Clare Tempany M.D.
Dr. Clare Tempany MB BAO, BCH, professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, is Ferenc Jolesz Chair of Radiology Research at the department of Radiology, Brigham & Women’s hospital and she is a diagnostic radiologist. She is the co-director, with Ferenc Jolesz MD, of the National Center of Image Guided Therapy (NCIGT).
Dr. Tempany is an expert in Body MRI, specifically, Pelvic MRI. Her research interests include Pelvic Oncology, specifically, prostate cancer. She leads a large Prostate Research Program, which includes diagnostic, staging, and MR/US guided interventions (biopsy) and treatment guidance programs. Other interests are in image-guided therapy including computer-assisted technology development for multi-modal image display in the operating room, she has multiple grants to support these efforts including the NCIGT, and a BRP, for enabling technologies in prostate interventions.
Since 2000 she has been an active investigator in multiple trials of the MRgFUS devices for clinical MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery. She has completed three trials in the use of MRgFUS for treatment of uterine fibroids and an on-going trial for treatment of Metastatic bone tumors for palliation of pain (BM004). Using the device ExAblate 2000, the data resulted in FDA approval of the device in October 2004. Along with the NCIGT teams with Nathan McDannold, they continue research in this area as applied for MRgFUS for prostate cancer.
E-mail: ctempany at bwh.harvard.edu