Amol S. Pednekar, PhD, DABMP

Department or Service


  • Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-824-7237
Fax: 832-825-0260

Contact Information

Department of Radiology - Texas Children's Hospital
6701 Fannin Street, Suite 470
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Senior Medical Imaging Scientist, Edward B. Singleton Department of Pediatric Radiology

Texas Children's Hospital

Assistant Professor, Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
University of Houston PhD Computer Science 2003
University of Mumbai university Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering 1996


Research Interests:
Dr. Pednekar is a passionate imaging scientist and algorithm developer with decade plus of experience in the field of diagnostic MR imaging. He prefers to work in the clinical environment with radiologists, physicians, imaging technologists, physicists, and nurses in guiding technical innovation in MR imaging towards clinical needs and translating them into clinical practice.

Dr. Pednekar’s primary research interests are in development of cardiac MR pulse sequences, image reconstruction, and image processing. He is continually involved in iterative cycle of innovative idea, proof of concept, clinical validation, and education of clinical applications.


Organization Name Role
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Member

Selected Publications

Pednekar AS, Kakadiaris IA. “Image segmentation based on fuzzy connectedness using dynamic weights” IEEE Trans Image Process. 2006 Jun;15(6):1555-62. PMID: 16764280

Pednekar A, Kurkure U, Muthupillai R, Flamm S, Kakadiaris IA. “Automated left ventricular segmentation in cardiac MRI” IEEE Trans Biomed Eng. 2006 Jul;53(7):1425-8. PMID: 16830947.

Krishnamurthy R, Pednekar A, Kouwenhoven M, Cheong B, Muthupillai R. “Evaluation of a subject specific dual-transmit approach for improving B1 field homogeneity in cardiovascular magnetic resonance at 3T” J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2013 Aug 6;15:68. PMID: 23919374

Krishnamurthy R, Pednekar A, Atweh LA, Vogelius E, Chu ZD, Zhang W, Maskatia S, Masand P, Morris SA, Krishnamurthy R, Muthupillai R. “Clinical validation of free breathing respiratory triggered retrospectively cardiac gated cine balanced steady-state free precession cardiovascular magnetic resonance in sedated children” J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2015 Jan 14;17(1):1. PMID: 25589308

Gabr RE, Sun X, Pednekar AS, Narayana PA. “Automated patient-specific optimization of three-dimensional double-inversion recovery magnetic resonance imaging” Magn Reson Med. 2016 Feb;75(2):585-93. PMID: 25761973

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