Roland Krug, PhD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||185 Berry Street|
San Francisco CA 94143
|University of California, San Francisco||Postdoctoral Studies||Graduate Division|
|Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging||2015||Cover Image "Variable flip angle three-dimensional fast spin-echo sequence"|
|Magnetic Resonance in Medicine||2014||Editor's Pick: "Bone marrow fat quantification in the presence of trabecular bone"|
|Radiological Society of North America||2012||RSNA Trainee Research Prize for research project|
|International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine||2012||Magna Cum Laude Merit Award|
|German National Research Foundation||2000||Graduate Research Fellowship|
Roland Krug, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Musculoskeletal Quantitative Imaging Research Group. He is Director of Krug Laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco China Basin, and he is an Assistant Professor in Orthopedic Surgery at UCSF. Dr. Krug obtained his PhD in Medical Physics in 2003 from the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany. Followed by a three-year postgraduate training as a postdoctoral fellow at UCSF in 2006. In July 2010, Dr. Krug accepted a position as Assistant Professor in Residence in the MQIR Group at UCSF China Basin.
Dr. Krug’s research interests include technical development of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy methods and advanced digital imaging processing algorithms. In particular, his laboratory develops new MR pulse sequences and image analysis methods for in vivo, high-resolution MRI at high and ultra-high strengths (7 Tesla). His clinical focus is the assessment of musculoskeletal health. In particular he is interested in bone and bone marrow health, muscle quality, ligament, tendon and meniscus imaging as well as MR imaging in the presence of metal hardware.
Dr. Krug serves as a reviewer for 13 scientific journals, and he serves on 4 UCSF departmental committees. Dr. Krug has more than 30 peer-reviewed articles published in the highest ranking journals in the field.
Advanced pulse sequence development for high field MR imaging and MR spectroscopy.
High-resolution MRI of trabecular and cortical bone, MR fat quantification based on Dixon techniques, image analysis techniques of trabecular bone microstructure. ultra-short-TE (UTE) MRI of bone, tendons and ligaments, high-intensity focused ultra-sound (HIFU) applications for bone ablation (temperature mapping of bone using UTE).
Education and Training:
• Undergraduate: University of Heidelberg Germany - Physics
• Doctor of Philosophy: German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg - Medical Physics
• Postdoctoral Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco - Radiology
My main research interest relates to the assessment of lower back pain as well as bone health and fracture risk. In particular, we develop methods to assess spine health (such as spinal endplate, disk and marrow changes) as well as bone and marrow quality in the hip., We use advanced MRI techniques such as MR fat quantification imaging based on Dixon, ultra-short-echo time (UTE) and high-intensity focused ultra-sound (HIFU).
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