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Cardiac MRI Research: Who We Are

The Cardiac MRI program at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital was established in 2001 and an active core laboratory for multicenter imaging studies has been operational since 2005. We have developed efficient and consistent interpretative and reporting systems to support core laboratory functions using cardiac MRI for multicenter trials. The clinical program performs and interprets more than 1300 cardiac MRI studies annually. In addition, It serves as the imaging core laboratory for several large multicenter studies involving cardiac MRI.

Raymond Y. Kwong, MD, MPH

Dr. Kwong, director of cardiac MRI, is a cardiologist with extensive imaging training in cardiac MRI, and specifically, in applications that characterize myocardial physiology. He has an intense interest in quantitation of myocardial physiology using novel cardiac MRI methods. His research interests include imaging applications in ischemic heart disease and cardiomyopathies. Dr. Kwong is currently directing an imaging core laboratory studying the role of cardiac MRI in several large-scale multicenter trials and a global registry in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.

Michael Jerosch-Herold, PhD

Dr. Jerosch-Herold is a physicist with fifteen years' experience in applying cardiac MRI in research and clinical studies. He developed and validated novel approaches to measuring key physiological parameters that provide a better understanding of cardiovascular pathology, starting with the development of methods for the absolute quantification of myocardial blood flow in ischemic heart disease and validation of these methods by comparison with measurements using labeled microspheres. An important focus of his recent research is the assessment of myocardial tissue remodeling using MRI relaxography.

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