New SNSF Grant on Low-Field MRI

Professor Matthias Stuber and his team of international collaborators, including Aurelien Bustin (LIRYC, Bordeaux), Milan Prša, Stanislas Rapacchi, Jonas Richiardi, and Juerg Schwitter (all CHUV/UNIL), have secured a 4-year grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation SNSF to explore the potential of low-field MRI for cardiovascular applications. To achieve this, they will leverage advanced technology developed in their laboratory and combine it with the artificial intelligence capabilities of next-generation low-field MRIs. The goal? Democratizing more sustainable cardiovascular MRI by optimizing examination processes and making it accessible with just one single click of a button.

PhD position in 4D flow available

A new multidisciplinary PhD project on the quantification of cardiovascular flow has become available. This project is part of an established collaboration with clinicians in Cardiology and Radiology at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) that has already had an impact in changing clinical practice. You will have the opportunity to disseminate your work and collaborate with our extensive international network of research institutions including our partners for this flow project, Northwestern University in Chicago, USA. Highly motivated engineering and physicists are encouraged to apply before March 15. More information can be found here.

Engineer Position in Cardiac Imaging

IHU LIRYC – Electrophysiology and Heart Modeling Institute – is a unique institute based in Bordeaux distinguished for its expertise in heart rhythm disorders with a medley of world-renowned experts working in various fields (clinical, imaging, modeling, artificial intelligence, computer science, …).

The position is available immediately and for the expected duration of 12 months. With the possibility of prolongation. The research project will be in strong collaboration with the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) of Bordeaux and industrial partners, including Siemens.


Professor Matthias Stuber, CIBM MRI CHUV-UNIL Section Head and collaborators have received FNS R’Equip funding for the project Low-Field MRI – The Next Frontier.

The R’Equip grant will contribute to the acquisition of the Siemens MAGNETOM Free. Max 0.55T ultra low field MRI system which will be hosted at the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV).

Read more about it here

Master Internship in Cardiac Imaging

The imaging team at IHU-LIRYC has recently developed a new technology enabling the first-ever coloured representation of myocardial scarring using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. To push its clinical acceptance, a set of image processing algorithms will need to be implemented, optimised, and validated on our clinical MRI scanners.

This will require the use of C/C++ libraries (e.g., ITK, MKL) and artificial intelligence-based tools to perform image segmentation, object localisation, image registration, and radiomics-based features extraction.

Should you be interested, please submit a CV to Aurelien Bustin, PhD (