Anna Naumova, PhD (Radiology)
I have a long-standing interest to scientific research, biomedical imaging and data analytics. The main focus of my research is advancing pre-clinical and clinical cardiovascular studies at the University of Washington by implementation of the state-of-the-art non-invasive imaging technology for assessment of heart physiology, pathophysiology, myocardial perfusion and tissue composition. Specifically, I am interested in heart regeneration with human cardiomyocytes and non-invasive imaging of transplanted cells. We are developing quantitative non-contrast MRI techniques for characterization of myocardial tissue composition. This would allow identification of the fibrotic areas and myocardial graft without need of the MRI contrast agents. Our imaging approach is suitable to clinical studies on patients.