Professor of Radiology, Psychiatry, and Biomedical Engineering Director of Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Specialty Basic Science
Physics of MR imaging and spectroscopy
Developments of new MR spectroscopic imaging (MRSI) techniques
Evaluation of MRSI techniques in healthy tissues and in different pathologies
Current Research Projects
Development of Multi-dimensional MR Spectroscopic Techniques and Evaluation in Different Diseases To implement 2-, 3- and 4- dimensional MRS techniques, and to evaluate them in human tissues
Two-Dimensional MR Spectroscopic Characterization of HE
To correlate the metabolite ratios using the 2D L-COSY sequence on a 1.5T MRI scanner with neuron- psychological test battery, and MRI of basal ganglia.
Biochemical and Anatomical Correlates of Human Breast Cancer In Vivo
To correlate the anatomical changes with that of the bio- chemicals (metabolites and lipids) in breast cancer and healthy women.
A Novel Assay of Citrate, Choline, and Spermine in Prostate Cancer In Vivo
To detect the biochemical changes in malignant and benign prostate cancer compared to healthy men.
Neurobiological & Behavioral Substrates of Mood Disorders
To record the anatomical and biochemical changes in geriatric depression.
MR & Neuroendocrine Analysis of Bipolar Disorder and Alcohol Abuse Comorbidity
To record the metabolite levels in bipolar & healthy controls.
Implementation and Evaluation of Cardiac MRSI in Humans
To implement and evaluate cardiac proton MRS.
Selected Awards & Honors
2010: Cover Article of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, October issue Echo planar correlated spectroscopic imaging: Implementation and pilot evaluation in human calf in vivo Scott Lipnick, Gaurav Verma1, Saadallah Ramadan, Jon Furuyama, M. Albert Thomas Abstract
1991: Young Investigator Award, Whitaker Foundation’s Biomedical Engineering Grants
Professional Training & Experience
TO DATE Professor of Radiology, Psychiatry, and Biomedical Engineering, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles CA Director, MR Spectroscopy, UCLA Radiological Sciences MR Physicist Consultant, Harbor-UCLA Radiology Imaging Center
2000-2006 Associate Professor of Radiology, UCLA Radiological Sciences
2000-2001 MR Consultant, BF Research Institute GE 3T MRI Facility, Osaka, Japan
1993-2000 Assistant Professor of Radiology & Psychiatry, UCLA Medical School, Los Angeles CA
1990-1993 Director, Clinical MR Spectroscopy Research,University of Wisconsin, Madison WI Assistant Scientist of Radiology & Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI
1990 Postdoctoral Fellowship: Radiology & Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
1987-1990 Visiting Assistant Research Spectroscopist, Magnetic Resonance Unit, Departments of Medicine, VA Medical Center, UCSF, San Francisco CA