Professor Hu is interested in translational magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research with a special focus on cardiovascular imaging applications. He is a co-Director of the UCLA Cardiovascular MRI (CMR) research program. The CMR program is a multi-disciplinary research program that consists of several other key investigators from Radiology and Cardiology at UCLA. The CMR program develops MRI pulse sequences, image reconstruction and processing techniques for diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of various diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Several MRI techniques developed in the UCLA CMR program have been adopted at regional, national and international levels. Our research is supported by grants from the American Heart Association, National Institutes of Health, the Veterans Health Administration and several industry sponsors.