Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Magnetic resonance imaging is increasingly used for the evaluation of the cardiovascular system. Often, during a cardiac MR examination multiple scan techniques are applied in order to assess several morphological and functional aspects resulting in a huge amount of images obtained in a single imaging session. MRI is highly suited for quantitative evaluation of the cardiac or vascular status of the patient. The research in the MRI section focuses at the development of new automated quantitative image analysis methods for these cardiovascular MR imaging studies.

Currently, the research is in the following areas: 1) new contour detection techniques for the detection of the left and right ventricular boundaries, 2) segmentation techniques for Magnetic Resonance Angiography and vessel wall MRI studies, 3) new techniques for the assessment of trans-valvular flow and ventricular wall motion using velocity-encoded MRI, 4) fluid dynamic modeling approaches to assess the flow distribution in carotid arteries, 5) new techniques for accurate quantification of functional ventricular parameters.


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For further information, please contact:

Rob J. van der Geest, PhD
Division of Image Processing
Department of Radiology, 1-C2S
Leiden University Medical Center
P.O. Box 9600
2300 RC Leiden
The Netherlands
Tel. +31 (0)71 526 2138
Fax. +31 (0)71 526 6801