Srinivasan Vedantham, PhD, FAAPM

Professor, Medical Imaging
Associate Director, Biomedical Imaging Innovation / Clinical Translation - Next-Gen CT
Director, Office for Project Statistical and Design Support - DMI

Phone Number: 
(520) 626-7402
Professional Bio: 

Srinivasan Vedantham, PhD, FAAPM, is a Professor in the Department of Medical Imaging.  He joined the University of Arizona after serving as a faculty at the Department of Radiology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and as an adjunct faculty in Biomedical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, and subsequently joined as a faculty at the Department of Radiology at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Vedantham has received numerous honors and awards.  He received the Cancer Research Award from the Georgia Cancer Coalition and the Dr. Karen Mudry Award from the Institute of Biomedical Engineering Research (IBER).  He contributed to the article that received the Farrington Daniels Award for the best paper in radiation dosimetry in Medical Physics Journal and the article that was selected as Editor’s Choice in Basic Science in the Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery. 

Dr. Vedantham is a member of several professional organizations: The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE).  He was elected as Fellow by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM). 

Research Information

Research Program: 
Cancer Imaging
Research Focus: 

Dr. Vedantham’s research interests are in the design, development and clinical translation of novel x-ray imaging systems and imaging techniques with particular focus on oncological and interventional imaging.  He along with his collaborators and colleagues had made major contributions to breast cancer imaging including small-field digital mammography for stereotactic core-biopsies, full-field digital mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis.  Currently, he is working on developing advanced tomographic techniques and systems for breast imaging and its clinical translation.  This design, development and clinical translation oriented research is funded by the National Institutes of Health.  He is also conducting research in interventional imaging with a focus on the development of advanced detector technology.

Selected Publications: 

Professional Information

Positions and Honors: 
  • Elected Fellow, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, 2016
  • Editor’s Choice in Basic Science, Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery, 2015
  • Farrington Daniels Award, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, 2008
  • Best Diagnostic Paper, Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, 2008
  • Cancer Research Award, Georgia Cancer Coalition, 2006
  • Dr. Karen Mudry Award, Institute of Biomedical Engineering Research, 1997

Academic Information

PhD: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 2002
Master's Degree: 
MS: The University of Akron, 1997
Undergraduate School: 
BE (Honors): Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, India, 1992