Webinar: How Ultra High-Field MRI is Revolutionizing Medicine

Tue, Apr 14 2020, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm PDT              Webinar: How Ultra High-Field MRI is Revolutionizing Medicine 1 Webinar: How Ultra High-Field MRI is Revolutionizing Medicine 2


Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has emerged as one of the most powerful and informative diagnostic tools in modern medicine. While most clinical MR studies use magnetic field strengths of 1.5 Tesla (T) or 3T, leading research is pushing these magnetic field strengths to 7T and beyond. These new ultra high‐field (UHF) technologies promise images with higher spatial resolution, higher sensitivity to subtle change, and novel contrasts, which will in turn improve our basic understanding of anatomy and physiology in both healthy tissue and disease.

There are, however, substantial hurdles to surmount before we will reap the promised benefits of UHF MRI in clinical applications. This talk will introduce some of the major challenges faced in UHF MRI, and will summarize a number of concepts in engineering and multiphysics that are being researched to overcome these issues.

Webinar: How Ultra High-Field MRI is Revolutionizing Medicine 4About the speaker,  Dr. Simone Angela Winkler of inGenuyX LLC

Dr. Simone Winkler is founder of inGenuyX LLC and current Vice Chair of IEEE-CNSV.  She is a Stanford-trained NIH-funded Cornell professor and technology consultant with expertise in advancing diagnostic capabilities through clinical and biomedical sciences and engineering.  Simone’s research and expertise include MRI physics, the interaction of biological tissue with electromagnetic fields, and engineering development for Ultra High-Field MRI.

Simone graduated majoring in mechatronics with distinction from the J. Kepler University of Linz, Austria, then pursued her graduate studies in electrical engineering at the École Polytechnique Montréal, Canada, where she specialized in RF/microwave engineering.  For her research work during her MSc and PhD degrees, she received numerous awards (2009 IEEE MTT-S Graduate Fellowship Award, 2006 IEEE CCECE Best Paper Award, 2006 Hedy Lamarr Award, Erwin Wenzel Award, ÖVE GIT Award, Tech2b award).  Simone also took on leadership and mentorship positions as Chair of the IEEE Women in Engineering chapter in Montréal, and Vice Chair of the student committee CREER.  After her PhD degree, she became a post-doctoral fellow at McGill University, Montréal, where she developed a microwave near-field imaging system used for detecting early breast cancer.