For 16 years, Dr. Hargreaves has worked on application of new magnetic resonance imaging approaches to clinical imaging of cancer, vascular diseases and musculoskeletal disorders. He currently directs the Body MRI group within the Stanford Radiology department, which offers excellent interdisciplinary links between basic scientists, engineers and clinicians for rapid translation of new ideas to routine clinical practice. His group works on numerous rapid imaging, motion-compensated, and vascular MRI techniques.
He is interested in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) applications including cardiovascular, abdominal, breast and musculoskeletal imaging. These applications require development of faster and more efficient MRI methods that provide improved diagnostic contrast compared with current methods. Dr. Hargreaves work includes novel excitation schemes, efficient imaging methods and reconstruction tools.