The Body Magnetic Resonance (BMR) Group develops new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods and applies them to improve clinical care. Our current focus applications are breast MRI, abdominal MRI, MRI of osteoarthritis and MRI near metallic implants, with links between basic science, clinical imaging and industry.
Our group, directed by Brian Hargreaves, is part of the Radiological Sciences Lab, Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, at Stanford University. Students in our group are primarily from the departments of Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering.
A Simple Analytic Method for Estimating T2 in the Knee from DESS
MRI measurements of the relaxation time T2 can help estimate the progression of diseases such as osteoarthritis and its associated tissue deterioration. The Double-Echo Steady-State (DESS) sequence is often used for radiographic images of the knee.
Imaging and T2 Relaxometry of Short-T2 Connective Tissues in the Knee using Ultrashort Echo-Time Double-Echo Steady-State (UTEDESS)
Osteoarthritis is a whole-joint disease, however, it is currently challenging to image several tissues in the joint such as the menisci, tendons, and ligaments.
April 2017 - Dr. Hans Weber named 2017 ISMRM Junior Fellow
April 2017 - BMR PhD Thesis Defense Dates
Feb 2017 - Quantitative 3D Knee MRI Study
June 2016 - Dr. Brady Quist Completes his PhD