Research at the Surbeck Laboratory
We endeavor to stretch the limits, creating new imaging technologies that can be adapted for the broadest range of investigating disease, health, and treatment. Our overall objective is to contribute to the understanding of normal physiology and to elucidate the underlying biological mechanisms of health and disease. Critical factors that can be investigated through imaging are disease progression, the biological basis of different diseases, and response to treatment by individual patients. Translating these factors into bioengineering problems involves the integration of the underlying principles of MR physics with the design of new algorithms for reconstruction, post-processing and quantitative interpretation of the resulting multi-dimensional and multi-faceted imaging data, as well as the development of innovative RF coils and coil arrays for high-field imaging.