- PhD student (Biomedical Engineering, IST)
- Email: andreia.gaspar@tecnico.
- Phone: +351-218418273 (Internal: 2273)
- Office: 6.17 (North Tower, 6th floor)
I am interested in MR acquisition and reconstruction techniques, and in particular their application to the heart.
I received my degree in Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering from the Faculty of Sciences of University of Lisbon (FCUL) in 2015. Over the first years of this programme I had the opportunity to work in the topic of cardiac magnetic resonance (MR), both at FCUL and King’s College London (KCL). During my second year, I worked at Instituto de Biofísica e Engenharia Biomédica/FCUL under the supervision of Prof. Rita Nunes and Dr. Sandra Tecelão, in collaboration with Dr. António Ferreira. In this project I implemented a tool that quantifies regions of lesion in delayed-enhancement cardiac MR images. Then, during my third year, I worked with Dr. Anthony Price and Dr. Alan Groves at KCL, to improve the quality of neonate cardiac MR images. In my master thesis, I had the opportunity to improve my knowledge in MR image acquisition within the Developing Human Connectome Project at the Centre for the Developing Brain (KCL). Under the supervision of Dr. Anthony Price and Prof. Rita Nunes, I implemented an image-based shimming tool for foetal and neonatal echo-planar imaging acquisitions. After graduation, I decided to improve my expertise in medical imaging and research with the MRes in Medical Imaging Sciences at KCL, which I finished in 2016. This course allowed me to work within a multidisciplinary and international environment where I learnt to integrate my knowledge with different topics. The final project, developed under the supervision of Dr. Claudia Prieto, focused on techniques for multiparametric mapping of the myocardium. Currently, I’m a PhD student at IST under the supervision of Prof. Rita Nunes, in collaboration with Dr. Claudia Prieto and Dr. António Ferreira. My work focuses on the MR parametric quantification of the heart.