Surgical Planning Laboratory - Brigham & Women's Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts USA - a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School

Surgical Planning Laboratory

Dan Kacher

Dan is an engineer in Image Guided Therapy program in the Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and is an investigator for the National Center for Image Guided Therapy. He received his BS in 1994 in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MS in 1999 in Biomedical Engineering from Boston University for his work in hyperpolarized noble gas imaging. Dan is currently investigating targeted inductive heating for tumor treatment as a PhD topic in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Northeastern University.

Dan served as the senior engineer for the MRI-guided therapy program at BWH from 1997-2006. Past projects include development of high temperature superconducing receive coils for MRI, visualization of atherosclerotic plaques using an intravascular MRI coil, and simultaneous US and MR imaging.

Current efforts are in the architectural design of the next generation image guided operating room, measurement of biomechanical parameters of the brain with imaging correlates, and the development of a procedure to treat cardiac arrhythmia under MRI-guidance.

E-mail: kacher at bwh.harvard.edu

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