Manoj Saranathan

Associate Professor
Joint Faculty

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PhD, Bioengineering, University of Washington, 2001
MS, Bioengineering, University of Washington, 1996
BTech, Electronics and Communications engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 1992

Research Interests:

  • Magnetic resonance imaging physics
  • Fast and dynamic MRI
  • Imaging and segmentation of deep brain structures

Teaching Interests:

  • Principles of MRI
  • Medical imaging
  • Signal and image processing


Manoj Saranathan’s general research interests are in MR physics (pulse sequence development and reconstruction techniques) and medical image processing/segmentation. His main research interests are in dynamic MRI (abdomen, breast, prostate, brain), development of fast T2 methods for body and brain imaging, and imaging and segmentation of deep brain structures like the hippocampus and the thalamus.

He is also a clinical physicist responsible for maintenance and smooth running of six clinical MRI scanners and for developing fast sequences and efficient workflows in a clinical setting.

He has published over 50 journal papers, 10 patents and numerous conference papers in these areas.

University of Arizona College of Engineering
Department of Biomedical Engineering 1127 E James E. Rogers Way P.O. Box 210020 Tucson, AZ 85721-0020