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EPSRC Reference: GR/M60613/01
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF A NOVEL METHOD OF ULTRA-FAST MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING FOR QUANTITATIVE IMAGING OF TUMOURS
Principal Investigator: Doran, Dr SJ
Other Investigators:
Collins, Mr D Leach, Professor MO Padhani, Dr A
Bifone, Dr A Rowland, Dr I Collins, Mr D
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Department: Sch of Electronics & Physical Sciences
Organisation: University of Surrey
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 October 1999 Ends: 30 November 2002 Value (£): 65,249
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Image & Vision Computing
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Healthcare No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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Although it is now possible to cure a considerable fraction of all cancer patients, it is still often difficult to predict the outcome of radio- or chemotherapy and hence tailor treatment for an individual. One factor known to be important is the set of physical and structural properties that comprise a tumour's micro-environment . Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has already demonstrated great potential for investigating non-invasively many of the components of this micro-environment, but in order to maximise the information obtained from such studies, it is necessary to increase the speed of MRI measurements. In a collaboration between two institutions and five different disciplines, the applicants seek to address these issues by exploiting a new ultra-fast imaging technique called Burst, which has a number of extremely attractive properties. The goal of this project is to develop improved Burst pulse sequences, yielding higher resolution images with better signal-to-noise than currently available. Work will be performed on a 1.5 T clinical scanner, leading to patient trials, and on a new 11.7 T research system. In both cases, the ultra-fast images obtained will be used to measure quantitatively key parameters of the tumour micro-environment.
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