Dan Ma, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Case School of Engineering, School of Medicine
Cancer Imaging Program
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting (MRF)
  • Quantitative MR
  • Neuroimaging 

Development of novel MR acquisition, reconstruction and visualization technologies for the improvement of scan efficiency, sensitivity and specificity, patient comfort and clinical outcome. Our group has invented a novel quantitative MR imaging technique named Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting (MRF), that permits non-invasive quantification of multiple tissue properties with high efficiency, repeatability and robustness. This technology has enabled a new and more objective way of detecting and characterizing diseases such as brain tumor, epilepsy and Multiple Sclerosis. 

Research Projects

Visit Quantitative MR Imaging Lab For more details.

Awards and Honors

Outstanding Teacher Award
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Junior Fellow
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
I.I.Rabi Young Investigator Award
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Hiroyuki Fujita PhD Award
Case Western Reserve University

Professional Memberships

Junior Fellow, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine,2016

External Appointments

Chair, ISMRM Education Committee, Cross Cutting & Emerging Technologies

Secretary, ISMRM Quantitative MR Study Group

Editorial Board, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine


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Doctor of Philosophy
Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Science
Zhejiang University