Department of Radiology
Imaging Division
University Hopital Zürich

Publication list (Original Research Articles)


Chuck NC, Steidle G, Blume I, Fischer MA, Nanz D, Boss A. Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Kidneys: Influence of b-Value and Number of Encoding Directions on Image Quality and Diffusion Tensor Parameters. J Clin Imaging Sci. 2013 Nov 28;3:53.

Melloul E, Raptis DA, Boss A, Pfammater T, Tschuor C, Tian Y, Graf R, Clavien PA, Lesurtel M. Small animal magnetic resonance imaging: an efficient tool to assess liver volume and intrahepatic vascular anatomy. J Surg Res. 2013 Nov 16. pii: S0022-4804(13)02117-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2013.11.1079. [Epub ahead of print]

Wurnig MC, Tsushima Y, Weiger M, Jungraithmayr W, Boss A. Assessing lung transplantation ischemia-reperfusion injury by microcomputed tomography and ultrashort echo-time magnetic resonance imaging in a mouse model. Invest Radiol. 2014 Jan;49(1):23-8.


Pazahr S, Nanz D, Rossi C, Chuck N, Stenger I, Wurnig MC, Schick F, Boss A. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Liver: Apparent Diffusion Coefficients From Multiexponential Analysis of b Values Greater Than 50 s/mm2 Do Not Respond to Caloric Intake Despite Increased Portal-Venous Blood Flow. Invest Radiol. 2013 Oct 28. [Epub ahead of print]

Keller A, Westenberger A, Sobrido MJ, García-Murias M, Domingo A, Sears RL, Lemos RR, Ordoñez-Ugalde A, Nicolas G, da Cunha JE, Rushing EJ, Hugelshofer M, Wurnig MC, Kaech A, Reimann R, Lohmann K, Dobričić V, Carracedo A, Petrović I, Miyasaki JM, Abakumova I, Mäe MA, Raschperger E, Zatz M, Zschiedrich K, Klepper J, Spiteri E, Prieto JM, Navas I, Preuss M, Dering C, Janković M, Paucar M, Svenningsson P, Saliminejad K, Khorshid HR, Novaković I, Aguzzi A, Boss A, Le Ber I, Defer G, Hannequin D, Kostić VS, Campion D, Geschwind DH, Coppola G, Betsholtz C, Klein C, Oliveira JR. Mutations in the gene encoding PDGF-B cause brain calcifications in humans and mice. Nat Genet. 2013 Sep;45(9):1077-82.

Tsushima Y, Jang JH, Wurnig MC, Boss A, Suzuki K, Weder W, Jungraithmayr W. Mastering mouse lung transplantation from scratch--a track record. J Surg Res. 2013 Nov;185(1):426-32.

Appenzeller P, Mader C, Huellner MW, Schmidt D, Schmid D, Boss A, von Schulthess G, Veit-Haibach P. PET/CT versus body coil PET/MRI: how low can you go? Insights Imaging. 2013 Aug;4(4):481-90.

Rossi C, Sharma P, Pazahr S, Alkadhi H, Nanz D, Boss A. Blood oxygen level-dependent magnetic resonance imaging of the kidneys: influence of spatial resolution on the apparent R2* transverse relaxation rate of renal tissue. Invest Radiol. 2013 Sep;48(9):671-7.

Emmert MY, Weber B, Wolint P, Frauenfelder T, Zeisberger SM, Behr L, Sammut S, Scherman J, Brokopp CE, Schwartländer R, Vogel V, Vogt P, Grünenfelder J, Alkadhi H, Falk V, Boss A, Hoerstrup SP. Intramyocardial transplantation and tracking of human mesenchymal stem cells in a novel intra-uterine pre-immune fetal sheep myocardial infarction model: a proof of concept study. PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e57759.

Bickelhaupt S, Pazahr S, Chuck N, Blume I, Froehlich JM, Cattin R, Raible S, Bouquet H, Bill U, Rogler G, Frei P, Boss A, Patak MA. Crohn's disease: small bowel motility impairment correlates with inflammatory-related markers C-reactive protein and calprotectin. gastroenterol Motil. 2013 Jun;25(6):467-73.

Würslin C, Schmidt H, Martirosian P, Brendle C, Boss A, Schwenzer NF, Stegger L. Respiratory motion correction in oncologic PET using T1-weighted MR imaging on a simultaneous whole-body PET/MR system. J Nucl Med. 2013 Mar;54(3):464-71.

Pazahr S, Blume I, Frei P, Chuck N, Nanz D, Rogler G, Patak M, Boss A. Magnetization transfer for the assessment of bowel fibrosis in patients with Crohn's disease: initial experience. MAGMA. 2013 Jun;26(3):291-301.

Stolzmann P, Veit-Haibach P, Chuck N, Rossi C, Frauenfelder T, Alkadhi H, von Schulthess GK, Boss A. Detection Rate, Location, and Size of Pulmonary Nodules in Three-modality PET/CT-MR: Comparison of low-dose CT and Dixon-based MR Imaging. Investigative Invest Radiol. 2013 May;48(5):241-6.


Stegger L, Martirosian P, Schwenzer N, Bisdas S, Kolb A, Pfannenberg C, Claussen CD, Pichler B, Schick F, Boss A. Simultaneous PET/MR imaging of the brain – Feasibility of cerebral blood flow measurements with FAIR-TrueFISP arterial spin labeling MRI. Acta Radiol. 2012 Nov 1;53(9):1066-72.

Jungraithmayr W, Chuck N, Frauenfeld T, Weder W, Boss A. MR imaging by using very short echo-time sequences after syngeneic lung transplantation in mice. Radiology. 2012 Dec;265(3):753-61.

Pazahr S, Fischer MA, Chuck N, Lüchinger R, Schick F, Nanz D, Boss A. Segment specific analysis of B1-field homogeneity in 3.0 Tesla liver imaging with single- versus dual-source parallel RF excitation Radiology (in press)

Rossi C, Artunc F, Schlemmer HP, Schick F, Boss A. Histogram Analysis of Renal Arterial Spin Labeling Perfusion Data Reveals Differences between Volunteers and Patients with mild Chronic Kidney Disease. Invest Radiol. 47(8):490-6. (2012)

Fischer MA, Donati OF, Reiner CS, Hunziker R, Nanz D, Boss A. Feasibility of semiquantitative liver perfusion assessment by ferucarbotran bolus injection in double-contrast hepatic MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging. 36(1):168-76. (2012)

Donati OF, Nanz D, Serra AL, Boss A. Quantitative BOLD response of the renal medulla to hyperoxic challenge at 1.5T and 3.0T. NMR Biomed. 2012 Oct;25(10):1133-8.

Rossi C, Boss A, Donati OF, Luechinger R, Kollias SS, Valavanis A, Hodler J, Nanz D. Manipulation of cortical gray matter oxygenation by hyperoxic respiratory challenge: field dependence of R(2) * and MR signal response. NMR Biomed. 2012 Aug;25(8):1007-14.

Schwenzer NF, Stegger L, Bisdas S, Schraml C, Kolb A, Boss A, Müller M, Reimold M, Ernemann U, Claussen CD, Pfannenberg C, Schmidt H. Simultaneous PET/MR imaging in a human brain PET/MR system in 50 patients-Current state of image quality. Eur J Radiol. 2012 Nov;81(11):3472-8.

Schraml C, Schwenzer NF, Martirosian P, Boss A, Schick F, Schäfer S, Stern M, Claussen CD, Schäfer JF. Non-invasive pulmonary perfusion assessment in young patients with cystic fibrosis using an arterial spin labeling MR technique at 1.5 T. MAGMA. 2012 Apr;25(2):155-62.

Reiner CS, Goetti R, Eberli D, Klotz E, Boss A, Pfammatter T, Frauenfelder T, Moch H, Sulser T, Alkadhi H. CT Perfusion of Renal Cell Carcinoma: Impact of Volume Coverage on Quantitative Analysis. Invest Radiol. 47(1):33-40. (2012)


Boss A, Stegger L, Bisdas S, Kolb A, Schwenzer N, Pfister M, Claussen CD, Pichler BJ, Pfannenberg C. Feasibility of simultaneous PET/MR imaging in the Head and Upper Neck Area Eur Radiol. 21(7):1439-46. (2011)

Clasen S, Rempp H, Boss A, Schmidt D, Fritz J, Schraml C, Schick F, Claussen CD, Pereira PL. MR-guided radiofrequency ablation of hepatocellular carcinoma: long-term effectiveness. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 22(6):762-70 (2011)

Haen SP, Gouttefangeas C, Schmidt D, Boss A, Clasen S, von Herbay A, Kosan B, Aebert H, Pereira PL, Rammensee HG. Elevated serum levels of heat shock protein 70 can be detected after radiofrequency ablation. Cell Stress Chaperones. 16(5):495-504 (2011).

Thorwart D, Henke G, Müller AC, Reimold M, Beyer T, Boss A, Kolb A, Pichler BJ, Pfannenberg C. Simultaneous [68Ga]DOTATOC PET/MR for IMRT treatment planning of meningioma: First experience. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 81(1):277-83 (2011)

Artunc F, Yildiz S, Boss A, Frenzel T, Schlemmer HP, Schick F, Risler T, Häring HU, Rossi C. Measurement of glomerular filtration rate using dynamic magnetic resonance imaging in patients with chronic kidney disease. J Nephrol. 24(4):482-9. 2011)

Widenmeyer M, Shebzukhov Y, Haen SP, Schmidt D, Clasen S, Boss A, Kuprash DV, Nedospasov SA, Stenzl A, Aebert H, Wernet D, Stevanović S, Pereira PL, Rammensee HG, Gouttefangeas C. Analysis of tumor antigen-specific T cells and antibodies in cancer patients treated with radiofrequency ablation. Int J Cancer. 128(11):2653-62. (2011)


Boss A, Bisdas S, Kolb A, Hofmann M, Ernemann U, Claussen CD, Pfannenberg C, Pichler BJ, Reimold M, Stegger L. Hybrid PET/MRI of intracranial masses: initial experiences and comparison to PET/CT. J Nucl Med. 51(8):1198-205. (2010)

Boss A, Kolb A, Hofmann M, Bisdas S, Nägele T, Ernemann U, Stegger L, Rossi C, Schlemmer HP, Pfannenberg C, Reimold M, Claussen CD, Pichler BJ, Klose U. Diffusion tensor imaging in a human PET/MR hybrid system. Invest Radiol. 45(5):270-4. (2010)

Spira D, Kötter I, Henes J, Kümmerle-Deschner J, Schulze M, Boss A, Horger M. MRI findings in psoriatic arthritis of the hands. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 195(5):1187-93 (2010)

Artunc F, Yildiz S, Rossi C, Boss A, Dittmann H, Schlemmer HP, Risler T, Heyne N. Simultaneous evaluation of renal morphology and function in live kidney donors using dynamic magnetic resonance imaging. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 25(6):1986-91. (2010)


Boss A, Martirosian P, Jehs M, Dietz K, Rossi C, Claussen CD, Schick F. Influence of oxygen and carbogen breathing on renal oxygenation measured by T2*-weighted imaging at 3.0 T NMR Biomed 22(6):638-45. (2009)

Boss A, Martirosian P, Fritz J, Kötter I, Henes JC, Claussen CD, Schick F, Horger M. Magnetic resonance spin-labeling perfusion imaging of synovitis in inflammatory arthritis at 3.0 T. MAGMA 22(3):175-80. (2009)

Rossi C, Boss A, Artunc F, Yildiz S, Martirosian P, Dittmann H, Claussen CD, Heyne N, Schick F, Schlemmer HP. Comprehensive assessment of renal function and vessel morphology in potential living kidney donors: an MRI-based approach. Invest Radiol. 44(11):705-11. (2009)

Rempp H, Clasen S, Boss A, Roland J, Kickhefel A, Schraml C, Claussen CD, Schick F, Pereira PL. Prediction of cell necrosis with sequential temperature mapping after radiofrequency ablation. J Magn Reson Imaging. 30(3):631-9. (2009)

Horger M, Bethge W, Boss A, Fenchel M, Claussen CD, Schmalzing M, Vogel W. Musculocutaneous chronic graft-versus-host disease: MRI follow-up of patients undergoing immunosuppressive therapy. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 192(5):1401-6. (2009)

Schmidt D, Clasen S, Boss A, Herberts T, Aubé C, Truebenbach J, Claussen CD, Pereira PL. Comparison of a single perfusion device and an internally cooled cluster device: laboratory experience in ex vivo liver tissue with longer duration of energy application. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 20(4):524-531 (2009)

Rossi C, Boss A, Haap M, Martirosian P, Claussen CD, Schick F. Whole-body T (2) () mapping at 1.5 T Magn Reson Imaging. 27(4):489-96 (2009)


Boss A, Oppitz M, Wehrl H, Rossi C, Feuerstein M, Claussen CD, Drews U, Pichler B, Schick F Measurement of T1, T2, and Magnetization Transfer Properties During Embryonic Development at 7 Tesla Using the Chicken Model J Magn Reson Imaging 28: 1510-1514 (2008)

Boss A, Schaefer S, Martirosian P, Claussen CD, Schick F, Schaefer J Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Lung Tissue: Influence of Body Positioning, Breathing and Oxygen Inhalation on signal decay Using Multi-Echo Gradient-Echo Sequences Invest Radiol 43 (6): 433-438 (2008)

Boss A, Rempp H, Martirosian P, Clasen S, Schraml C, Stenzl A, Claussen CD, Schick F, Pereira PL Wide-bore 1.5 Tesla MR imagers for guidiance and monitoring of radiofrequency ablation of renal cell carcinoma: initial experience on feasibility Eur Radiol;18 (7) : 1449-1455 (2008)

Rempp H, Martirosian P, Boss A, Clasen S, Kickhefel A, Kraiger M, Schraml C, Claussen C, Pereira P, Schick F MR temperature monitoring applying the proton resonance frequency method in liver and kidney at 0.2 and 1.5 T: segment-specific attainable precision and breathing influence MAGMA 21: 333-343 (2008)

Fritz J, Clasen S, Boss A, Thomas C, König CW, Claussen CD, Pereira PL. Real-time MR fluoroscopy-navigated lumbar facet joint injections: feasibility and technical properties. Eur Radiol. 18(7):1513-8 (2008)

Rossi C, Boss A, Martirosian P, Steidle G, Capuani S, Claussen CD, Maraviglia B, Schick F Influence of steady background gradients on the accuracy of molecular diffusion anisoptropy measurements Magn Reson Imaging 26 (9): 1250 - 1258 (2008)

Müller-Bierl BM, Martirosian P, Graf H, Boss A, König C, Pereira PL, Schick F Biopsy needle tips with markers - MR compatible needles for high precision needle tip positioning Med Phys 35 (6): 2273 - 2278 (2008)

Rossi C, Boss A, Steidle G, Martirosian P, Klose U, Capuani S, Maraviglia B, Claussen CD, Schick F Water Diffusion Anisotropy in White and Gray Matter of the Human Spinal Cord J Magn Reson Imaging, 27 (3): 476 - 482 (2008)

Martirosian P, Boss A, Deimling M, Kiefer B, Schraml C, Schwenzer N, Claussen CD, Schick F Systematic Variation of Off-Resonance repulses for Clinical Magnetization Transfer Contrast Imaging at 0.2, 1.5 and 3.0 Tesla Invest Radiol 43 (1): 16 - 26 (2008)

Schwenzer N, Schraml C, Martirosian P, Boss A, Claussen CD, Schick F MR measurement of blood flow in the parotid gland without contrast medium: a functional study before and after gustatory stimulation NMR Biomed 21 (6): 598 - 605 (2008)


Boss A, Graf H, Berger A, Lauer U, Wojtczyk H, Claussen CD, Schick F Tissue Warming and Regulatory Responses Induced by Radio Frequency Energy Deposition on a Whole-Body 3-Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imager J Magn Reson Imaging 26: 1334 - 1339 (2007)

Boss A, Schäfer J, Martirosian P, Obermayr F, Fuchs J, Claussen CD, Schick F, Schlemmer HP Dynamische Magnetresonanz-Nephrografie und -Urografie bei Kindern mit Harnwegserkrankungen Fortschr Röngenstr 179: 832 - 840 (2007)

Boss A, Martirosian P, Klose U, Nägele T, Claussen CD, Schick F FAIR-TrueFISP imaging of cerebral perfusion in areas of high magnetic susceptibility differences at 1.5 and 3 Tesla J Magn Reson Imaging 25 (5): 924 - 931 (2007)

Boss A, Martirosian P, Schäfer JF, Gehrmann M, Artunc F, Risler T, Oesigmann N, Claussen CD, Schlemmer H, Schick F Dynamic Magnetic Resonance Nephrography: Is Saturation Recovery TrueFISP Advantageous Over Saturation Recovery TurboFLASH? Invest Radiol 42 (4): 256 - 262 (2007)

Boss A, Martirosian P, Gehrmann M, Artunc F, Risler T, Oesingmann N, Claussen CD, Schick F, Küper K, Schlemmer HP Quantitative Assessment of Glomerular Filtration Rate with MR Gadolinium Slope Clearance Measurements: A Phase I Trial Radiology 242 (3): 783 - 790 (2007)

Clasen S, Schmidt D, Dietz K, Boss A, Kröber SM, Schraml C, Fritz J, Claussen CD, Pereira PL. [Internally cooled bipolar radiofrequency ablation: is a lower power output more effective?]. Fortschr Röntgenstr. 179(3):282-8 (2007)

Clasen S, Schmidt D, Dietz K, Boss A, Kröber SM, Schraml C, Fritz J, Claussen CD, Pereira PL. Bipolar radiofrequency ablation using internally cooled electrodes in ex vivo bovine liver: prediction of coagulation volume from applied energy. Invest Radiol. 42(1):29-36. (2007)

Schraml C, Boss A, Martirosian P, Schwenzer N, Claussen CD, Schick F. FAIR true-FISP perfusion imaging of the thyroid gland J Magn Reson Imaging 26 (1): 66 - 71 (2007)

Clasen S, Boss A, Schmidt D, Schraml C, Fritz J, Schick F, Claussen CD, Pereira PL. MR-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation in a 0.2-T Open MR System: Technical Success and Technique Effectiveness in 100 Liver Tumors J Magn Reson Imaging 26: 1210 - 1215 (2007)

Rossi C, Boss A, Lindig TM, Martirosian P, Steidle G, Mätzler W, Claussen CD, Klose U, Schick F Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Spinal Cord at 1.5 and 3.0 Tesla Fortschr Röntgenstr 179: 219 - 224 (2007)


Boss A, Martirosian P, Kuper K, Fierlbeck G, Claussen CD, Schick F Whole-body magnetization transfer contrast imaging J Magn Reson Imaging 24: 1183 - 1187 (2006)

Boss A, Schäfer J, Martirosian P, Hacker HW, Darge K, Claussen CD, Küper K, Schick F, Schlemmer HP Contrast-enhanced dynamic MR nephrography using the Turbo FLASH navigator-gating technique in children Eur Radiol 16 (7): 1509 - 1518 (2006)

Boss A, Martirosian P, Schraml C, Clasen S, Fenchel M, Anastasiadis A Claussen CD, Pereira PL, Schick F Morphological, contrast-enhanced and spin labeling perfusion imaging for monitoring of relapse after RF ablation of renal cell carcinomas Eur Radiol 16 (6): 1226 - 1236 (2006)

Boss A, Martirosian P, Claussen CD, Schick F Quantitative ASL Muscle perfusion imaging using a Fair-TrueFISP technique at 3.0 T NMR Biomed 19 (1): 125 - 132 (2006)

Clasen S, Boss A, Schmidt D, Fritz J, Schraml C, Claussen CD, Pereira PL. Magnetic resonance imaging for hepatic radiofrequency ablation. Eur J Radiol 59(2):140-8 (2006)

Clasen S, Schmidt D, Boss A, Dietz K, Kröber SM, Claussen CD, Pereira PL. Multipolar radiofrequency ablation with internally cooled electrodes: experimental study in ex vivo bovine liver with mathematic modeling. Radiology (3):881-90 (2006)

Schraml C, Aube C, Graf H, Boss A, Clasen S, Herberts T, Schmidt D, Schick F, Claussen CD, Pereira PL MR-guided Radiofrequency Ablation: Do Magnetic Fields Influence Extent of Coagulation in ex Vivo Bovine Livers? Radiology 241 (3): 746 - 752 (2006)

Rodegerdts E, Boss A, Riemarzik K, Lichy M, Schick F, Claussen CD, Schlemmer HP 3D imaging of the whole spine at 3 T compared to 1.5 T: initial experiences Acta Radiol 47 (5): 488 - 493 (2006)

Martirosian P, Boss A, Fenchel M, Deimling M, Schäfer J, Claussen CD, Schick F Quantitative lung perfusion mapping at 0.2 T using FAIR True-FISP MRI Magn Reson Med 55: 1065 - 1074 (2006)


Boss A, Martirosian P, Graf H, Claussen CD, Schlemmer H, Schick F High Resolution MR Perfusion Imaging of the Kidneys at 3 Tesla without Administration of Contrast Media Fortschr Röntgenstr 177: 1625 - 1630 (2005)

Boss A, Graf H, Müller-Bierl B, Clasen S, Schmidt D, Pereira PL, Schick F Magnetic Susceptibility Effects on the Accuracy of MR Temperature Monitoring by the Proton Resonance Frequency Method J Magn Reson Imaging 22 (6): 813-820 (2005)

Boss A, Clasen S, Kuczyk M, Anastasiadis A, Schmidt D, Claussen CD, Schick F, Pereira PL Thermal Damage of the Genitofemoral Nerve Due to Radiofrequency Ablation of Renal Cell Carcinoma: A Potentially Avoidable Complication AJR Am J Roentgenol 185 (6): 1627 -1631 (2005)

Boss A, Clasen S; Kuczyk M, Anastasiadis A, Schmidt D, Graf H, Schick F, Claussen CD, Pereira PL Magnetic Resonance-Guided Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation of Renal Cell Carcinomas Invest Radiol 40 (9): 583 - 590 (2005)

Boss A, Clasen S; Kuczyk M, Anastasiadis A, Schmidt D, Claussen CD, Schick F, Pereira PL Radiofrequenzablation des Nierenzellkarzinoms unter MR-Bildgebung: Erste Ergebnisse Fortschr Röntgenstr 177: 1139 - 1145 (2005)

Boss A, Oppitz M, G. Lippert, Drews U. Muscarinic cholinergic receptors in the human melanoma cell line SK-Mel 28: modulation of chemotaxis. Clin Exp Dermatol. 30(5):557-64 (2005)

Schraml C, Graf H, Boss A, Clasen S, Leibfritz M, Pereira PL, Claussen CD, Schick F Interaction between grounding pads used for RF ablation therapy and magnetic resonance imaging MAGMA 13: 1 - 7 (2005) Metzger M, Just L, Boss A, Drews U.

Identification and functional characterization of the muscarinic receptor M3 in the human keratinocyte cell line HaCaT. Cells Tissues Organs 180(2):96-105 (2005)

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Andreas Boss
Department of Radiology
Imaging Division
University Hospital of Zürich
Rämistr. 100
8006 Zürich
Tel.: +41-44-2553677
FAX: +41-44-2554344