About this Research Topic
MRI can reflect the normal/pathological biological processes, the responses to treatment in many ways, and it holds great potential for optimizing patient care. Clearly, the development of the cutting-edge MRI techniques relies on the joint efforts of scientists, clinicians, physicists, engineers, biochemists, technologists, and industry professionals.
MRI has superior soft-tissue contrast and the ability to assess physiology, which make it outstanding from other imaging modalities; in addition, despite of its lower sensitivity compared to PET (Positron Emission Tomography), assessment of the molecular environment using MRI is also achievable. The goal of this Research Topic is to provide a platform for people worldwide to share their latest research findings and progress in MRI, promote the peer communication, and ultimately, advance the development along the anatomical, functional, and molecular imaging using MRI. A number of MRI biomarkers have been already established or well on their way being established in clinical practice. But just like in other fields, the advancement in MRI is also a never-ending process, the pursuit of objective, quantitative, precise, faster, and more comfortable imaging is always the utmost goal.
This Research Topic focuses on the most recent advancements in the MRI, coving a broad range of fields including basic research, pre-clinical and clinical research, translational research. Studies that enhance the structural and functional information in diagnostic imaging are of particular interest. The topics shall include the most recent progress in the below areas but not limited to:
- Theory and Modeling
- MRI Contrasts
- Imaging Methods, Pulse Sequences
- Acquisition, Reconstruction, and Analysis Methods
- Relaxation Mechanisms
- Hardware and Devices
- Ultra-high and Ultra-low Fields
- Multinuclear MRI
- Applications of AI (Artificial Intelligence)
- Pre-clinical/Clinical Imaging
- Diagnostic Imaging
Articles in the form of “Original Research”, “Review”, “Mini-Review”, “Perspective”, “Data Report” or “Brief Research Report”, are all welcome.
Keywords: Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Imaging Contrast, Imaging Biomarker, Artificial Intelligence
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