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.
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:
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.
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.