Idith Haber, PhD
|Department||Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology|
|Academic Title:||Instructor in Surgery|
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
My main research interests lie in the fields of cardiac MRI and cardiac biomechanics. In cardiac MRI, I am primarily interested in image analysis of tagged MR images. The focus of this research is to segment the ventricles from the images and to track the 3D motion of both right and left ventricles through images of systole. Once I have a 3D model/description of cardiac motion, I am interested in accurately describing the kinematics the ventricle using biomechanical methods. First, since little is known of the mechanics of the right ventricle, I am trying to characterize its normal motion. Second, I am studying the alteration of left ventricular mechanics during the progression of left ventricular hypertrophy.
About Idith Haber
Idith Haber received her BSE in biomedical engineering from Tulane University and her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in bioengineering.
Haber I, Metaxas DN, Axel L. Three-dimensional motion reconstruction and analysis of the right ventricle using tagged MRI. Medical Image Analysis. 2000; 4(4):335-55.
Kikinis R, Westin CF. Phase-driven finite element model for spatio- temporal tracking in cardiac tagged MRI. In: Niessen WJ,Viergever MA, editors. Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention-MICCAI; 2001 Oct 14-17.
- Haber I, Metaxas DN, Geva T,Axel L. Three-dimensional systolic kinematics of the right ventricle. American Journal of Physiology: Heart & Circulatory Physiology. 2005; 289(5): H1826-33.