[BME Seminar] GRASP MRl: An Overview of a Decade of Progress from Technical Advancements to Clinical lmplementation

ON2023-11-29TAG: ShanghaiTech UniversityCATEGORY: Lecture

Topic: GRASP MRl: An Overview of a Decade of Progress from Technical Advancements to Clinical lmplementation

Speaker: Associate Professor FENG Li, Department of Radiology, Grossman School of Medicine, New York University (NYU)

Date and time: 9:00–10:30, November 30

Venue: Zoom Meeting: 

Meeting ID: 588 380 5942  Password: 123456

Host: Jeff L. Zhang


GRASP  (Golden-angle RAdial Sparse Parallel) MRI is a project that started in  2011 at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. The overarching goal of  this project is to develop novel MRI techniques combining golden-angle  radial sampling with advanced image reconstruction strategies to achieve  highly-accelerated and motion-robust MRI acquisition. GRASP MRI is now  over 10 years old, and it has made a notable impact worldwide. GRASP was  translated into the clinical environment for patient exams in 2013 and  received FDA approval in 2017 for general clinical use. To date, it has  been applied to over 160,000 clinical patients at NYU alone  (approximately 32,000 patients per year now) and has been utilized in  tens of thousands of patients worldwide. The GRASP paper, published in  2013, has now been cited over 800 times. The source code of GRASP MRI  has been downloaded thousands of times, and it is widely accepted as a  benchmark for new techniques based on radial sampling. As the main  driver of this project, Dr. FENG will share the story behind GRASP MRI  and present an update on its latest developments and applications in  this talk.


Dr.  FENG completed his PhD studies (2009-2015) and postdoctoral training  (2015-2018) at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Following this, he  served as an MRI physicist at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center  (MSKCC) for one year before establishing his own lab at the Icahn  School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where he started the role of  Assistant Professor of Radiology in 2019 and was promoted to Associate  Professor in 2022. In early 2023, Dr. FENG returned to NYU as an  Associate Professor and Director of Rapid Imaging in the Department of  Radiology, where he oversees general research on fast MRI. Dr. FENG is a  world-recognized expert in radial MRI and dynamic MRI, with over a  decade of experience in the development of novel imaging techniques  using golden-angle radial sampling and advanced constrained image  reconstruction for rapid motion-robust MRI.