Mehdi Hedjazi Moghari, PhD
Visiting Associate Professor, Radiology

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Graduate Schools :
  • PhD, Queen's University (2008)
  • MSc, Tehran Polytechnic University (2002)
  • BSc, Tehran Polytechnic University (1999)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Cardiology (2012)
Languages: English, Farsi
Department: Radiology

Recognition & Awards

  • Best Reviewer, Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (2022)
  • Best Teaching Award by Resident Doctors, Harvard Medical School and Boston Children's Hospital (2019)
  • Regional Scholarship Award, International Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (2017)
  • Retreat Application Award, Boston Children's Hospital (2012)
  • Best Teaching Award by Undergraduate Students, Queen's University (2009)
  • Best Dissertation Award, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (2008)
  • Best Graduate Student Award, Queen's University (2007)
  • Best Graduate Student Award, Tehran Polytechnic University (2002)
  • Best Undergraduate Student Award, Tehran Polytechnic University (1999)

Research Interests

Artificial Intelligence in Medical Image Analysis, Fast Image Acquisition, Image Reconstruction, Image Segmentation, and Image Analysis.

Publications

  • Sohani M, van der Geest RJ, Maier A, Powell AJ, Moghari MH. Improved cardiac T(1) mapping accuracy and precision with a new hybrid MOLLI and SASHA technique: MOSHA. Magn Reson Imaging. 2022 Jun;89:33-41. PubMed PMID: 35181469
  • Pace DF, Dalca AV, Brosch T, Geva T, Powell AJ, Weese J, Moghari MH, Golland P. Learned iterative segmentation of highly variable anatomy from limited data: Applications to whole heart segmentation for congenital heart disease. Med Image Anal. 2022 Aug;80:102469. PubMed PMID: 35640385
  • Braunstorfer L, Romanowicz J, Powell AJ, Pattee J, Browne LP, van der Geest RJ, Moghari MH. Non-contrast free-breathing whole-heart 3D cine cardiovascular magnetic resonance with a novel 3D radial leaf trajectory. Magn Reson Imaging. 2022 Sep 16;94:64-72. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36122675
  • Javadi E, Laudenschlager S, Kheyfets V, Di Maria M, Stone M, Jamali S, Powell AJ, Moghari MH. Predicting Hemodynamic Performance of Fontan Operation for Glenn Physiology using Computational Fluid Dynamics: Ten Patient-specific Cases. J Clin Images Med Case Rep. 2022 Jun;3(6). PubMed PMID: 36339935
  • Fok WYR, Chan YCI, Romanowicz J, Jang J, Powell AJ, Moghari MH. Accelerated free-breathing 3D whole-heart magnetic resonance angiography with a radial phyllotaxis trajectory, compressed sensing, and curvelet transform. Magn Reson Imaging. 2021 Nov;83:57-67. PubMed PMID: 34147592
  • von Kleist H, Buehrer M, Kozerke S, Saengsin K, Harrington JK, Powell AJ, Moghari MH. Cardiac self-gating using blind source separation for 2D cine cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging. Magn Reson Imaging. 2021 Sep;81:42-52. PubMed PMID: 33905835
  • Moghari MH, van der Geest RJ, Brighenti M, Powell AJ. Cardiac magnetic resonance using fused 3D cine and 4D flow sequences:Validation of ventricular and blood flow measurements. Magn Reson Imaging. 2020 Dec;74:203-212. PubMed PMID: 33035637
  • Pace DF, Dalca AV, Brosch T, Geva T, Powell AJ, Weese J, Moghari MH, Golland P. Iterative Segmentation from Limited Training Data: Applications to Congenital Heart Disease. Deep Learn Med Image Anal Multimodal Learn Clin Decis Support (2018). 2018 Sep;11045:334-342. PubMed PMID: 31172133
  • Moghari MH, Barthur A, Amaral ME, Geva T, Powell AJ. Free-breathing whole-heart 3D cine magnetic resonance imaging with prospective respiratory motion compensation. Magn Reson Med. 2018 Jul;80(1):181-189. PubMed PMID: 29222852
  • Moghari MH, Uecker M, Roujol S, Sabbagh M, Geva T, Powell AJ. Accelerated whole-heart MR angiography using a variable-density poisson-disc undersampling pattern and compressed sensing reconstruction. Magn Reson Med. 2018 Feb;79(2):761-769. PubMed PMID: 28497620
  • Moghari MH, Geva T, Powell AJ. Prospective heart tracking for whole-heart magnetic resonance angiography. Magn Reson Med. 2017 Feb;77(2):759-765. PubMed PMID: 26843458
  • Moghari MH, Annese D, Geva T, Powell AJ. Three-dimensional heart locator and compressed sensing for whole-heart MR angiography. Magn Reson Med. 2016 May;75(5):2086-93. PubMed PMID: 26069182
  • Pace DF, Dalca AV, Geva T, Powell AJ, Moghari MH, Golland P. Interactive Whole-Heart Segmentation in Congenital Heart Disease. Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2015 Oct;9351:80-88. PubMed PMID: 26889498
  • Moghari MH, Komarlu R, Annese D, Geva T, Powell AJ. Free-breathing steady-state free precession cine cardiac magnetic resonance with respiratory navigator gating. Magn Reson Med. 2015 Apr;73(4):1555-61. PubMed PMID: 24777586
  • Moghari MH, Roujol S, Henningsson M, Kissinger KV, Annese D, Nezafat R, Manning WJ, Geva T, Powell AJ. Three-dimensional heart locator for whole-heart coronary magnetic resonance angiography. Magn Reson Med. 2014 Jun;71(6):2118-26. PubMed PMID: 23878103
  • Moghari MH, Roujol S, Chan RH, Hong SN, Bello N, Henningsson M, Ngo LH, Goddu B, Goepfert L, Kissinger KV, Manning WJ, Nezafat R. Free-breathing 3D cardiac MRI using iterative image-based respiratory motion correction. Magn Reson Med. 2013 Oct;70(4):1005-15. PubMed PMID: 23132549
  • Peters DC, Shaw JL, Knowles BR, Moghari MH, Manning WJ. Respiratory bellows-gated late gadolinium enhancement of the left atrium. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2013 Nov;38(5):1210-4. PubMed PMID: 23197465
  • Roujol S, Basha TA, Tan A, Khanna V, Chan RH, Moghari MH, Rayatzadeh H, Shaw JL, Josephson ME, Nezafat R. Improved multimodality data fusion of late gadolinium enhancement MRI to left ventricular voltage maps in ventricular tachycardia ablation. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2013 May;60(5):1308-17. PubMed PMID: 23247842
  • Moghari MH, Hu P, Kissinger KV, Goddu B, Goepfert L, Ngo L, Manning WJ, Nezafat R. Subject-specific estimation of respiratory navigator tracking factor for free-breathing cardiovascular MR. Magn Reson Med. 2012 Jun;67(6):1665-72. PubMed PMID: 22134885
  • Moghari MH, Chan RH, Hong SN, Shaw JL, Goepfert LA, Kissinger KV, Goddu B, Josephson ME, Manning WJ, Nezafat R. Free-breathing cardiac MR with a fixed navigator efficiency using adaptive gating window size. Magn Reson Med. 2012 Dec;68(6):1866-75. PubMed PMID: 22367715
  • Akçakaya M, Nam S, Hu P, Moghari MH, Ngo LH, Tarokh V, Manning WJ, Nezafat R. Compressed sensing with wavelet domain dependencies for coronary MRI: a retrospective study. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2011 May;30(5):1090-9. PubMed PMID: 21536523
  • Moghari MH, Peters DC, Smink J, Goepfert L, Kissinger KV, Goddu B, Hauser TH, Josephson ME, Manning WJ, Nezafat R. Pulmonary vein inflow artifact reduction for free-breathing left atrium late gadolinium enhancement. Magn Reson Med. 2011 Jul;66(1):180-6. PubMed PMID: 21360738
  • Moghari MH, Akçakaya M, O'Connor A, Basha TA, Casanova M, Stanton D, Goepfert L, Kissinger KV, Goddu B, Chuang ML, Tarokh V, Manning WJ, Nezafat R. Compressed-sensing motion compensation (CosMo): a joint prospective-retrospective respiratory navigator for coronary MRI. Magn Reson Med. 2011 Dec;66(6):1674-81. PubMed PMID: 21671266
  • Hu P, Hong S, Moghari MH, Goddu B, Goepfert L, Kissinger KV, Hauser TH, Manning WJ, Nezafat R. Motion correction using coil arrays (MOCCA) for free-breathing cardiac cine MRI. Magn Reson Med. 2011 Aug;66(2):467-75. PubMed PMID: 21773986
  • Moghari MH, Abolmaesumi P. Understanding the effect of bias in fiducial localization error on point-based rigid-body registration. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2010 Oct;29(10):1730-8. PubMed PMID: 20529731
  • Ma B, Moghari MH, Ellis RE, Abolmaesumi P. Estimation of optimal fiducial target registration error in the presence of heteroscedastic noise. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2010 Mar;29(3):708-23. PubMed PMID: 20199909
  • Moghari MH, Abolmaesumi P. Distribution of fiducial registration error in rigid-body point-based registration. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2009 Nov;28(11):1791-801. PubMed PMID: 19884067
  • Moghari MH, Abolmaesumi P. Distribution of target registration error for anisotropic and inhomogeneous fiducial localization error. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2009 Jun;28(6):799-813. PubMed PMID: 19423435
  • Moghari MH, Abolmaesumi P. Global registration of multiple bone fragments using statistical atlas models: feasibility experiments. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2008;2008:5374-7. PubMed PMID: 19163932
  • Tahmasebi AM, Johnsrude IS, Wild C, Moghari MH, Abolmaesumi P. A statistical atlas-based technique for automatic segmentation of the first Heschl's gyrus in human auditory cortex from MR images. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2008;2008:3920-3. PubMed PMID: 19163570
  • Moghari MH, Ma B, Abolmaesumi P. A theoretical comparison of different target registration error estimators. Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2008;11(Pt 2):1032-40. PubMed PMID: 18982706
  • Moghari MH, Abolmaesumi P. Point-based rigid-body registration using an unscented Kalman filter. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2007 Dec;26(12):1708-28. PubMed PMID: 18092740
  • Moghari MH, Abolmaesumi P. Global registration of multiple point sets: feasibility and applications in multi-fragment fracture fixation. Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2007;10(Pt 2):943-50. PubMed PMID: 18044659
  • Ma B, Moghari MH, Ellis RE, Abolmaesumi P. On fiducial target registration error in the presence of anisotropic noise. Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2007;10(Pt 2):628-35. PubMed PMID: 18044621
  • Moghari MH, Abolmaesumi P. Comparing unscented and extended Kalman filter algorithms in the rigid-body point-based registration. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2006;2006:497-500. PubMed PMID: 17945590
  • Moghari MH, Abolmaesumi P. A high-order solution for the distribution of target registration error in rigid-body point-based registration. Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2006;9(Pt 2):603-11. PubMed PMID: 17354822
  • Moghari MH, Abolmaesumi P. A novel incremental technique for ultrasound to CT bone surface registration using Unscented Kalman Filtering. Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2005;8(Pt 2):197-204. PubMed PMID: 16685960
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Professional Memberships

  • Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Member
  • International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Member
  • Society for Pediatric Radiology, Member

Practice Locations

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Center Affiliations
Clinical Interests
Fetal Brain and Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Neonates, Infants, and Children with Congenital Heart Disease; and Fontan Surgical Planning for Children with Single Ventricle.

Personal Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, hiking, and watching movies.

Volunteer Activities
I am dedicated to improving the health of children with congenital heart disease around the world.

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, Queen's University (2008)
  • MSc, Tehran Polytechnic University (2002)
  • BSc, Tehran Polytechnic University (1999)
Fellowships:
  • Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Cardiology (2012)
Languages: English, Farsi
Department: Radiology
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13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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