The Institute for Experimental Molecular Imaging (ExMI) at the University Hospital Aachen and the Helmholtz Institute for Biomedical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University is headed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Fabian Kiessling. ExMI focuses on the development of novel contrast agents, imaging techniques and therapeutic approaches to characterize and treat cancer, cardiovascular and inflammatory disorders.

ExMI currently consists of two departments and four research groups:


  • Rix A., Flege B., Opacic T., Simons N., Koczera P., Stickeler E., and Kiessling F. won Poster Award at the 24th European Symposium on Ultrasound Contrast Imaging held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, for the contribution “Contrast enhanced ultrasound treatment enhances tumor perfusion in breast cancer patients – first results”.
  • Larissa Yokata Rizzo has won the Friedrich-Wilhelm Award of the Friedrich-Wilhelm Foundation for her excellent dissertation.