Marga B. Rominger

Rominger, Marga B., Prof. Dr. med.

Laboratory Head (she/her)

Universitätsspital Zürich,
Institut Diagnostische & Interventionelle Radiologie
OPS B9a, Rämistrasse 100, CH-8091 Zürich, Switzerland
Tel: +41 44 255 11 11,

Marga Rominger was born in Reutlingen, Germany. She received her MD from the University of Tübingen, Germany, in 1987 with studies at the University of Bordeaux II, France, Mater Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, and UMass Medical School, Worcester, US. Her thesis was entitled “Retrospective analysis of radiotherapy in bone tumors”. 

She started her medical career with radiotherapy at the Katharinenhospital in Stuttgart 1988 and switched to radiology at the University Hospital of Giessen. She was an MRI research fellow at the University of Alabama at Birmingham from 1990-1992. She became a specialist in diagnostic radiology in 1996. She was building up the cardiac MRI unit at the Kerckhoff-Klinik in Bad Nauheim, specialized in breast imaging, and she was appointed Privatdozentin in 2001. She switched to the University Hospital of Marburg building up the interdisciplinary non-invasive cardiac imaging expert group (NICE-Marburg). She was appointed apl. professor in 2008 at the Philips University Marburg.  

Since 2014 she is head of clinical and research ultrasound at the University Hospital Zurich. 

Marga’s current research interests are the clinical applications of multiparametric approaches and deep-learning in muscle, breast, lung, and liver diseases. 

Selected publications: [PubMed]

Ultrasound Imaging of Injections in Masseter Muscle without Contrast Agent Using Strain Elastography and a Novel B-Mode Spatiotemporal Filter. Sanabria SJ, Ruby L, Kuonen J, Dettwiler S, Colombo V, Frauenfelder T, Ettlin D, Rominger MB. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2020 Aug 1:S0301-5629(20)30294-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2020.06.022. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32753287 

Ruby L, Kunut A, Nakhostin D, Huber F A, Finkenstaedt T, Frauenfelder T, [Rominger M B, Sanabria S J] (2020) Speed of Sound Ultrasound: Comparison with Proton Density Fat Fraction assessed with Dixon MRI for Fat Content Quantification of the Lower Extremity. European Radiology, PubMED PMID: 32385650.

[Ruby L, Sanabria S J], Martini K, Dedes K J, Vorburger D, Oezkan E, Frauenfelder T, Goksel O and Rominger M (2019) Breast Cancer Assessment With Pulse-Echo Speed of Sound Ultrasound From Intrinsic Tissue Reflections: Proof-of-Concept. Investigative Radiology 54(7):419-427. DOI: 10.1097/RLI.0000000000000553. PubMed PMID: 30913054.

Speed of sound ultrasound: a pilot study on a novel technique to identify sarcopenia in seniors. Sanabria SJ, Martini K, Freystätter G, Ruby L, Goksel O, Frauenfelder T, Rominger MB. Eur Radiol. 2019 Jan;29(1):3-12. doi: 10.1007/s00330-018-5742-2. Epub 2018 Oct 15. PMID: 30324383 

Economical Sponge Phantom for Teaching, Understanding, and Researching A- and B-Line Reverberation Artifacts in Lung Ultrasound. Blüthgen C, Sanabria S, Frauenfelder T, Klingmüller V, Rominger M. J Ultrasound Med. 2017 Oct;36(10):2133-2142. doi: 10.1002/jum.14266. Epub 2017 Jun 19. PMID: 28626903 


University Zurich – Mantelstudium Ultraschall – course leader

ETH Zurich – Ultraschall  – course leader

PU Marburg, Germany – Bildgebende Verfahren – lecturer

SGUM Abdomen Grundkurs – course leader