Swati Rane Levendovszky   

Acting Assistant Professor                                                              

I am an imaging research scientist with a primary focus on developing novel perfusion imaging approaches. Specifically, I am interested in investigating the relation of hemodynamic factors such as cerebral blood flow (CBF) and  cerebral blood volume (CBV) as well as metabolic demands or oxygen metabolism (CMRO2) to neural activity. I apply these measurements to understand disease processes in neurodegenerative diseases. My areas of interest are:
  • Application of non-invasive cerebral blood flow and volume measurements to understand vascular autoregulation
  • Multi-modal functional imaging approaches
  • Volumetric analysis of cortical and subcortical tissue changes and relation to alterations in neuronal function
  • Data-driven analyses to improve patient classification in neurodegenerative diseases


Office: Integrated Brain Imaging Center (IBIC), AA035
Phone: 206 543 6159
srleven at uw dot edu

Video of ISMRM presentation slides (May 2017) on development and testing of multi-slice inflow Vascular Space Occupancy sequence to measure arterial cerebral blood volume without contrast agent. Our goal is to use this method to evaluate
arterial cerebral blood volume in older adults with and without cognitive impairment.

Rane S, Grabowski TJ, Gore JC, Hua J, Donahue MJ, 
Multi-slice extension of iVASO for absolute cerebral blood volume mapping using a 3D GRASE readout, ISMRM 2017, Abstract No. 3847, Honolulu, HI, USA