Radiology Personnel

Hesam Jahanian, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Dr. Jahanian is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Washington. He joined UW in September 2017 from Stanford University, where he conducted his post-doctoral research at the Center for Advanced Functional Neuroimaging. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Dr. Jahanian has received several distinguished and competitive awards including Rackham International Student Fellowship, Biomedical Engineering Merit Fellowship Award and Rackham Pre-doctoral Fellowship Award. His research has been recognized with several outstanding awards from the international society of magnetic resonance in medicine (ISMRM).

Dr. Jahanian has developed several new MRI techniques to advance data acquisition and processing for imaging brain function and cerebral perfusion. At UW, Dr. Jahanian‘s lab will focus on developing ultra-fast functional MRI (fMRI) methods to optimally extract spatial and temporal characteristics of brain function and move fMRI towards a robust and diagnostic tool for clinical applications and treatment planning. His other research interests include machine learning applications in medical image analysis and development and optimization of arterial spin labeling (ASL) MRI methods for non-invasive measurement of cerebral perfusion. His research will help advance understanding brain function in healthy and diseased states. 

Recent Publications

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A mri-based toolbox for neurosurgical planning in nonhuman primates
Ojemann W.K.S., Griggs D.J., Ip Z., Caballero O., Jahanian H., Martinez-Conde S., Macknik S., Yazdan-Shahmorad A.
Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2020 Jul:1-16

Advantages of short repetition time resting-state functional MRI enabled by simultaneous multi-slice imaging
Jahanian H., Holdsworth S., Christen T., Wu H., Zhu K., Kerr A.B., Middione M.J., Dougherty R.F., Moseley M., Zaharchuk G.
Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 2019 Jan:122-132

Erroneous Resting-State fMRI Connectivity Maps Due to Prolonged Arterial Arrival Time and How to Fix Them
Jahanian H., Christen T., Moseley M., Zaharchuk G.
Brain Connectivity. 2018 Aug:362-370

Measuring vascular reactivity with resting-state blood oxygenation level-dependent (BOLD) signal fluctuations: A potential alternative to the breath-holding challenge?
Jahanian H., Christen T., Moseley M., Pajewski N., Wright C., Tamura M., Zaharchuk G.
Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. 2017 Jul:2526-2538

Nuisance Regression of High-Frequency Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data: Denoising Can Be Noisy
Chen J., Jahanian H., Glover G.
Brain Connectivity. 2017 Feb:13-24

Support vector machine classification of arterial volume-weighted arterial spin tagging images
Shah Y.S., Hernandez-Garcia L., Jahanian H., Peltier S.J.
Brain and Behavior. 2016 Dec

Chronic kidney disease, cerebral blood flow, and white matter volume in hypertensive adults
Kurella Tamura M., Pajewski N., Bryan R., Weiner D., Diamond M., Van Buren P., Taylor A., Beddhu S., Rosendorff C., Jahanian H., Zaharchuk G.
Neurology. 2016 Mar:1208-1216

Comparison of cerebral blood flow measurement with [15 O]-water positron emission tomography and arterial spin labeling magnetic resonance imaging: A systematic review
Fan A., Jahanian H., Holdsworth S., Zaharchuk G.
Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. 2015 Jan:842-861

Arterial cerebral blood volume-weighted functional MRI using pseudocontinuous arterial spin tagging (AVAST)
Jahanian H., Peltier S., Noll D., Garcia L.
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2015 Jan:1053-1064

Noncontrast mapping of arterial delay and functional connectivity using resting-state functional MRI: A study in moyamoya patients
Christen T., Jahanian H., Ni W., Qiu D., Moseley M., Zaharchuk G.
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2015 Jan:424-430