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BrainMap: Portable Point-of-Care Bedside MRI

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

How can we bring MRI to the most vulnerable patients? How can we timely provide MRI when and where it is truly needed? The Hyperfine portable point-of-care MRI scanner employs custom cutting-edge engineering approaches and applies the latest knowledge from the MR community to achieve the goal of bringing MRI to a patient’s bedside. I will describe my role as a Hyperfine clinical scientist and specific activities helping to validate the clinical utility of the world’s first commercial bedside MRI scanner. I will share some of the carefully selected technical specifications of the scanner and present real-world imaging results.

Dr. Welch 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.

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


May 28
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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