Johannes Forsting, MD


Johannes Forsting

Main research

Using quantitative MRI methods in the evaluation of human muscles, I’m currently investigating the principles and application of DTI tractography in healthy and diseased muscle.

Curriculum vitae

10/2010 - 12/2016
Studies of Medicine at the Ruhr-University Bochum, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (CAT) and the Universidad de Cartagena (COL)

since 03/2017
Resident in the Department of Neurology of the UK Bergmannsheil

since 06/2018
Fellow of the AG Neurowissenschaftliche Bildgebung at the UK Bergmannsheil

MD on the topic of „Quantitative evaluation of mDTI fiber tracking stop parameters in human leg muscles“


Forsting J,, Rehmann R, Rohm M, Froeling M, Schlaffke L. Evaluation of interrater reliability of different muscle segmentation techniques in diffusion tensor imaging. NMR Biomed. 2020 Nov 20:e4430. doi: 10.1002/nbm.4430. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33217106.

Forsting J,, Rehmann R, Froeling M, Vorgerd M, Tegenthoff M, Schlaffke L. Diffusion tensor imaging of the human thigh: consideration of DTI-based fiber tracking stop criteria. MAGMA. 2020 Jun;33(3):343-355. doi: 10.1007/s10334-019-00791-x. Epub 2019 Nov 27. PMID: 31776703.

Rehmann R, Froeling M, Rohm M, Forsting J,, Kley RA, Schmidt-Wilcke T, Karabul N, Meyer-Frießem CH, Vollert J, Tegenthoff M, Vorgerd M, Schlaffke L. Diffusion tensor imaging reveals changes in non-fat infiltrated muscles in late onset Pompe disease. Muscle Nerve. 2020 Oct;62(4):541-549. doi: 10.1002/mus.27021. Epub 2020 Jul 31. PMID: 32654203.

Rehmann R, Schlaffke L, Froeling M, Kley RA, Kühnle E, De Marées M, Forsting J,, Rohm M, Tegenthoff M, Schmidt-Wilcke T, Vorgerd M. Muscle diffusion tensor imaging in glycogen storage disease V (McArdle disease). Eur Radiol. 2019 Jun;29(6):3224-3232. doi: 10.1007/s00330-018-5885-1. Epub 2018 Dec 17. PMID: 30560358.