Craig Hamilton, PhD
Craig Hamilton, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Dr. Craig Hamilton was born and raised in south Georgia. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech in 1977. After several years working in Dallas, TX as a communications engineer for Rockwell International and Mobil Pipeline Company, he attended graduate school at North Carolina State University and obtained a Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 1992. Upon graduation, he accepted a faculty position at the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston Salem, NC. As a founding faculty member of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Hamilton is the Program Director of the graduate program in BME. He teaches signal and image processing as well as medical imaging.
SYNOPSIS OF AREA OF INTEREST: Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging with a primary focus on the acquisition, reconstruction, and analysis of coronary blood flow images
DETAILED AREA OF INTEREST: Magnetic resonance imaging holds great promise as a non-invasive means of acquiring blood flow measurements throughout the vasculature system. Due to the motion of the heart, the coronary arteries present the greatest challenge for accurate measurement of blood flow. Dr. Hamilton's current research involves developing new acquisition techniques to improve the temporal resolution of phase-contrast MRI flow measurements as well as more automated, reproducible analysis techniques. Collaborating Departments include the Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Internal Medicine - Cardiology.