Mark Griswold, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2012
For seminal contributions to the development of MRI, including parallel imaging in both rectilinear and non-rectilinear K-space acquisitions.

CWRU, Cleveland Clinic’s work with Microsoft HoloLens featured on CBS Sunday Morning

Via The Daily | January 9, 2017

CBS News: CBS Sunday Morning featured Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic’s work with Microsoft HoloLens to teach medical students anatomy. Mark Griswold, professor of radiology, and Nicole Wise, a first-year medical student, explained how the device offers a new perspective on the human body.


Cwru, Uhcmc To Partner Exclusively With Siemens Healthcare To Bring Mri Research Technique To Clinical Application

Via CWRU | May 17, 2016

At the recent 24th annual meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) in Singapore, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Siemens Healthcare announced an exclusive research partnership to further develop a quantitative imaging method known as Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting (MRF). University and hospital researchers and Siemens’ developers will further refine the promising method of quantitative tissue analysis.

The Case Western Reserve and UH Case Medical Center researchers who will continue to develop Magnetic Resonant Fingerprinting.

“We have been working with Siemens for over 30 years, developing and applying emerging MRI technologies, and we are excited to continue this great partnership,” said Mark Griswold, professor of radiology at Case Western Reserve and program chair at the ISMRM conference. “The goal of MR Fingerprinting is to specifically identify and characterize individual tissues and diseases, but to try to get there, we’ve had to rethink a lot of what we do in MRI.”


Radiology’s Mark Griswold Discusses How Hololens Can Transform Education

Via CWRU | May 11, 2016

Could HoloLens’ augmented reality change how we study the human body? Mark Griswold, professor of radiology, discussed how HoloLens could transform education. “This is a curriculum that hasn’t drastically changed in more than 100 years, because there simply hasn’t been another way,” he said. “The mixed-reality of the HoloLens has the potential to revolutionize this education by bringing 3D content into the real world.”


Griswold and Team Close in on “Holy Grail” of Medical Imaging: New Type of MRI Can Do Virtual Biopsy

Via Case Western Reserve Medicine | September 1, 2013

A cool hand on a warmer-than-normal forehead can mean fever. But is it 100 degrees—or 103 or 105? Taking a temperature and knowing the number can be the difference between prescribing fluids and bed rest or handling a medical emergency.

Modern-day magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has long been like a hand on a forehead. MRI scans show when something in a person’s soft tissue isn’t right. But what that “something” is and how “not right” is another story.

Mark Griswold, PhD, professor of radiology and director of MRI research at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, stands to change that. After more than a decade in the lab, Griswold and his team of researchers are about to make MRIs more quantitative. That is, MRIs will take more measurements more quickly, recording more numbers—numbers that can actually help diagnose a disease.


New MRI Method Fingerprints Tissues and Diseases

Via Case Western Reserve University | March 14, 2013

A new method of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could routinely spot specific cancers, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and other maladies early, when they’re most treatable, researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center suggest in the journal Nature.

Each body tissue and disease has a unique fingerprint that can be used to quickly diagnose problems, the scientists say.

By using new MRI technologies to scan for different physical properties simultaneously, the team differentiated white matter from gray matter from cerebrospinal fluid in the brain in about 12 seconds, with the promise of doing this much faster in the near future.

The technology has the potential to make an MRI scan standard procedure in annual check-ups, the authors believe. A full-body scan lasting just minutes would provide far more information and ease interpretation of the data, making diagnostics cheap compared to today’s scans, they contend.

“The overall goal is to specifically identify individual tissues and diseases, to hopefully see things and quantify things before they become a problem,” said Mark Griswold, a radiology professor at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine. “But to try to get there, we’ve had to give up everything we knew about the MRI and start over.”