Cardiovascular Imaging Research in Oxford
Human cardiac MR is also a particular strength in Oxford, which has become a world centre for cardiac MR research and training. There is also a complementary cardiac MR physics programme. The 7 Tesla human scanner initiative at FMRIB is also of importance to the cardiac research community, where it will provide a unique platform for performing multi-nuclear spectroscopic assessment of myocardial integrity and tissue energetics. Beyond MRI the OxAVIC facility will provide new human imaging research tools, such as interventional ultrasound imaging and optical coherence tomography. These will place Oxford in a strong position to conduct research in vascular disease and atherosclerosis.