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Iulia Popescu

St Cross College

CDT Postgraduate Studentship in Healthcare Innovation
(RCUK Digital Economy Programme grant number EP/G036861/1)

Current Research


Myocardial abnormal wall motion occurs in almost all cardiac pathologies. For example in patients with myocardial infarction (MI) the myocardial contractile function is affected. In other cardiac pathologies, as hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a better understanding of the contractile capability of the tissue is crucial in providing a better clinical outcome. Quantitative myocardial motion tracking has the potential to significantly improve the clinical outcome in cardiac pathologies like HCM, MI and others. We develop methods of analysing tissue strain during myocardial contraction, using Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Using these methods, we develop prediction tools in order to assist clinicians in the decision process.