Center for Advanced Magnetic Resonance Technology at Stanford

The NIH National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Body Imaging Methods

Body imaging methods require specialized solutions and robust implementations including dynamic contrast-enhanced, diffusion-weighted, whole-body and musculoskeletal imaging methods. We will
  1. Implement advanced dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI methods that use novel spatiotemporal sampling that allow integration of Dixon fat/water separation, advanced motion correction and spatiotemporal compressed sensing and low-rank reconstruction methods in collaboration with TRD 1. We will also explore rapid arterial-input function measurement and share appropriate post-processing tools that incorporate all developments;
  2. Enable high-resolution body diffusion-weighted-imaging using 3D steady- state approaches with advanced motion correction from TRD 1, and multiband reduced field-of-view diffusion;
  3. Develop advanced musculoskeletal MRI methods that include more efficient 3D spin-echo imaging, rapid 3D double-echo steady state imaging, and interactive MRI near metallic implants;
  4. Improve whole-body methods for MRI simultaneous with PET by offering Dixon imaging with multi-station continuity, acquisitions optimized for PET timing, and simultaneous multi-contrast imaging approaches for better efficiency and image registration.

For further information:

Gary H. Glover, Ph.D.
Center for Advanced MR Technology at Stanford
Lucas Center for Imaging
1201 Welch Road, Room P074
Stanford, CA 94305-5488
(650) 723-7577, (650) 723-5795 (fax)