David Firmin is Professor of Biomedical Imaging at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, and the Physics Director of the Royal Brompton Hospitals CMR Unit.
His involvement in Cardiovascular MR began in 1982 and he is one of the founding members of the Royal Brompton Unit which opened in 1984. His major contribution to MRI has been in the development of quantitative phase contrast velocity imaging.
As the Director of Physics he has also led a number of pioneering advances in atheroma imaging, rapid and interactive cardiovascular MR, coronary angiography, myocardial perfusion imaging and tissue characterisation.
Professor Firmin has served on many scientific programme committees and in 1999 he organised a highly successful ISMRM Workshop on Flow & Motion in Cardiovascular MR and recently, in recognition of his service, he has been made a Fellow of ISMRM. He is an Assistant Editor of the Journal of Cardiovascular MR, and a referee for several major international scientific journals, and a former panel member of the Wellcome Trust Infrastructure Grant.
Professor Firmin has more than 350 publications in cardiovascular MR imaging, including over 170 peer reviewed academic journal papers.
et al., 2017, CARDIOVASCULAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN SURVIVORS OF SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST: 14 YEAR EXPERIENCE FROM A TERTIARY REFERRAL CENTRE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Vol:69, ISSN:0735-1097, Pages:491-491
et al., Fast fully automatic segmentation of the severely abnormal human right ventricle from cardiovascular magnetic resonance images using a multi-scale 3D convolutional neural network, The 12th IEEE International Conference on Signal Image Technology & Internet Systems (IEEE SITIS 2016), IEEE
et al., Super-resolution Reconstruction of Late Gadolinium Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Images using a Residual Convolutional Neural Network, The 25th Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM 2017)
et al., 2017, DT-CMR IMAGING OF DERANGED MICROSTRUCTURE IN SITUS INVERSUS TOTALIS, 24th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology / Asia Pacific Heart Congress / International Congress of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Pages:A15-A16, ISSN:1355-6037
et al., 2017, T2 MAPPING IN ACUTE AND RECOVERED MYOCARDITIS: POTENTIAL ROLE IN CLINICAL SURVEILLANCE, 24th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology / Asia Pacific Heart Congress / International Congress of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP, Pages:A22-A24, ISSN:1355-6037