Published: 01-06-2020 11:27 | Updated: 01-06-2020 11:29

New thesis on technical development of methods for cardiovascular MRI

Alexander Fyrdahl from the group Clinical Physiology, the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery, will defend his thesis "Applications of the golden angle in cardiovascular MRI" on June 5th, 2020. Main Supervisor is Andreas Sigfridsson.

Alexander Fyrdahl

What's the main focus of your thesis?

The main focus of my thesis is technical development of new methods for imaging using cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based on the golden ratio.

Which are the most important results?

The most important results are that we can reach a high temporal resolution with allows us to capture rapid movements of the heart, but the method can also be used to shorten the acquisition time, and to reduce image artifacts.

How can this new knowledge contribute to the improvement of people's health?

The high temporal resolution allows us to measure important parameters for diagnosing heart failure, which previously have been unattainable by MRI.

What are your future ambitions?

I hope to continue with an academic career, starting with a post-doc fellowship abroad.


Friday, June 5th 2020 at 16:00. The dissertation seminar can be followed online via Zoom:


Applications of the golden angle in cardiovascular MRI


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