Support Center for Advanced Neuroimaging (SCAN)

Research group leader


  • Prof. B. Weder MD
  • PD M. El-Koussy MD
  • PD J. Slotboom PhD
  • C. Kiefer PhD
  • C. Rummel PhD
  • R. McKinley PhD
  • M. Pastore-Wapp PhD
  • F. Wagner MD
  • UP Knecht MD
  • F. Kellner MD
  • A. Hakim MD
  • N. Denier MD MSc
  • S. Habegger MSc
  • N. Da Silva MSc
  • M. Zbinden MSc

Research focus

  • Development, postprocessing and clinical validation of advanced and functional neuroimaging technologies


  • Functional MRI & EEG/fMRI
  • Perfusion imaging
  • Diffusion MRI and DTI  
  • MR-Spectroscopy
  • Neuronal current imaging
  • Magnetization Transfer Imaging
  • MR-Morphometry

Short description

The Support Center for Advanced Neuroimaging (SCAN) is a multidisciplinary imaging laboratory, where physicists, mathematicians, computer engineers, neuroradiologists, neurologists, and psychologists investigate new applications for advanced neuroimaging. Main focus of research is the development of computer-assisted post-processing techniques for clinical applications in neuromedicine and neuroscience (in close collaboration with the neurocenter at the Inselspital, the ISTB, the UPD translational research center, our international research, and industrial partners). We aim to improve quantification of lesion load, monitoring of regional brain plasticity, and tissue-at-risk estimation in frequent neurological disorders, e.g. stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, and epilepsy. In addition, we translate novel sequence technologies as neuronal current imaging, advanced MR spectroscopy, model-based magnetization, and chemical exchange saturation transfer and multiband functional MRI into clinical practice.

Further information

Research group’s website