Iowa Institute for Biomedical Imaging Seminar

Tuesday, March 6 at 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
Pappajohn Biomedical Discovery Building, 1459
169 Newton Road

"Computational Approaches for Efficient MRI: Applications in Neuroscience Research" Merry Mani, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Radiology University of Iowa Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has revolutionized the field of neuroscience by providing a non-invasive means to study the brain, to understand its organization, specialization and anomalies in an unprecedented manner. Despite the rapid advances in MRI instrumentation, it is still challenging to achieve high quality data in an efficient manner for several MR imaging modalities, especially for those modalities involving multi-dimensional imaging. In this talk, I will discuss several computational approaches that we have developed to achieve high efficiency MR imaging to enable many applications. These approaches strive to achieve high resolution, high SNR and artifact-free MRI by jointly optimizing the contribution of MR acquisition, the signal modeling under investigation and the reconstruction methods to provide meaningful information in an efficient manner. In this talk, I will focus the discussion mainly on diffusion magnetic resonance imaging and our work towards improving the efficiency of this modality. I will also discuss the extension of our work to other MR applications. 

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