Adaptive and Patient-Specific Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy for Improved Imaging



MRI pulse sequences are typically optimized by vendors based on population averages of patient attributes. The same scan parameters are subsequently used to scan all patients, without accounting for variations between the patients. This approach produces suboptimal image quality.

Drs. Gabr and Narayana have developed a system and methods to perform magnetic resonance examination in an adaptive and patient-specific fashion to obtain the desired image contrast in every exam.


Technology Overview

Potential Advantages

- Improved image contrast

- Allows image quality inspection almost in real time

- Identifies need for re-scan while patient is still in the scanner


Potential Applications

- Multiple sclerosis imaging

- Other neurological disease imaging


Intellectual Property Status

- US patent pending

- Available for licensing


Stage of Development

Technical efficacy demonstrated


Relevant Publications

- Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 75:585-593 (2016)

- J. Magn. Reson. Imaging 2017; 46:557-564



Patent Information:

The preceding is intended to be a non-confidential and limited description of a novel technology created at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). This promotional material is not comprehensive in scope and should not replace company’s diligence in a thorough evaluation of the technology. Please contact the Office of Technology Management for more information regarding this technology.
For Information, Contact:
Yaya Lai
Technology License Associate
University of Texas Health Science Center At Houston
Ponnada Narayana
Refaat Gabr
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