A Paradigm Shift in Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Heart: 5D Imaging - Sample Now and Ask Questions Later
Description: Magnetic resonance imaging enables a safe, non-invasive, assessment of the heart without radiation. It can quantify blood flow, function, and tissue characteristics. However, significant aspects of cardiac MRI have remained unchanged over the past decades, highly specialized personnel is needed, and acquisition is time consuming. To remove these hurdles, we propose to break away from the decades-old paradigm where data are collected in a prospectively triggered fashion, and propose instead to sample image data continuously and irrespective of the heart’s position and contractile state. This can be achieved by combining in depth knowledge of Mathematics, Engineering and Physics. This research will lead to shorter exams for the patient and to more detailed information about the heart muscle and its vessels for the clinician. This translational and interdisciplinary research is conducted in strong collaboration with medical professionals at the CHUV.
Investigators : Matthias Stuber (CHUV), Jürg Schwitter (CHUV)
Collaborators: Karolinska Institute (Sweden), Emory University (United States of America), Northwestern University (United States of America), Mie University (Japan), Liryc – L’institut De Rythmologie Et Modélisation Cardiaque (France), Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (United States of America), Medical University of South Carolina (United States of America).