Chris A. Flask, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Radiology
School of Medicine
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Case School of Engineering
School of Medicine
Cancer Imaging Program
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • MRI Physics and Pulse Sequence Design
  • Lung imaging: cystic fibrosis
  • Kidney imaging: polycystic kidney disease, sickle cell disease, diabetic nephropathy
  • Liver imaging: inflammation and fibrosis

Awards and Honors

Reviewer with Distinction
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Senior Author – Semi-Finalist for ISMRM Young Investigator Award
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Professional Memberships

International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine


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Anderson CE; Donnola SB; Jiang Y; Batesole J; Darrah R; Drumm ML; Brady-Kalnay SM; Steinmetz NF; Yu X; Griswold MA; Flask CA. Dual contrast - magnetic resonance fingerprinting (DC-MRF): a platform for simultaneous quantification of multiple MRI contrast agents. Sci Rep. 7(1):8431, 2017. PMID: 28814732. PMCID: PMC5559598. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-08762-9.

Anderson CE; Wang CY; Gu Y; Darrah R; Griswold MA; Yu X; Flask CA. Regularly incremented phase encoding - MR fingerprinting (RIPE-MRF) for enhanced motion artifact suppression in preclinical cartesian MR fingerprinting. Magn Reson Med. 79(4): 2176-2182, 2018. PMID: 28796368. PMCID: PMC5809208. DOI: 10.1002/mrm.26865.

Donnola SB; Piccone CM; Lu L; Batesole J; Little J; Dell KM; Flask CA. Diffusion tensor imaging MRI of sickle cell kidney disease: initial results and comparison with iron deposition. NMR Biomed. 31(3), 2018. PMID: 29350437. PMCID: PMC5822685. DOI: 10.1002/nbm.3883.

Donnola SB; Dasenbrook EC; Weaver D; Lu L; Gupta K; Prabhakaran A; Yu X; Chmiel JF; McBennett K; Konstan MW; Drumm ML; Flask CA. Preliminary comparison of normalized T1 and non-contrast perfusion MRI assessments of regional lung disease in cystic fibrosis patients. J Cyst Fibros. 16(2): 283-290, 2017. PMID: 26719281. PMCID: PMC4916031. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcf.2015.11.009.


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

Additional Information

  • Chair – CWRU School of Medicine Core Steering Committee
  • Associate Faculty Representative: Department of Biomedical Engineering