Davide Piccini

e-mail: PicciniDavide.MRI@gmail.com
phone: +41-21-3147516
Department of Radiology
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV)
Rue de Bugnon 46, BH07.084
1011 Lausanne, Switzerland

Since December 2011, Davide Piccini is an employee of Siemens Switzerland and is responsible for research projects at the CHUV-UNIL Translational Magnetic Resonance Research Center as part of a collaboration between academia and industry.

Davide graduated in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Padova, in Italy, in 2007. In 2008 he completed his internship at Siemens Corporate Research (SCR) in Princeton, NJ, USA, working on the development of post-processing tools for 4D visualization of cardiac cine MRI data and for semi-quantitative analyses of myocardial perfusion MRI, under the supervision of Dr. Jens Guehring.

In 2011 he completed his PhD project at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in the team of Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger on the development of algorithms for respiratory motion compensation and self-navigation in 3D whole-heart coronary MRI. His PhD project was part of a collaboration with the cardiovascular development team at the Siemens headquarters in Erlangen, Germany, and was co-supervised by Dr. Michael O. Zenge and Dr. Arne Littmann.

His main research interests are focused on the development of advanced motion compensation techniques for cardiac MRI and on quantitative myocardial motion analysis using MR tagging.

In his free time he likes hiking, reading and playing basketball. But not all at the same time.