The cardiovascular imaging research group focuses on the development and application of methods to help improve diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases using MRI and CT. Cardiovascular researchers have access to state of the art CT and MRI at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and also at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine through the Center for Translational Imaging (CTI). Cardiovascular imaging researchers from radiology collaborate with departments across campus including cardiology, cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, pediatric medicine and biomedical engineering. Cardiovascular Imaging also has a strong collaborative research relationship with Siemens Medical Solutions, who have four PhD scientists on site for research and development.
Feinberg Radiology’s research in cardiovascular imaging equipment and services includes:
- Two state-of-the-art MR-systems dedicated to cardiovascular MRI research (Siemens 64-channel 1.5T Area System and Siemens 48-channel 3T Skyra)
- State-of-the-art whole-body Siemens 1.5-Tesla Area MRI scanner (Siemens Medical Solutions, Erlangen, Germany), 70 cm open bore design with 64 channels; XQ gradients (45 mT/m @ 200 T/m/s) which offers advanced features such as multi-channel technology and DOT engines not yet released to other systems. The 1.5T scanner has physiological monitoring equipment and a power injector.
- State-of-the-art whole-body Siemens 3.0 Tesla Skyra MRI scanner (Siemens Medical Solutions, Erlangen, Germany), 70 cm open bore design with 48 channels; XQ gradients (45 mT/m @ 200 T/m/s). The Magnetom 3T Skyra is the world's first 70cm Tim+Dot 3 Tesla MR system and sets a new standard for efficiency, ease of use, and the ability to enhance productivity.
- The Siemens Powermobile C-ARM Angiographic System is fully equipped for any x-ray angiographic study. It is capable of fluoroscopic and digital subtraction angiographic studies.
Learn more about our faculty active in cardiovascular imaging research:
Learn more about our cardiovascular imaging research via our overview document.
Office of Research Administration
Contact the Research Administration and Support staff for assistance with many of the administrative requirements related to research.