Technology Research & Development Project #1

Towards Rapid Continuous Comprehensive MR Imaging

In this project, we will develop and disseminate novel approaches to MR image acquisition and reconstruction, in order to serve the needs of our collaborative and service projects and ultimately to change the operating paradigm for both research and clinical scanning. Working from encouraging preliminary studies, we will design rapid continuous acquisition protocols capable of providing comprehensive information-rich datasets immune to patient motion and representing a broad range of image contrasts over a broad range of spatiotem-poral resolutions. The approaches we will pursue take advantage of compressed sensing and parallel imaging approaches, in which we have been recognized leaders. This project will also connect closely with TR&D #3, in which we will take advantage of synergies between continuously and simultaneously acquired MR and PET to improve both modalities still further. In short, TR&D #1 is not merely an “image reconstruction” core, or a “rapid imaging” core. Instead, it will provide for collaborators and for the field at large a new way to gather simple, information-rich image datasets, spanning multiple imaging modalities and contrast mechanisms.

The research team for TR&D #1 will be led by overall BTRC PI Dr. Sodickson together with Dr. Ricardo Otazo, a young investigator who has been at the forefront of developments in compressed sensing and rapid imaging and who heads an interdisciplinary team that has recently pioneered far-reaching applications of compressed sensing, parallel imaging, and golden-angle radial acquisitions.


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Philanthropic Support

We gratefully acknowledge generous support for radiology research at NYU Langone Medical Center from:
• The Big George Foundation
• Raymond and Beverly Sackler
• Bernard and Irene Schwartz

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