Radiology Personnel

Swati Rane, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


I am an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) since 2017. I am a member of the Integrated Brain Imaging Center (IBIC) and the Interim Director of the Diagnostic Imaging Sciences Center (DISC). The primary focus of my research group (Cerebrovascular Imaging & Analytics) at IBIC is the development of clinically feasible, targeted imaging, and end-to-end analyses pipeline for functional and anatomical imaging to improve the diagnostic capabilities of MRI. Specifically, I develop novel perfusion imaging approaches to better understand cerebrovascular pathology on the Philips and Siemens MRI platforms.

My research is currently funded by the Alzheimer’s Association, The Dolsen Family Fund, Philips, The Royalty Research Fund, and the National Institutes of Health. Past funding includes the Michael J Fox Foundation and W. Garfield Weston Brain Institute. I have received several competitive awards such as the Elliot Newmann Society Scholar Award and the Charleston Conferences on Alzheimer’s Disease Young Investigator Award.


Recent Publications

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Arterial spin labeling detects perfusion patterns related to motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease
Rane S., Koh N., Oakley J., Caso C., Zabetian C.P., Cholerton B., Montine T.J., Grabowski T.
Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. 2020 Jul:21-28

White Matter Lesions in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease: Multimodal Advanced MRI and Cognitive Associations
Rane S., Owen J., Hippe D.S., Cholerton B., Zabetian C.P., Montine T., Grabowski T.J.
Journal of Neuroimaging. 2020 Jan

Extracting Reproducible Time-Resolved Resting State Networks Using Dynamic Mode Decomposition
Kunert-Graf J., Eschenburg K., Galas D., Kutz J., Rane S., Brunton B.
Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. 2019 Oct

Higher Aortic Stiffness Is Related to Lower Cerebral Blood Flow and Preserved Cerebrovascular Reactivity in Older Adults
Jefferson A., Cambronero F., Liu D., Moore E., Neal J., Terry J., Nair S., Pechman K., Rane S., Davis L., Gifford K., Hohman T., Bell S., Wang T., Beckman J., Carr J.
Circulation. 2018 Oct:1951-1962

Multisite concordance of DSC-MRI analysis for brain tumors: Results of a National Cancer Institute Quantitative Imaging Network Collaborative Project
Schmainda K., Prah M., Rand S., Liu Y., Logan B., Muzi M., Rane S., Da X., Yen Y., Kalpathy-Cramer J., Chenevert T., Hoff B., Ross B., Cao Y., Aryal M., Erickson B., Korfiatis P., Dondlinger T., Bell L., Hu L., Kinahan P., Quarles C.
American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2018 Jun:1008-1016

Quantitative cerebrovascular pathology in a community-based cohort of older adults
Rane S., Koh N., Boord P., Madhyastha T., Askren M., Jayadev S., Cholerton B., Larson E., Grabowski T.
Neurobiology of Aging. 2018 May:77-85

Amnestic mild cognitive impairment individuals with dissimilar pathologic origins show common regional vulnerability in the default mode network
Rane S., Donahue M., Claassen D.
Alzheimer's and Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment and Disease Monitoring. 2018 Jan:717-725

MRI techniques to measure arterial and venous cerebral blood volume
Hua J., Liu P., Kim T., Donahue M., Rane S., Chen J., Qin Q., Kim S.
NeuroImage. 2018 Jan

Lower cardiac index levels relate to lower cerebral blood flow in older adults
Jefferson A., Liu D., Gupta D., Pechman K., Watchmaker J., Gordon E., Rane S., Bell S., Mendes L., Davis L., Gifford K., Hohman T., Wang T., Donahue M.
Neurology. 2017 Dec:2327-2334

Cortical asymmetry in Parkinson’s disease: early susceptibility of the left hemisphere
Claassen D., McDonell K., Donahue M., Rawal S., Wylie S., Neimat J., Kang H., Hedera P., Zald D., Landman B., Dawant B., Rane S.
Brain and Behavior. 2016 Dec