Dana C Peters, PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging

Research Interests

Atrial Fibrillation; Gadolinium; Liver; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Radiology

Research Organizations

Radiology & Biomedical Imaging: Bioimaging Sciences: Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Magnetic Resonance Research Center

Liver Center

Yale Translational Research Imaging Center (Y-TRIC)

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

Peters' research is motivated by the desire to generate new imaging methods to improve current diagnostic methods for cardiovascular disease, and improve effectiveness of therapies. She focuses on magnetic resonance imaging. Her group has developed technology for electrophysiologists who treat patients with electrical abnormalities in the heart. These MRI methods allow electrophysiologists to see tissue characteristics responsible for electrical changes. They have also developed new methods for rapid imaging, using underesampled radial MR acquisition strategies. Mosty important, is to develop MRI methods in close collaboration with cardiologists and radiologists to detect early disease and monitor therapy.

Peters is also committed to training a new generation of biomedical imaging scientists. She believes in providing an environment with excellent MRI resources, knowledge about state of the art methods, and important questions in collaboration with clinicians and scientists, to generate creative new solution in medical imaging.

Specialized Terms: Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Atrial fibrillation; Radial imaging; Late gadolinium enhancement; Cardiac imaging

Extensive Research Description

  • Liver imaging--new techniques
  • Imaging of scar in patients with ventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation.
    • New techniques for improving spatial resolution, motion, and contrast
    • application to patients.
  • Radial imaging with new reconstruction algorithms
  • CAIPI with application to respiratory motion.

Selected Publications

Full List of PubMed Publications

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Contact Info

Dana C Peters, PhD
Mailing Address
Radiology & Biomedical ImagingPO Box 20843
New Haven , CT 06519

Curriculum Vitae

Magnetic Resonance Research Center

Research Image 1

MRI is able to visualize scar in the left atrium, after ablation.