Rapid and Quantitative MRI of the Heart: Real-Time Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting

Seminar | October 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Nicole Seiberlich, Case Western Reserve University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the heart is challenging due to cardiac and respiratory motion, and making quantitative measurements of tissue properties using MRI is valuable for physicians but complicated by this motion. This seminar will describe new techniques developed in the Seiberlich Lab at CWRU to accelerate data collection and reconstruction to enable real-time cardiac MRI and visualization, and introduce the Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting concept and how it is applied for myocardial tissue property mapping.

Nicole Seiberlich, PhD is the Elmer Lincoln Lindseth Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, with secondary appointments in Radiology, Cardiology, and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Seiberlich graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Chemistry from Yale University in 2001. After working as a financial services consultant, she matriculated at the University of Würzburg (Würzburg, Germany) in 2003, and earned a PhD in Physics on the topic of novel Magnetic Resonance Imaging techniques, graduating with honors in 2008. Her current research involves the development of signal processing methods for rapid and quantitative MRI and their deployment in a clinical setting.

 CA, monamw@berkeley.edu, 5106663362