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Chief Investigator: Professor Stuart Grieve

Sydney Translational Imaging Laboratory

Wanted: Volunteers for a study that will use cutting edge MRI to evaluate the heart function in normal subjects
We seek healthy participants who will undergo an MRI of their heart

Participation: The study takes place at Macquarie Medical Imaging (ground floor of Macquarie University Hospital) and has duration of 1 hour. No financial compensation will be given.

All abnormalities will be referred for follow-up by the primary study investigator, Prof Stuart Grieve.

Study description: You are invited to take part in this research project, Time-resolved 3-dimentional velocity field mapping of the heart (4D flow) – application to common clinical problems. 4D flow is a novel cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) technique that can image flow patterns with unique detail. Under different circumstances and disease, the heart influences blood flow patterns, therefore imaging this may lead to new improved information into heart disease. The aim is to investigate the clinical utility of 4D flow mapping of the heart, and to show the blood flow pattern in normal individuals. We will use these data to aid our understanding in normal function of the heart, as the blood flow pattern is influenced by different circumstances and diseases.


Recruitment criteria:

  • aged 18 years or older with no history of cardiac disease.

  • no history of claustrophobia, metallic implants or other contraindication for MRI.


Confidentiality - the participant needs to be able to provide informed consent. You will need to sign a consent form prior to the study after the MRI exam and associated risks have been explained. All information collected from you will be treated confidentially and will be de-identified.

The ethical aspects of this research project have been approved by the HREC of Macquarie University (ref no 5201500775).


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