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Agata A. Exner, PhD

Professor, Radiology & Biomedical Engineering 216.368.6727 (o)

Case Western Reserve University
11100 Euclid Avenue
Department of Radiology
Wearn Building, Room 353
Cleveland, OH 44106-5056


Research Interests

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

  • PhD Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
  • BS Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
  • Mather Spotlight Woman of Achievement Award, CWRU Flora Stone Mather Center, 2015
  • Elected Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering, 2015
  • Mentoring Award, CWRU Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program, 2014
  • Associate Editor for Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2013
  • Academy of Radiology Research Distinguished Investigator Award, 2013
  1. High throughput nonivasive characterization of tissue engineering constructs with ultrasound elastography. Annals of Biomed Eng. 2015; Nov 17 [Epub ahead of print] PMID:26577255
  2. Environment on phase sensitive in situ forming implant drug release, degradation, and microstructure. J Pharm Sci. 2015; Oct 27 [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26506522
  3. Validation of ltrasound elastography imaging for nondestructive characterization of stiffer biomaterials. Annals of Biomed Eng. 2015; Sept; Sept 14. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 26369634
  4. Ultrasound imaging beyond the vasculature with new generation contrast agents. WIRES Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology, Invited Focus Article. 2015; 7(4):593-608. PMID: 25580914.
  5. 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]
  6. 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
  7. Noninvasive characterization of in situ forming implants using ultrasound. J Controlled Release. 2010; 143(2):183-90. Epub 2010 Jan 11. PMID: 20060859