Matthew J. Middione, MS is Awarded the W.S. Moore Young Investigator Award at the Annual Meeting of the International Society in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)
The Department of Radiological Sciences at UCLA in conjunction with the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) are proud to announce Matthew J. Middione as the recipient of the 2012 W.S. Moore Young Investigator Award.
The W.S. Moore Award is given for original clinical research in magnetic resonance imaging. Middione is currently studying under the mentorship of Dr. Daniel Ennis, Assistant Professor of the Department of Radiological Sciences, Bioengineering & Biomedical Physics IDP within the Diagnostic Cardiovascular Imaging Section. Middione is a PhD. student in UCLA's Biomedical Physics Program whose primary area of interest is phase contrast MRI (PC-MRI). PC-MRI is a technique that enables clinicians to non-invasively measure blood flow. In an effort to improve the accuracy of clinical blood flow measurements he has developed a method that significantly minimizes a previously unrecognized source of measurement error.
Middione's manuscript entitled, "Chemical Shift Induced Phase Errors in Phase Contrast MRI," outlines how stationary perivascular fat can impart a significant chemical shift induced phase error by using computational simulations, in vitro, and in vivo experiments. The article was met with enthusiasm and is hoped to impact clinical measurements in a wide range of clinical settings. We commend Middione's dedication to research and congratulate him for his contribution to evolving medicine.