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The Courtois CMR Research Group

@ the McGill University Health Centre

By fostering a collaborative research environment
between scientists, clinicians, and industry partners across the world, we aim to
 improve the accessibility, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging.

GE 3Tesla Premiere scanner
installation of the 3 Tesla MRI scanner with a crane through the outside wall of the new Glenn hospital

Our Work

There are lots of important and fascinating CMR research topics. Among them, we set our focus on the particular strengths of CMR: The tissue and its dynamic changes.

We have two focus teams to maximize collaboration and help team members and coordinate everybody's work. 

Here are our teams:

Air Team

Oxygenation-Sensitive CMR (OS-CMR) in combination with simple breathing maneuvers is a fast, non-invasive, needle-free diagnostic approach that requires no contrast or pharmacological stress agents. We aim to apply this technique to study vascular function in various cardiovascular conditions using state-of-the art machine learning algorithms.

Tissue Team

Our work is focused on novel CMR clinical applications to better characterize the myocardium in different pathological states. Currently, we aim to develop an efficient, yet accurate 10-minute protocol for indications related to cardiomyopathy that incorporates the time for scanning, reconstruction, post-processing, and clinical reporting. 

Latest Publications

Insights Into Myocardial Oxygenation and

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Tissue

Biomarkers in Heart Failure With Preserved

Ejection Fraction

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