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Quantitative Techniques in Cardiovascular MRI

Friday, April 21, 2023

Auburn University’s AI@AU Forum Presentation 

Friday 4/21/2023 at 10:00 a.m. CST 



Title: Quantitative Techniques in Cardiovascular MRI 

Dr. Tom Denney, Jr.

Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Donnellan & Family Endowed Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering 

Director, Auburn University MRI Research Center 

Co-Director, Alabama Advanced Imaging Consortium 



Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is increasingly used in clinical settings to image the anatomy and physiological function of the cardiovascular system.  While the image acquisition can be done in a reasonable amount of time, the analysis of these images to obtain quantitative measures of cardiac function is time consuming and requires considerable manual intervention.  Consequently, only left ventricular volumes are measured at two points in the cardiac cycle, end-diastole and end-systole, to obtain stroke volume and ejection fraction.  In this talk, techniques are presented to leverage the manual analysis that is typically done at two time points in the cardiac to compute parameters of cardiac function and shape throughout the cardiac cycle.  Techniques for analyzing advanced cardiac MRI such as tagged MRI and phase contrast MRI are presented along with future directions including machine learning based techniques for automating the image analysis process for cardiac MRI.

For additional information and questions, please contact Dr. Gerry Dozier at doziegv@auburn.edu.