Agata A. Exner, PhD

Vice Chair of Basic Research
Department of Radiology
School of Medicine
Department of Radiology
School of Medicine
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Case School of Engineering
Cancer Imaging Program
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Associate Director
Medical Scientist Training Program
School of Medicine
CWRU Center for Imaging Research

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Image-guided drug delivery
  • Ultrasound contrast agents
  • Interventional Oncology
  • Nanomedicine
  • Cancer detection and therapy
  • Molecular imaging

Awards and Honors

Mather Spotlight Woman of Achievement Award
Case Western Reserve University
Distinguished Investigator Award
Academy of Radiology Research

Professional Memberships

Elected Fellow, 2015, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering

External Appointments

Associate Editor
Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2013


View All Publications

Development of a High-Throughput Ultrasound Technique for the Analysis of Tissue Engineering Constructs. Ann Biomed Eng. 2016 Mar;44(3):793-802. PMID:26577255

Effect of the Subcutaneous Environment on Phase-Sensitive In Situ-Forming Implant Drug Release, Degradation, and Microstructure. J Pharm Sci. 2015 Dec;104(12):4322-4328. PMID: 26506522

Validation of Ultrasound elastography imaging for nondestructive characterization of stiffer biomaterials. Ann Biomed Eng. 2016 May;44(5):1515-23. PMID: 26369634

Ultrasound imaging beyond the vasculature with new generation contrast agents. WIRES Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology, Invited Focus Article. 2015; 7(4):593-608. PMID: 25580914.

Acoustic characterization and pharmacokinetic analyses of new nanobubble ultrasound contrast agents. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. 2013 Aug 8. pii: S0301-5629(13)00781-3. doi: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2013.05.007. [Epub ahead of print]

Differentiation of Benign Periablational Enhancement from Residual Tumor following Radiofrequency Ablation using Contrast-enhanced Ultrasonography in a Rat Subcutaneous Tumor Model, Ultrasound in Med and Bio. Ultrasound Med Biol. 2012; 38(3):443-53. Epub 2012 Jan 21. PMID: 22266229

Noninvasive characterization of in situ forming implants using ultrasound. J Controlled Release. 2010; 143(2):183-90. Epub 2010 Jan 11. PMID: 20060859


Doctor of Philosophy
Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Science
Biomedical Engineering
Case Western Reserve University