Recently, John Wood, MD, PhD, Director of Cardiovascular MRI at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, co-authored a breakthrough research finding: the first real-time, diagnostic quality MRI images of fetal heart disease.
The study, co-led by Dr. Wood and Krishna Nayak, PhD, in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, takes advantage of a novel technology: low-field, high-resolution MRI. The 0.55 Tesla machine—designated for research purposes at USC—has a magnet that is three to six times lower strength than today’s conventional clinical systems. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles recently purchased its own 0.55T MRI machine as part of its new pediatric cardiac imaging suite, with construction on this suite about to get under way.
For the researchers, fetal cardiac imaging is just the start of their ambitions. The project represents a multicenter collaboration between Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, USC and The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto… Continue reading.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) has announced the pending induction of Krishna Nayak, Ph.D., Professor of Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Radiology, Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California, to its College of Fellows. Dr. Nayak was nominated, reviewed, and elected by peers and members of the College of Fellows For significant contributions to rapid and quantitative magnetic resonance imaging through novel pulse sequences and image reconstruction techniques.