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    Valentina Pedoia, PhD

    TitleAssociate Specialist
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    Address1700 4th St
    San Francisco CA 94158
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      Politecnico of Milano, ItalyB.STelecommunication Engineering, Signal Processing Division2005
      Politecnico of Milano, ItalyM.ScTelecommunication Engineering, Signal Processing Division2008
      Insubria University, ItalyPh.DMedical Computer Science 2013
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      Margaret Hart Surbeck Laboratory of Advanced Imaging 20159th Annual Surbeck Young Investigator's Award
      International Society of Magn. Reson. in Medicine2015Magna Cum Lode Abstract; ISMRM 23th Annual Meeting and Exhibition
      International Society of Magn. Reson. in Medicine 2015Best Poster at the Musculoskeletal MR study group, ISMRM 23th Annual Meeting and Exhibition
      International Society of Magn. Reson. in Medicine 2015Travel Stipend Award at the ISMRM 8th International Workshop on imaging based measures of OA
      International Society of Magn. Reson. in Medicine 2015Highly ranked abstract at the ISMRM 8th International Workshop on imaging based measures of OA
      UCSF and UC Davis2015 Research Grants in Women’s Health, SCOR (Principal Investigator)
      UCSF2015Bruce Hasegawa Award

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      Valentina is an imaging scientist with main interest in developing algorithms for advanced image post processing and methodologies for improving diagnosis and treatment follow-up of musculoskeletal diseases such as arthritis and joint injury. She received her Masters in Telecommunication Engineering from Politecnico di Milano and her doctorate in Medical Computer Science from Insubria University, Italy. The focus of her doctoral dissertation was on the development of an automatic segmentation and classification method for brain MRI imaging. She joined the Musculoskeletal Quantitative Imaging Research Group in 2013 as a postdoctoral fellow and she is now an Associate Specialist in the lab. Her current main focus is on the application of atlas-based analysis on quantitative MRI imaging to study local biochemical composition of the knee and hip articular cartilage and to relate that with other measures such as: MRI clinical grading, MRI kinematics and biomechanics measures, bone shape features and patient reported outcome.

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      Medical imaging, computer vision, machine learning, big data analysis, MRI, clinically-oriented quantitative imaging, cartilage degeneration, osteoarthritis, acute injury, rheumatoid arthritis

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      1. Ku E, Pedoia V, Tanaka M, Heilmeier U, Imboden J, Graf J, Link T, Li X, et al. Evaluating radiocarpal cartilage matrix changes 3-months after anti-TNF treatment for rheumatoid arthritis using MR T1? imaging. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2016 Sep 23. PMID: 27661002.
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      2. Pedoia V, Gallo MC, Souza RB, Majumdar S, et al. Longitudinal study using voxel-based relaxometry: Association between cartilage T1? and T2 and patient reported outcome changes in hip osteoarthritis. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2016 Sep 14. PMID: 27626787.
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      3. Russell C, Pedoia V, Majumdar S, et al. Composite metric R2 -R1? (1/T2 -1/T1? ) as a potential MR imaging biomarker associated with changes in pain after ACL reconstruction: A six-month follow-up. J Orthop Res. 2016 Aug 26. PMID: 27563836.
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      4. Pedoia V, Su F, Keiko A, Qi L, McCulloch CE, Souza RB, Link TM, Benjamin C, Li X, et al. Analysis of the articular cartilage T1? and T2 relaxation times changes after ACL reconstruction in injured and contralateral knees and relationships with bone shape. J Orthop Res. 2016 Aug 24. PMID: 27557479.
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      5. Pandit P, Talbott JF, Pedoia V, Dillon W, Majumdar S. T1? and T2 -based characterization of regional variations in intervertebral discs to detect early degenerative changes. J Orthop Res. 2016 May 26. PMID: 27227485.
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      6. Russell C, Pedoia V, Amano K, Potter H, Majumdar S. Baseline cartilage quality is associated with voxel-based T1? and T2 following ACL reconstruction: A multicenter pilot study. J Orthop Res. 2016 May 2. PMID: 27138363.
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      7. Amano K, Pedoia V, Su F, Souza RB, Li X, Ma CB. Persistent Biomechanical Alterations After ACL Reconstruction Are Associated With Early Cartilage Matrix Changes Detected by Quantitative MR. Orthop J Sports Med. 2016 Apr; 4(4):2325967116644421. PMID: 27169133.
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      8. Gallo MC, Wyatt C, Pedoia V, Kumar D, Lee S, Nardo L, Link TM, Souza RB, Majumdar S. T1? and T2 relaxation times are associated with progression of hip osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2016 Aug; 24(8):1399-407. PMID: 26973330.
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      9. Pedoia V, Majumdar S, Link TM. Segmentation of joint and musculoskeletal tissue in the study of arthritis. MAGMA. 2016 Apr; 29(2):207-21. PMID: 26915082.
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      10. Su F, Pedoia V, Teng HL, Kretzschmar M, Lau BC, McCulloch CE, Link TM, Ma CB, Li X. The association between MR T1? and T2 of cartilage and patient-reported outcomes after ACL injury and reconstruction. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2016 Jul; 24(7):1180-9. PMID: 26850823.
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      11. Lau BC, Thuillier DU, Pedoia V, Chen EY, Zhang Z, Feeley BT, Souza RB. Inter- and intra-rater reliability of patellofemoral kinematic and contact area quantification by fast spin echo MRI and correlation with cartilage health by quantitative T1? MRI. Knee. 2016 Jan; 23(1):13-9. PMID: 26746045.
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      12. Wang A, Pedoia V, Su F, Abramson E, Kretzschmar M, Nardo L, Link TM, McCulloch CE, Jin C, Ma CB, Li X. MR T1? and T2 of meniscus after acute anterior cruciate ligament injuries. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2016 Apr; 24(4):631-9. PMID: 26620091.
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      13. Liu J, Pedoia V, Heilmeier U, Ku E, Su F, Khanna S, Imboden J, Graf J, Link T, Li X. High-temporospatial-resolution dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) wrist MRI with variable-density pseudo-random circular Cartesian undersampling (CIRCUS) acquisition: evaluation of perfusion in rheumatoid arthritis patients. NMR Biomed. 2016 Jan; 29(1):15-23. PMID: 26608949.
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      14. Pedoia V, Li X, Su F, Calixto N, Majumdar S. Fully automatic analysis of the knee articular cartilage T1? relaxation time using voxel-based relaxometry. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2016 Apr; 43(4):970-80. PMID: 26443990.
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      15. Li X, Pedoia V, Kumar D, Rivoire J, Wyatt C, Lansdown D, Amano K, Okazaki N, Savic D, Koff MF, Felmlee J, Williams SL, Majumdar S. Cartilage T1? and T2 relaxation times: longitudinal reproducibility and variations using different coils, MR systems and sites. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2015 Dec; 23(12):2214-23. PMID: 26187574; PMCID: PMC4663102 [Available on 12/01/16].
      16. Pedoia V, Lansdown DA, Zaid M, McCulloch CE, Souza R, Ma CB, Li X. Three-dimensional MRI-based statistical shape model and application to a cohort of knees with acute ACL injury. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2015 Oct; 23(10):1695-703. PMID: 26050865.
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      17. Zhou Y, Pandit P, Pedoia V, Rivoire J, Wang Y, Liang D, Li X, Ying L. Accelerating t1? cartilage imaging using compressed sensing with iterative locally adapted support detection and JSENSE. Magn Reson Med. 2016 Apr; 75(4):1617-29. PMID: 26010735.
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      18. Zaid M, Lansdown D, Su F, Pedoia V, Tufts L, Rizzo S, Souza RB, Li X, Ma CB. Abnormal tibial position is correlated to early degenerative changes one year following ACL reconstruction. J Orthop Res. 2015 Jul; 33(7):1079-86. PMID: 25721417.
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      19. Lansdown DA, Zaid M, Pedoia V, Subburaj K, Souza R, Benjamin C, Li X. Reproducibility measurements of three methods for calculating in vivo MR-based knee kinematics. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2015 Aug; 42(2):533-8. PMID: 25545617; PMCID: PMC4485602 [Available on 08/01/16].
      20. Binaghi E., Pedoia V., Balbi S. . Collection and fuzzy estimation of truth labels in glial tumor segmentation studies. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization. 2014.
      21. Binaghi E., Pedoia V., Guglielmin M. . Snow cover thickness estimation using radial basis function networks. The Cryosphere. 2013; 3(7):841-845.
      22. Pedoia V, Strocchi S, Colli V, Binaghi E, Conte L. Functional magnetic resonance imaging: comparison between activation maps and computation pipelines in a clinical context. Magn Reson Imaging. 2013 May; 31(4):555-66. PMID: 23238417.
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      23. Pedoia V, Binaghi E. Automatic MRI 2D brain segmentation using graph searching technique. Int J Numer Method Biomed Eng. 2013 Sep; 29(9):887-904. PMID: 23757180.
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      24. Lecture Notes in Computer Science - Image Analysis and Processing. Fully Automatic Brain Tumor Segmentation by using Competitive EM and Graph Cut. 2979:568-578.
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