Department of Radiology
Associate Director
Center for Advanced MR Research

Contact Information
Evanston Hospital, Center for Advanced Imaging
2650 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201
847.570.1349
847.570.2942 fax
pprasad@northshore.org

Education

  1. Undergraduate: BSc, Applied Science, Anna University
  2. Graduate: MSc, Medical Physics, Anna University; MS, Physics, East Texas State University
  3. Postgraduate: PhD, Radiological Science, University of California, Irvine

Research Interests

  • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the kidneys, heart, and lungs.
  • Biochemical/Molecular imaging of cartilage by MRI.
  • Quantitative flow, diffusion and perfusion and oxygenation measurements using MRI.
  • Fast imaging techniques in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Honors and Awards

  1. (1987) Radiological Sciences Department Fellowship: University of California-Irvine
  2. (1990) Norman A. Bailey Award of American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Southern California Chapter
  3. (1997) European Renal Association (ERA-EDTA) Annual Congress Grant
  4. (1999) Winner of Young Investigator award from the International Society of Endo-Urology

Professional Memberships/Affiliations/Activities

  1. (1986-1987) Research Asst. Surface Physics Laboratory, East Texas State Univ., Commerce, TX.
  2. (1987-1988) Radiological Sciences Department Fellowship, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA.
  3. (1988-1992) Research Research Assistant in MRI, Department of Radiological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA.
  4. (1992) Research Fellow in Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA.
  5. (1992-1993) Research Assoc. in Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA.
  6. (1993-1997) Instructor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deanoness Medical Center, Boston, MA.
  7. (1998-2000) Asst. Professor in Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deanoness Medical Center, Boston, MA.
  8. (2000-2002) Member of Scientific Program Committee of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.
  9. (2002) Member for National Heart Lung, and Blood Institute Special Emphasis Panel, ZHL1 CSR-O (S1): Tissues/Organs.
  10. (2003) Examiner for American Board of Medical Physics for Part III in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
  11. (2004) Member of NHLBI Special Emphasis Panel ZRG1 SBMI (10), Small Business Medical Imaging: PET/MRI/X-Ray.  
  12. (2005) Ad-hoc member of Patho-biology of Kidney Diseases study section.

Scholarly Work

Publications in Peer-Review Journals:

  1. Drobyshevsky A, Derrick M, Prasad PV, Ji X, Englof I, Tan S.  Fetal brain magnetic resonance imaging response acutely to hypoxia-ischemia predicts postnatal outcome.  Ann Neurol. 2007 Apr; 61(4):307-14.
  2. Park JK, Rhee TK, Cashen TA, Shin W, Schirf BE, Gehl JA, Larson AC, Prasad PV, Li D, Carroll TJ, Omary RA.  Renal artery stenosis in swine: feasibility of MR assessment of renal function during percutaneous transluminal angioplasty. Radiology. 2007 Jul; 244(1):144-50.
  3. Drobyshevsky A , Bregman J, Storey P, Meyer J, Prasad PV, Derrick M, MacKendrick W, Tan S.  Serial diffusion tensor imaging detects white matter changes that correlate with motor outcome in premature infants.  Dev Neurosci. 2007; 29(4-5):289-301.
  4. Li W, Scheidegger R, Wu Y, Vu A, Prasad PVAccuracy of T1 measurement with 3-D Look-Locker technique for dGEMRIC. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2008; 27(3):678-682.
  5. Eckstein F, Buck RJ, Burstein D, Charles HC, Crim J, Hudelmaier M, Hunter D, Hutchins G, Jackson C, Byers Kraus V, Lane NE, Link TM, Majumdar S, Mazzuca S, Prasad PV, Schnitzer TJ, Taljanovic MS, Vaz A, Wyman B, Hellio Le Graverand MP.  Precision of 3.0 Tesla Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging of cartilage morphology in a multi center clinical trial.  Ann Rheum Dis. 2008 Dec; 67(12):1683-8.
  6. Sharma L, Eckstein F, Song J, Guermazi A, Prasad P, Kapoor D, Cahue S, Marshall M, Hudelmaier M, Dunlop D.  Relationship of meniscal damage, meniscal extrusion, malalignment, and joint laxity to subsequent cartilage loss in osteoarthritic knees.  Arthritis Rheum. 2008 Jun; 58(6):1716-26.
  7. Eckstein F, Wirth W, Hudelmaier M, Stein V, Lengfelder V, Cahue S, Marshall M, Prasad P, Sharma L.  Patterns of femorotibial cartilage loss in knees with neutral, varus, and valgus alignment.  Arthritis Rheum. 2008 Nov 15; 59(11):1563-70.
  8. Hellio Le Graverand MP, Buck RJ, Wyman BT, Vignon E, Mazzuca SA, Brandt KD, Piperno M, Charles HC, Hudelmaier M, Hunter DJ, Jackson C, Kraus VB, Link TM, Majumdar S, Prasad PV, Schnitzer TJ, Vaz A, Wirth W, Eckstein F.  Change in regional cartilage morphology and joint space width in osteoarthritis participants versus healthy controls - a multicenter study using 3.0 Tesla MRI and Lyon Schuss radiography.  Ann Rheum Dis. 2008 Dec 22. [Epub ahead of print].
  9. Li W, Du H, Scheidegger R, Wu Y, Prasad PV.  Value of precontrast T(1) for dGEMRIC of native articular cartilage. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2009; 29(2):494-7.
  10. Li LP, Lin J, Santos EA, Dunkle E, Pierchala L, Prasad P.  Effect of Nitric Oxide Synthase Inhibition on Intrarenal Oxygenation as Evaluated by Blood Oxygenation Level-Dependent Magnetic Resonance Imaging.  Invest Radiol. 2009; 44(2):67-73.
  11. Barick KC, Aslam M, Prasad PV, Dravid VP, Bahadur D.  Nanoscale assembly of amine functionalized colloidal iron oxide.  Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (2009) [in press].

Books:

  1. Prasad PV editor.  Methods in Molecular Medicine: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Methods and Biologic Applications, Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, 2006.

Book Chapters:

  1. Prasad PV, Buxton RB, Edelman RR.  Magnetic resonance perfusion imaging. Internat J Imag Systems Technol 1995; 6:230-237.
  2. Buxton RB, Frank LR, Prasad PVPrinciples of diffusion and perfusion MR imaging. In: Edelman RR, Hesselink JR, Zlatkin MB, editors. Clinical magnetic resonance imaging, 2nd edition, Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1996. p. 233-70.
  3. Müller MF, Prasad PVAbdominal diffusion imaging using echo-planar imaging.  In: Schmitt F, Stehling MK, Turner R, editors. Echo-planar imaging: theory, technique and application.  New York: Springer; 1998. P. 371-88.
  4. Kressel H, Chen Q, Prasad PV, Hatabu H.  Magnetic resonance imaging.  In: Pollack HM, McClennan BL, editors. Clinical Urology, 2nd edition, Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders; 1999. p. 525-54.
  5. Prasad PVFunctional Body MRI.  In: Edelman RR, Hesselink JR, Zlatkin MB, editors. Clinical magnetic resonance imaging, 3rd edition, Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 2005.
  6. Prasad PV. Functional MRI of the Kidney.  In: Prasad PV editor, Methods in Molecular Medicine: Magnetic Resonance Imaging Methods and Biologic Applications, Humana Press, Totowa, NJ, 2005 p.197-224.
  7. Prasad PV. Evaluation of intra-renal oxygenation by BOLD MRI.  Nephron Clin Pract. 2006;103(2):c58-65.
  8. Prasad PV.  Functional MRI of the kidney: tools for translational studies of pathophysiology of renal disease.  Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2006; 290(5):F958-74.
  9. Li LP, Halter S, and Prasad PVBlood oxygenation level dependent MR Imaging of the kidneys.  Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2008 Nov; 16(4):613-625.

Peer Review Service:

  1. Chen Q, Stock KW, Prasad PV, Hatabu H. Fast magnetic resonance imaging techniques. Eur J Radiol 1999; 29(2):90-100. Review.
  2. Prasad PV, Priatna A. Functional imaging of kidneys with fast MRI techniques. Eur J Radiol 1999; 29(2):133-48. Review.
  3. Chan AJ, Prasad PV, Saltzman B. Utilization of MRI in endourology. J Endourol 2001; 15(1):17-23. Review.
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