Associate Professor Pierre-Francois Van de Moortele

Medical School
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
4D Flow Imaging With MRI Scanners

This work focuses on the use of Ultra High Magnetic field scanners in humans (7 Tesla and 10.5 Tesla) and also utilizes 3 Tesla scanners. The goals are to define new biomarkers capable of predicting the evolution of blood vessel lesions in humans and of guiding therapeutic choices, and comparing in-vivo flow measurement with 3D printed flow models reproducing human anatomical structures and measured flow input functions, both sets of data being obtained on human MR scanners. The primary anatomical targets are intracerebral arterial aneurysms, intracerebral arteriovenous malformations, aorta aneurysms, and carothid atherosclerosis. Parameters include 4D velocity defined in space and in time (cardiac cycle), vorticity, wall shear stress, pressure variations during the cardiac cycle, and flow turbulent regime.

Project Investigators

Associate Professor Pierre-Francois Van de Moortele
Ang Zhou
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