CorLab | Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Lab

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The research focus of the Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Lab is the development of next-generation imaging technologies for cardiovascular disease. As an interdisciplinary team of Radiologists, Physicists, Computational Scientists, and Engineers, we solve complex problems and develop new tools, to improve our scientific understanding of cardiovascular disease and the clinical care of patients.

Principal Investigator: Walter RT Witschey, PhD


Our work is supported by the National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, the McCabe Foundation, the Penn Center for Precision Medicine, and the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics.


machine learning, artificial intelligence, magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, computed tomography, image reconstruction, autonomous systems, cardiovascular disease, metabolic imaging, electrodynamics, computer vision, arrhythmias, ischemic heart disease, heart attack, image-derived phenotypes, bioinformatics

Recent News

March 31, 2022

Abhijit Bhattaru was awarded the Bradley-Alavi Student Fellowship by the Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) for his his proposal "Deep Learning approach for automated detection of transthyretin cardiac amyloidosis in patients undergoing whole-body bone scintigraphy.” Congratulations, Abhi!

This fellowship is funded by Education and Research Foundation for Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (ERF) in order to support students’ interest in molecular imaging and nuclear medicine.

February 11, 2022

Sophie Swago is presenting a power pitch and poster presentation at the 2022 ISMRM Workshop on Ultra-High Field MR (March 19-22): "Quantification of High-Field 1H Downfield MRS Metabolites & Cross-Relaxation Using Time-Domain Spectral Fitting" on March 20 in Lisbon, Portugal.

February 4, 2022

Congratulations to Beth Thompson and Sophie Swago, Ph.D. candidates, whose abstracts were accepted at the 2022 Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB & ISMRT 31st Annual Meeting in London, UK (May 7-12, 2020).

Beth: "Feasibility of machine learning for cardiovascular function analysis in patients with repaired tetralogy of Fallot", digital poster on May 10, 17:45 BST (UTC+1)

Sophie: ""Quantification of cross-relaxation in human skeletal muscle using downfield 1H MRS at 7T", oral presentation on May 9, 9:15 BST (UTC+1)

February 5, 2022

Beth's paper "Endogenous T1ρ cardiovascular magnetic resonance in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy" was nominated for Best JCMR Manuscript at SCMR 2022! Congratulations, Beth!

July 27, 2021

We are actively recruiting postdoctoral fellows for projects in Computational Science, Biomedical Imaging, and other Positions!

May 19, 2021

Sophie Swago presents her work on downfield MRS at the 2021 ISMRM.swago_ismrm_2021

May 4, 2021

Abhijit Bhattaru has been awarded the 2021 Medical & Science Student Research Grant: Discovering Molecular Imaging from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Congratulations Abhi!