Bio-X Graduate Student Fellow

Awarded in 2010
Home Department: Bioengineering
Faculty Advisors: Gary Glover (Radiology) and John Pauly (Electrical Engineering)

Research Title:High-resolution imaging methods for functional MRI applications

Research Description: Haisam is working on acquiring data from a limited field of view using non-linear gradients in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Usually, restricting data acquisition to a limited region within an excited volume results in aliasing of signal from outside the field of view. Thus, the entire volume must be encoded, even if it includes regions that are not of interest. By using non-linear gradients and a spatial-spectral excitation pulse, it is possible to restrict the excited volume to a circular region within a slice. This can reduce the acquisition time or allow for higher resolution imaging for the same acquisition time.


Haisam is a software development engineer at Amazon.