2018 onwards

Dr. Chaudhari is on Twitter and posts lab-related news there.


Old Archives


11/2017: We now hold the record for building one the highest resolution PET scanner (~0.55 mm). See Felipe’s recent publication!

11/2017: Brent’s article on the development and validation of a method/tool for segmenting wrist bones from MRI is now published. Yay!

10/2017: Calvin will join the bay area company Exponent from November 1. Good luck, Calvin!

8/2017: Yasser’s image report on utilizing 99mTc-MDP in Rheumatoid Arthritis is accepted for publication in Clinical Nuclear Medicine. Congratulations Yasser!

8/2017: Marissa’s first peer-reviewed manuscript is accepted in Skeletal Radiology. Congratulations Marissa!

7/2017:  Marissa Borgese will join Stanford for graduate school. Congratulations Marissa!



7/2016:  Marissa Borgese, Yasser Abdelhafez and Calvin Shaw join the lab

7/2016:  Vishal Dixit, undergraduate student from the Indian Institute of Technology – Varanasi, India, wins fellowship from the Khorana Program for Scholars, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum and WINStep Forward  to perform summer research in our lab

5/2016: Medical Student Fellowship grant to Amode Tembekar, UCD medical student



5/2015: UC Davis Adams Award to Vinay Nittur, an undergraduate student in our lab, for individual leadership and accomplishment

04/2015: Brent Foster awarded the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for his work on developing a wrist atlas

04/2015: Lab alumni Cindy La and David Gedeon were matched to the UCLA School of Medicine and UC Irvine Radiology Residency respectively

03/2015: Dylan Noblett wins the Medical Student Research Fellowship provided by UC Davis

03/2013: Breast imaging team wins the Dean’s Team Award for Excellence in Research

03/2015: Ramsey Badawi wins the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring



12/2014: Lab’s research in the area of Active-MRI chosen as a top medical advance in 2014 by Voice of America

12/2014:  UC Davis CTSC features our work on PET/CT imaging in their quarterly newsletter

7/2014: Brent Foster awarded the Earle C. Anthony Fellowship by UC Davis

7/2014: The UC Davis Clinical and Translational Sciences Center selects our work on thumb rehabilitation for the Highly Innovative Award

7/2014: Abhijit J. Chaudhari receives the Young Investigator Award from AAOS/CORR/ORS/CMH-UCD/SWHR to be presented at the “Musculoskeletal Sex Differences Throughout the Lifespan Research Symposium”, Rosemont, IL

7/2014: Brent Foster, graduate student in BME, joins the lab

6/2014: MRI pioneer, collaborator, mentor and friend Dr. Michael H. Buonocore, M.D., Ph.D. no more

1/2014: Article on the application of Global Point Signature for analyzing carpal bone shapes is accepted by the journal Physics in Medicine and Biology.

1/2014: Wide press coverage of our active-MRI research – San Francisco Chronicle, NIH-NIBIB, Science Daily, Futurity, Houston Chronicle, Radiology Daily, Auntminnie, Science and Enterprise, Topnews, Business Standard, RedOrbit, to name a few



12/2013: New MRI technique illuminates the wrist in motion (UC Davis press release)

12/2013: Paper on active-MRI accepted in PLoS ONE, to be published on December 31, 2013 (Youtube video)

10/2013: Active-MRI and shape analysis work chosen for oral presentation at the 1st International Thumb Osteoarthritis Workshop

10/2013: JUM paper that employed the developed image processing techniques was chosen as a featured paper on

06/2013: Igor Immerman, M.D., hand fellow and collaborator, wins the 2013 Fellow Research Award for Outstanding Performance in Research, Department of Orthopedics, UC Davis



6/2012: Novel PET/CT device offers insight into inflammatory arthritis (Auntminnie)

11/2012: Felipe Godinez wins the Valentin T. Jordanov Radiation Instrumentation Award for building the first dedicated PET scanner for mouse paws (pawPET)



11/2011: Rheumatology Rewards Innovative Imaging

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