Prof. Elfar Adalsteinsson

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Health Sciences and Technology
Co-Director, M+Vision Consortium

Primary DLC

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

MIT Room: 36-766

Areas of Interest and Expertise

Medical Imaging
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Methods for Optimal Acquisition, Reconstruction, and Processing of Imaging Data Acquired In Vivo
Neuro-Imaging
Data Sampling and Special Encoding
Low-Level Signals
Neuroscience
Chemical Shift Imaging
Alzheimer's Disease
Multiple Sclerosis

Research Summary

Professor Adalsteinsson conducts research on medical imaging with magnetic resonance, focusing on optimal methods for acquisition, reconstruction and processing of in vivo imaging data. His interests include techniques for efficient sampling and spatial encoding of spectroscopic magnetic resonance data, whereby small signals, originating, for example, specifically from neurons in the brain, yield information not observed with conventional structural imaging. Applications of these and related methods include a study of the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and characterization of Multiple Sclerosis.

Recent Work