Manojkumar Saranathan PhD
|Institution||UMass Chan Medical School|
|Address||University of Massachusetts Medical School|
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester MA 01605
|Institution||T.H. Chan School of Medicine|
|Institution||Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences|
I am an MRI physicist with over twenty-five years of experience in MR physics, pulse sequence development, image reconstruction, and image processing spanning industry (GE) and academia (Stanford, Mayo, UA). My current research interests are focused on ultra high-resolution imaging and segmentation of deep brain structures like thalamus and hippocampus and the specificity of their involvement in pathology such as alcoholism, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, and essential tremor. Another area of interest is high spatio-temporal resolution dynamic contrast enhanced MRI for quantification of physiologic function and cancer. One of my methods, DISCO, is now a product available on all GE MRI scanners since 2017, and is widely used for prostate and breast imaging worldwide.