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Abbas Nasiraei Moghaddam

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Email: nasiraei{at}aut{dot}ac{dor}ir
















PhD, Bioengineering 2007

 Thesis: Measurement and Analysis of Structure and Function of Myocardium in Embryonic and Adult Heart
     Advisor: Prof. Morteza Gharib

UNIVERSITY OF TEHRAN, IRAN M.S., Electrical Engineering: Biomedical 1998

Thesis: Analysis of Electromagnetic Fields Distribution in MRI systems in Human Head Presence
     Advisor: Prof. Hamid Soltanian Zadeh

UNIVERSITY OF TEHRAN, IRAN B.S., Electrical Engineering: Electronics 1995


Assistant Professor August 2010-present

Amirkabir University of Technology, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Tehran, Iran

  • Teaching courses at graduate level (MRI, Medical imaging system, Cardiovascular Mechanics)
  • Defining research projects and advising graduate students towards performing their thesis
Researcher – Neuroimaging September 2011-present

School of Cognitive Sciences, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM) , Tehran, Iran.

  • Doing research on steady state based fMRI techniques
  • Planning and running workshops on fundamental MRI concepts and techniques used in Neuroimaging
Assistant Researcher - Magnetic Resonance Physicist                                                                
UCLA, Diagnostic Cardio-Vascular Imaging section, Los Angeles, CA
2009-July 2015
  • Design, development and performance of novel MR imaging techniques for cardiovascular diagnosis
  • Collaboration with research scientists from industry (Siemens Medical Solutions)
  • Sequence development and pulse programming of the Siemens scanner in the IDEA environment
Magnetic Resonance Staff Research Associate                                                                           
UCLA, Diagnostic Cardio-Vascular Imaging section, Los Angeles, CA
  • Software/algorithm design/development for cardiovascular system modeling & image processing
  • Lecturing research MDs in relevant aspects of physics and mathematics
Research Assistant 2003-2006

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

  • Assessment of cardiovascular dynamics and muscle band theory through Medical Imaging
  • Quantitative analysis of biofluid dynamics and image velocimetry
Technician Researcher  2001-2003

Washington university/Barnes-Jewish hospital, Saint Louis, MO
CVIA Lab/Cardiology Division

  • Performing research on Cardiovascular MRI (Phase Contrast): imaging and factor analysis
  • Studying the hydrodynamics of pathological vessels through PC MRI and CFD




A. Nasiraei Moghaddam, M. Gharib, “Method for obtaining strain from radially-tagged magnetic resonance imaging,” Publication number: US8073523 (Issue date Dec 6, 2011).
A. Nasiraei Moghaddam, “CARDIAC MRI CURVILINEAR TAGGING,” Pending patent (WIPO Patent Application WO 2012106574 A3 - US 20130320978Al and EP 2670302 A2).
A. Nasiraei Moghaddam, “Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging by Spatially Modulation Steady-State Signal in Steady State Free Precision” Pending patent (14/164, 133).
A. Nasiraei Moghaddam, Holden Wu, “Fast Imaging of Cardiac Mechanical Function,” Provisional patent.
A. N. Moghaddam, “Method of Reducing SSFP MRI banding artifact,” Provisional patent.
A. Nasiraei Moghaddam, “Fast & Accurate Polar Tagging of MRI Imaging for Assessment of Cardiac Function with Reduced Data Acquisition,” Provisional patent.




  • Golshani Sh, Nasiraei-Moghaddam A. “Efficient Radial Tagging CMR Exam: A Coherent k-Space Reading and Image Reconstruction Approach,” Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, DOI:10.1002/mrm.26219, (2016).

  • Wang Z., Nasiraei-Moghaddam A., Reyhan M.L., Srinivasan S., Finn J.P., Ennis D.B. “Complementary Radial Tagging for Improved Myocardial Tagging Contrast,” Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 73: 1432–1440 (2015).

  • Nasiraei-Moghaddam A., Finn J. P. “Tagging of Cardiac MR images in the Polar coordinate system: Physical Principles and Practical Implementation,” Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 71:1750–1759 (2014).

  • Moriarty J. M, Kung G. L., Ramos Y., Moghaddam A. N., Ennis D. B., Finn J. P. “Injection of gadolinium contrast through pediatric central venous catheters: a safety study,” Pediatric Radiology, 42:1064–1069, (2012)

  • Vahidi B., Fatouraee N., Imanparast A., Nasiraei-Moghaddam A “A Mathematical Simulation of the Ureter: Effects of the model parameters on ureteral pressure/flow relations,” Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 133: (2011)

  • Nasiraei-Moghaddam A., Saber N.R., Wen H., Finn J.P., Ennis D.B., Gharib M. “Analytical method to measure three-dimensional strain patterns in the left ventricle,” Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 12:33, (2010)

  • Saleh R, Finn  JP, Fenchel M, Nasiraei-Moghaddam A, Krishanm M, Abrazado M, Ton A, Habibi R, Fonkalsrud EW, Cooper CB “Cardiovascular magnetic resonance in patients with pectus excavatum compared with normal controls,” Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 12:73, (2010)

  • Nasiraei-Moghaddam A., and Gharib M. “Evidence for the existence of a functional helical myocardial band,” American Journal of Physiology - Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 296: H127-131, (2009)

  • Tomasian A., Krishnam M.S., Lohan, D.G., Nasiraei-Moghaddam A., Finn J.P. “Adult Tetralogy of Fallot: Quantitative Assessment of Pulmonary Perfusion With Time-Resolved Three Dimensional Magnetic Resonance Angiography,”Investigative Radiology, 44(1):31-37, (2009)

  • Moghaddam A.N., Finn J.P. “Accelerated Circumferential Strain Quantification of the Left Ventricle Using CIRCOME: Simulation and Factor Analysis” Proceedings of SPIE, 6916: 691604-1-8 (2008)

  • Moghaddam A.N., Balawi T.,  Habibi R., Panknin C., Laub G., Ruehm S.G., Finn J.P. “A Predictive Software Tool for Optimal Timing in Contrast Enhanced Carotid MR Angiography,” Proceedings of SPIE, 6913: 691340-1-7 (2008)

  • Moghaddam A.N., M. Gharib “Structure and Function Relationship of Human Heart from DENSE MRI,” Proceedings of SPIE, 6511: 65111L-1-8 (2007)

  • Forouhar A.S., Liebling M., Hickerson A., Nasiraei-Moghaddam A., Tsai H-J., Hove J.R., Fraser S.E., Dickinson M.E, Gharib M. “The Embryonic Vertebrate Heart Tube Is a Dynamic Suction Pump,” Science, 312: 751-753 (2006)

  • Moghaddam A.N., Arian S. Forouhar, Michael Liebling, Tsai H., Morteza Gharib “Structure and function relationship of zebrafish embryonic heart from confocal microscopy images,” Proceedings of SPIE, 6143: 614301-1-8 (2006)

  • Wang Y., Moghaddam A.N., Fatouraee N., Behrens G., Cebral J., Choi E.T., Amini A.A. “Pulsatile Pressure Measurements Via Harmonics-Based Orthogonal Projection of Noisy Pressure Gradients,” Proceedings of SPIE, 6143: 61430C-1-16 (2006)

  • Nasiraei-Moghaddam A., Behrens G., Fatouraee N., Agarwal R., Choi E., sand Amini A. “Factors Affecting Accuracy in Measurement of Intravascular Pressure from Phase-Contrast MRI,” Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 52: 300–309 (2004)

  • Moghaddam A.N., Fatouraee N., Choi E.T., Amini A.A., “A Fast method for Computation of the Static Pressure field in Stenotic geometries by PC MRI,” Proceedings of SPIE, 5031: 31-42 (2003)

  • Golshani Sh., Nasiraei-Moghaddam A. “Efficient Radial Tagging CMR Exam: A Coherent k-Space Reading and Image Reconstruction Approach,” Submitted to Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

  • Nasiraei-Moghaddam A., Liebling M., Forouhar A.S., Tsai H-J., Fraser S.E., and Gharib M. “A Lagrangian Approach Reveals the Active and Passive Regions in the Embryonic Zebrafish Heart,” Submitted to the annals of Biomedical Engineering, under second revision.





Advanced Medical Imaging Research Laboratoy
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Amirkabir University of Technology
424 Hafez Avenue, Tehran
Tehran, IRAN, P,O.BOX: 15875-4413
Useful Links
Amirkabir University of Technolog
National Brain Mapping Lab
DCVI Section of UCLA
ISMRM Iranian Chapter