Applied Chest Imaging Laboratory

Dr. Pietro Nardelli

Instructor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School
Research Associate, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Pietro Nardelli

Pietro Nardelli has obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Electric and Electronic Engineering from the University College Cork, Ireland, where he was responsible for the original development and design of an innovative open-source approach for virtual bronchoscopy using CT images. Since 2016, he has been a member of the Applied Chest Imaging Laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and an Instructor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He possesses extensive knowledge and experience in biomedical engineering, with a particular focus on medical image analysis and the application of artificial intelligence in the field of medicine.

The primary objective of his research program is to design and develop new algorithms for image-based biomarkers to facilitate a better understanding of lung diseases, with a specific interest in Pulmonary Vascular Disease (PVD). As part of his research, Pietro leads various artificial intelligence projects to evaluate the morphology of peripheral airways and vessels from CT images, investigate the role of pulmonary vasculature in the development of pulmonary hypertension, and predict outcomes directly from imaging using artificial intelligence techniques. Pietro is an active member of the COPDGene imaging core group and has recently been awarded the NIH BioData Catalyst Fellowship grant with the aim of developing an AI-based tool to assess pulmonary vasculature morphology from CT images for characterizing pulmonary hypertension.