Rita Gouveia Nunes

Rita Gouveia Nunes

Faculty

Position: Assistant Professor

Evolutionary Systems and Biomedical Engineering Lab (LaSEEB)

tp.aobsilu.ocincet@senungatir

Phone :+351-218418277

Office: 6.22

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Rita G Nunes completed her degree in Engineering Physics from Instituto Superior Técnico and went on to work on her DPhil. at the FMRIB Centre in Oxford, UK on the “Development of Diffusion Imaging at High Magnetic Field”, supervised by Professor Peter Jezzard and Dr. Stuart Clare. During her DPhil., she implemented and optimised Diffusion-Weighted (DW) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) pulse sequences and collaborated with other researchers in clinical research studies. She completed her DPhil. from the University of Oxford at the end of 2005. In 2006 she moved to Imperial College London, working as a Research Associate under the supervision of Dr. David Larkman and Professor Jo Hajnal. Her work during this period focused on Parallel MR Imaging and led to the acquisition of the first multiband Echo Planar Images. At the end of 2009, she moved to IBEB, FCUL as Investigadora Ciência 2008 (FCT), maintaining a collaboration with Professor Hajnal, first as an Honorary Research Fellow at Imperial College London, and since April 2012 as a Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London. Rita Nunes joined ISR in October 2016 as an Assistant Professor. Her main research interests focus on pulse sequence development for quantitative MRI.

Journal Papers

[1] Andreia Gaspar, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Giulio Ferrazzi, Emer J. Hughes, Jana Hutter, Shaihan J. Malik, Laura McCabe, Kelly P. Baruteau, Mary A. Rutherford, Joseph V. Hajnal, Anthony N. Price, Optimizing maternal fat suppression with constrained image‐based shimming in fetal MR, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 81 (1), 477-485, 2018
[2] Marta Tavares, Sofia Reimão, Inês Chendo, Miguel Carvalho, Pedro Levy, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Neuromelanin magnetic resonance imaging of the substantia nigra in first episode psychosis patients consumers of illicit substances, Schizophrenia Research, in Press, Vol. 197, pp 620-621 , 2018
[3] Joao Leote, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Luis Cerqueira, Ricardo Loução, Hugo Ferreira, Reconstruction of white matter fibre tracts using diffusion kurtosis tensor imaging at 1.5 T: Pre-surgical planning in patients with gliomas, European Journal of Radiology Open Vol. 5, pp 20-23, 2018
[4] Maria Murgasova, Georgia Lockwood Estrin, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Shaihan J. Malik, Mary A. Rutherford, Daniel Rueckert, Joseph V. Hajnal, Distortion correction in fetal EPI using non-rigid registration with a Laplacian constraint, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 37(1):12-19, January, 2018
[5] Rita Gouveia Nunes, Giulio Ferrazzi, Anthony Price, Jana Hutter, Andreia Gaspar, Mary A. Rutherford, Joseph V. Hajnal, Inner Volume Echo Volumar Imaging (IVEVI) for Robust Fetal Brain Imaging, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 80 (1), 279-285, 2017
[6] Rita Gouveia Nunes, G. Ferrazzi, A. N. Price, J. Hutter, Andreia Gaspar, M. Rutherford, J. V. Hajnal, Inner Volume Echo Volumar Imaging (IVEVI) for Robust Fetal Brain Imaging, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine [Epub ahead of print], 2017
[7] L. Correia Guedes, S. Reimao, P. Paulino, Rita Gouveia Nunes, P. Bouça, D. Abreu, N. Gonçalves, A. Di Fonzo, L. Zhang, M. L. Quadri, M. Fabbri, C. Godinho, P. Pita Lobo, D. Neutel, M. Coelho, M. M. Rosa, J. Campos, G. Miltenberger-Miltenyi, T. Outeiro, C. Sampaio, V. Bonifati, J. J. Fereira, Neuromelanin Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Substantia Nigra in LRRK2 and GBA-related Parkinson’s disease, Movement Disorders, Vol. 32, Issue 9, pp. 1331-1333, September, 2017
[8] N. Adubeiro, M. L. Nogueira, Rita Gouveia Nunes, E. Ribeiro, H. A. Ferreira, S. Alves, J. M. F. LA Fuente, Apparent diffusion coefficient in the analysis of prostate cancer: determination of optimal b-value pair to differentiate normal from malignant tissue, Clinical Imaging [Epub ahead of print], 2017
[9] M. Fabbri, S. Reimao, M. Carvalho, Rita Gouveia Nunes, D. Abreu, L. Correia Guedes, P. P. Lobo, C. Godinho, M. Coelho, N. C. Gonçalves, M. M. Rosa, A. Antonini, J. J. Fereira, Substantia nigra neuromelanin as an imaging biomarker of disease progression in Parkinson’s disease, Journal of Parkinson's Disease, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 491-501, 2017
[10] S. Brandão, M. Parente, E. Silva, T. da Roza, T. Mascarenhas, J. Leitão, J. Cunha, R. Natal Jorge, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Pubovisceralis muscle fiber architecture determination: comparison between biomechanical modeling and diffusion tensor imaging, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 45, Issue 5, pp. 1255-1265, May, 2017
[11] S. Brandão, M. Parente, E. Silva, T. da Roza, T. Mascarenhas, J. Leitão, J. Cunha, R. N. Jorge, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Pubovisceralis muscle fiber architecture determination: comparison between biomechanical modeling and diffusion tensor imaging, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 45(5):1255-1265, January, 2017

Conference Papers

[12] Andreia Gaspar, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Evaluation of the robustness of MOLLI fitting algorithms for estimating cardiac T1 in the presence of fat partial volume effects,  Proc. of Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB2018, Paris, France, 2018
[13] R. F. Simões, A. F. Ladeira, M. Veloso, R. J. T. Gonçalves, Patrícia Figueiredo, Rita Gouveia Nunes, J. Graça, QuantemTool – Automated Measurement of Lesion Load and Cerebral Volume from Magnetic Resonance Images in Multiple Sclerosis, MSParis2017 - 7th Joint ECTRIMS-ACTRIMS Meeting, Paris, France, 2017
[14] M. Tavares, S. Reimao, I. Chendo, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Brain Connectivity in First Episode Psychosis – influence of psychotropic drugs, ESMRMB 2017 - 34th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology, Barcelona, Spain [E-poster], 2017
[15] Andreia Gaspar, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Performance Comparison of T1-mapping MOLLI Sequence Fitting Algorithms, 34th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology, Barcelona, Spain [E-poster e Lightning Talk], 2017
[16] M. Tavares, S. Reimao, I. Chendo, M. A. Carvalho, P. Levy, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Neuromelanin Imaging of the Substantia Nigra in First Episode Psychosis – influence of psychotropic drugs consumption, ESMRMB 2017 - 34th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology, Barcelona, Spain [oral presentation], 2017
[17] Ana Fouto, Joana Pinto, Rita Gouveia Nunes, L. Alves, S. Calado, C. Gonçalves, P. Vilela, M. Viana-Baptista, Patrícia Figueiredo, Diffusion weighted imaging biomarkers of cerebral small vessel disease: comparison of CADASIL with sporadic SVD, Proc. of ESMRMB 2017 - 34th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology, Barcelona, Spain [Oral and e-poster presentation], 2017
[18] N. S. Santos, R. P. A. G. Teixeira, J. V. Hajnal, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Assessing the Accuracy of T2 and B1+ Maps Estimated from Multi-echo Spin Echo MRI Sequences Using Extended Phase Graph Signal Predictions, Proc. of ISMRM 2017 - 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, USA, 2017
[19] P. Paulino, S. Reimao, L. C. Guedes, M. A. Carvalho, D. Abreu, J. Campos, J. F. Ferreira, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Neuromelanin and Volumetric Evaluation in Parkinson’s Disease Patients Carrying LRRK2 or GBA Mutations, Proc. of ISMRM 2017 - 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, USA, 2017
[20] M. A. Carvalho, S. Reimao, M. Fabbri, D. Abreu, J. Campos, J. F. Ferreira, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Evaluation of Neuromelanin-MRI parameters and Volumetric changes with Parkinson’s Disease Progression, Proc. of ISMRM 2017 - 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, USA, 2017
[21] Rita Gouveia Nunes, G. Ferrazzi, A. N. Price, J. Hutter, Andreia Gaspar, M. Rutherford, J. V. Hajnal, Motion-Robust Fetal Brain Imaging using Inner Echo Volumar Imaging, Proc. of ISMRM 2017 - 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, USA, 2017
[22] N. Saraiva Santos, R. P. A. G. Teixeira, J. V. Hajnal, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Assessing the Accuracy of T2 and B1+ Maps Estimated from Multi-echo Spin Echo MRI Sequences Using Extended Phase Graph Signal Predictions, ISMRM 2017 - 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, USA [Poster], 2017
[23] P. Paulino, S. Reimao, L. Correia Guedes, M. A. Carvalho, D. Abreu, J. Campos, J. F. Ferreira, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Neuromelanin and Volumetric Evaluation in Parkinson’s Disease Patients Carrying LRRK2 or GBA Mutations, ISMRM 2017 - 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, USA [Poster], 2017
[24] M. A. Carvalho, M. Fabbri, D. Abreu, J. Campos, J. F. Ferreira, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Evaluation of Neuromelanin-MRI parameters and Volumetric changes with Parkinson’s Disease Progression, ISMRM 2017 - 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, USA [Poster], 2017
[25] Rita Gouveia Nunes, G. Ferrazzi, A. N. Price, J. Hutter, Andreia Gaspar, M. Rutherford, J. V. Hajnal, Motion-Robust Fetal Brain Imaging using Inner Echo Volumar Imaging, ISMRM 2017 - 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, USA [E-poster], 2017
[26] J. Leote, Rita Gouveia Nunes, R. Loução, L. Cerqueira, H. A. Ferreira, MRI tractography of corticospinal tract in patients with primary brain tumors: an exploratory study comparing deterministic tractography methods using diffusion tensor and kurtosis tensor imaging, Proc. of ECR 2017 - European Congress of Radiology, Vienna, Austria, 2017
[1] Andreia Gaspar, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Giulio Ferrazzi, Emer J. Hughes, Jana Hutter, Shaihan J. Malik, Laura McCabe, Kelly P. Baruteau, Mary A. Rutherford, Joseph V. Hajnal, Anthony N. Price, Optimizing maternal fat suppression with constrained image‐based shimming in fetal MR, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 81 (1), 477-485, 2018
[2] Marta Tavares, Sofia Reimão, Inês Chendo, Miguel Carvalho, Pedro Levy, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Neuromelanin magnetic resonance imaging of the substantia nigra in first episode psychosis patients consumers of illicit substances, Schizophrenia Research, in Press, Vol. 197, pp 620-621 , 2018
[3] Joao Leote, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Luis Cerqueira, Ricardo Loução, Hugo Ferreira, Reconstruction of white matter fibre tracts using diffusion kurtosis tensor imaging at 1.5 T: Pre-surgical planning in patients with gliomas, European Journal of Radiology Open Vol. 5, pp 20-23, 2018
[4] Maria Murgasova, Georgia Lockwood Estrin, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Shaihan J. Malik, Mary A. Rutherford, Daniel Rueckert, Joseph V. Hajnal, Distortion correction in fetal EPI using non-rigid registration with a Laplacian constraint, IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 37(1):12-19, January, 2018
[5] Rita Gouveia Nunes, Giulio Ferrazzi, Anthony Price, Jana Hutter, Andreia Gaspar, Mary A. Rutherford, Joseph V. Hajnal, Inner Volume Echo Volumar Imaging (IVEVI) for Robust Fetal Brain Imaging, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 80 (1), 279-285, 2017
[6] Rita Gouveia Nunes, G. Ferrazzi, A. N. Price, J. Hutter, Andreia Gaspar, M. Rutherford, J. V. Hajnal, Inner Volume Echo Volumar Imaging (IVEVI) for Robust Fetal Brain Imaging, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine [Epub ahead of print], 2017
[7] L. Correia Guedes, S. Reimao, P. Paulino, Rita Gouveia Nunes, P. Bouça, D. Abreu, N. Gonçalves, A. Di Fonzo, L. Zhang, M. L. Quadri, M. Fabbri, C. Godinho, P. Pita Lobo, D. Neutel, M. Coelho, M. M. Rosa, J. Campos, G. Miltenberger-Miltenyi, T. Outeiro, C. Sampaio, V. Bonifati, J. J. Fereira, Neuromelanin Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Substantia Nigra in LRRK2 and GBA-related Parkinson’s disease, Movement Disorders, Vol. 32, Issue 9, pp. 1331-1333, September, 2017
[8] N. Adubeiro, M. L. Nogueira, Rita Gouveia Nunes, E. Ribeiro, H. A. Ferreira, S. Alves, J. M. F. LA Fuente, Apparent diffusion coefficient in the analysis of prostate cancer: determination of optimal b-value pair to differentiate normal from malignant tissue, Clinical Imaging [Epub ahead of print], 2017
[9] M. Fabbri, S. Reimao, M. Carvalho, Rita Gouveia Nunes, D. Abreu, L. Correia Guedes, P. P. Lobo, C. Godinho, M. Coelho, N. C. Gonçalves, M. M. Rosa, A. Antonini, J. J. Fereira, Substantia nigra neuromelanin as an imaging biomarker of disease progression in Parkinson’s disease, Journal of Parkinson's Disease, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 491-501, 2017
[10] S. Brandão, M. Parente, E. Silva, T. da Roza, T. Mascarenhas, J. Leitão, J. Cunha, R. Natal Jorge, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Pubovisceralis muscle fiber architecture determination: comparison between biomechanical modeling and diffusion tensor imaging, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 45, Issue 5, pp. 1255-1265, May, 2017
[11] S. Brandão, M. Parente, E. Silva, T. da Roza, T. Mascarenhas, J. Leitão, J. Cunha, R. N. Jorge, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Pubovisceralis muscle fiber architecture determination: comparison between biomechanical modeling and diffusion tensor imaging, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 45(5):1255-1265, January, 2017
[1] Andreia Gaspar, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Evaluation of the robustness of MOLLI fitting algorithms for estimating cardiac T1 in the presence of fat partial volume effects,  Proc. of Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB2018, Paris, France, 2018
[2] R. F. Simões, A. F. Ladeira, M. Veloso, R. J. T. Gonçalves, Patrícia Figueiredo, Rita Gouveia Nunes, J. Graça, QuantemTool – Automated Measurement of Lesion Load and Cerebral Volume from Magnetic Resonance Images in Multiple Sclerosis, MSParis2017 - 7th Joint ECTRIMS-ACTRIMS Meeting, Paris, France, 2017
[3] M. Tavares, S. Reimao, I. Chendo, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Brain Connectivity in First Episode Psychosis – influence of psychotropic drugs, ESMRMB 2017 - 34th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology, Barcelona, Spain [E-poster], 2017
[4] Andreia Gaspar, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Performance Comparison of T1-mapping MOLLI Sequence Fitting Algorithms, 34th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology, Barcelona, Spain [E-poster e Lightning Talk], 2017
[5] M. Tavares, S. Reimao, I. Chendo, M. A. Carvalho, P. Levy, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Neuromelanin Imaging of the Substantia Nigra in First Episode Psychosis – influence of psychotropic drugs consumption, ESMRMB 2017 - 34th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology, Barcelona, Spain [oral presentation], 2017
[6] Ana Fouto, Joana Pinto, Rita Gouveia Nunes, L. Alves, S. Calado, C. Gonçalves, P. Vilela, M. Viana-Baptista, Patrícia Figueiredo, Diffusion weighted imaging biomarkers of cerebral small vessel disease: comparison of CADASIL with sporadic SVD, Proc. of ESMRMB 2017 - 34th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology, Barcelona, Spain [Oral and e-poster presentation], 2017
[7] N. S. Santos, R. P. A. G. Teixeira, J. V. Hajnal, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Assessing the Accuracy of T2 and B1+ Maps Estimated from Multi-echo Spin Echo MRI Sequences Using Extended Phase Graph Signal Predictions, Proc. of ISMRM 2017 - 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, USA, 2017
[8] P. Paulino, S. Reimao, L. C. Guedes, M. A. Carvalho, D. Abreu, J. Campos, J. F. Ferreira, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Neuromelanin and Volumetric Evaluation in Parkinson’s Disease Patients Carrying LRRK2 or GBA Mutations, Proc. of ISMRM 2017 - 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, USA, 2017
[9] M. A. Carvalho, S. Reimao, M. Fabbri, D. Abreu, J. Campos, J. F. Ferreira, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Evaluation of Neuromelanin-MRI parameters and Volumetric changes with Parkinson’s Disease Progression, Proc. of ISMRM 2017 - 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, USA, 2017
[10] Rita Gouveia Nunes, G. Ferrazzi, A. N. Price, J. Hutter, Andreia Gaspar, M. Rutherford, J. V. Hajnal, Motion-Robust Fetal Brain Imaging using Inner Echo Volumar Imaging, Proc. of ISMRM 2017 - 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, USA, 2017
[11] N. Saraiva Santos, R. P. A. G. Teixeira, J. V. Hajnal, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Assessing the Accuracy of T2 and B1+ Maps Estimated from Multi-echo Spin Echo MRI Sequences Using Extended Phase Graph Signal Predictions, ISMRM 2017 - 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, USA [Poster], 2017
[12] P. Paulino, S. Reimao, L. Correia Guedes, M. A. Carvalho, D. Abreu, J. Campos, J. F. Ferreira, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Neuromelanin and Volumetric Evaluation in Parkinson’s Disease Patients Carrying LRRK2 or GBA Mutations, ISMRM 2017 - 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, USA [Poster], 2017
[13] M. A. Carvalho, M. Fabbri, D. Abreu, J. Campos, J. F. Ferreira, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Evaluation of Neuromelanin-MRI parameters and Volumetric changes with Parkinson’s Disease Progression, ISMRM 2017 - 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, USA [Poster], 2017
[14] Rita Gouveia Nunes, G. Ferrazzi, A. N. Price, J. Hutter, Andreia Gaspar, M. Rutherford, J. V. Hajnal, Motion-Robust Fetal Brain Imaging using Inner Echo Volumar Imaging, ISMRM 2017 - 25th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, USA [E-poster], 2017
[15] J. Leote, Rita Gouveia Nunes, R. Loução, L. Cerqueira, H. A. Ferreira, MRI tractography of corticospinal tract in patients with primary brain tumors: an exploratory study comparing deterministic tractography methods using diffusion tensor and kurtosis tensor imaging, Proc. of ECR 2017 - European Congress of Radiology, Vienna, Austria, 2017

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