Center for Functional MRI In the Department of Radiology

Faculty Research

Miriam Scadeng, M.D.

Associate Professor and Associate Director for Small Animal Imaging


Dr. Scadeng joined UCSD Faculty in 2002, working primarily at the UCSD Center for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging as Associate Director for High Field and Small Animal MRI. Her primary research interests are the development of novel small animal imaging techniques over a wide range of organ systems and species, including mechanisms of traumatic brain injury, methods for high resolution MRI of the lungs, anatomical and physiological studies in marine mammals and diving birds. Her other interest is in development of ontologoical MRI atlases of development in the common animal models used in biomedical research, particularly mice, zebrafish and chickens.

Education and Prior Experience:

Dr. Scadeng gained her medical degree from the University of London and Radiology training at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, University of Cambridge, UKShe has broad expertise in both internal medicine and in radiology. She completed a clinical fellowship in general pediatric radiology and a subspecialty fellowship in pediatric cardiothoracic and transplantation radiology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, University of London. She held the position of Consultant Radiologist (Attending Radiologist), in Cardiothoracic Imaging, and lead in Interventional Cardiothoracic CT at Papworth Hospital, University of Cambridge, UK. She has also held research fellowship positions at Los Angeles Children’s Hospital and California Institute of Technology.