Irtiza Gilani, BEng, MS, PhD is MRI Physicist/Medical Image Analyst (Professional Staff) at Hammersmith Hospital, Imperial College London since 2020. He has 15 years of experience in this field. He has a lead role in professional services for enhancing the capabilities of the MR facility at Hammersmith Hospital through development of Siemens specific sequences for human heart and brain.
With background in engineering and physics, his doctoral training was focused on quantitative relaxation rate mapping in MRI. He obtained his doctoral degree Dr.rer.nat. from Technical University of Dortmund in Germany in Nov. 2008.
Between 2010-2020, he held post-doctoral research positions in the field of human brain MRI physics at renowned institutes and his work has been published in several conferences and journals. Most prominently, at Aalto University in Finland where his research was on the rotating frame relaxometry during 2010-2012 (doi: 10.1002/nbm.3518), and, at Bilkent University in Turkey where he developed data processing pipelines and acquisition methods for highly accelerated MRI of brain during 2013-2015 (http://doi.org/10.1002/brb3.2241). Minor experiences were gained at other international institutes like University Hospital Bern Switzerland and UCL UK.
Besides research positions, he has acquired skills in working with multivendor platforms, such as Siemens 1.5T & 3T, GE 3T, Philips 3T and Toshiba 1.5T systems. Moreover, he has worked as consultant of MRI physics.