Graduate School: University of Virginia
Primary Appointment: Associate Professor, Radiology, Radiology Research
Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Coronary Heart Disease; Myocardial Function; Myocardial Perfusion
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Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program(s)
The general goal of my lab is to develop MRI techniques for assessing the structure, function, and perfusion of the cardiovascular system, particularly in the setting of coronary heart disease. Recent projects have included developing echo-planar MRI methods for imaging myocardial perfusion throughout the entire heart and developing displacement-encoded MRI for high-resolution measurements of intramyocardial motion. We have access to state-of-the-art whole body 1.5T scanners for human imaging studies and to a high-field 4.7T MRI scanner for imaging small animals, particularly mice. Through collaborations with cardiologists and molecular biologists, our novel MRI methods are applied to studies involving both clinical cardiology and basic cardiovascular science.Current Projects:
Imaging myocardial mechanics with Cine DENSE (Displacement Encoding with Stimulated Echoes) MRI, including pulse sequence development and improving image analysis methods.
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