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

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!

January 19, 2021

eileenCongratulations to Dr. Eileen Hwuang on the successful defense of her dissertation, "Magnetic resonance imaging assessment of maternal uteroplacental hemodynamics during pregnancy." An incredible job well done!

November 9, 2020

briannaCongratulations to Dr. Brianna Moon on the successful defense of her dissertation, "Iron Imaging in Myocardial Infarction Reperfusion Injury." We are incredibly proud!

June 29, 2020

Congratulations to Brianna Moon and colleagues for publishing the article "Iron imaging in myocardial infarction reperfusion injury" in Nature Communications!

May 01, 2020

Great news! Our recent paper "Assessment of Uterine Artery Geometry and Hemodynamics in Human Pregnancy With 4D Flow MRI and Its Correlation With Doppler Ultrasound" published in Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging was ranked among the top 10% downloaded papers from 2018-2019.

April 24, 2020

Brianna Moon and Eileen Hwuang, Bioengineering Ph.D. students, making PPE for healthcare workers with Penn Health-Tech Face Shields Rapid Response and Project SHIELDS (

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