Magnetic Resonance Engineering Laboratory


Lab Name and Affiliation

Magnetic Resonance Engineering Laboratory

Signal and Image Processing Institute Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering University of Southern California

Lab Director (or Principal Investigator)

Krishna Nayak is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California (USC), with joint appointments in Biomedical Engineering, Medicine, and Radiology, and is Director of the Magnetic Resonance Engineering Laboratory ( Dr. Nayak received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2001, his MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford in 1996, and BS degrees in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Applied Mathematics from Florida State University in 1995. Dr. Nayak has published 80+ journal papers, 200+ conference papers, and has received 10+ US patents.

Lab Introduction

The Magnetic Resonance Engineering Laboratory (MREL) is dedicated to advancing state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging using magnetic resonance. We develop imaging methods and algorithms that target specific clinical and research applications, and develop methods that may avail entirely new applications.

Our current research includes: High-Field Cardiac MRI, Novel MRI Pulse Sequence Design, Image Reconstruction and Image Artifact Correction, Rapid / Real-Time Imaging.

Our current projects relate to: Heart Disease (coronary, valvular), Atherosclerosis (plaque imaging, hemodynamics), Obesity (quantification of fat distribution), Vocal Tract Shaping (speech production, linguistics), Sleep Apnea (airway collapse).

Krishna S. Nayak is the laboratory director.

We have been funded in part by the National Institutes of Health, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, American Heart Association, Clinical Translational Science Institute, and Zumberge Research Fund. We receive research support from GE Healthcare.

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