• QUIERO - Quantitative MR-based imaging of physical biomarkers
The Client : EURAMET e.V ( QUIERO )
Project duration: 2019 - 2022
  • Description

Standard MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) results mostly have a qualitative nature that limits their objectivity and comparability. To overcome this, the projects aim is to evaluate the suitability of two MR-based emerging techniques, Electric Properties Tomography (EPT) and Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting (MRF), to become clinical tools. During the project lifetime, EPT and MRF will undergo a full metrological characterisation, to provide the clinical community with a quantification of their reliability.

Moreover, two clinical studies, one focused on brain and the other on cardiac MRI (where specific attention is given to motion-compensation techniques, to maximize the quality of the acquisitions in the presence of breathing and heartbeat), will be performed on human subjects. The collected clinical data will be processed to explore the possibility to detect pathological anomalies in the produced quantitative maps of the biomarkers, and to train models for diagnostic decision support systems.