Leon Axel

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Leon Axel

Professor, Department of Radiology;Professor, Department of Medicine;Professor, Department of Neuroscience Institute
NYU Radiology Associates

Contact Info

660 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016


Research Summary

Heart disease, particularly related to ischemia and infarction, remains the principal cause of morbidity and death in the Western World. MRI and CT have the potential of playing significant roles in the evaluation of the heart, both for research and clinical applications.

The Cardiac Imaging and Analysis Laboratory (CARDIAL), under the direction of Leon Axel, is a multidisciplinary group dedicated to the development and evaluation of new cardiac imaging methods, particularly those involving quantitative characterization of such physiologic aspects as function and perfusion. This includes development of novel MRI cardiac imaging methods such as tagged MRI for regional cardiac function analysis and rapid quantitative imaging for perfusion studies, and associated programs for image analysis, as well as research on their basic and clinical applications.

Research Interests

Cardiac MRI, including MR image acquisition and image analysis methods development and applications to studies of cardiac physiology and pathophysiology

XD-GRASP: Golden-angle radial MRI with reconstruction of extra motion-state dimensions using compressed sensing
Feng, Li; Axel, Leon; Chandarana, Hersh; Block, Kai Tobias; Sodickson, Daniel K; Otazo, Ricardo
2015-03-30; 1522-2594,Magnetic resonance in medicine - id: 1514172, year: 2015 JOURNAL ARTICLE

Preliminary Assessment of Tricuspid Valve Annular Velocity Parameters by Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Adults with a Volume-Overloaded Right Ventricle: Comparison of Unrepaired Atrial Septal Defect and Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot
Ito, Seiji; McElhinney, Doff B; Adams, Robert; Bhatla, Puneet; Chung, Sohae; Axel, Leon
2015-04-06; 1432-1971,Pediatric cardiology - id: 1519622, year: 2015 JOURNAL ARTICLE

The Need for Speed: Accelerating CMR Imaging Assessment of Cardiac Function
Axel, Leon; Sodickson, Daniel K
2014-09-22; 1876-7591,JACC: Cardiovascular imaging - id: 1209462, year: 2014 Editorial

Probing dynamic myocardial microstructure with cardiac magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging
Axel, Leon; Wedeen, Van J; Ennis, Daniel B
2014-11-17; 1097-6647,Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance - id: 1348942, year: 2014 Journal Article

Prenatal Diagnosis of a Persistent Fifth Aortic Arch, Pulmonary-to-Systemic type: An Unusual Association with Evolving Aortic Coarctation
Bhatla, Puneet; Chakravarti, Sujata; Axel, Leon; Ludomirsky, Achi; Revah, Giselle
2014-12-01; 0742-2822,Echocardiography - id: 1359402, year: 2014 JOURNAL ARTICLE