About us

The Quantitative MR Imaging Science Lab (QIS) is headed by Prof. Jessica Bastiaansen. Our lab is part of the Department of Radiology (DIPR) at the University Hospital of Bern (Inselspital) and affiliated to the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research of the University of Bern.

We aim to find creative ways to obtain novel quantitative information using MRI. To this end, we develop technology for a variety of target applications, going literally from head to toe, and for a variety of magnetic field strengths, from 1.5T to 7T.

Our lab is physically located in the Swiss Institute for Translational and Entrepreneurial Medicine and is part of the Translational Imaging Center. We work in close collaboration with clinicians as well as scientists from industry.

Check the other pages for more info, and get in touch if you are interested to work with us!


May 4th-9th, 2024
We will be presenting our latest research work at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) in Singapore.

May 29th, 2024
“Has MRI delivered on its promise” Jessica will give a seminar at the monthly lecture series organized by the Department of Clinical Research in Bern, Switzerland

June 6th, 2024
Jessica will give a talk at the Cardiovascular Grand Rounds on “Technological advances in whole-heart MRI” in Bern, Switzerland.

October 5th, 2024
At the ESMRMB in Barcelona, Jessica will give a talk on “Preclinical translation step-by-step” in an educational session entitled Biomarker validation using MRI