Non-invasive assessment of human placental function by quantitative MRI


  • Dr Jana Hutter

    King's College London

Project summary

I developed the ZEBRA methodology in response to the challenges in placental MRI. It provides up to a 20-fold increase in acquisition speed with the potential for increased motion robustness. Using multiple contrast mechanisms in a single multi-dimensional dataset could be used for joint analyses that can be more informative than treating each contrast separately. 

This enrichment project will accelerate the wider use of the ZEBRA technique and increase its impact by expanding it in several directions. It will be used to study areas as diverse as adult white matter, kidney microstructure and brain development and will have stimulated further novel modelling approaches. 

I will share the acquisition software, which is the most open means of collaboration. Collaborative activities will allow me to gain important experience in conducting and deploying open collaboration methods. It will deepen existing collaborations and start new ones, supporting distinct future research activities.