Max Wintermark, M.D., M.A.S
Associate Professor of Radiology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and
Dr. Wintermark's research program is focused on imaging of cerebrovascular disorders, such as stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, aneurysms, vasospasm and atherosclerosis. Dr. Wintermark is applying advanced neuroimaging techniques, such as perfusion imaging, susceptibility-weighted imaging, diffusion tensor imaging, spectroscopy and functional MRI, in an effort to improve the understanding of the conditions listed above. His goal is to develop these imaging techniques in biomarkers for cerebrovascular disorders, which can be used to select patients for a specific treatment, or to monitor the efficacy of this treatment. Ultimately, Dr. Wintermark aims at individualizing the care for patients with a cerebrovascular condition, and improving their outcome.
Other areas of research interest include:
A Pictorial Essay of Brain Perfusion-CT: Not Every Abnormality Is a Stroke! Keedy A, Soares B, Wintermark M. J Neuroimaging. 2012 Sep 17. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6569.2012.00716.x. [Epub ahead of print]
Evolution of CT Imaging Features of Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaques in a 1-Year Prospective Cohort Study. Adraktas DD, Tong E, Furtado AD, Cheng SC, Wintermark M. J Neuroimaging. 2012 Sep 17. doi: 10.1111/j.1552-6569.2012.00705.x. [Epub ahead of print]
Validation of FDG
Uptake in the Arterial Wall as an Imaging Biomarker of Atherosclerotic
Plaques with (18) F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission
Tomography-Computed Tomography (FDG-PET/CT). Bucci M, Aparici CM,
Hawkins R, Bacharach S, Schrek C, Cheng S, Tong E, Arora S, Parati E,
J Neuroimaging. 2012 Aug 28. doi:
10.1111/j.1552-6569.2012.00740.x. [Epub ahead of print]
computed tomography imaging in stroke and nonstroke patients.
Wintermark M, Arora S, Tong E, Vittinghoff E, Lau BC, Chien JD,
Dillon WP, Saloner D. Ann
Neurol. 2008 Aug;64(2):149-57.