Suraj Serai, MS, PhD

Suraj Serai, MS, PhD
MR Research Scientist

Dr. Serai is an MR Scientist and Magnetic Resonance Safety Expert at CHOP, and an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the University of Mumbai, India, and his Masters of Science and Ph.D. Degrees from the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Dr. Serai is a member of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance (ISMRM), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), American College of Radiology (ACR), Quantitative Imaging Bio-Markers Alliance (QIBA), and Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR). Dr. Serai additionally serves as an Ad Hoc Peer Reviewer for Pediatric Radiology, Radiology, American Journal of Roentgenology, Academic Radiology, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Abdominal Imaging, and Journal of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

Dr. Serai’s background allows him to work closely with radiologists to develop protocol, measure quantitative MRI values using mono and bi-exponential decays, and generate visual maps to demonstrate changes in regional pathophysiology, which ultimately translate to clinical application and outcome improvement.

As MRI Physicist and Assistant Professor of Radiology, Suraj has developed and applied MR imaging based methods for iron quantification, fat quantification, elastography for liver fibrosis, and T1/T2 mapping techniques to suit pediatric needs. Suraj provides assistance in quantitative MR project design, and interpretation and analysis of MR imaging data. These research projects are of direct relevance to the clinical practice of pediatric radiology.

Publication Highlights

  1. Serai SD, Trout AT (2019 Jan). Can MR Elastography be used to Measure Liver Stiffness in Patients with Iron Overload? Abdominal Radiology (New York), 44 (1): 104-109. Doi: 10.1007/s00261-018-1723-9. PMID: 30066167.
  2. Serai SD, Abu-El-Haija M, Trout AT (2019 May). 3D MR Elastography of the Pancreas in Children.Abdominal Radiology (NY), 44 (5): 1834-1840. Doi: 10.1007/s00261-019-01903-w.PMID: 30683979.
  3. Serai SD, Otero HJ, Calle-Toro JS, Berman JI, Darge K, Hartung EA (2019 May). Diffusion Tensor Imaging of the Kidney in Healthy Controls and in Children and Young Adults with Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease.Abdominal Radiology (NY), 44 (5): 1867-1872. Doi: 10.1007/s00261-019-01933-4.PMID: 30783727.
  4. Serai SD, Dudley J, Leach JL (2019 May 21). Comparison of Whole Brain Segmentation and Volume Estimation in Children and Young Adults Using SPM and SyMRI. Clinical Imaging, 57: 77-82. Doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2019.05.008.PMID: 31136882.
  5. Barrera CA, Otero HJ, Hartung HD, Biko DM, Serai SD (2019 Feb 20). Protocol Optimization For Cardiac And Liver Iron Content Assessment Using MRI: What Sequence Should I Use? Clinical Imaging, 56: 52-57. Doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2019.02.012.PMID: 30889418.
Research Focus: 
MRI physics, Advanced MRI imaging techniques, Quantitative MRI
E-mail: 
serais@chop.edu