Peter Magnusson



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MR-physicist, Senior Researcher

Research Interests

Research interest is metabolic MR imaging methods for disease characterization and diagnosis using magnetic response spectroscopy (MRS) in the ultra high-field MRS and hyperpolarized MRS disciplines.

Research Groups

Physics & Acquisition
Hyperpolarized MRI
Preclinical MRI
Danish National 7T MR Project

Curriculum Vitae



Ph.D. Radiation Physics, Lund University, Dep. of Radiation Physics, Malmö University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden


MSc. Radiation Physics, Department of medical radiation physics, Institute of clinical sciences, Lund, Lund University Hospital, Lund, Sweden


2007 - Present

Senior Researcher and MR-physicist, Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR), Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark

2006 - 2007

Clinical MR-physicist, Danish Research Centre for Magnetic Resonance, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark

2001 - 2006

Senior Scientist, MR-Physics, Hyperpolarization research, Amersham Health R&D AB (part of GE Healthcare\Bio-Science\Medical Diagnostics), MEDEON, Malmö, Sweden

1996 - 2001

Ph.D. student, Radiation/Medical Physics, Lund University, Department of Radiation Physics, Malmö University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden

1992 - 1997

Medical Physicist, Radiation/Medical Physics, Lund University, Department of Radiation Physics, Malmö University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden


Jorgensen A, Magnusson P, Hanson LG, Kirkegaard T, Benveniste H, Lee H, Svarer C, Mikkelsen JD, Fink-Jensen A, Moos Knudsen G, Paulson OB, Bolwig TG, Jorgensen MB. Regional brain volumes, diffusivity, and metabolite changes after electroconvulsive therapy for severe depression. Acta Psych Scand. Jul 3, 2015.

Asghar Butt S, Søgaard LV, Ardenkjaer-Larsen JH, Lauritzen MH, Engelholm LH, Paulson OB, Mirza O, Holck S, Magnusson P, Akeson P. Monitoring mammary tumor progression and effect of tamoxifen treatment in MMTV-PymT using MRI and magnetic resonance spectroscopy with hyperpolarized [1-13 C]pyruvate. Magn Reson Med. 73(1):51-58, 2015.

Lauritzen MH, Laustsen C, Butt SA, Magnusson P, Søgaard LV, Ardenkjær-Larsen JH, Åkeson P. Enhancing the [13C]bicarbonate signal in cardiac hyperpolarized [1-13C]pyruvate MRS studies by infusion of glucose, insulin and potassium. NMR in Biomed. Nov, 26(11): 1496-1500, 2013.

Butt SA, Søgaard LV, Magnusson PO, Lauritzen MH, Laustsen C, Åkeson P, Ardenkjær-Larsen JH. Imaging cerebral 2-ketoisocaproate metabolism with hyperpolarized 13C Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic Imaging. J. Cereb. Blood Flow Metab. Aug;32(8):1508-14, 2012.

Bandholm T, Magnusson P, Jensen BR, Sonne-Holm S. Dorsiflexor muscle-group thickness in children with cerebral palsy: Relation to cross-sectional area. NeuroRehabilitation. 24(4), 299-306, 2009.

Diaz S, Casselbrant I, Piitulainen E, Magnusson P, Peterson B, Wollmer P, Leander P, Ekberg O, Akeson P: Validity of the Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Hyperpolarized 3He MRI Using MSCT and Pulmonary Function Test as References. Eur J Radiol. 71(2):257-63, 2009.

Golman K, Petersson JS, Magnusson P, Johansson E, Åkeson P, Chai CM, Hansson G, Månsson S. Cardiac metabolism measured noninvasively by hyperpolarized 13C MRI. Magn. Reson. Med. 59: 1005-1013, 2008.

Magnusson P, Johansson E, Månsson S, Petersson JS, Chai CM, Hansson G, Golman K. Passive catheter tracking during interventional MRI using hyperpolarized 13C. Magn. Reson. Med. 57(6):1140-1147, 2007.

Mansson S, Johansson E, Magnusson P, Chai CM, Hansson G, Petersson JS, Stahlberg F, Golman K. 13C imaging – a new diagnostic platform. Eur. Radiol. 16(1), 57-67, 2006.

Deninger AJ, Mansson S, Petersson JS, Pettersson G, Magnusson P, Svensson J, Fridlund B, Hansson G, Erjefeldt I, Wollmer P, Golman K. Quantitative measurement of regional lung ventilation using 3He MRI. Magn. Reson. Med. 48, 223-232, 2002.