Adrienne Campbell-Washburn, Ph.D.

Stadtman Investigator

MRI Technology


10 Center Dr.
BG 10 RM B1D47
Bethesda, MD 20814
United States


Research Topics

The MRI Technology Program, led by Dr. Adrienne Campbell-Washburn, focuses on the development of novel MRI technology for cardiac imaging, lung imaging, and MRI-guided cardiovascular catheterization procedures. The lab uses a custom high-performance 0.55T MRI system as well as clinical MRI systems. Specifically, Dr. Campbell-Washburn’s lab develops rapid non-Cartesian imaging methods, inline artifact corrections, and advanced image reconstruction methods which use contemporary computational power integrated into the clinical environment via the Gadgetron ( The lab emphasizes translation of new methods to clinical applications through collaboration with interventional cardiologists, imaging cardiologists, pulmonologists, radiologists and critical care physicians.


Dr. Adrienne Campbell-Washburn graduated with her B.Sc. in physics from the University of Western Ontario (Canada), and received her PhD in Medical Physics from University College London (UK). She joined NHLBI in 2013 as a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Cardiovascular Interventions. Dr. Campbell-Washburn was appointed Staff Scientist in 2016 and director of the MR Technology Program in 2017. As of 2020, Dr. Campbell-Washburn became an Earl Stadtman Investigator in NHLBI and the chief of the MRI Technology Program. Dr. Campbell-Washburn is a Junior Fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, a member of the Society for Cardiovascular MRI, and member of the Magnetic Resonance in Medicine editorial board. Her lab has pioneered 0.55T MRI technology for imaging the heart and lungs.

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This page was last updated on Thursday, February 9, 2023