Riccardo Lattanzi

Riccardo Lattanzi, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Radiology

Keywords
Biomedical Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Quantitative MRI, Radiofrequency Coils, Electrical Properties Mapping, Cartilage Assessment
Summary

My research work lies at the boundary between physics, engineering and medicine. I investigate fundamental principles involving the interactions of radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic fields with biological tissue in order to develop new techniques and technologies that are aimed at improving the diagnostic power of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

My research group investigates performance limits in MRI, as, for example, the ultimate intrinsic signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), which is the theoretical largest SNR for a given imaging task. Our broad aim is to gather physical insight to develop new technology that can approach the optimal performance.

Another area of interest is the application of quantitative MR-based biochemical imaging for accurate assessment of articular cartilage. In particular, my colleagues and I have developed new techniques to translate quantitative MRI into routine clinical evaluation of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), a medical condition for which early detection of cartilage damage could help delaying or preventing the onset of hip osteoarthritis.

A more recent research focus involves the development of new methods for noninvasive mapping of electrical properties using MRI measurements. Knowledge of internal electrical information would enable to predict the behavior of RF fields inside the human body to optimize MRI performance. Furthermore, this work addresses a long-recognized need for electrical tissue characterization, which could have a significant impact in other areas. For example, electrical properties could be employed as biomarkers for cancer (and other pathologies), or for reliable Hyperthermia treatment planning.

Phone

212-263-4860

Academic office

660 First Avenue

Second Floor, 203

New York, NY 10016

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Associate Professor, Department of Radiology

Course Director, Medical Imaging

Course Director, Practical Magnetic Resonance Imaging I

Director of Training, Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research

Graduate Advisor, Biomedical Imaging Training Program

PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Haemer, Gillian G; Vaidya, Manushka; Collins, Christopher M; Sodickson, Daniel K; Wiggins, Graham C; Lattanzi, Riccardo

Magnetic resonance in medicine. 2017 Nov 28; ?-?

Ianniello, Carlotta; de Zwart, Jacco A; Duan, Qi; Deniz, Cem M; Alon, Leeor; Lee, Jae-Seung; Lattanzi, Riccardo; Brown, Ryan

Magnetic resonance in medicine. 2017 Nov 20; ?-?

Vaidya, Manushka V; Deniz, Cem M; Collins, Christopher M; Sodickson, Daniel K; Lattanzi, Riccardo

MAGMA (European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine & Biology). 2017 Nov 6; ?-?

Lattanzi, Riccardo; Wiggins, Graham C; Zhang, Bei; Duan, Qi; Brown, Ryan; Sodickson, Daniel K

Magnetic resonance in medicine. 2017 Jul 4; ?-?

Asslander, Jakob; Cloos, Martijn A; Knoll, Florian; Sodickson, Daniel K; Hennig, Jurgen; Lattanzi, Riccardo

Magnetic resonance in medicine. 2017 Mar 5; ?-?

Zhang, Bei; Chen, Gang; Cloos, Martijn; Yu, Zidan; Walczyk, Jerzy; Collins, Christopher; Brown, Ryan; Lattanzi, Riccardo; Sodickson, Daniel; Wiggins, Graham

2017 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA). p.1624-1627. (2789932)

Hsu, Yi-Cheng; Lattanzi, Riccardo; Chu, Ying-Hua; Cloos, Martijn A; Sodickson, Daniel K; Lin, Fa-Hsuan

Magnetic resonance in medicine. 2016 Oct 2; 78(2):577-587

Vaidya, Manushka V; Collins, Christopher M; Sodickson, Daniel K; Brown, Ryan; Wiggins, Graham C; Lattanzi, Riccardo

Concepts in magnetic resonance. Part B, Magnetic resonance engineering. 2016 Feb; 46(1):25-40