Meyer, Craig H.
Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Our research focuses on inventing, developing and applying new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques, especially techniques that acquire the image data very rapidly. This work involves MRI physics, signal processing, and image reconstruction techniques. Rapid MRI acquisition is particularly important for cardiac studies, because of cardiac and respiratory motion. One focus of our research is imaging atherosclerosis in arteries and its effects on perfusion of the heart, brain, and legs. In much of our research, we work with industrial collaborators with the goal of making our techniques widely available.
We collaborate with other labs at the University of Virginia on a variety of projects. One such collaboration is focused on developing new contrast agents and imaging methods for molecular and cellular imaging of cardiovascular inflammation. Another collaboration is focused on developing image-based models of musculoskeletal disease. We are also studying peripheral arterial disease through a set of MRI methods and developing new methods of characterizing heart failure. In collaboration with the hyperpolarized gas MRI group, we are developing fast methods of imaging the lung.