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Prof. Fernando Calamante PhD

Laboratory Head, MRI Blood Flow and Brain Connectivity Laboratory — Imaging

 

  • Bio
After I finished my BSc degree in Physics (with Honours, GPA=9.4/10) in Argentina, I was awarded the prestigious British Chevening Scholarship (The British Council) to study MRI in the UK (1994). I later carried out my PhD in MRI at University College London, where I was appointed Lecturer in Biophysics in 2000. I relocated to Melbourne in 2005, where I am currently a Florey Senior Principal Research Fellow at The Florey Institute, and Professor at the University of Melbourne (Florey Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health). 
 
My main areas of research are the development of methods for Perfusion MRI and Diffusion MRI, brain connectivity, and their applications to epilepsy, stroke and mental health. I have gained international recognition for my work on bolus-tracking Perfusion MRI in particular, which is highly cited and at the forefront of the field. My review article on Perfusion MRI is the most cited review in this field to date. I am also highly recognised for my work in Diffusion MRI methods to delineate white matter pathways, with our MRtrix software tool widely used worldwide (with over 8000 downloads). More recently, I have developed a new means of Super-resolution MRI based on the information contained in whole-brain fibre-tracking, which has also attracted great interest from industry, including a "Work in Progress" (WiP) package developed in collaboration with Siemens (Erlangen, Germany). 
 
I have been actively involved in the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM, with 7000+ members). For example, I was elected to the Board of Trustees of the Society (2012-2015), and Chair of its Diffusion and Perfusion Study Groups (with 1000+ members, 2009-2013, 2014-2016). I was also appointed to several of its Committees, including Chair of the MRI Safety Committee (2013-2017), and member of the Annual Meeting Program Committee (2007-2009, 2016-2019), the Web Editorial Board (2013-2017), Workshops & Study Group Committee (2010-2013, 2015-2016), Chapters Committee (2010-2011), and Ad-hoc Committee on Electronic Media. I have also organised several other ISMRM-related activities, including Educational Courses, Plenary Lectures, and 3 Workshops (Italy 2004, Brazil 2007, USA 2012).
 
 
  • National competitive research funding
-National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant (2018–2020, $265,000)
-National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Research Fellowship (2017–2021, $698,000)
-Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project Grant (2017–2019, $410,000)
-National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Program Grant (2016–2020, $16,110,000)
-Australian Research Council (ARC) Future Fellowship (2012–2015, $737,000)
-Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project Grant (2012–2014, $310,000)
-National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Program Grant (2011–2015, $16,760,000)
-National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Project Grant (2008–2010, $268,000)
-National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) R. Douglas Wright Biomedical Career Development Award (2007–2012, $445,000)
-UK Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) grant (2005–2008, £207,000) 
 
  • Journal Editorial Board Membership 
Editorial Board, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (since 2015)
Guest Editor, Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (2005)

 

Research Papers

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Gadolinium deposition in the brain: summary of evidence and recommendations

Journal

Lancet Neurology

Volume

16

Begin Page

564

Date

1/7/N/A

Author(s)

Vikas Gulani, Fernando Calamante, Frank G Shellock, Emanuel Kanal, Scott B Reeder
Study of connectivity in the brain using the full diffusion tensor from MRI

Journal

Lecture Notes In Computer Science (including Subseries Lecture Notes In Artificial Intelligence And Lecture Notes In Bioinformatics)

Volume

2082

Begin Page

121

Date

1/1/N/A

Author(s)

PG Batchelor, DLG Hill, F Calamante, D Atkinson
The contribution of geometry to the human connectome

Journal

Neuroimage

Volume

124

Begin Page

379

Date

1/1/N/A

Author(s)

James A Roberts, Alistair Perry, Anton R Lord, Gloria Roberts, Philip B Mitchell, Robert E Smith, Fernando Calamante, Michael Breakspear
Recommended responsibilities for management of MR safety

Journal

Journal Of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Volume

44

Begin Page

1067

Date

1/11/N/A

Author(s)

Fernando Calamante, Bernd Ittermann, Emanuel Kanal, David Norris
Super-Resolution Track Density Imaging: Anatomic Detail versus Quantification

Journal

American Journal Of Neuroradiology

Volume

37

Begin Page

1066

Date

1/6/N/A

Author(s)

F Calamante
Guidelines for Documentation and Consent for Nonclinical, Nonresearch MRI in Human Subjects

Journal

Journal Of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Volume

45

Begin Page

36

Date

1/1/N/A

Author(s)

Scott B Reeder, Vera Kimbrell, Titti Owman, Michael Steckner, Fernando Calamante
Reconstructing contralateral fiber tracts: methodological aspects of cerebello-thalamo-cortical pathway reconstruction

Journal

Functional Neurology

Volume

31

Begin Page

229

Date

1/10/N/A

Author(s)

Fulvia Palesi, Jacques-Donald Tournier, Fernando Calamante, Nils Muhlert, Gloria Castellazzi, Declan Chard, Egidio D'Angelo, Claudia Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott
Artifacts and pitfalls in perfusion MR imaging

Journal

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Volume

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Begin Page

137

Date

1/1/N/A

Author(s)

F Calamante
Track-weighted dynamic functional connectivity (TW-dFC): a new method to study time-resolved functional connectivity

Journal

Brain Structure & Function

Volume

222

Begin Page

3761

Date

1/11/N/A

Author(s)

Fernando Calamante, Robert E Smith, Xiaoyun Liang, Andrew Zalesky, Alan Connelly
Track-weighted imaging methods: extracting information from a streamlines tractogram

Journal

Magnetic Resonance Materials In Physics Biology And Medicine

Volume

30

Begin Page

317

Date

1/8/N/A

Author(s)

Fernando Calamante
Periventricular Nodular Heterotopia: Detection of Abnormal Microanatomic Fiber Structures with Whole-Brain Diffusion MR Imaging Tractography

Journal

Radiology

Volume

281

Begin Page

896

Date

1/12/N/A

Author(s)

Shawna Farquharson, J-Donald Tournier, Fernando Calamante, Simone Mandelstam, Rosemary Burgess, Michal E Schneider, Samuel F Berkovic, Ingrid E Scheffer, Graeme D Jackson, Alan Connelly
Analysis of Perfusion MRI in Stroke: To Deconvolve, or not to Deconvolve

Journal

Magnetic Resonance In Medicine

Volume

76

Begin Page

1282

Date

1/10/N/A

Author(s)

Midas Meijs, Soren Christensen, Maarten G Lansberg, Gregory W Albers, Fernando Calamante
Correction for diffusion MRI fibre tracking biases: The consequences for structural connectomic metrics

Journal

Neuroimage

Volume

142

Begin Page

150

Date

15/11/N/A

Author(s)

Chun-Hung Yeh, Robert E Smith, Xiaoyun Liang, Fernando Calamante, Alan Connelly
A novel joint sparse partial correlation method for estimating group functional networks

Journal

Human Brain Mapping

Volume

37

Begin Page

1162

Date

1/3/N/A

Author(s)

Xiaoyun Liang, Alan Connelly, Fernando Calamante
Voxel-Wise Functional Connectomics Using Arterial Spin Labeling Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: The Role of Denoising

Journal

Brain Connectivity

Volume

5

Begin Page

543

Date

1/11/N/A

Author(s)

X Liang, A Connelly, F Calamante
A novel approach to measure local cerebral haematocrit using MRI

Journal

Journal Of Cerebral Blood Flow And Metabolism

Volume

36

Begin Page

768

Date

1/4/N/A

Author(s)

Fernando Calamante, Andre Ahlgren, Matthias JP van Osch, Linda Knutsson
SIFT2: Enabling dense quantitative assessment of brain white matter connectivity using streamlines tractography

Journal

Neuroimage

Volume

119

Begin Page

338

Date

1/10/N/A

Author(s)

Robert E Smith, Jacques-Donald Tournier, Fernando Calamante, Alan Connelly
Reproducibility of multiphase pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling and the effect of post-processing analysis methods

Journal

Neuroimage

Volume

117

Begin Page

191

Date

15/8/N/A

Author(s)

Amir Fazlollahi, Pierrick Bourgeat, Xiaoyun Liang, Fabrice Meriaudeau, Alan Connelly, Olivier Salvado, Fernando Calamante
Quantification of voxel-wise total fibre density: Investigating the problems associated with track-count mapping

Journal

Neuroimage

Volume

117

Begin Page

284

Date

15/8/N/A

Author(s)

Fernando Calamante, Robert E Smith, Jacques-Donald Tournier, David Raffelt, Alan Connelly
A Newly Identified Frontal Path from Fornix in Septum Pellucidum with 7.0T MRI Track Density Imaging (TDI) - The Septum Pellucidum Tract (SPT)

Journal

Frontiers In Neuroanatomy

Volume

9

Begin Page

Date

27/11/N/A

Author(s)

Zang-Hee Cho, Je-Geun Chi, Sang-Han Choi, Se-Hong Oh, Sung-Yeon Park, Sun Ha Paek, Chan-Woong Park, Fernando Calamante, Young-Bo Kim
Fourier Tract Sampling (FouTS): A framework for improved inference of white matter tracts from diffusion MRI by explicitly modelling tract volume

Journal

Neuroimage

Volume

120

Begin Page

412

Date

15/10/N/A

Author(s)

Thomas G Close, Jacques-Donald Tournier, Leigh A Johnston, Fernando Calamante, Iven Mareels, Alan Connelly
Erratum: (NMR in Biomedicine (1996) 9 (13-19))

Journal

Nmr In Biomedicine

Volume

9

Begin Page

277

Date

1/12/N/A

Author(s)

F Calamante, SR Williams, N Van Bruggen, KK Kwong, R Turner
A model for quantification of perfusion in pulsed labelling techniques

Journal

Nmr In Biomedicine

Volume

9

Begin Page

79

Date

1/4/N/A

Author(s)

F Calamante, SR Williams, N Van Bruggen, KK Kwong, R Turner
Effects of diffusion anisotropy on lesion delineation in a rat model of cerebral ischemia

Journal

Magnetic Resonance In Medicine

Volume

38

Begin Page

662

Date

1/10/N/A

Author(s)

MF Lythgoe, AL Busza, F Calamante, CH Sotak, MD King, AC Bingham, SR Williams, DG Gadian
Correction for eddy current induced B(o) shifts in diffusion-weighted echo-planar imaging

Journal

Magnetic Resonance In Medicine

Volume

41

Begin Page

95

Date

13/2/N/A

Author(s)

F Calamante, DA Porter, DG Gadian, A Connelly

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Qualifications

Listed below are Prof. Fernando Calamante's qualifications.
  • PhD, University College London, UK (2000)
  • BSc (Honours) in Physics, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina (1992)

Awards

Listed below are Prof. Fernando Calamante's awards.
  • Excellence Award to the Highest Ranked Program Grant, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia (2010)
  • RD Wright Career Development Award, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia (2007)
  • Bogue Research Fellowship, University College London, UK (2004)
  • British Chevening Scholar, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Scholarships and Awards Scheme from the British Council, UK (1994)