Our research aims at turning MRI into a fully quantitative imaging modality and a biophysical measurement instrument, by revealing its information content at the cellular level. We use biophysical modeling of water diffusion and NMR relaxation to identify cellular-level microstructure in different organs and tissues, that affect the measured MRI signal, and hence can be quantified. We validate our analytical models using Monte Carlo simulations, hardware phantoms and animal imaging, and design clinically feasible MRI acquisitions to translate our quantitative biomarkers into the clinic.
Els is presenting at the Tanner symposium at Cardiff University:
Dmitry is presenting at the Harvard/MGH Martinos Center: