Renal multiparametric Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a promising non-invasive
technique that can be employed to assess several biomarkers, directly related to renal
physiology and pathophysiology. However, the use of renal MRI in clinical trials and
clinical practice has been hampered by current methodological differences across
centers and the lack of standardized acquisition protocol and analysis methods. In
addition, normative values are not available and clinical data supporting the validity and
utility of the renal MRI biomarkers is needed.
This project aims at developing and implementing standardize renal MRI protocols, and
evaluating these protocols in healthy volunteers and CKD patients, to obtain normal
ranges for the MRI parameters, measure their reproducibility and assess their clinical
validity. The project is part of a recently funded European grant that involves research
partners in five different European countries.
The PhD candidate will work in the Biomedical Imaging Laboratory at the Clínica
Universidad de Navarra (located in Pamplona, Spain). The laboratory is composed of a
group of biomedical engineers collaborating closely with radiologists and clinicians from
several departments, including neurology, psychiatry, and nephrology, working on
translational research projects, developing advanced MRI techniques and evaluating
their use for disease diagnosis and characterization.
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