ENGINEERING DESIGN OF NEXT-GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES
We will pursue specific engineering design using a modified MR systems architecture with added ‘real-time interactive (RTI)’ capability that was previously developed by us. Using this RTI platform, MRTD will build specific solutions that overcome existing bottlenecks for highly sophisticated research techniques from being clinically translated into the patient imaging setting.
For this goal, our initial 3-year plan is to build specific foundational components based on RTI technology platform that will extend the functionality of the existing system today. These RTI building blocks will lead to future projects such as:
a) interactive biofeedback for both functional neuro imaging and cardiac motion correction;
b) real-time data quality check and sampling re-course in events of poorly acquired data; and,
c) real-time and interactive optimized guidance of clinical scanner hardware using emerging technologies, including neural network-based methods.