Venkatesh Mani

Venkatesh Mani, PhD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Radiology

Research Topics:

Atherosclerosis, Cardiovascular, Computed Tomography, Image Analysis, Imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Positron Emission Tomography

As a faculty member at TMII and Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Clinical Trials Unit (CICTU), I work to translate novel multi-modality imaging techniques for use in multicenter clinical trials. My main interests are in imaging of cardiovascular diseases , specifically focusing on atherosclerosis, thrombosis and their complications using FDG-PET, CT and MRI. The CICTU is composed of clinicians, image processing and programming experts, image analysts, data managers, IT personnel and research coordinators. It is a modern hybrid between a contract research organization (CRO) and an imaging core lab. It undertakes and manages all aspects; ranging from scientific conduct to administrative management of clinical trials with imaging endpoints led by TMII. Tasks span from industry or federally sponsored multicenter clinical trials to the support of individual investigators interested in using imaging endpoints for their work. Typical services offered include but are not limited to trial design and consultation, imaging protocol development, site training and qualification, data repository and database management, data quality control and analysis, and publication support.

Education

PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University