CHILI Symposium – sponsored by Siemens Healthineers


“Opportunities for improving image quality and exploiting simultaneity in PET-MRI”


Speaker: Prof. Fernando Boada, PhD (NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, USA)

Time: 15:15-15:45


About the speaker

Dr. Fernando Boada is Professor of Radiology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery at New York University Medical School and the Director of the Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research. Prior to joining NYU in 2012, Dr. Boada directed the MR Research Center (MRRC) at the University of Pittsburgh for ten years.

His research efforts have been focused on the development of novel MRI techniques for addressing open neuroimaging questions in a translational setting. As part of these efforts he led the development and validation of novel techniques for assessing tissue viability during evolving stroke as well as the development of sodium MRI applications for brain tumor diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring. He has also been a regular contributor to the development of Ultra-High Field MRI applications for human studies and has demonstrated the unique capabilities of this technology for mechanistic studies of Bipolar Disease.

During his tenure at NYU, he has developed novel techniques for robust and continuous cardiac and respiratory motion correction of simultaneously acquired MR/PET data, as we all, for anatomically MRI-guided reconstruction using AI. Dr. Boada He has been a reviewer of NIH grants for numerous NIH and NSF study sections including concurrent charter memberships on the Diagnostic Radiology (MEDI) as well as the NINDS Training and Career Development (NST) Study Sections, and most recently in the Clinical and molecular Imaging Probes (CMIP) study section.

He is a member of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine where he has served on the Governance and Annual Program Committees. He was also inducted into the College of Fellows at the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering in 2009, named a fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine in 2012 and a Distinguished Investigator of the Academy of Radiology Research in 2015.