RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interests center on developing imaging and analysis approaches to understanding structure-function relationships in the cardiovascular system from a combined radiology and biomedical engineering perspectives. Related interests and tools involve hypothesis testing using simulations, modeling, and phantom experiments, as well as image processing and registration.


RESEARCH PROJECTS


Vascular and Wall Imaging

  • Reduced FOV Turbo Spin-Echo Black-Blood MRI
Cardiac Regional Function Imaging
  • MRI Strain-Temperature Monitoring
  • Fast Three-Dimensional Myocardial Strain Tensor Imaging and Quantification using Multi-Slice zHARP
  • Myocardial Strain Artifact Reduction using Total Removal of Unwanted Echoes HARmonic Phase MRI (TRUE-HARP)
  • Surface Myocardial Strain Imaging with Through-Plane Rotation Correction using zHARP
  • ZHARP: Three-Dimensional Cardiac Motion Tracking from Single Slice

Real-Time Magnetic Resonance Monitoring of Cardiac Regional Function

MRI Electro-Mechanical Phantoms

Small Animal Imaging

  • Small Animal Myocardial Function and Structure Imaging using Clinical MRI Scanner

Tagging MRI Cardiac Motion Simulation Tool

Ultrasound Speckle Reduction & Motion Tracking (BME, Cairo University and collaboration with IBE Technologies)


ADVISORS (current and former)

Jerry L. Prince, PhD,   Matthias Stuber, PhD,
Yasser M. Kadah, PhD,   Abou-Bakr M. Youssef, PhD, MD

COLLABORATORS

Nael F. Osman, PhD,   Smita Sampath, PhD,
Theodore P. Abraham, MD, FACC