Opportunities in Low Field MR Imaging and inflammation imaging of COVID-19 Patients
Low field MRI has seen a recent renaissance in interest as a novel and low-cost method of MRI for lung, brain, and other organ systems. Low field MRI may play a role in identifying and understanding damage to the lung caused by COVID-19. Today we talk with Matt Rosen, PhD, Director of the Low Field MRI and Hyperpolarized Imaging Laboratory at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. He has extensive experience in milli-tesla MRI instrumentation as well as in free radical imaging enabled by operation at low field. We discuss the potential for low field MRI to contribute to both clinical and research efforts surrounding COVID-19.