Lars G. Hanson



+45 3862 2977


MSc PhD, Senior scientist

Research Interests

Recent research includes hyperpolarized imaging, spectroscopy, motion correction, and encoding of non-MR signals in MRI, e.g. for artifact correction.
Interests also include MR fundamentals, and widely used educational tools made freely available via the DRCMR homepage.
The research focus is imaging and spectroscopy methodology, mostly for brain. The established techniques have been used in studies of multiple sclerosis, depression, and muscle energetics, for example.
Most of the research is pursued in collaboration with Center for MR at the Technical University of Denmark where LGH is independently employed as Associate Professor, and is involved in the HYPERMAG Center funded by the Danish National Research Foundation.

Research Groups

Physics & Acquisition (Group leader)
Hyperpolarized MRI
High Field 7T MRI

Curriculum Vitae



Ph.D., University of Copenhagen, Denmark


M.Sc. Physics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


2009 -

Associate Professor, Technical University of Denmark

1999 -

Senior Researcher, DRCMR

1996 - 1999

Introductory and Ph.D Stipend, DRCMR

1995 - 1996

Promotion Stipend, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Germany

Full CV


Andersen, M., Hanson L. G., Madsen, K. H., Wezel, J., Boer, V., van der Velden, T., van Osch, M. J. P., Klomp, D., Webb, A. G. & Versluis, M. J. Measuring motion-induced B0-fluctuations in the brain using field probes. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 75(5):2020-30, 2016. WebSearch

Herskind, A., Ritterband-Rosenbaum, A., Willerslev-Olsen, M., Lorentzen, J., Hanson, L., Lichtwark, G. & Nielsen, J. B. Muscle growth is reduced in 15-month-old children with cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 58(5):485-91, 2016. WebSearch

Jørgensen, A., Magnusson, P., Hanson, L. G., Kirkegaard, T., Benveniste, H., Lee, H., Svarer, C., Mikkelsen, J. D., Fink-Jensen, A., Knudsen, G. M., Paulson, O. B., Bolwig, T. G. & Jorgensen, M. B. Regional brain volumes, diffusivity, and metabolite changes after electroconvulsive therapy for severe depression. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 133, p. 154-164, 2016. WebSearch

Hanson, L.G. The ups and downs of NMR described by classical and quantum mechanics. Book chapter in "Anthropic Awareness - The Human Aspects of Scientific Thinking in NMR Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry", 32 pages, edited by C  Szantay, Jr., Elsevier, 2015. WebSearch

Hastrup, N., Khalilieh, S., Dale, D. C., Hanson, L. G., Magnusson, P., Tzontcheva, A., Tseng, J., Huyck, S., Rosenberg, E. & Krogsgaard, K. The effects of the CXCR2 antagonist, MK-7123, on bone marrow functions in healthy subjects. Cytokine. 72, 2, p. 197-203, 2015. WebSearch

Wu, X., Hanson, L. G., Skimminge, A., Sorensen, P. S., Paulson, O. B., Mathiesen, H. K. & Blinkenberg, M. Cortical N-acetyl aspartate is a predictor of long-term clinical disability in multiple sclerosis. Neurological Research. 36, 8, p. 701-08, 2014. WebSearch

Lund, H., Krakauer, M., Skimminge, A., Sellebjerg, F., Garde, E., Siebner, H. R., Paulson, O. B., Hesse, D. & Hanson, L. G. Blood-brain barrier permeability of normal appearing white matter in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis. P L o S One. 8, 2, s. e56375 2013. WebSearch

Axelsen, M. B., Poggenborg, R. P., Stoltenberg, M., Kubassova, O., Boesen, M., Hørslev-Petersen, K., Bliddal, H., Hanson, L. G. & Østergaard, M. Reliability and responsiveness of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging in rheumatoid arthritis. Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology. 42, 2, p. 115-22, 2013. WebSearch

Blinkenberg M;Mathiesen HK;Tscherning T;Jonsson A;Svarer C;Holm S;Sellebjerg F;Paulson OB;Hanson LG;Sorensen PS. Cerebral metabolism, magnetic resonance spectroscopy and cognitive dysfunction in early multiple sclerosis: An exploratory study. Neurol Res 2012, 34(1), 52-58. WebSearch

Axelsen M;Stoltenberg M;Poggenborg R;Kubassova O;Boesen M;Bliddal H;Horslev-Petersen K;Hanson L;Ostergaard M. Dynamic gadolinium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging allows accurate assessment of the synovial inflammatory activity in rheumatoid arthritis knee joints: a comparison with synovial histology. Scand J Rheumatol 2012, 41(2), 89-94. WebSearch

Hanson LG. Tools and methods for teaching magnetic resonance concepts and techniques. European Medical Physics News, Summer 2012, p. 17-19, 2012. PDF

Hanson LG. An active learning approach to education in MRI technology for the biomedical engineering curriculum. 11th Active Learning in Engineering Education Workshop (ALE), 2012. PDF

Hanson LG. MRI safety in practice: The EU directive on work in electromagnetic fields – practical and clinical aspects. ISMRM Safety workshop, syllabus contribution, 2012. PDF

Vestergaard MB;Schulz J;Turner R;Hanson LG. Motion tracking from gradient induced signals in electrode recordings. Proc of the ESMRMB 28th Annual Meeting, 368, 2011. WebSearch

í Dali C;Hanson LG;Barton NW;Fogh J;Nair N;Lund AM.  Brain N-acetylaspartate levels correlate with motor function in metachromatic leukodystrophy. Neurology 2010, 75(21), 1896-1903. WebSearch

Hanson LG. MR-skanning ved 7 tesla feltstyrke etableres i Danmark. MTI - Medicinsk Teknologi & Informatik, 4(7), 21-22, 2010. PDF | WebSearch

de Nijs R;Miranda MJ;Hansen LK;Hanson LG. Motion correction of single-voxel spectroscopy by independent component analysis applied to spectra from nonanesthetized pediatric subjects. Magn Reson Med 2009, 62(5), 1147-1154.  PDF | WebSearch

Hanson LG. Is quantum mechanics necessary for understanding magnetic resonance? Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part A 2008, 32A(5), 329-340. PDF | WebSearch

Hanson LG. A graphical simulator for teaching basic and advanced MR imaging techniques. Radiographics 2007, 27(6), e27. PDF | WebSearch

Hanson LG;Lund TE;Hanson CG. Encoding of electrophysiology and other signals in MR images. J Magn Reson Imaging 2007, 25(5), 1059-1066. PDF | WebSearch

Hanson LG;Lund TE;Hanson CG. Encoding and transmission of signals as RF signals for detection using an MR apparatus. WO/2005/116676, PCT/DK2005/000343 2005. PDF | WebSearch

Mathiesen HK;Tscherning T;Sorensen PS;Larsson HB;Rostrup E;Paulson OB;Hanson LG. Multi-slice echo-planar spectroscopic MR imaging provides both global and local metabolite measures in multiple sclerosis. Magn Reson Med 2005, 53(4), 750-759. WebSearch

Hanson LG;Adalsteinsson E;Pfefferbaum A;Spielman DM. Optimal voxel size for measuring global gray and white matter proton metabolite concentrations using chemical shift imaging. Magn Reson Med 2000, 44(1), 10-18. PDF | WebSearch

Hanson LG;Schaumburg K;Paulson OB. Reconstruction strategy for echo planar spectroscopy and its application to partially undersampled imaging. Magn Reson Med 2000, 44(3), 412-417. PDF | WebSearch

Hanson LG, Lambropoulos P. Non-dispersing wave packets in two-electron atoms: Atomic mode-locking by loss modulation. Plysical Review Letters 1995. 74(25), 5009-5012. WebSearch

Hanson LG, Zhang J, Lambropoulos P. Manifestations of atomic and core resonances in photoelectron energy spectra. Physical Review A 1997, 55(3), 2232-2244. WebSearch