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.
[1] Elena Martín-González, Ebraham Alskaf, Pablo Casaseca-de-la-Higuera, Carlos Alberola-López, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Teresa Correia, "Physics-Informed Self-supervised Deep Learning Reconstruction for Accelerated First-Pass Perfusion Cardiac MRI", Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics, 2021
[2] Gehua Tong, Andreia Gaspar, Enlin Qian, Keerthi Sravan Ravi, John Thomas Vaughan Jr., Rita Gouveia Nunes, Sairam Geethanath, "A framework for validating open-source pulse sequences", Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 2021
[3] Andreia Gaspar, Sérgio Maltês, Hugo Marques, António Miguel Ferreira, Rita Gouveia Nunes, "Mapeamento miocárdico T1 por ressonância magnética – Uma ferramenta útil para compreender um coração doente", Revista Portuguesa de Cardiologia, 2021
[4] Andreia Freitas, Andreia Gaspar, Inês Sousa, Rui Teixeira, Joseph V. Hajnal , Rita Gouveia Nunes, "Improving parametric estimation in the brain from multispin‐echo sequences using a fusion bootstrap moves solver", Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2021
[5] Marc Golub, Rafael Neto Henriques, Rita Gouveia Nunes, "Free-water DTI estimates from single b-value data might seem plausible but must be interpreted with care", Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Vol. 85, Issue 5, pp. 2537-2551, May, 2021
[6] Ana R. Oliveira,, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Patrícia Figueiredo, Ana I. Dias, Alberto Leal, "Regional White Matter Atrophy Correlates with Spike Activity in Encephalopathy Related to Status Epilepticus During Slow Sleep (ESES) After Early Thalamic Lesions", Brain Topography volume 33, 571–585, September, 2020
[7] J. Leote, R. Loução, C. Viegas, M. H. Lauterbach, A. Perez-Hick , J. Monteiro, Rita Gouveia Nunes, H. A. Ferreira, "Impact of navigated task-specific fMRI on direct cortical stimulation", Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part A: Central European Neurosurgery 81(06), July, 2020
[8] Ricardo Leitão, Carla Guerreiro, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Nilza Gonçalves , Giulia Galati , Madalena Rosário , Leonor Guedes , Joaquim Ferreira, Sofia Reimão, "Neuromelanin Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Substantia Nigra in Huntington’s Disease", Journal of Huntington's Disease, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 143-148, 2020
[9] Joana Pinto, J. Moreira, Tânia Charrua, Ana Fouto, L. Alves, Sofia Calado, Pedro Vilela, M. Viana-Baptista, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Patrícia Figueiredo, "Relationship between breath-hold reactivity dynamics and the amplitude of resting-state fluctuations in bold fMRI", Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism 39, pp 221-222, Sage Publications Inc, 2019
[10] 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
[11] 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
[12] 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
[13] 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
[14] 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
[15] 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
[16] 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
[17] 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
[18] 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
[19] 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
[20] A. Leal, J. P. Vieira, R. Lopes, Rita Gouveia Nunes, S. I. Gonçalves, F. Lopes da Silva, Patrícia Figueiredo, "Dynamics of epileptic activity in a peculiar case of childhood absence epilepsy and correlation with thalamic levels of GABA", Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports 5, pp. 57-65, April, 2016
[1] João Periquito, Ludger Starke, Carlota M. Santos, Andreia Freitas, Nuno Loução, Pablo García Polo, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Thoralf Niendorf, Andreas Pohlmann, "Analysis Protocols for MRI Mapping of the Blood Oxygenation–Sensitive Parameters T2* and T2 in the Kidney", Preclinical MRI of the Kidney, 2021
[2] Andreia Gaspar, Ana Fouto, Rita Gouveia Nunes, "Chapter 3 – Simultaneous multi-slice MRI", Advances in Magnetic Resonance Technology and Applications, 2021
[1] M. Pinto, Patrícia Figueiredo, Rita Gouveia Nunes, "Performance of PEAR reconstruction of fMRI using Poisson Cartesian sampling schemes", Proc. of ESMRMB 2019 - 36th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology. Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2019
[2] Andreia Gaspar, Andreia Freitas, N. A. Silva, Rita Gouveia Nunes, "Bi-component fitting for reduced partial volume effects due to fat in MOLLI T1 mapping", Proc. of ESMRMB 2019 - 36th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology. Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2019
[3] Ana Fouto, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Amparo Ruiz-Tagle, N. Silva, Patrícia Figueiredo, "Impact of head motion on SMS-accelerated fMRI: GRAPPA versus no GRAPPA", Proc. of 36th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology, 2019
[4] Ana Rita Oliveira, Patrícia Figueiredo, Alberto Leal, Rita Gouveia Nunes, "Evaluation of thalamo-cortical connectivity in pediatric patients with unilateral thalamic lesions using Diffusion-Weighted MRI", Proc. of XV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing – MEDICON 2019, 2019
[5] Ana Rita Oliveira, Alberto Leal, Rita Gouveia Nunes, "Evaluation of thalamo-cortical connectivity using diffusion-weighted MRI in infants with epilepsy associated with thalamic lesions", Proc. of 36th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2019
[6] Marc Golub, R. Neto-Henriques, O. Pasternak, Rita Gouveia Nunes, "Open-source algorithm for single-shell free water DTI: potentials and limitations", Proc. of OHBM - Annual Meeting of the Organization for the Human Brain Mapping Society, Rome, Italy, 2019
[7] Andreia Freitas, I. Sousa, Andreia Gaspar, R. P. A. G. Teixeira, J. V. Hajnal, Rita Gouveia Nunes, "Improving T2 and B1 parametric estimation in the brain with multi spin-echo MR and fusion bootstrap moves solver (FBMS)", Proc. of ISMRM 2019 - 27th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Montreal, Canada, 2019
[8] R. Leitão, S. Reimao, L. Correia Guedes, J. Ferreira, Rita Gouveia Nunes, "Neuromelanin-sensitive magnetic resonance imaging study of the substantia nigra in Huntington’s Disease", Proc. of ISMRM 2019 - 27th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Montreal, Canada, 2019
[9] Rita Gouveia Nunes, R. P. A. G. Teixeira, S. J. Malik, J. V. Hajnal, "Optimizing Neuromelanin-sensitive Turbo Spin Echo sequences using the extended phase graph formalism including magnetization transfer effects", Proc. of ISMRM 2019 - 27th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Montreal, Canada, 2019
[10] Ana Fouto, Joana Pinto, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Luísa Alves, Sofia Calado, Carina Gonçalves, Margarida Rebolo, M. Viana-Baptista, Pedro Vilela, Patrícia Figueiredo, "Impact of processing options on histogram metrics extraction from DWI in cerebral small vessel disease", Proc. of the ISMRM 27th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, 2019
[11] Joana Pinto, Tânia Charrua, Ana Fouto, Luísa Alves, Sofia Calado, Carina Gonçalves, Margarida Rebolo, M. Viana-Baptista, Pedro Vilela, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Patrícia Figueiredo, "Breath-hold BOLD-fMRI cerebrovascular reactivity metrics predict cognitive impairment in cerebral small vessel disease", Proc. of the ISMRM 27th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, 2019
[12] Andreia Gaspar, Aurelien Bustin, Karl Kunze, Radhouene Neji, Teresa Correia, Nuno Silva, Rita Gouveia Nunes, René M. Botnar, Claudia Prieto , "Accelerated Carotid 4D flow MRI with Multicontrast HD-PROST Reconstruction", Proc. of the ISMRM 27th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Montréal, Quebec, Canada , 2019
[13] Ana Rita Oliveira, Patrícia Figueiredo, Alberto Leal, Rita Gouveia Nunes, "Thalamo-cortical connectivity in CSWS pediatric patients with unilateral thalamic lesions", Proc. of OHBM - Annual Meeting of the Organization for the Human Brain Mapping Society, Rome, Italy, 2019
[14] S.S. Bhat, C.R. Padma, Tiago Fernandes, M.C.Hanumantharaju, Rita Gouveia Nunes, S. Geethanath, "An assessment of noise distribution at ultra low magnetic field strength", ISMRM Accessible MRI Workshop, New Delhi, India, 2019
[15] Ana Rita Oliveira, Patrícia Figueiredo, A. Leal, Rita Gouveia Nunes, "Identification of brain connectivity disruptions due to thalamic lesions in early development using Diffusion-Weighted MRI", Proc. of ENBEBG 2019 - IEEE 6th Portuguese Meeting on Bioengineering, Lisbon, Portugal, 2019
[16] J. Leote, R. Loução, M. Lauterbach, J. Monteiro, Rita Gouveia Nunes, C. Viegas, A. Perez-Hick , A Silvestre, H. A. Ferreira, "Understanding network reorganization after glioma regrowth: comparing connectivity measures from functional magnetic resonance imaging to direct cortical stimulation", Proc. of ENBENG 2019 - IEEE 6th Portuguese Meeting on Bioengineering, Lisboa, Portugal, 2019
[17] Ana Fouto, Rita Gouveia Nunes, Joana Pinto, Luísa Alves, Sofia Calado, Carina Gonçalves, P. Vilela, M. Viana-Baptista, Patrícia Figueiredo, "Systematic comparison of DTI metrics as potential biomarkers in cerebral small vessel disease", Proc. of the Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB 2018, Paris, France , 2018
[18] 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
[19] 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
[20] 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
[21] 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
[22] 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
[23] 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
[24] 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
[25] 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
[26] 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
[27] 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
[28] 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
[29] 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
[30] 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
[31] 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
[32] 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
[33] Rita Gouveia Nunes, Teresa Murta, Rodolfo Abreu, Patrícia Figueiredo, A. Leal, "Structural and functional mapping of the seizure propagation pathway in a hypothalamic hamartoma", Proc. 20th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (HBM 2014), June 2014, Hamburg, Germany. [Poster presentation], 2014
[34] R. Abreu, Rita Gouveia Nunes, A. Leal, Patrícia Figueiredo, "A multimodal approach combining EEG, fMRI and DTI for mapping epileptic networks", Proc. of ESMRMB - 30th Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology, Toulouse, France, (E-poster presentation), 2013
[1] Rita Gouveia Nunes, Teresa Murta, Rodolfo Abreu, Patrícia Figueiredo, A. Leal, "Structural and functional mapping of the seizure propagation pathway in a hypothalamic hamartoma", Proc. 20th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (HBM 2014), June 2014, Hamburg, Germany. [Poster presentation], 2014

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