UCLA Radiological Sciences is pleased to announce that Dr. Peng Hu has been awarded a two-year grant from the National Institute of Health-R21 to investigate "Robust Cardiac Self-Gating for Fetal Cardiac MRI".
Dr. Peng Hu, Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Cardiovascular Imaging, joined UCLA in 2010. His specialty area of research involves, developing novel magnetic resonance imaging techniques for a variety of clinical imaging applications. Dr. Hu's advanced MRI research concentration includes subjects such as coronary artery MRI, imaging for electrophysiological ablations, and pediatric or fetal imaging for congenital heart defects. With a current emphasis in physiological motion correction and gating in MRI using receiver coil arrays, Hu has committed to exploring opportunities which improve our capability to provide the highest diagnostic value in fetal imaging cases.
The R21 grant mechanism is intended to encourage exploratory research by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of project development. Hu's submission scored in the 3rd percentile, which is reflective of the quality of his proposal in today's highly competitive environment. We commend Dr. Hu's dedication to research and congratulate him for his contribution to evolving medicine.