLC and subsequently licensed by General Electric. Since 2010, Dr. Moeller has been involved in the technology development for the Human Connectome Project and has developed robust mathematical techniques for fast image reconstruction.

Research Interests:

  • Mathematical techniques for accelerated image reconstruction in MRI
  • Quantitative and qualitative techniques for image quality evaluation
  • Ultra high Field Imaging
  • Functional MRI

Selected Publications:

Smith SM, Miller KL, Moeller S, Xu J, Auerbach EJ, Woolrich MW, Beckmann CF, Jenkinson M, Andersson J, Glasser MF, Van Essen DC, Feinberg DA, Yacoub ES, Ugurbil K. Temporally-independent functional modes of spontaneous brain activity. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Feb 21; 109(8):3131-6.

Feinberg DA, Moeller S, Smith SM, Auerbach E, Ramanna S, Glasser MF, Miller KL, Ugurbil K, Yacoub E. Multiplexed echo planar imaging for sub-second whole brain FMRI and fast diffusion imaging. PLoS One. 2010; 5(12):e15710.

Moeller S, Yacoub E, Olman CA, Auerbach E, Strupp J, Harel N, Ugurbil K. Multiband multislice GE-EPI at 7 tesla, with 16-fold acceleration using partial parallel imaging with application to high spatial and temporal whole-brain fMRI. Magn Reson Med. 2010 May; 63(5):1144-53.

Van de Moortele PF, Auerbach EJ, Olman C, Yacoub E, Ugurbil K, Moeller S. T1 weighted brain images at 7 Tesla unbiased for Proton Density, T2* contrast and RF coil receive B1 sensitivity with simultaneous vessel visualization. Neuroimage. 2009 Jun; 46(2):432-46.

Idiyatullin D, Corum C, Moeller S, Garwood M. Gapped pulses for frequency-swept MRI. J Magn Reson. 2008 Aug; 193(2):267-73.