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Cory Wyatt, Ph.D.

  • Research Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Radiology, School of Medicine
  • Advanced Imaging Research Center


Cory Wyatt, Ph.D., is a research assistant professor in the department of Diagnostic Radiology at the OHSU School of Medicine, and a scientist focused on the development of magnetic resonance imaging techniques for the quantification of disease.

Dr. Wyatt’s main research focus is the development of magnetic resonance fingerprinting (MRF) techniques for the quantification of tissue changes.  Magnetic resonance fingerprinting is a relatively new modality that allows for quick, simultaneous acquisition of parameters relating to tissue structure and biochemistry. Dr. Wyatt is interested in the application of these techniques to quantifying changes in pancreatic disease, mainly pancreatic cancer and chronic pancreatitis. Currently, determination of the severity of pancreatic disease is poor, and the measurement of these using MRF techniques could lead to earlier diagnosis and improved treatment.

In addition to MRF technique development, Dr. Wyatt assists in the study of pancreatic disease models in mice.  He also assists in the modification and development of other protocols in the Advanced Imaging Research Center (AIRC), in which he holds a joint appointment.  He has experience conducting research on the 3, 7, and 12 Tesla MR scanners within the AIRC.

Dr. Wyatt is a member of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and is a committee member for the Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance for Biomarkers in Musculoskeletal Imaging. He reviews for several journals including the Journal for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and NMR in Biomedicine. Dr. Wyatt joined OHSU in 2014 after completing a postdoctoral position at University of California San Francisco, where he developed quantitative imaging techniques for the measurement of osteoarthritis. Dr. Wyatt completed his doctoral degree at Duke University, where his thesis focused on the noninvasive measurement of temperature changes during hyperthermia treatment.

Education and training

    • B.S., 2006, University of Washington
    • Ph.D., 2010, Duke University



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