Davide Santoro

Postdoctoral Fellow
+49 30 82406-244
santoro [at] mpib-berlin [dot] mpg [dot] de

Short CV: 
2004, PhD in physics at the Sir Peter Mansfield Magnetic Resonance Centre, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham, UK. Thesis:" Optimisation of indirect detected 13C spectroscopy andmicro- imaging experiments for in vivo applications in plants."
2000, Italian Laurea in Physics at Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, Italy. Thesis:“ NMR measurement of diffusion of hyperpolarized xenon in biological systems: effects of chemical exchange“.  

Research Interests: 
  • 1H Spectroscopy in the Brain
  • Perfusion imaging by means of arterial spin labeling
  • Developing novel MRI techniques by means of computer simulation and new pulse sequences. 
  • High field MRI at 7T: testing safety of metallic implants with MR Thermometry. 
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy and Imaging of rare nuclei as 13C ,129Xe, 3He and 23Na.

Selected Literature: 
Santoro, D., Rivoire, J., Meise, F., Terekhov, M., Salhi, Z., Gast, K. and Schreiber, L. M. , Three-dimensional mapping of the B1 field using an optimized phase-based method: Application to hyperpolarized 3He in lungs. Magn Reson Med. 2011 Apr;65(4):1166-72. doi: 10.1002/mrm.22683. Epub 2010 Nov 4.
Davide Santoro, Lukas Winter, Alexander Müller, Julia Vogt, Wolfgang Renz, Celal Özerdem, Andreas Grässl, Valeriy Tkachenko, Jeanette Schulz-Menger, Thoralf Niendorf. Detailing Radio Frequency Heating Induced by Coronary Stents: A 7.0 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Study (2012) PLoS ONE 7(11): e49963. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049963
Linz P, Santoro D, Renz W, Rieger J, Ruehle A, Ruff J, Deimling M, Rakova N, Muller DN, Luft FC, Titze J, Niendorf T. Skin sodium measured with ²³Na MRI at 7.0 T.  NMR Biomed. 2015 Jan;28(1):54-62. doi: 10.1002/nbm.3224. Epub 2014 Oct 18
Flavio Carinci, Davide Santoro, Federico von Samson-Himmelstjerna, Tomasz Dawid Lindel, Matthias Alexander Dieringer, Thoralf Niendorf. Characterization of phase-based methods used for transmission field uniformity mapping: A magnetic resonance study at 3T and 7T. (2013) PLoS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057982.