Minimally invasive medicine is known to offer various benefits in terms of patient outcome and healthcare costs. These procedures benefit from a clear view on the anatomy as well as surgical instruments, often visualized via X-ray fluoroscopy. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) can provide a radiation-free alternative, offer excellent structural and physiological contrast and enable full 3D imaging, but is generally too slow to be used during an intervention.
This research line on Interventional MRI aims to develop fast MR-based methods and interactive visualisation tools to provide accurate procedural feedback during minimally invasive interventions, enabling more effective treatment of patients. Accurate image guidance will improve cardiovascular procedures such as stenting as well as oncological interventions and neurosurgery, improving long-term healthcare outcomes for patients as well as staff and reduce the overall costs of care.