L. Tugan Muftuler, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Medical College of Wisconsin
Dr. Muftuler has a Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronics engineering with a focus on medical imaging systems. His primary research goal is to address engineering challenges in diagnostic imaging to achieve higher sensitivity and specificity to the pathophysiology of various diseases. In order to accomplish these goals, he has developed novel hardware and imaging protocols (pulse sequences) for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) systems and employed these new technologies in various neuroimaging, musculoskeletal imaging and cancer imaging research studies. His current research projects focus on brain development and aging. He currently has 34 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 65 abstracts in peer-reviewed conference proceedings and two patents on MRI technology.