Bordeaux boasts a long tradition of excellence in magnetic resonance imaging research, from hardware to MR-sequence development. This expertise is shared by the Electrophysiology and Heart Modeling Institute (Liryc), specializing in cardiovascular medicine, and the Bordeaux Magnetic Resonance Center (CRMSB), specializing in neurology.
Both of these institutions offer unique technological platforms with cutting-edge equipment dedicated to clinical and preclinical studies, and benefit from the support of multidisciplinary teams. Both utilize the Gadgetron on a daily basis for real-time image processing, monitoring MR-guided therapies, and advanced quantitative imaging with innovative sequences.
These innovations have led to multiple collaborations between the two groups, for medical applications in cardiology or neurology with the Neurofunction Imaging Group (GIN), as well as for the post-processing of neuroimaging on large-cohorts. Methodological developments initiated in Bordeaux have also been deployed within several French groups: the Brain & Spine Institute (ICM) from Paris, ICube from Strasbourg, Creatis from Lyon, and the Center for Magnetic Resonance in Biology and Medicine (CRMBM) from Marseille.
Our objective is to consolidate the research-based knowledge in Bordeaux and to share it with the French and international community in order to increase the visibility of research carried out in Bordeaux.
Liryc and the CRMSB, in collaboration with the Translational Research and Advanced Imaging Laboratory Cluster of Excellence, will provide students with internationally recognized training courses in magnetic resonance imaging.