Quantification and visualization of blood flow dynamics and tissue characteristics

My research interest is in cardiovascular imaging, with focus on the assessment of blood flow dynamics and tissue characteristics.

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The primary purpose of the cardiovascular system is to drive, control and maintain blood flow to all parts of the body. Today, cardiovascular diagnostics relies almost exclusively on function estimation based on the morphology of chambers and vessels. Cardiac and vascular wall motion are often deduced from the morphological images, and not measured directly. Flow characteristics are mainly assumed.


The focus of my research group is to develop the next generation of methods for the non-invasive assessment of cardiovascular diseases and therapies by focusing on blood flow dynamics and wall characterization in health and disease.

We aim to develop quantitative techniques for the assessment of blood flow, wall motion and tissue characteristics. The majority of the methods are based on magnetic resonance imaging, which allows for non-invasive measurement of velocity and displacement in all directions and dimensions, as well as quantitative tissue characterization in the human body and many materials. By utilizing the techniques across a range of basic biological science investigations, mechanical devices, and clinical questions, we intend to increase the knowledge about the role of blood flow and wall motion in the cardiovascular system. With this translational research approach, we expect to improve the in-depth understanding and diagnostics of cardiovascular disease and treatment strategies.

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  • 1996 Master of Science (MSc) in Electrical Engineering
  • 2001 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Biomedical Engineering
  • 2007 Docent in Biomedical Modelling and Simulation 
  • 2011 Professor in Physiological Measurements

 

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  • Examiner for the course Physiological pressures and flows (TBMT09)

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