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Megan Poorman


Current position:

Clinical Scientist,


development and standardization of novel quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques in the Magnetic Imaging Group.

Previous Program:

PhD student,  Biomedical Engineering

Previous Education:

PhD, Biomedical Engineering
Vanderbilt University, 2018

Thesis title: Robust Magnetic Resonance Temperature Mapping for Real-Time Guidance of Interventional Therapies
Defense Date: July 12th, 2018
Advisor: William A. Grissom
Committee: William A. Grissom, Adam W. Anderson, Charles F. Caskey, Mark D. Does, E. Brian Welch

Bachelor of Science,  Biomedical Engineering
Texas A&M University
Minor in Electrical Engineering, 2014

Research Area/Interest:

Interventional MRI, MR thermometry, MR-guided Focused Ultrasound

Training Program:



William Grissom
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering


Vanderbilt Institute of Imaging Science

“The training grant is essentially a program that’s meant to augment your own research abilities while you’re on campus,” Poorman says. She goes on to say, “What really sets the VISE training grant apart is that you get to go into the operating room.”