Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health

RESEARCH FUNDING

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

This program supports the technological development of in vivo MR imaging and MR spectroscopy, for both animal and human research and potential clinical applications.

Emphasis
The emphasis is on the development of MRI hardware and methodologies, including image acquisition and reconstruction techniques, that would improve the speed, spatial resolution, information content, efficiency, robustness, quality, patient experience, and safety. The emphasis should be on technological development rather than detailed applications to specific diseases or organs.

The program covers the development of new MRI techniques, methods and tools broadly, which include but are not limited to:

  • fast MRI
  • high and ultra-high field MRI
  • pulse sequence and image reconstruction
  • MRI of new contrast mechanisms
  • design and implementation of novel magnets, gradients, radio-frequency coils, and other apparatus for in-scanner applications
  • combination of MRI with other modalities with an emphasis on MRI hardware development
  • in vivo MR Spectroscopy and spectroscopic imaging
  • MRI of tissue properties, structure, metabolism, function and physiology