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Kevin Bennett and research partners

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A photograph taken at the annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in Stockholm, Sweden illustrates one of many multifaceted partnerships that combine the expertise of ASU engineers and colleagues at prominent research and education institutions.

Kevin Bennett (standing in the center, in the blue jacket) an assistant professor in the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering, is pictured with research leaders, clinicians and students from the Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Mayo Clinic Scottsdale – as well as some fellow ASU engineering researchers.

Bennett’s research group is working with them to pursue advances in medical care through the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology.

Their focus – supported in part by an investment from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering – includes:

  • Developing next-generation technology for MRI in the clinic
  • Developing novel molecular imaging techniques for MRI
  • Discovering new imaging biomarkers of diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer’s, metabolic syndrome, spinal cord injury, kidney disease and cardiovascular disease
  • Testing drugs and new agents in disease
  • Developing new imaging hardware and software to improve analysis and diagnosis
  • Developing new clinical protocols to speed up scanning and provide more accurate detection

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