Research Group

MRI Acquisition

Group leader: Lars G. Hanson

We do research improving MR scanning with respect to speed, robustness, sensitivity or specificity. Hardware and sequences for imaging and spectroscopy are developed and applied. These are targeted at the DTU MR scanner and scanners elsewhere. The developed research tools and the information they provide, are shared widely via high-quality international publications, lecturing, and hospital collaborations. They ultimately benefit patients via improved diagnostics and disease management.

The employed methods range from fundamental physics to advanced data processing techniques needed to extract physiological parameters from the measurements. The targets of the development include imaging, spectroscopy, and multi-modal acquisition for brain, in particular. Also measurements for other organs are designed, e.g. heart perfusion.

Topics include diffusion-weighted imaging for tissue microstructure elucidation, multi-nuclear sequence development, motion correction and detection, spectroscopic imaging, signal analysis, and high-precision phase-sensitive imaging for mapping of current densities.

Our research is carried out from both DTU and the Danish Research Center for Magnetic Resonance (DRCMR) at Copenhagen University Hospital.