Development of novel methodology and technology for cardiovascular MR


Funding ID

81Z6100161

Project number

506

Institution
Max-Delbrück-Centrum für Molekulare Medizin in der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft
Project leader
Thoralf Niendorf
Site
Berlin
Short description

This project builds on the achievements of our previous GCCR project. It focuses on the development of enabling radiofrequency (RF) antenna technology tailored for high spatial resolution … 

This project builds on the achievements of our previous GCCR project. It focuses on the development of enabling radiofrequency (RF) antenna technology tailored for high spatial resolution cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at a magnetic field strength of 7.0 Tesla. To meet this objective multi-channel transmission RF antenna arrays will be designed. For this purpose novel dipole antenna building blocks will be developed, implemented and validated. The clinical feasibility of the novel technology will be evaluated in a volunteer study at 7.0 Tesla with the ultimate goal to enable sub-millimeter spatial resolution cardiac MR imaging that supports visualization of subtle cardiac anatomy, high fidelity cardiac chamber quantification and imaging based myocardial tissue characterization.

Project type
Partner Site Projects
Keywords
ultrhahigh field MRI, human studies
Topic
imaging
Funding
€ 271.100,00
Begin
01.01.2014
End
31.12.2018