Progress and Research Priorities in Imaging Genomics for Heart and Lung Disease: Summary of an NHLBI Workshop

Matthew Nayor, Li Shen, Gary M. Hunninghake, Peter Kochunov, R. Graham Barr, David A. Bluemke, Ulrich Broeckel, Peter Caravan, Susan Cheng, Paul S. De Vries, Udo Hoffmann, Márton Kolossváry, Huiqing Li, James Luo, Elizabeth M. McNally, George Thanassoulis, Donna K. Arnett, Ramachandran S. Vasan

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Imaging genomics is a rapidly evolving field that combines state-of-the-art bioimaging with genomic information to resolve phenotypic heterogeneity associated with genomic variation, improve risk prediction, discover prevention approaches, and enable precision diagnosis and treatment. Contemporary bioimaging methods provide exceptional resolution generating discrete and quantitative high-dimensional phenotypes for genomics investigation. Despite substantial progress in combining high-dimensional bioimaging and genomic data, methods for imaging genomics are evolving. Recognizing the potential impact of imaging genomics on the study of heart and lung disease, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute convened a workshop to review cutting-edge approaches and methodologies in imaging genomics studies, and to establish research priorities for future investigation. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions at the workshop. In particular, we highlight the need for increased availability of imaging genomics data in diverse populations, dedicated focus on less common conditions, and centralization of efforts around specific disease areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E012943
JournalCirculation: Cardiovascular Imaging
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2021

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  • cardiovascular disease
  • genomics
  • phenotype
  • prevention
  • proteins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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