The Dutch Research Council (NWO) has awarded Vidi funding of 800,000 euros to Associate Professor Alessandro Sbrizzi for his project entitled “Spectro-Dynamic MRI”. Together with Veni and Vici, Vidi is part of NWO’s Innovation Impulse program.
Alessandro is developing a new kind of MRI that allows characterizing the movement of human organs at high resolution in 3D space and time. Potential clinical applications include better musculoskeletal examinations, and diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. About this he says: “This Vidi grant gives me the opportunity to carry out more research into a new dynamic imaging method I have devised, namely Spectro-Dynamic MRI. This is an innovation that combines mathematics, physics, machine learning and MRI. I have had promising initial results from simple phantom setups. With this, I hope to prove that Spectro-Dynamic MRI can also work in the human body.” It can lead to better diagnosis, prevention and therapy of socially relevant diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and musculoskeletal disorders.
Alongside of Alessandro six other researchers from the UMC Utrecht were also rewarded the VIDI