Martyn Klassen (Research Scientist)

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Research Scientist, CFMM
Contact Information:
• Phone: Tel: (519) 663-5777 ext. 24145
• Fax: (519) 931-5260
• Email: mklassen at robarts dot ca

Profile & Research Interests

Dr. L. Martyn Klassen holds degrees in Chemical Physics (Honors B.Sc.) from Simon Fraser University and Medical Physics (Ph.D.) from the University of Western Ontario. Current research focuses on pulse sequence design and image reconstruction with a focus on B1 mapping, shimming and accelerated imaging for frequency mapping and functional imaging. In addition, he administrates the computation infrastructure necessary to support the MRI systems and supervises the software development efforts within the Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping.


  • Ph.D. Medical Physics, University of Western Ontario
  • B.Sc. Chemical Physics (Hons), Simon Fraser University

Recent Publications

  • Origins of R2* Orientation Dependence in Gray and White Matter. Rudko DA, Klassen LM, de Chickera SN, Gati JS, Dekaban GA, Menon RS. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jan 7;111(1):E159-67. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1306516111. Epub 2013 Dec 27. PubMedPMID: 24374633; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3890825.
  • Comparison of Multiecho Postprocessing Schemes for SWI with use of Linear and Nonlinear Mask Functions.  Quinn MP, Gati JS, Klassen LM, Lin AW, Bird JR, Leung SE, Menon RS.  AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Jan;35(1):38-44. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A3584.Epub 2013 Jun 6. PubMed PMID: 23744694.
  • Slice-by-Slice B1+ Shimming at 7 T.  Curtis AT, Gilbert KM, Klassen LM, Gati JS, Menon RS.  Magn Reson Med. 2012 Oct;68(4):1109-16. doi: 10.1002/mrm.23319.Epub 2011 Dec 27. PubMed PMID: 22213531.
  • A Radio Frequency Coil to Facilitate B₁⁺ Shimming and Parallel Imaging Acceleration in Three Dimensions at7 T.  Gilbert KM, Curtis AT, Gati JS, Klassen LM, Menon RS.  NMR Biomed. 2011 Aug;24(7):815-23. doi: 10.1002/nbm.1627. Epub 2010 Dec 8.PubMed PMID: 21834005.
  • Transmit/Receive Radio Frequency Coil with Individually Shielded Elements. Gilbert KM, Curtis AT, Gati JS, Klassen LM, Villemaire LE, Menon RS.  Magn Reson Med. 2010 Dec;64(6):1640-51. doi: 10.1002/mrm.22574. Epub 2010 Jul 20.PubMed PMID: 20648678.
  • Evaluation of Preprocessing Steps to Compensate for Magnetic Field Distortions Due to Body Movements in BOLD fMRI.  Barry RL, Williams JM, Klassen LM, Gallivan JP, Culham JC, Menon RS.   Magn Reson Imaging. 2010 Feb;28(2):235-44.doi: 10.1016/j.mri.2009.07.005. Epub 2009 Aug 19. PubMed PMID: 19695810; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2823819.

Recent Publications on Pubmed: LM Klassen