Benoit Desjardins

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Associate Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, Cardiovascular Program, Translational Imaging Division, Center for Biomedical Imaging, University of Pennsylvania
Active Radiologist, Phoenixville Hospital, Dept. of Radiology
Department: Radiology

Contact information
Department of Radiology
Cardiovascular Imaging Section
1 Donner
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 615-5476
Fax: (215) 662-7868
M.D. (Medicine)
University of Montreal, 1989.
M.S. (Artificial Intelligence)
University of Pittsburgh, 1995.
M.S. (Pure Mathematics)
Carnegie-Mellon University, 1995.
Ph.D. (Theoretical AI / Formal Philosophy)
University of Pittsburgh, 1999.
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Description of Research Expertise

I am interested in the development of novel techniques for cardiovascular imaging by MRI and CT, including pulse sequence programming and post-processing algorithms. My current main research which is supported by a 1 million dollar NIH grant is on the high resolution imaging of myocardial damage by MRI, in the context of cardiac ablation therapy for arrhythmia (atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia). This involves the development of new free breathing ECG-gated pulse sequences to acquire the data, post-processing algorithms to extract abnormal signal on MR images, semi-automatic methods for generation of 3-D representations of myocardial damage, and techniques for integration with endocardial mapping techniques. I am also interested in developing new techniques to assess aortic compliance from ECG-gated dynamic CTs, as well as new techniques to assess left atrial function from ECG-gated CT and MRI.

Description of Other Expertise

I have expertise in information technology in radiology and cardiology, including RIS, PACS, 3-D workstations, networking and data mining.

Description of Itmat Expertise

cardiovascular imaging, especially in the context of cardiac electrophysiology and peripheral vascular disease
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Last updated: 09/09/2018
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