PhD student high speed MR imaging and spectroscopy
calendar_month 06 Oct 2014, 00:00
Job description

The project: The proposed research program is devoted to high speed MR imaging and spectroscopic sequence development for neuroscience and brain disease applications. We will explore the combination of new encoding techniques to speed up acquisition time and consequently improve the data quality in both dynamic imaging and metabolite mapping.

This strategy consists of a combination of new encoding approaches, (Fourier and non-Fourier encoding methods) which provide accurate spatial localization, along with existing rapid encoding techniques to perform rapid metabolic, and physiological studies for the better understanding of brain functions and the more accurate diagnosis of brain diseases.

Work environment: GIfMI, the Ghent Institute for Functional and Metabolic Imaging, is a research facility at the Ghent University centered around a for research dedicated 3T MRI scanner (Siemens Tim Trio). All facilities for MR puls sequence programming are available in the lab. You will work under the supervision of the senior MR physicist, Hacene Serrai. There is a very close collaboration with MEDISIP, the engineering department involved in medical imaging research.