Smart Medical Imaging

EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training


Rene Botnar


Rene Botnar is Professor of Cardiovascular Imaging at King's College London.
His research group is working on the development of novel MRI acquisition methods and protein/cell specific contrast agents for morphological, functional and biological imaging of atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease, post infarct remodeling and cancer. To account for respiratory and cardiac motion, to improve quantification and visualization of contrast agent accumulation and tissue characterization, they develop novel motion compensation techniques, blood and tissue specific MRI prepulses and T1/T2* mapping techniques. Biological processes that they are investigating include endothelial dysfunction, inflammation, matrix remodeling and thrombosis. New projects include preclinical PET/MRI of atherosclerosis and myocardial infarction.

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