Pain and Neuroinflammation Imaging Lab

Ángel Torrado-Carvajal, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, MGH/HST Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging (Alumni)

In July 2016, I received my PhD in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) Applied to Medical Imaging from Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid, Spain), in collaboration with research groups from Boston (Massachusetts  Institute  of Technology  and  Harvard  Medical  School) through the Madrid-MIT M+Visión Consortium. My PhD research  was  focused  in  image  processing  techniques  to  improve the efficiency and safety of Ultra-High-Field MRI scanners and the accuracy in combined PET/MR scanners  in  brain  imaging. On  one  side,  I  dealt with  the  specific  absorption  rate  (SAR),  improving the  safety  in  UHF-MRI  scanners. On  the  other  side,  I obtained accurate  attenuation  correction  (AC)  maps, improving  the  accuracy  in  simultaneous  PET/MR  scanners. 

Prior to joining the Loggia Lab, I spent a year at the “Integrated MR-PET Lab” at Martinos Center where I conducted research on the extension of MR-based attenuation correction methods for whole-body applications. Now as a fellow at Loggia’s Lab I will apply my technical expertise in combined PET/MR image acquisition and analysis to chronic pain, and to develop predictive models to be used as new multi-modal biomarkers, as well as to learn about the translation of these methods to a real clinical scenario.

Hometown: Madrid, Spain.