CorLab | Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Lab
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
January 29, 2023
Congrats to Sophie Swago and Walter Witschey, who both gave talks at the annual SCMR 2023 Scientific Sessions on January 25-28!
Sophie: "Imaging reactive oxygen species in ischemia-reperfusion injury in swine with multimodal [18F]-ROStrace PET/CT and CMR" during ISMRM Workshop Session 1: Emerging Myocardial and Adipose Mapping
Walter: "Novel CMR parameters for tissue characterization" during the main conference session on Quantitative Tissue Characterization
Congratulations to Sophie and Walter!
January 20, 2023
Congrats to graduate students Beth Thompson and Sophie Swago, who will be presenting their work at the annual SCMR 2023 Scientific Sessions on January 25-28!
Sophie: "Imaging reactive oxygen species in ischemia-reperfusion injury in swine with multimodal [18F]-ROStrace PET/CT and CMR" during ISMRM Workshop Session 1: Emerging Myocardial and Adipose Mapping (Jan 25, 9:20 AM PST)
Beth: "Feasibility of T1rho measurements in patients with Single Ventricle Disease" during ISMRM Posters and Reception (Jan 25, 5:00-6:30 PM PST)
August 19, 2022
Check out the SCMR-ISMRM CO-PROVIDED WORKSHOP: CUTTING EDGE METABOLIC AND ENDOGENOUS CONTRAST CMR happening on 25-26 January, 2023 at the annual SCMR 2023 Scientific Sessions. More info to come!
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!