Erwin L. Hahn Lecture

& Workshop

Erwin L. Hahn Institute, Essen / Germany

About the Hahn Lectures

The Erwin L. Hahn Lecture is an annual symposium for everyone with scientific or corporate interest in ultra-high field MRI, usually held in autumn on the historic grounds of the World Heritage Site Zollverein in Essen/Germany.

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The Erwin L. Hahn Institute

The Erwin L. Hahn Institute for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (ELH) is a center for research, development and application of ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging (UHF-MRI), particularly in cognitive neurosciences and clinical diagnostic imaging. The ELH was founded as a central institution of the University of Duisburg-Essen and the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen in 2005. At the site of the UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein Essen, physicists, engineers, medical scientists and psychologists from the Netherlands and Germany are working hand in hand, which is the basis for the successful leading international research at ELH. Centerpiece of the Erwin L. Hahn Institute is a whole-body ultrahigh field (UHF) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner operating at a magnetic field strength of 7 Tesla.

Upcoming Lecture

The upcoming Erwin L. Hahn Lecture is going to take place on October 25, 2023.



UNESCO-Welterbe Zollverein,
Areal A [Schacht XII],
Oktogon [A21]
Gelsenkirchener Straße 181
45309 Essen

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Key Speaker

Prof. Andrew Webb speaker image

We are delighted that Prof. Andrew Webb agreed to hold the key note on "High field to low field to even higher fields; lessons learned often the painful way"

About the speaker


Registration is open

Although participation is free of charge, we kindly ask you to register in advance.

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Session: New coils for new scanners
Chair: Mark Ladd (DKFZ Heidelberg, Germany)

10:00 - 11:00

  • Considerations on channel count in parallel transmission

    Stephan Orzada

    DKFZ Heidelberg, Germany

    10:00 - 10:20
  • New tools for new coils: Revamping the ELH RF laboratory

    Markus May

    Erwin L. Hahn Institute for MRI, Essen, Germany

    10:20 - 10:40
  • Body arrays for body imaging and its challenges

    Catalina Arteaga de Castro

    Tesla Dynamic Coils, Zaltbommel, The Netherlands

    10:40 - 11:00
  • Coffee break

    11:00 - 11:30

Session: Large-FOV Methodology
Chair: Tom Scheenen (Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen)

11:30 - 12:30

  • TIAMO revisited: a software-based solution for homogeneous body imaging at 7T

    Jenni Schulz

    Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

    11:30 - 11:50
  • Free-breathing high-resolution motion-corrected radial stack-of-stars MRI of the upper abdomen at 7 Tesla

    Ivo Maatman

    Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

    11:50 - 12:10
  • MR fingerprinting based absolute B1+ mapping in the body with low RF power

    Max Lutz

    PTB Berlin, Germany

    12:10 - 12:30
  • Lunch break

    12:30 - 13:30

ELH Awards
Chair: Harald H. Quick (University Hospital Essen, Germany)

13:30 - 14:00

  • ELH Award for Young Scientists

    13:30 - 14:00

Session: Advances in UHF Body MRI
Chair: Laura Schreiber (University Hospital Würzburg, Germany)

14:00 - 15:20

  • The promise of more, smaller, and sharper: Can 7T MRI help us to better detect lymph node metastases in prostate cancer?

    Ansje Fortuin

    Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

    14:00 - 14:20
  • Towards clinical MRI of the shoulder and hip joints at 7 Tesla: past and future

    Oliver Kraff

    Erwin L. Hahn Institute for MRI, Essen, Germany

    14:20 - 14:40
  • Oncological imaging in the abdomen

    Christian Neelsen

    DKFZ Heidelberg, Germany

    14:40 - 15:00
  • Methodological developments for 7T Cardiac MRI: from large animals to humans

    Maxim Terekhov

    University Hospital Würzburg, Germany

    15:00 - 15:20
  • Coffee break

    15:20 - 16:00

Erwin L. Hahn Lecture
Chair: Harald H. Quick (University Hospital Essen, Germany)

16:00 - 17:00

  • High field to low field to even higher fields; lessons learned often the painful way

    Andrew Webb

    Leiden University, The Netherlands

    16:00 - 17:00
  • Drinks

    17:00 - 18:00

Prof. Dr.
Matthias Brand


Cognitive Neuroscience and behavioural addictions, neural correlates of cognitive and emotive processes

Prof. Dr.
David G. Norris


Development of neuroimaging methods, laminar resolution fMRI and GABA Spectroscopy

Prof. Dr.
Harald H. Quick

Managing Director

Methods and techniques for 7-Tesla UHF-MRI, multichannel radiofrequency (RF) transmit/receive coils and RF components

Franziska Günter

Administrative Director

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Contact info

  • Erwin L. Hahn Institute for MRI,
    UNESCO World Heritage Site Zollverein
    Kokereiallee 7 (C84)
    45141 Essen / Germany
  • +49 201 183-6070

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Established in 2007, the Hahn Lectures continuously host some of the most notable members of the UHF MRI community.

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Students, professors, doctors and members of the industry alike are invited and encouraged to join us at the annual Hahn Lecture.

Oktogon, 2017

In 2017, the Oktogon set the scene for the Hahn Lecture.

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Seating is limited - so register now!


The World Heritage Site Zollverein has been the home of the Erwin L. Hahn Lecture for more than 10 years.

10th Anniversary

For its 10th anniversary, the Hahn Lecture moved to the Erich-Brost-Pavillon with its stunning view onto Zollverein.


While the workshop and talks form the main bulk of the programme, there is always plenty of time to catch up with old friends, and for networking.