Radonc/BME Medical Image and
Computational Analysis Laboratory
Anitha Priya Krishnan
PhD in Biomedical Engineering, 2010




Research Interests:
  • Brain Cancer Spread and Recurrence
  • MRI diffusion tensor imaging and tractography
  • Computational model of cell migration
  • Improving radiation treatment protocols
  1. Resume (pdf)
  2. Close Research Collaborators
    1. W. O'Dell (Radiation Oncology Research);
    2. D. Davis (Radiology Research);
    3. J. Zhong (MR Physics);
    4. P. Okunieff (Clinical Rad Onc);
    5. S. Kennedy (Biophysics);
    6. S. Eckholm (Neuroradiology);
    7. J. Olschowka (Neurobiology);

  3. Publications: (1 first-author manuscript, 1 in review, 1 in preparation)
    1. Krishnan AP, Asher MI, Davis DD, Okunieff P, O'Dell WG
      Evidence that MR Diffusion Tensor Imaging (Tractography) Predicts the Natural History of Regional Progression in Patients Irradiated Conformally for Primary Brain Tumors
      Int. J. of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, (August) 71(5):1553-1562, 2008

  4. National Conference Presentations (12 presentations, 4 talks)
    1. Krishnan A, Davis D, Okunieff P, O'Dell WG
      Correlating DTI-based cancer cell migration model predictions with the location of secondary tumors
      18th ISMRM Scientific Meeting and Exhibition (session T-98), Stockholm, Sweden, May 2010
    2. Krishnan A, Davis D, Okunieff P, O'Dell WG
      The effect of fiber affinity on predicted cancer cell migration based on MR-DTI
      18th ISMRM Scientific Meeting and Exhibition (session T-98), Stockholm, Sweden, May 2010
    3. Raman D, Krishnan A, Kennedy S, Olschowka J, N'Dive S, Davis D, O'Dell WG
      Migration of MPIO-labeled glioma cells in the rat brain: validation with histology and fluorescence microscopy
      18th ISMRM Scientific Meeting and Exhibition (session T-119), Stockholm, Sweden, May 2010
    4. Raman D, Krishnan A, N'Dive S, Kennedy S, Olschowka J, Davis D, O'Dell WG
      Detecting region of recurrence of brain tumors by tracking the movement of brain tumor cells on a rat model using MR-Diffusion Tensor Imaging
      BMES Scientific Meeting and Exhibition (PS-8A-199), Pittsburgh PA, October 2009
    5. Chaudhuri S, Krishnan A, Raman D, Ambrosini R, Davis D, O'Dell WG
      Automatic Segmentation of Ventricles & Outer Brain Contour in Human Brain MR Images using Level Sets
      BMES Scientific Meeting and Exhibition (PS-8B-106), Pittsburgh PA, October 2009
    6. Krishnan AP, Davis DD, Okunieff P, O'Dell WG
      Random walk model for predicting patterns of microscopic glioma spread using DTI: A prospective study
      17th ISMRM Scientific Meeting and Exhibition (#142 - Talk), Honolulu, Hawaii, April 2009
    7. Krishnan AP, Davis DD, Okunieff P, O'Dell WG
      Random walk models based on DTI for determining the microscopic spread of gliomas
      5th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, Paris FR, June 2008
    8. Krishnan AP, Chaudhuri S, Davis DD, Okunieff P, O'Dell WG
      Preliminary results of the effects of higher order reconstruction on Diffusion MRI data on our predictive model for tumor recurrence
      16th Annual ISMRM Scientific Meeting (#5545 -Eposter), Toronto CA, May 2008
    9. Krishnan AP, Asher MI, Fuller D, Davis DD, Okunieff P, O'Dell WG
      Evidence That Diffusion Tensor Imaging Predicts the Natural History of Regional Recurrence in Patients Irradiated Conformally for Primary Brain Tumors
      15th Annual ISMRM Scientific Meeting (#345 - Talk), Berlin GER, June 2007
    10. Krishnan AP, Asher MI, Fuller D, Davis DD, Okunieff P, O'Dell WG
      Patterns of Brain Tumor Recurrence Predicted From DTI Tractography
      48th Annual AAPM Meeting (TU-C-330A-2), Orlando FL, July 2006
    11. Krishnan AP and O'Dell WG
      High-order 3D FEM of Prostate Needle Insertion Forces (188K pdf)
      14th IEEE International Workshop on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), August 2005
    12. Krishnan AP, Schell MC, Yu Y, O'Dell WG
      3D FEM of the Prostate to Predict Deformation During Brachytherapy Needle Insertion
      46th Annual AAPM Meeting (SU-GG-PDS-15), Pittsburgh PA, July 2004

  5. Extracurricular -- Married August 2008