Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science
School of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Graduate Group: Bioengineering
Thesis Topic: Integrated magnetic resonance imaging studies of cardiac function and perfusion
Dr. Kraitchman's research intersts are concentrated on non-invasive imaging of cardiovascular disease. She has been actively involved in developing new methods to image myocardial function and perfusion using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Recently, she has focused on methods to label stem cells for noninvasive delivery and tracking of stem cell biodistribution and efficacy. These labeling techniques have been developed using FDA-approved contrast agents in large animal preclinical models of cardiovascular disease using clinical MR, radionucleotide, and CT imagining scanners for rapid translation to the clinical realm.