Dr. Keith Wachowicz is currently appointed as Associate Professor in the Division of Medical Physics in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.
My research interests generally lie in the acceleration of MR imaging for two purposes:
- Spectroscopic Imaging: This technique holds great potential for the cancer patient, essentially providing non-invasive biochemical information derived from tissue. It has been shown to benefit patients for diagnostic purposes, treatment planning, and monitoring response to treatment. Despite all these benefits, it is not used to its full potential in the clinic due to lengthy acquisition times and low resolution. I am working to leverage a number of recent techniques in anatomic imaging to make this technique more feasible to be used on a regular basis.
- Rapid Image Acquisition for Real-Time Applications: While many imaging techniques have been developed for rapid dynamic acquisition, many of these strategies are not conducive to on-the-fly reconstruction for real-time applications, for example, real-time radiotherapy guidance. I am exploring various under-sampling and reconstruction approaches for this purpose.