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Published in This Week on January 21, 2014

UMMC radiology faculty welcome Devaraju

Devaraju, VadivelDr. Vadivel Devaraju, a medical physicist and diplomat of the American Board of Radiology with specialization in diagnostic medical imaging physics, has joined the Medical Center faculty as an assistant professor of radiology.

He received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from India, earned his Master's of Science in biomedical engineering and his doctorate in medical imaging at Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa. "Dr. Dev" was trained in diagnostic imaging physics at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, and later joined the University of Florida, where he served in quality assurance for the University of Florida Proton Therapy for approximately six years. He conducted research in collaboration with the faculty members of the radiology department on IRB-approved proposals.

Previously, Devaraju has worked at the University of Pennsylvania with the medical imaging section of the Department of Radiology, carrying out research work and system administration. He also worked for an ultrasound company in the U.S., performing acoustic measurements on a wide variety of medical devices to verify compliance with U.S. FDA 510(k) regulations and IEC standards and submitted reports to the FDA.

He has several publications and conference presentations to his credit, the most recent one being "Challenges in Multiparametric MR imaging" presented at the RSNA conference in 2013. His current research focus is oncologic MR imaging and dosimetry.

Devaraju is a member of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, the American College of Radiology and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers of the USA. He is a fellow of the Chartered Engineer Institution of Engineers, India.

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