Neuroimaging Core

The overarching goal of the Neuroimaging EWG is to identify the requirements and expectations necessary for validation of an imaging method for utilization as a diagnostic, prognostic or predictive modality for traumatic brain injury. Our secondary objective was to review current imaging methods as they pertain to TBI and make recommendations regarding what, if any, further validation is required and/or if new imaging modalities are needed.

Core Co-Leader | Pratik Mukherjee, MD PhD

Dr. Mukherjee is Professor in Residence in the Department Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Bioengineering, and he is an attending neuroradiologist at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is the Director of the Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Disease (CIND) based at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. He also directs the Neural Connectivity Laboratory (NCL) at UCSF. Pratik’s primary clinical research is the study of neurodevelopmental disorders and traumatic brain injury using advanced MRI. His research has been focused on technical development, neuroscience and clinical applications of advanced imaging methods for mapping structure and function of the human brain, especially diffusion MRI.

Core Co-Leader | Michael Weiner, MD

Dr. Weiner is a Professor in Residence in Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, Medicine, Psychiatry, and Neurology at the University of California, San Francisco. He is Principle Investigator of the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, which is the largest observational study in the world concerning Alzheimer's Disease. He is the former Director of the Center for Imaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases (CIND) at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Core Co-Leader | Christine Mac Donald, PhD

Dr. Mac Donald is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington. Her research is focused on advanced MR methods for the evaluation of traumatic brain injury both in the civilian and military population.