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Dr Slawomir Kusmia

Dr Slawomir Kusmia

Research Associate & MR Physicist

School of Psychology

+44 (0)29 2087 0081
1.037, Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, Maindy Road, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ

I'm an MR physicist that has been doing MR Imaging and Spectroscopy for over 20 years. Research, technique development, sequence implementations. On Bruker, Philips, Siemens, and some home-built scanners/spectrometers. At main magnetic field strengths from 0.2 up to 12 T. Solid- and liquid-state. Single- and multi-quantum. Ex- and in-vivo. MRI/MRS of materials, food, biological tissues, rodents, primates, and humans, of almost all of organs. Thus MRI is not 'a box of chocolates' any longer. Oh no, it still is from time to time, therefore, it's fun.

Postgraduate Education

2004 – Ph.D. in Physics with summa cum laude (with emphasis on MR Spectroscopy and Imaging), Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

1998 – M.Sc. in Medical Physics, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

Awards/External Committees

European University Viadrina fellowship 2000-2003


Research only:

2016 – present CUBRIC - Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, Cardiff, UK

2013 – 2016 ICAN – Institute of Cardiometabolism and Nutrition, Paris, France

2009 – 2010 & 2012 - 2013PARCC – Paris Cardiovascular Research Centre, Paris, France

2008 – 2009 Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany

2006 – 2008 CNRS – Centre Nationale de la Reserche Scientifique, Paris/Orsay, France



Everything that can be investigated with MR Imaging and Spectroscopy and development of new techniques if something cannot be at this moment. So far I have used MRI/MRS in order to do research on gelation, biodegradation, connective tissues, fibrosis, tumour angiogenesis and metastasis, brain activities. Using T1, T2, T2*, and T1rho relaxometry, non- volume and volume localized spectroscopy, as well as solid-state, SE, GRE, SSFP, and EPI MRI sequences.