William S Kerwin, PhD

William Kerwin, Ph.D.

William Kerwin received his BS in electrical engineering  from Carnegie Mellon University (1989), MS in electrical engineering (biomedical option) from Stanford University (1992), and PhD in electrical engineering from Johns  Hopkins University (1999). While at Johns Hopkins, he  held the Wollman Fellowship and Whitaker Foundation Graduate Fellowships in Biomedical Engineering.  Dr. Kerwin has been with the Vascular Imaging Laboratory since 1999. His research centers on the analysis of cardiovascular MRI with emphasis on the time sequences of images. He has developed improved image registration methods to correct for patient motion over time and statistical image processing systems for the robust  estimation of tissue properties.

Representative publications:

1. W.S. Kerwin. High-Pass-Low-Pass (HP-LP) reconstruction of CINE phase contrast MRI. Magn Reson Med 2004.

2. W. Kerwin, A. Hooker, M. Spilker, P. Vicini, M. Ferguson, T. Hatsukami and C. Yuan. Quantitative MRI analysis of neovasculature volume in carotid atherosclerotic plaque. Circulation 2003;107:851-856.

3. W.S. Kerwin, J. Cai, and C. Yuan, Noise and motion correction in dynamic contrast enhanced MRI for analysis of atherosclerotic lesions, Magn Reson Med 2002;47:1211-1217