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Silicon Valley Monthly Lunch

  • Baylands Cafe 1875 Embarcadero Road Palo Alto, CA, 94303 United States (map)


  • $22 for talk and buffet lunch. Without registration, you will not be served the buffet lunch.

  • $5 for talk only.

Registration deadline: 4pm on the Monday preceding the talk. If you miss the deadline, please pay $5 at the door and you could order food from Baylands Café.

"Child-Focused MRI" by Shreyas Vasanawala (BS '94)

About our Event

Shreyas will give an overview of challenges and new approaches to medical imaging, with a focus on innovations particularly applicable to MRI for children.

Shreyas, Professor of Radiology and Director of MRI at Stanford, received his undergraduate education at Caltech, where he studied mathematics and received the H.J. Ryser scholarship, awarded to the top two undergraduates for mathematical ability.

Then he obtained his MD and PhD in biophysics at Stanford, where his studies led to a resurgence of signal efficient methods in MRI. After training in radiology, and obtaining sub-specialized expertise in pediatric radiology, Shreyas joined Stanford’s faculty.

Currently, he leads a multidisciplinary research group focused on developing fast and quantitative medical imaging methods. The group’s efforts include development of new medical imaging hardware, new pediatric friendly image acquisition methods, novel image reconstruction approaches, and unique strategies to image analysis. 

Their endeavors have led to the 1st routine clinical translational deployment of high density pediatric specific MRI receiver coils, the 1st routine pediatric introductions of three novel contrast agents, the 1st routine clinical use of innovative compressive sensing and deep learning medical imaging methods, and the routine ability to obtain very high resolution pediatric images with much less anesthesia. Together, these efforts have resulted in Lucile Packard Children's Hospital becoming the leading pediatric MRI program internationally.

At Stanford, he serves as Director of MRI and Division Chief of Body MRI. Further, as a Stanford Biodesign Faculty Fellow, Shreyas has made marked impacts well beyond Stanford and the academia. His developments are now employed worldwide via his founding of a leading medical imaging AI company, Arterys.

With over 100 peer-reviewed publications and ten patents, he has developed a deep collaborative network in the bay area including industry professionals and faculty at UC Berkeley.

Earlier Event: June 13
Silicon Valley: Caltech at Stanford
Later Event: June 27
South Bay Monthly Lunch