Research Interests

Computed tomography (CT) is a non-invasive advanced imaging test that uses x-rays to make three-dimensional pictures of the body. The Cardiovascular CT Program is focused on the development of and implementation of new imaging techniques to better diagnose heart disease and plan treatment options. This program, led by Dr. Marcus Chen, utilizes state-of-the art scanner hardware, advanced image reconstruction methods, and computational resources with a goal to reduce the overall radiation exposure needed to image a patient and detect cardiovascular disease. These new imaging techniques are not confined to the heart and vascular system, but also are being applied to other parts of the body such as the lung.