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Viola Tognina, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentRadiology
Address185 Berry Street
San Francisco CA 94143
Phone415-353-4303
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    Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine2012Distinguished Reviewer
    Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft DFG 2006 - 2007Travel Grant
    Stanford University2001 - 2001Electrical Engineering Diversity Doctoral Fellowship

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    Viola Rieke, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Residence at the University of California, San Francisco. She has worked in the Department of Radiology at Stanford University as a Research Assistant, a Research Associate, and as a Senior Research Associate. In 2011, Dr. Rieke accepted a position as an Assistant Professor in Residence at UCSF China Basin. She obtained her MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island, Kingston in 1999, and she completed a Diversity Doctoral Fellowship in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2000, followed by her PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2005.

    Dr. Rieke is an active member of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the German Scholars Organization, and Deutscher Hochschulverband. She has articles that are published in the Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, the American Journal of Roentgenology, the Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, the Medical Physics Journal, IEEE Transactions of Medical Imaging, NMR in Biomedicine, MAGMA, Investigative Radiology, and Biomedical Engineering Online.

    Dr. Rieke has 27 published articles and she has presented over 50 presentations at varies institutions.

    Expertise:
    Image Guided Therapy

    Specialty:
    MR-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (MRgHIFU) and interventional MRI, MR-guided ultrasound therapy and interventional MRI to make a fundamental impact on patient care by exploring new, less invasive therapies

    Professional Interests:
    Magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound and MRI-guided cardiac FUS

    Education and Training:
    • Master of Science: University of Rhode Island, Kingston - Electrical Engineering
    • Doctor of Philosophy: Stanford University, Palo Alto - Electrical Engineering
    • Diversity Doctoral Fellowship: Stanford University, Palo Alto - Electrical Engineering


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    MRI-Guided Cardiac Focused Ultrasound Ablation
    NIH R00HL097030Apr 1, 2010 - Nov 30, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    MRI-Guided Cardiac Focused Ultrasound Ablation
    NIH K99HL097030Apr 1, 2010 - Mar 31, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Center for Advanced Magnetic Resonance Technology at Stanford
    NIH P41RR009784Jan 1, 1995 - Mar 31, 2015
    Role: Co-Investigator

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