Cardiovascular MRI

Our laboratory has a history over more than two decades of developing methods which have been applied to imaging of the cardiovascular system. These include initial development of the technique of view sharing, segmented k-space sampling, use of real-time navigator echoes, centric and elliptical centric view orders, fluoroscopic triggering, continuous table motion MR angiography, and more recently high spatial-temporal resolution contrast-enhanced MRA with Cartesian k-space sampling, or "CAPR." Current research projects are directed toward improved speed, reduced contrast dose, and extension of the high image quality over an extended field-of-view.