Advances in Medical Imaging

Ahmed M. Gharib
National Institutes of Health

2257th Meeting Abstract
Friday, September 25, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Ahmed M. Gharib


With the development of the first X-ray image in 1895 the advancement of medical imaging began. Since then, these advances have achieved huge leaps which allowed for the better understanding and management of different diseases.

This presentation will focus on Coronary CT and MR at high magnetic field as a venue to discuss some of the advances in medical imaging and the ability to overcome the challenges of imaging these, small yet critical, vessels. The lecture will also discuss the current and potential applications of imaging technology in improving our understanding of atherosclerosis.

About the Author:

Ahmed M. Gharib has been a Staff Radiologist at the NIH since 2005. His clinical interests are in multimodality cardiovascular imaging (including cardiac CT and MR) and body MRI, while his research efforts are focused on early detection of atherosclerotic plaque. He serves as a primary and associate investigator on several research protocols. His research appointment is in the National Institute of Diabetes Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) for his research work as the senior radiologist in the intramural research laboratory of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. He also serves as a clinician in the Diagnostic Radiology Department.

Before coming to NIH. He served as a Chief Resident at the University of Washington, in Seattle. He is boarded in both Diagnostic Radiology by the American Board of Radiology and in Nuclear Medicine by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine. His fellowships include Chest Radiography (University of Washington), Cross Sectional Imaging (Johns Hopkins University) and Molecular Imaging (NIH).

He currently serves as a referee for multiple major imaging journals including Radiology, the American Journal of Radiology, Investigative Radiology and Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. He has also been an invited speaker at multiple national and international meetings.

He received his M.B., Ch.B. (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) degree from the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Alexandria, Egypt, in November 1993. He served an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington; a residency in Nuclear Medicine and Nuclear Cardiology at the University of Washington; and a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Louisville.

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