2018-present: University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
2014-2018: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
2016: Visiting Researcher at University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
2012, 2013: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Ph.D.: Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
B.S.: Biomedical Engineering with minor in Electrical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Megan Poorman, Ph.D. is a biomedical engineer and postdoctoral researcher at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her collaboration with NIST began in 2018 through the University of Colorado Boulder Department of Physics PREP program. She completed her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University in the Institute for Imaging Science and Institute for Surgery and Engineering. Her dissertation research developed Magnetic Resonance temperature mapping methods and Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound Systems for the guidance of minimally-invasive therapies in artifact-prone regions such as fatty tissues and near metal. Her research with the Magnetic Imaging Group involves validation of quantitative imaging methods and development of novel imaging techniques.
Outside of lab she can be found going up mountains, whether it be via snow, hiking, running, or climbing shoe.
Current Research Projects:
- Development of low-field MRI for clinical applications
- Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting
ME Poorman, MN Martin, D Ma, DF McGivney, V Gulani, MA Griswold, KE Keenan. “Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting Part 1: Potential Uses, Current Challenges, and Recommendations.” Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (In Press) 2019
ME Poorman, I Braškutė, LW Bartels, WA Grissom. “Multi‐echo MR thermometry using iterative separation of baseline water and fat images.” Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 81 (4) 2019
ME Poorman, VL Chaplin, K Wilkens, MD Dockery, TD Giorgio, WA Grissom, CF Caskey. “Open-source, small-animal magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound system.” Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound, 4 (1) 2016
Y Zhang, ME Poorman, WA Grissom. “Dual‐echo Z‐shimmed proton resonance frequency‐shift magnetic resonance thermometry near metallic ablation probes: Technique and temperature precision.” Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 78 (6) 2017