Prof. Elfar Adalsteinsson

Eaton-Peabody Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Professor of Health Sciences and Technology

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
Data Sampling and Special Encoding
Low-Level Signals
Chemical Shift Imaging
Alzheimer's Disease
Multiple Sclerosis

Research Summary

Professor Adalsteinsson's current research interests include algorithms and hardware for parallel transmission (pTx), quantitative estimation and management of local power deposition and temperature in MRI, imaging of the fetus and placenta, oxygenation parameter imaging with MRI, sparsity properties in excitation and acquisition in MRI, compressed sensing, magnetic resonance fingerprinting, and reconstructions of dramatically undersampled MR imaging and spectroscopy.

The RLE Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Group conducts investigations in medical imaging with MRI technology, focusing on optimal methods for acquisition, reconstruction and processing of in vivo imaging data. The group’s 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