12 December 2018
Dr Abolfazl Mehranian Wins IEEE Bruce Hasegawa Young Investigator Award
The award is given annually to a young individual in recognition of significant and innovative technical contributions to the field of medical imaging science.
Dr Abolfazl Mehranian of the Biomedical Engineering Department has won the IEEE Bruce Hasegawa Young Investigator Award at the IEEE Medical Imaging Conference in Sydney earlier this month. The award is given annually to a young individual in recognition of significant and innovative technical contributions to the field of medical imaging science.
Dr Mehranian has been awarded for contributions to the development of advanced image reconstruction algorithms which exploit the synergy of functional and structural PET-MR data in order to improve the quality and quantitative accuracy of PET-MR images. He was graduated in Medical Physics in 2015 from University of Geneva before joining King's for developing multi-modal synergistic reconstruction algorithms at Prof. Andrew Reader's lab. Among his contributions are joint estimation of physiological PET and anatomical attenuation maps, multiparametric MR guided PET image reconstruction, anatomically assisted reconstruction of perfusion MRI and synergistic reconstruction of low-dose PET and highly undersampled structural MRI.
Dr Mehranian has had approximately 60 research outputs with 16 first-author journal papers.