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NYU Langone Provider

Leon Axel, MD, PhD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialty: Cardiac Imaging
  • Treats: Adults
  • Languages: English, French
  • Phone: 212-263-8868
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Board Certifications
  • American Board of Radiology - Diagnostic Radiology, 1980
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, University of California - San Francisco, CT Ultrasound, 1981
  • Residency, University of California - San Francisco, 1980
  • MD from University Of Ca San Francisco, 1976
  • PhD from Princeton University, 1971

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Locations and Appointments

NYU Langone Radiology Associates

660 1st Avenue, 1st Floor, New York, NY 10016






imaging, cardiac MRI, including MR image acquisition and image analysis methods development and applications to studies of cardiac physiology and pathophysiology

Research Summary

Heart disease, particularly related to ischemia and infarction, remains the principal cause of morbidity and death in the Western World. MRI and CT have the potential of playing significant roles in the evaluation of the heart, both for research and clinical applications.

The Cardiac Imaging and Analysis Laboratory (CARDIAL), under the direction of Leon Axel, is a multidisciplinary group dedicated to the development and evaluation of new cardiac imaging methods, particularly those involving quantitative characterization of such physiologic aspects as function and perfusion. This includes development of novel MRI cardiac imaging methods such as tagged MRI for regional cardiac function analysis and rapid quantitative imaging for perfusion studies, and associated programs for image analysis, as well as research on their basic and clinical applications.

Academic Contact

Academic office

660 First Avenue

Fourth Floor

New York, NY 10016



These focus areas and their associated publications are derived from PubMed and the MeSH term library. *
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*Due to PubMed processing times, the most recent publications may not be reflected in the timeline.

  • Quantitative Cardiac Sodium MRI

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  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Evaluation of Normal Heart Function in Men and Women

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  • Evaluation of cardiac function with cardio-respiratory synchronized MRI

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