Puneet Sharma, PhD

Assistant Professor - MRI Physicist

Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Rd NE
Suite EG45

Atlanta, GA 30322

Dr. Sharma is an MRI Physicist involved with both optimization and quality assurance of all clinical MRI protocols, as well as the development of new techniques to improve efficiency. His extensive experience in clinical MRI helps support technologists, radiologists, and administrators with daily MRI operations. Dr. Sharma also maintains an active role in MR research, with his interests focused on body and cardiac MRI applications, but also in supporting MRI innovation throughout all divisions. Dr. Sharma has also participated in MRI education initiatives, serving as speakers with Siemens Healthcare, American College of Radiology, and Applied Radiology.
B.S. Engineering Science, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Knoxville TN        
PhD Bioengineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA    

Dr. Sharma’s primary research interests focus on Body and Cardiac MRI applications. These include quantification of diffuse liver disease, functional imaging of the kidney, parametric mapping of contrast kinetics and tissue biomarkers, and imaging various cardiomyopathies, such as myocardial fibrosis. He also has expertise in implementing advanced MRI applications in the clinical environment.
1.    Sharma P, Martin DR, Pineda N, Xu Q, Vos M, Anania F, Hu X. Quantitative analysis of T2-correction in single-voxel magnetic resonance spectroscopy of hepatic lipid fraction. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2009 Mar;29(3):629-35.
2.    Pineda N, Sharma P, Xu Q, Hu X, Vos M, Martin DR. Measurement of hepatic lipid: high-speed T2-corrected multiecho acquisition at 1H MR spectroscopy--a rapid and accurate technique. Radiology. 2009 Aug;252(2):568-76.
3.    Sharma P, Kitajima HD, Kalb B, Martin DR. Gadolinium-enhanced imaging of liver tumors and manifestations of hepatitis: pharmacdynamic and technical considerations. Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2009 Apr;20(2):71-8
4.    Sharma P, Martin DR, Dale B, Vachiranubhap B, Semelka RC. “Diagnostic Approach to Protocoling and Interpreting MR Studies of the Abdomen and Pelvis”. Abdomen-Pelvic MRI, Vol 1, 3rd Edition. Ed. Richard C. Semelka. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2010. 1-45.
5.    Sharma P, Kalb B, Kitajima HD, Salman KN, Burrow B, Ray GL, Martin DR. Optimization of single injection liver arterial-phase gadolinium-enhanced MRI using bolus track real-time imaging. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2011 Jan;33(1):110-8
6.    Sharma P, Altbach MI, Galons JP, Kalb B, Martin DR. Measurement of liver fat fraction and iron with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) techniques. Diagn Interv Radiol. 2014 Jan-Feb;20(1):17-26