Magnetic Resonance Physics
Our team has deep expertise in magnetic resonance physics and systems science to craft novel and robust systems-level solutions to unmet clinical imaging problems. Our expertise includes the design, prototyping and systems integration of high-performance gradients, RF transmit and receive chains, and customized MR-compatible devices and solutions for interventions/ therapy. Building on the high-performance MRI platforms developed, we also work to push the limits of electromagnetic and thermal modeling for bioeffects assessment (RF heating and peripheral nerve stimulation), fast and robust imaging techniques for various anatomies, and MR imaging contrasts and biomarkers to impact diagnosis and therapy guidance. Representative examples of work by the team includes the design and fabrication of ultra-high performance asymmetric head gradient coils in state-of-the-art compact MRI scanners from 3T to 7T, an integrated MRI-ultrasound image-guided therapy platform for image-guided radiation therapy planning, neuroimaging techniques for brain microstructure imaging, deep-learning-enabled fast and motion-robust image reconstruction, and MR thermometry platforms for MR-guided thermotherapy.