John Kirsch, PhD, is a radiological physicist by training and education, whose interest and experience have been in MRI technology for the majority of his career. He contributed significantly to the early pioneering development of clinical applications for MRI as well as to the design and improvement of clinical MRI scanners. His primary interest is in quality control and system performance as it pertains to general clinical image quality, accuracy and precision of quantitative imaging biomarkers, and to the continued improvements in clinical imaging applications.


PhD in Radiological Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Select Publications

1. Golestanirad L, Kirsch J, Bonmassar G, Downs S, Elahi B, Martin A, et al. RF-induced heating in tissue near bilateral DBS implants during MRI at 1.5T and 3T: The role of surgical lead management. Neuroimage. 2019;184:566-76.

2. Jaimes C, Kirsch JE, Gee MS. Fast, free-breathing and motion-minimized techniques for pediatric body magnetic resonance imaging. Pediatr Radiol. 2018;48(9):1197-208.

3. Huang SY, Seethamraju RT, Patel P, Hahn PF, Kirsch JE, Guimaraes AR. Body MR Imaging: Artifacts, k-Space, and Solutions. Radiographics. 2015;35(5):1439-60.


30+ years in industry as Principal Scientist developing MRI technology