Professor Ed X. Wu from the University of Hong Kong Visited APM

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    On March 5, 2024, Professor Ed X. Wu from the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Hong Kong was invited to visit the Innovation Academy for Precision Measurement Science and Technology (APM) of Chinese Academy of Sciences and gave a lecture entitled "Ultra-low Field MRI for Accessible Healthcare: The Future Driven by Computing?". The lecture was chaired by Prof. Xin Zhou.

    Professor Wu's primarily focuses on developing advanced functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques, combining functional, diffusion, and spectroscopic MRI with emerging neuromodulation methods such as electrophysiology, behavioral assessment, and optogenetics to explore brain circuits in rodent models. He received the China Guanghua Science and Technology Award in 2018, has been serving as the Asia-Pacific editor for NMR in Biomedicine since 2011, and is a member of the editorial board for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

    In the presentation, Professor Wu reviewed the history of MRI research and introduced his group's work on enhancing image quality under ultra-low field conditions of 0.055T using deep learning. Their work included effectively removing EMI without RF shielding using deep learning, advancing high-quality imaging of ultra-low field MRI through dual acquisition 3D super-resolution methods, and image synthesis research to generate high-field MRI images from ultra-low field MRI data. Combining relevant experimental content and research findings, Professor Wu discussed the feasibility and challenges of integrating ultra-low field MRI with computational methods in the healthcare industry.

    After the lecture, Professor Wu engaged in in-depth discussions with teachers and students, further enhancing their understanding of the application of ultra-low field MRI combined with computation for accessible healthcare.

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