Reducing MRI scan times and increasing patient comfort and health outcomes
More than 30 million MRI scans are conducted each year in the United States. Demand is high at imaging facilities, and patients often face long wait times, which can be detrimental to their health. One way to address this — and to make the procedure more comfortable for patients — is reduce the amount of time a single scan takes.
Based on interviews with hundreds of health administrators and MRI manufacturers, this project team is developing RapidMRI, software that can cut scan times in half without degrading the quality of the image. Even better, the new technology can be integrated with existing hardware and instrumentation.
Topics: Access, Equity and Justice; Economic Vitality and Entrepreneurship; Health, Nutrition and Medicine
Madhur Srivastava, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
College of Arts and Sciences
- Community partner: Kevin McGovern Center for Life Sciences
- Community partner: Cayuga Medical Center
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