Department of Radiology
Timothy J. Carroll evaluates and quantifies physiologic changes in the brain resulting from neurovascular disease and stroke. He develops advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to target changes in arterial vasculature, tissue perfusion, and the arterial wall itself, in order to quantify physiologic changes in patients. The imaging techniques he employs have the potential to allow for rapid, real-time assessment of cerebral blood flow, enabling the triage of patients suffering from acute stroke and staging and tracking the response to therapy of certain types of cancer. As a physicist and biomedical engineer, he works collaboratively with physicians from the disciplines of radiology, neurosurgery, neurology, cardiology, and preventative medicine.
Carroll is a recipient of the Academy of Radiology Research’s Distinguished Investigator Award, and one of his co-authored publications received the Lucien Levy Best Research Article Award from the American Journal of Neuroradiology. He is an associate editor of the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiology, and scientific reviewer for numerous other journals, including Nature Medicine and Stroke. In 2016 he was named a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.
Carroll received his PhD in high energy physics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and held postdoctoral appointments at the Max Planck-Institut für Physik in Munich and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Previously, he was a professor of biomedical engineering and radiology at Northwestern University.