Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

FMIG Workshops

Invited Speakers

Mitchell Albert, Ph.D.
Research Chair and Professor of Chemistry, Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute, Canada
Hyperpolarized and Inert Fluorinated Gas MRI of the Lungs and Xenon-129 Biosensor Molecular MRI


Robert H. Brown, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine; Environmental Health Sciences; Medicine; and Radiology, Johns Hopkins University
COPD Imaging: Finding the Beginning
Edward Cantu, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
Out of Body Organ Perfusion: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow


Peter Caravan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Chemistry, Massachusetts General Hospital
Molecular Imaging of Pulmonary Fibrosis
Maurizio F. Cereda, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania; Co-Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit; Program Director, Adult Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Ventilator Induced Lung Injury and Early Prediction of ARDS Survival
Cecil Charles, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology, Duke University; Co-Director, Center for Advanced Magnetic Resonance Development
Applications of F-19 MRI in Clinical Trials and Aiming at the Clinic
Eduard Chekmenev, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences; Physics; and Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
NMR Hyperpolarization Techniques of Gases
Delphine L. Chen, M.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology, Washington University
Imaging Carbon Monoxide Diffusion in the Lungs with Positron Emission Tomography
Joseph Yitan Cheng, Ph.D.
Instructor, Department of Radiology, Stanford University
Pulmonary Imaging Using High-Dimensional Flow MRI 
Zackary Cleveland, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Pulmonary Medicine and Radiology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping as a Probe of Lung Structure and Function
Alexandre Coimbra, Ph.D.
Senior Clinical Imaging Scientist, Genentech, Inc.
How Can Imaging Support Drug Development for Lung Diseases? An Industry Perspective
Joel Cooper, M.D.
Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
The Role of Imaging for Surgical Treatment of Emphysema
Marcus Couch, Ph.D.
Research Fellow, the Hospital for Sick Children, Canada
Technical Challenges of F-19 MRI in Humans and Animals
Harvey Coxson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology, University of British Columbia, Canada
Imaging the Lung in the General Population: Results from the CanCOLD Study
James D. Crapo, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, National Jewish Health, and University of Colorado
Image Based Subtypes of COPD – Impact on Diagnosis and Therapy
Thomas L. Croxton, M.D., Ph.D.
Branch Chief at National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health
Potential Contributions of Pulmonary Imaging in Precision Medicine
Jan De Backer, Ph.D.
Fluidda, Inc.
Optimization of Respiratory Drug Development by Means of Functional Respiratory Imaging


Ivan J. Dmochowski, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
New Molecular Reporters for Hyperpolarized Xe-129 MRI
Bastiaan Driehuys, Ph.D.
Professor of Radiology; Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
Imaging Pulmonary Gas Transfer using Hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI
Kiarash Emami, Ph.D.
Vice President, Technology and Applications, Polarean Inc.
Current Status of Commercial Hyperpolarized Xenon Technology, Dissemination and Regulatory Approval
Sean B. Fain, Ph.D.
Professor of Medical Physics, Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison; Vice Chair for Research and Director of the Image Analysis Core Facility, MRI and CT Imaging
Structure-function Imaging of Lung Disease Using UTE and HP Gas MRI
Andreas Fouras, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Monash Unversity, Australia
First in Human X-Ray Measurement of Lung Motion and Ventilation: Case Studies in Radiation Induced Lung Injury


Boyd Goodson, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Southern Illinois University
Methods for Enhancing NMR and MRI with Hyperpolarized Xenon and SABRE
MeiLan Han, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine; Medical Director, Women's Respiratory Health Program, University of Michigan
Redefining COPD: Implications for Diagnosis and Treatment
Robert Scott Harris, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard University; Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital
PET Imaging of Regional Pulmonary Vasodilation Before and After Inhaled Nitric Oxide in Pulmonary Hypertension
William Hersman, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics, University of New Hampshire; Founder/CEO of Xemed LLC
Hyperpolarized 129Xe: Accelerating Towards FDA Approval
Eric A. Hoffman, Ph.D.
Professor of Radiology, Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at University of Iowa
Emerging Functional Measures of the Lung with Dual Energy CT
Jens Hohlfeld, M.D.
Division Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine ITEM, Germany
Quantification of Airway Inflammation Following Endobronchial Allergen and Endotoxin Challenge with Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Susan R. Hopkins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Pulmonary Imaging Laboratory; Professor of Medicine and Radiology, University of California, San Diego
Quantifying Regional Ventilation-perfusion Matching with Proton MRI
Maxim Itkin, M.D.
Director, Center for Lymphatic Imaging and Interventions Program; Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Associate Professor of Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Imaging Approach for Adult Thoracic Lymphatic Disorders
Peter Jakob, Ph.D.
University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Quantitative Proton Lung MRI: Relaxometry and More
Heather D. Jones, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Visualizing Lung Function and the Vascular Response in Acute Lung Injury
Stephen Kadlecek, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania
An Integrated Approach to Lung Structure and Function Assessment Using Hyperpolarized Agents
Talmadge E. King Jr, M.D.
Dean of the School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
Idiopathic Interstitial Pneumonias: Progress in Radiographic-Pathologic Correlations
Miranda Kirby, Ph.D.
Research Fellow, Center for Heart Lung Innovation, Canada
What Does Multimodality Imaging Tell Us about COPD


Peder Larson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco
Pulmonary UTE MRI with Dynamic 3D Self-navigation


Xingde Li, Ph.D.
Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
Label-free Endomicroscopy Technology Towards Real-time Imaging of Tissue Histology In Vivo


David Lynch, M.D.
Professor of Radiology, National Jewish Health
Quantitative CT in Pulmonary Fibrosis


David A. Mankoff, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, PET Center; Vice Chair of Radiology; Professor of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania
Response Assessment of Molecularly Targeted Therapy for Lung Cancer
Kiaran McGee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medical Physics; Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Mayo Clinic
MR Elastography of the Lung: A Non-Invasive Biomarker of Fibrotic Interstitial Lung Disease
G. Wilson Miller, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging, University of Virginia
MRI Illuminated by γ-rays
Scott Nagle, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Radiology, Medical Physics, Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin Madison
Pulmonary UTE MRI: Climbing above Feasibility Studies
David P. Naidich, M.D.
Research Professor of Radiology; Professor Emeritus of Radiology and Medicine, New York University
Advanced Image Characterization of Pulmonary Nodules: Volumetric vs. Histogram Analysis


Reynold A. Panettieri, Jr., M.D.
Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Rutgers University
Asthma: Precision Approaches
G. Kim Prisk, Ph.D.
Professor, Division of Physiology, Department of Medicine; Professor, Department of Radiology, University of California, San Diego; Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Physiology
Physiologists Playing with Protons
Kun Qing, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging, University of Virginia
A New COPD Phenotype Discovered by Hyperpolarized Xenon-129 MRI
Rahim R. Rizi, Ph.D.
Professor of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania
An Integrated Imaging Approach for Evaluating Pulmonary Disorders
Punam K. Saha, Ph.D.
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Radiology, University of Iowa
Assessment of Pulmonary Arterial and Bone Morphometry in Smokers with COPD
Giles Santyr, Ph.D.
Scientist, the Hospital for Sick Children; Professor of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Canada
Hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI of Pediatric Lung Diseases
Mitchell D. Schnall, M.D., Ph.D.
Chairman of Radiology; Eugene P. Pendergrass Professor of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania
Sunil Singhal, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
Folate Targeted Intraoperative Imaging of Pulmonary Tumors


Harold M. Swartz, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Radiology, Dartmouth University
Direct Repeated Measurements of Tissue Oxygen in Human Subjects to Guide Diagnosis and Treatment
Kris Thielemans, Ph.D.
Professor of Nuclear MedicineUniversity College London, United Kingdom
Respiratory Motion Correction in PET/CT and PET/MR
Nicholas J. Tustison, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Radiology, University of Virginia
An Open-source Framework for Multi-modal Pulmonary Image Analysis
Marcos F. Vidal Melo, M.D., Ph.D.
Director of Cardiac Anesthesia Research, Massachusetts General Hospital
PET-CT imaging of Early Acute Lung Injury and Its Regional Tissue Biological Correlates
José Venegas, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital
Airway Distensibility, Aerosol Deposition and Lung Function in Asthma: Is it the Chicken or the Egg?
Jens Vogel-Claussen, Ph.D.
Professor, University of Hanover, Germany
19F – MRI for Quantifying Regional Ventilation Dynamics
Laura Walkup, Ph.D.
Research Fellow, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Quantitative Pulmonary MRI in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Jim Wild, Ph.D.
Professor of Magnetic Resonance Physics; NIHR Research Professor in Pulmonary Imaging, the University of Sheffield
Hyperpolarized 129Xe and 3He MRI
Jason Woods, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital; Professor in the University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics and Radiology
The 129Xe MRI Clinical Trials Consortium: A Route for Multi-Site Trials
Dmitriy Yablonskiy, Ph.D.
Professor of Radiology, Washington University, St. Louis
How Lung Microstructure Affects Lung Function
Xin Zhou, Ph.D.
Professor, Wuhan Institute of Physics and Mathematics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Pulmonary Microstructure and Gas-Exchange Function Evaluated by Hyperpolarized Xenon MRI