Mark W Wilson

Mark W Wilson

University of California School of Medicine, USA

Title: Interventional MRI - A New Frontier in Image-Guided Therapy


Mark W Wilson completed degrees in Chemical Engineering and Medicine at the University of Michigan. He completed his radiology and interventional radiology training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is currently a Professor of Radiology and Biomedical imaging at UCSF, Chief of Radiology at San Francisco General Hospital, Chief of Interventional Radiology at San Francisco General Hospital, and Director of the Interventional Radiology Research Laboratory at UCSF. He has published more that 100 peer-reviewed scientoific papers and serves on several editorial boards.


Interventional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a novel technology exploiting the superior imaging aspects of MRI in the guidance a spectrum of minimally invasive interventional procedures. In addition to the superior imaging abilities afforded by MRI, the ability to measure the physiologic consequences of an intervention during the procedure is also possible. A broad range of interventional MRI procedures is possible, including: Vascular interventions Non-vascular interventions Gastrointestinal procedures Genitourinary procedures Image-guided drug delivery Image-guided gene delivery Magnetically targeted carrier treatments Magnetic catheter manipulation Interventional MRI allows for minimally invasive, image-giuded procedures to be performed in a safer and more efficacious manner.