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  • Medical Imaging Seminars - Part 1 of 2

    Wed, Feb 19, 2020 @ 04:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars


    Speaker: E. Brian Welch, Ph.D., M.B.A., Director of Clinical Science, Hyperfine, Guilford, CT

    Talk Title: Portable Point-of-Care Bedside MRI

    Series: Medical Imaging Seminar Series

    Abstract: I will describe the career path that led me from USC (B.S. B.M.E.E. 1998) to graduate school, experiences in industry to academia and back to industry again, and conclude with the most exciting stage of my career so far -“ helping to validate the clinical utility of the world's first portable point-of-care bedside MRI scanner.


    Biography: Brian is a biomedical-electrical engineer (B.S. BME-E University of Southern California, 1998) whose Ph.D. training at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine focused on biomedical imaging. Specifically, he is an expert in methods and software development for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). His previous and ongoing work concentrates on overcoming the real-world limitations that hinder research and clinical applications of MRI. Strategies to overcome these challenges include hardware and software solutions, alternative data acquisition and reconstruction methods, novel MRI pulse sequences, quantitative imaging methods and associated post-processing tools. Based on more than 20 years of experience in MRI and 6 years of work experience as the on-site Philips Healthcare MR clinical scientist supporting research projects at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Welch acquired deep knowledge of the capabilities of the 3T and 7T human scanners housed at the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science (VUIIS). Dr. Welch applied that experience and knowledge to his own independent research programs as a Vanderbilt faculty member with contributions in the areas of fat-water MRI, human brown adipose tissue imaging, and continuously moving table MRI. Most recently, Dr. Welch joined the startup company Hyperfine in 2017 as the Director of Clinical Science with the goal of validating the clinical utility of the world's first portable point-of-care bedside MRI scanner.

    Host: Prof. Krishna Nayak, knayak@usc.edu

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Posted By: Talyia White

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