Shreyas Vasanawala, MD/PhD

Associate Professor of Radiology (Pediatric Radiology) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Professional Education

Fellowship: Stanford University - Dept of Radiology (2007) CA

Fellowship: Children's Hospital Medical Center (2006) OH

Residency: Stanford University - Dept of Radiology (2006) CA

Internship: Stanford University - Dept of Surgery (2002) CA

Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (2001) CA

Board Certification: Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology (2006)

Board Certification: Pediatric Radiology, American Board of Radiology (2008)

Fellowship: Hospital for Sick Children (2007) Canada

Administrative Appointments

Co-Director of MRI, Stanford (2011 - Present)

Chief, Body MRI, Stanford (2011 - Present)

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

An open-label study to evaluate sildenafil for the treatment of lymphatic malformations
Danial, C., Tichy, A. L., Tariq, U., Swetman, G. L., Khuu, P., & Lane, A. T. (2014). An open-label study to evaluate sildenafil for the treatment of lymphatic malformations. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY, 70(6), 1050-1057.

Perforated appendicitis: an underappreciated mimic of intussusception on ultrasound
Newman, B., Schmitz, M., Gawande, R., Vasanawala, S., & Barth, R. (2014). Perforated appendicitis: an underappreciated mimic of intussusception on ultrasound. PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY, 44(5), 535-541.

ESPIRiT-An Eigenvalue Approach to Autocalibrating Parallel MRI: Where SENSE Meets GRAPPA
Uecker, M., Lai, P., Murphy, M. J., Virtue, P., Elad, M., & Lustig, M. (2014). ESPIRiT-An Eigenvalue Approach to Autocalibrating Parallel MRI: Where SENSE Meets GRAPPA. MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MEDICINE, 71(3), 990-1001.

Investigating the feasibility of rapid MRI for image-guided motion management in lung cancer radiotherapy.
Sawant, A., Keall, P., Pauly, K. B., Alley, M., Vasanawala, S., & Joshi, S. (2014). Investigating the feasibility of rapid MRI for image-guided motion management in lung cancer radiotherapy. BioMed research international, 2014, 485067-?.

Improvement of Gadoxetate Arterial Phase Capture With a High Spatio-Temporal Resolution Multiphase Three-Dimensional SPGR-Dixon Sequence
Hope, T. A., Saranathan, M., Petkovska, I., Hargreaves, B. A., Herfkens, R. J., & Vasanawala, S. S. (2013). Improvement of Gadoxetate Arterial Phase Capture With a High Spatio-Temporal Resolution Multiphase Three-Dimensional SPGR-Dixon Sequence. JOURNAL OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, 38(4), 938-945.

Noncontrast-enhanced renal angiography using multiple inversion recovery and alternating TR balanced steady-state free precession
Dong, H. Z., Worters, P. W., Wu, H. H., Ingle, R. R., Vasanawala, S. S., & Nishimura, D. G. (2013). Noncontrast-enhanced renal angiography using multiple inversion recovery and alternating TR balanced steady-state free precession. MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MEDICINE, 70(2), 527-536.

Pediatric Hepatobiliary Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Vy Thao Tran, V. T., & Vasanawala, S. (2013). Pediatric Hepatobiliary Magnetic Resonance Imaging. RADIOLOGIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 51(4), 599-?.

Venous and arterial flow quantification are equally accurate and precise with parallel imaging compressed sensing 4D phase contrast MRI
Tariq, U., Hsiao, A., Alley, M., Zhang, T., Lustig, M., & Vasanawala, S. S. (2013). Venous and arterial flow quantification are equally accurate and precise with parallel imaging compressed sensing 4D phase contrast MRI. JOURNAL OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, 37(6), 1419-1426.

Abdominal MR Imaging in Children: Motion Compensation, Sequence Optimization, and Protocol Organization
Chavhan, G. B., Babyn, P. S., & Vasanawala, S. S. (2013). Abdominal MR Imaging in Children: Motion Compensation, Sequence Optimization, and Protocol Organization. RADIOGRAPHICS, 33(3), 703-719.

An investigational study to evaluate sildenafil for the treatment of lymphatic malformations
Danial, C., Tichy, A., Tariq, U., Swetman, G. L., Khuu, P., & Lane, A. (2013). An investigational study to evaluate sildenafil for the treatment of lymphatic malformations. JOURNAL OF INVESTIGATIVE DERMATOLOGY, 133, S175-S175.

Coil compression for accelerated imaging with Cartesian sampling
Zhang, T., Pauly, J. M., Vasanawala, S. S., & Lustig, M. (2013). Coil compression for accelerated imaging with Cartesian sampling. MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MEDICINE, 69(2), 571-582.

IMPROVED VISUALIZATION AND QUANTIFICATION OF 4D FLOW MRI DATA USING DIVERGENCE-FREE WAVELET DENOISING
Ong, F., Uecker, M., Tariq, U., Hsiao, A., Alley, M. T., & Lustig, M. (2013). IMPROVED VISUALIZATION AND QUANTIFICATION OF 4D FLOW MRI DATA USING DIVERGENCE-FREE WAVELET DENOISING. 2013 IEEE 10TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BIOMEDICAL IMAGING (ISBI), 1186-1189.

Nonrigid motion correction in 3D using autofocusing withlocalized linear translations
Cheng, J. Y., Alley, M. T., Cunningham, C. H., Vasanawala, S. S., Pauly, J. M., & Lustig, M. (2012). Nonrigid motion correction in 3D using autofocusing withlocalized linear translations. MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MEDICINE, 68(6), 1785-1797.

Evaluation of Valvular Insufficiency and Shunts with Parallel-imaging Compressed-sensing 4D Phase-contrast MR Imaging with Stereoscopic 3D Velocity-fusion Volume-rendered Visualization
Hsiao, A., Lustig, M., Alley, M. T., Murphy, M. J., & Vasanawala, S. S. (2012). Evaluation of Valvular Insufficiency and Shunts with Parallel-imaging Compressed-sensing 4D Phase-contrast MR Imaging with Stereoscopic 3D Velocity-fusion Volume-rendered Visualization. RADIOLOGY, 265(1), 87-95.

Fast l(1)-SPIRiT Compressed Sensing Parallel Imaging MRI: Scalable Parallel Implementation and Clinically Feasible Runtime
Murphy, M., Alley, M., Demmel, J., Keutzer, K., Vasanawala, S., & Lustig, M. (2012). Fast l(1)-SPIRiT Compressed Sensing Parallel Imaging MRI: Scalable Parallel Implementation and Clinically Feasible Runtime. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING, 31(6), 1250-1262.

DIfferential subsampling with cartesian ordering (DISCO): A high spatio-temporal resolution dixon imaging sequence for multiphasic contrast enhanced abdominal imaging
Saranathan, M., Rettmann, D. W., Hargreaves, B. A., Clarke, S. E., & Vasanawala, S. S. (2012). DIfferential subsampling with cartesian ordering (DISCO): A high spatio-temporal resolution dixon imaging sequence for multiphasic contrast enhanced abdominal imaging. JOURNAL OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, 35(6), 1484-1492.

Images in clinical medicine. Splenic spirals.
Patadia, S., & Vasanawala, S. S. (2012). Images in clinical medicine. Splenic spirals. New England journal of medicine, 366(22), 2111-?.

Inversion-recovery-prepared dixon bSSFP: Initial clinical experience with a novel pulse sequence for renal MRA within a breathhold
Worters, P. W., Saranathan, M., Xu, A., & Vasanawala, S. S. (2012). Inversion-recovery-prepared dixon bSSFP: Initial clinical experience with a novel pulse sequence for renal MRA within a breathhold. JOURNAL OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, 35(4), 875-881.

Rapid Pediatric Cardiac Assessment of Flow and Ventricular Volume With Compressed Sensing Parallel Imaging Volumetric Cine Phase-Contrast MRI
Hsiao, A., Lustig, M., Alley, M. T., Murphy, M., Chan, F. P., & Vasanawala, S. S. (2012). Rapid Pediatric Cardiac Assessment of Flow and Ventricular Volume With Compressed Sensing Parallel Imaging Volumetric Cine Phase-Contrast MRI. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY, 198(3), W250-W259.

Rapid MR venography in children using a blood pool contrast agent and multi-station fat-water-separated volumetric imaging
Ghanouni, P., Walters, S. G., & Vasanawala, S. S. (2012). Rapid MR venography in children using a blood pool contrast agent and multi-station fat-water-separated volumetric imaging. PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY, 42(2), 242-248.

Sildenafil for Severe Lymphatic Malformations
Swetman, G. L., Berk, D. R., Vasanawala, S. S., Feinstein, J. A., Lane, A. T., & Bruckner, A. L. (2012). Sildenafil for Severe Lymphatic Malformations. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 366(4), 384-386.

Estimation of liver T*2 in transfusion-related iron overload in patients with weighted least squares T*2 IDEAL
Vasanawala, S. S., Yu, H., Shimakawa, A., Jeng, M., & Brittain, J. H. (2012). Estimation of liver T*2 in transfusion-related iron overload in patients with weighted least squares T*2 IDEAL. MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MEDICINE, 67(1), 183-190.

Combined respiratory and cardiac triggering improves blood pool contrast-enhanced pediatric cardiovascular MRI
Vasanawala, S. S., Chan, F. P., Newman, B., & Alley, M. T. (2011). Combined respiratory and cardiac triggering improves blood pool contrast-enhanced pediatric cardiovascular MRI. PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY, 41(12), 1536-1544.

Functional hepatobiliary MR imaging in children
Tamrazi, A., & Vasanawala, S. S. (2011). Functional hepatobiliary MR imaging in children. PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY, 41(10), 1250-1258.

Point/counterpoint: dose-related issues in cardiac CT imaging.
Newman, B., & Vasanawala, S. S. (2011). Point/counterpoint: dose-related issues in cardiac CT imaging. Pediatric radiology, 41, 528-533.

Advances in pediatric body MRI.
Vasanawala, S. S., & Lustig, M. (2011). Advances in pediatric body MRI. Pediatric radiology, 41, 549-554.

Active gastrointestinal hemorrhage identification by blood pool contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography
Williams, J., & Vasanawala, S. S. (2011). Active gastrointestinal hemorrhage identification by blood pool contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography. PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY, 41(9), 1198-1200.

Volumetric fat-water separated T2-weighted MRI
Vasanawala, S. S., Madhuranthakam, A. J., Venkatesan, R., Sonik, A., Lai, P., & Brau, A. Cs. (2011). Volumetric fat-water separated T2-weighted MRI. PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY, 41(7), 875-883.

Improved cardiovascular flow quantification with time-resolved volumetric phase-contrast MRI
Hsiao, A., Alley, M. T., Massaband, P., Herfkens, R. J., Chan, F. P., & Vasanawala, S. S. (2011). Improved cardiovascular flow quantification with time-resolved volumetric phase-contrast MRI. PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY, 41(6), 711-720.

An Approach to Pediatric Liver MRI
Mitchell, C. L., & Vasanawala, S. S. (2011). An Approach to Pediatric Liver MRI. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY, 196(5), W519-W526.

PRACTICAL PARALLEL IMAGING COMPRESSED SENSING MRI: SUMMARY OF TWO YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN ACCELERATING BODY MRI OF PEDIATRIC PATIENTS.
Vasanawala, S. S., MURPHY, M. J., Alley, M. T., Lai, P., Keutzer, K., & Lustig, M. (2011). PRACTICAL PARALLEL IMAGING COMPRESSED SENSING MRI: SUMMARY OF TWO YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN ACCELERATING BODY MRI OF PEDIATRIC PATIENTS. 2011 8TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BIOMEDICAL IMAGING: FROM NANO TO MACRO, 1039-1043.

Adrenal and renal corticomedullary junction iron deposition in red cell aplasia
Rakow-Penner, R., Glader, B., Yu, H., & Vasanawala, S. (2010). Adrenal and renal corticomedullary junction iron deposition in red cell aplasia. PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY, 40(12), 1955-1957.

A method of rapid robust respiratory synchronization for MRI
Vasanawala, S. S., & Jackson, E. (2010). A method of rapid robust respiratory synchronization for MRI. PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY, 40(10), 1690-1692.

Respiratory Navigated Free Breathing 3D Spoiled Gradient-Recalled Echo Sequence for Contrast-Enhanced Examination of the Liver: Diagnostic Utility and Comparison With Free Breathing and Breath-Hold Conventional Examinations
Young, P. M., Brau, A. C., Iwadate, Y., Vasanawala, S., Daniel, B. L., & Herfkens, R. J. (2010). Respiratory Navigated Free Breathing 3D Spoiled Gradient-Recalled Echo Sequence for Contrast-Enhanced Examination of the Liver: Diagnostic Utility and Comparison With Free Breathing and Breath-Hold Conventional Examinations. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY, 195(3), 687-691.

Improved Pediatric MR Imaging with Compressed Sensing
Vasanawala, S. S., Alley, M. T., Hargreaves, B. A., Barth, R. A., Pauly, J. M., & Lustig, M. (2010). Improved Pediatric MR Imaging with Compressed Sensing. RADIOLOGY, 256(2), 607-616.

T-2 relaxation times of C-13 metabolites in a rat hepatocellular carcinoma model measured in vivo using C-13-MRS of hyperpolarized [1-C-13]pyruvate
Yen, Y.-F., Le Roux, P., Mayer, D., King, R., Spielman, D., & Hurd, R. (2010). T-2 relaxation times of C-13 metabolites in a rat hepatocellular carcinoma model measured in vivo using C-13-MRS of hyperpolarized [1-C-13]pyruvate. NMR IN BIOMEDICINE, 23(4), 414-423.

State-of-the-Art in Pediatric Body and Musculoskeletal Magnetic Resonance Imaging
MacKenzie, J. D., & Vasanawala, S. S. (2010). State-of-the-Art in Pediatric Body and Musculoskeletal Magnetic Resonance Imaging. SEMINARS IN ULTRASOUND CT AND MRI, 31(2), 86-99.

MRI of the liver-how to do it
Vasanawala, S. S. (2010). MRI of the liver-how to do it. PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY, 40(4), 431-437.

Navigated abdominal T1-W MRI permits free-breathing image acquisition with less motion artifact
Vasanawala, S. S., Iwadate, Y., Church, D. G., Herfkens, R. J., & Brau, A. C. (2010). Navigated abdominal T1-W MRI permits free-breathing image acquisition with less motion artifact. PEDIATRIC RADIOLOGY, 40(3), 340-344.

Magnetic resonance imaging for uterine and vaginal anomalies
Church, D. G., Vancil, J. M., & Vasanawala, S. S. (2009). Magnetic resonance imaging for uterine and vaginal anomalies. CURRENT OPINION IN OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY, 21(5), 379-389.

Appendiceal hyperemia and/or distention is not always appendicitis: appendicitis mimicry in the pediatric population
Price, R. O., Jeffrey, R. B., & Vasanawala, S. S. (2009). Appendiceal hyperemia and/or distention is not always appendicitis: appendicitis mimicry in the pediatric population. CLINICAL IMAGING, 33(5), 402-405.

MR Voiding Cystography for Evaluation of Vesicoureteral Reflux
Vasanawala, S. S., Kennedy, W. A., Ganguly, A., Fahrig, R., Rieke, V., & Barth, R. A. (2009). MR Voiding Cystography for Evaluation of Vesicoureteral Reflux. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY, 192(5), W206-W211.

Advances in Pediatric MR Imaging
MacKenzie, J. D., & Vasanawala, S. S. (2008). Advances in Pediatric MR Imaging. MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 16(3), 385-?.

Balanced SSFP imaging of the musculoskeletal system
Gold, G. E., Hargreaves, B. A., Reeder, S. B., Block, W. F., Kijowski, R., & Beaulieu, C. F. (2007). Balanced SSFP imaging of the musculoskeletal system. JOURNAL OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, 25(2), 270-278.

Value of delayed imaging in MDCT of the abdomen and pelvis
Vasanawala, S. S., & Desser, T. (2006). Value of delayed imaging in MDCT of the abdomen and pelvis. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY, 187(1), 154-163.

Articular cartilage of the knee: Evaluation with fluctuating equilibrium MR imaging - Initial experience in healthy volunteers
Gold, G. E., Hargreaves, B. A., Vasanawala, S. S., Webb, J. D., Shimakawa, A. S., & Beaulieu, C. F. (2006). Articular cartilage of the knee: Evaluation with fluctuating equilibrium MR imaging - Initial experience in healthy volunteers. RADIOLOGY, 238(2), 712-718.

Dual-acquisition phase-sensitive fat-water separation using balanced steady-state free precession
Hargreaves, B. A., Bangerter, N. K., Shimakawa, A., Vasanawala, S. S., Brittain, J. H., & Nishimura, D. G. (2006). Dual-acquisition phase-sensitive fat-water separation using balanced steady-state free precession. MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, 24(2), 113-122.

Controversies in protocol selection in the Imaging of articular cartilage
Gold, G. E., Hargreaves, B. A., Reeder, S. B., Vasanawala, S. S., & Beaulieu, C. F. (2005). Controversies in protocol selection in the Imaging of articular cartilage. SEMINARS IN MUSCULOSKELETAL RADIOLOGY, 9(2), 161-172.

Rapid musculoskeletal MRI with phase-sensitive steady-state free precession: Comparison with routine knee MRI
Vasanawala, S. S., Hargreaves, B. A., Pauly, J. M., Nishimura, D. G., Beaulieu, C. F., & Gold, G. E. (2005). Rapid musculoskeletal MRI with phase-sensitive steady-state free precession: Comparison with routine knee MRI. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY, 184(5), 1450-1455.

Accommodation of requests for emergency US and CT: Applications of queueing theory to scheduling of urgent studies
Vasanawala, S. S., & Desser, T. S. (2005). Accommodation of requests for emergency US and CT: Applications of queueing theory to scheduling of urgent studies. RADIOLOGY, 235(1), 244-249.

Analysis of multiple-acquisition SSFP
Bangerter, N. K., Hargreaves, B. A., Vasanawala, S. S., Pauly, J. M., Gold, G. E., & Nishimura, D. G. (2004). Analysis of multiple-acquisition SSFP. MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MEDICINE, 51(5), 1038-1047.

Knee cartilage volume with fluctuating equilibrium MRI
Gold, G. E., Hargreaves, B. A., Vasanawala, S. S., Webb, J., Shimakawa, A., & Beaulieu, C. F. (2004). Knee cartilage volume with fluctuating equilibrium MRI. OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE, 12, S1-S1.

Fat-suppressed steady-state free precession imaging using phase detection
Hargreaves, B. A., Vasanawala, S. S., Nayak, K. S., Hu, B. S., & Nishimura, D. G. (2003). Fat-suppressed steady-state free precession imaging using phase detection. MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MEDICINE, 50(1), 210-213.

Comparison of new sequences for high-resolution cartilage imaging
Hargreaves, B. A., Gold, G. E., Beaulieu, C. F., Vasanawala, S. S., Nishimura, D. G., & Pauly, J. M. (2003). Comparison of new sequences for high-resolution cartilage imaging. MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MEDICINE, 49(4), 700-709.

Characterization and reduction of the transient response in steady-state MR imaging
Hargreaves, B. A., Vasanawala, S. S., Pauly, J. M., & Nishimura, D. G. (2001). Characterization and reduction of the transient response in steady-state MR imaging. MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MEDICINE, 46(1), 149-158.

Linear combination steady-state free precession MRI
Vasanawala, S. S., Pauly, J. M., & Nishimura, D. G. (2000). Linear combination steady-state free precession MRI. MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MEDICINE, 43(1), 82-90.

Fluctuating equilibrium MRI
Vasanawala, S. S., Pauly, J. M., & Nishimura, D. G. (1999). Fluctuating equilibrium MRI. MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MEDICINE, 42(5), 876-883.

Prospective MR signal-based cardiac triggering
Vasanawala, S. S., Sachs, T. S., Brittain, J. H., Meyer, C. H., & Nishimura, D. G. (1999). Prospective MR signal-based cardiac triggering. MAGNETIC RESONANCE IN MEDICINE, 42(1), 82-86.