Probing tissue motion using magnetic resonance imaging

Speaker
Raja Muthupillai, Ph.D.
Date
Location
Zoom
Abstract
Magnetic resonance imaging methods provide the flexibility to probe molecular motion in
living organisms at vastly different scales – from sub-micron level, incoherent diffusive
motion to organized motion of blood blow in vessels with velocities on the order of fraction
of m/s. MR imaging methods sensitized to tissue motion can provide great insight into
physiology of living tissue, e.g., to diagnose acute stroke, tissue micro-circulation or
perfusion, tissue stiffness, bulk blood flow, and tissue deformation. This lecture will provide
a brief overview of the principles behind these MR imaging methods.