Leon Axel

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Leon Axel

Professor, Department of Radiology
Professor, Department of Medicine
Professor, Department of Neuroscience and Physiology

NYU Radiology Associates

Contact Info

Address
660 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

212/263-6248

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 Keywords

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

Use of self-gated radial cardiovascular magnetic resonance to detect and classify arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation and premature ventricular contraction)
Piekarski, Eve; Chitiboi, Teodora; Ramb, Rebecca; Feng, Li; Axel, Leon. Use of self-gated radial cardiovascular magnetic resonance to detect and classify arrhythmias (atrial fibrillation and premature ventricular contraction). Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance. 2016 Nov 25;18(1):83-83 (2314522)

Dyspnea and Chest Pain in a Young Woman Caused by a Giant Pericardial Lymphohemangioma: Diagnosis and Treatment
Heffron, Sean P; Alviar, Carlos L; Towe, Christopher; Geisler, Benjamin P; Axel, Leon; Galloway, Aubrey C; Skolnick, Adam H. Dyspnea and Chest Pain in a Young Woman Caused by a Giant Pericardial Lymphohemangioma: Diagnosis and Treatment. Canadian journal of cardiology. 2016 Oct;32(10):1260.e23-1260.e25 (2024392)

Stress Cardiac MRI in Women With Myocardial Infarction and Nonobstructive Coronary Artery Disease
Mauricio, Rina; Srichai, Monvadi B; Axel, Leon; Hochman, Judith S; Reynolds, Harmony R. Stress Cardiac MRI in Women With Myocardial Infarction and Nonobstructive Coronary Artery Disease. Clinical cardiology. 2016 Oct;39(10):596-602 (2191502)

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance features of mechanical dyssynchrony in patients with left bundle branch block
Revah, Giselle; Wu, Vincent; Huntjens, Peter R; Piekarski, Eve; Chyou, Janice Y; Axel, Leon. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance features of mechanical dyssynchrony in patients with left bundle branch block. International journal of cardiovascular imaging. 2016 Sep;32(9):1427-1438 (2145192)

Accelerated MRI for the assessment of cardiac function
Axel, Leon; Otazo, Ricardo. Accelerated MRI for the assessment of cardiac function. British journal of radiology. 2016 Jul;89(1063):20150655-20150655 (2059282)