Dr. Sarah Svenningsen – Faculty of Engineering
Sarah Svenningsen

Dr. Sarah Svenningsen


Pulmonary imaging
  • Assistant Professor

    McMaster School of Biomedical Engineering


Dr Svenningsen is a translational pulmonary imaging scientist, her research program focuses on the development and clinical study of non-invasive pulmonary computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements that are highly sensitive to pathological changes in the airways and lung parenchyma. To improve pulmonary disease outcomes, Dr Svenningsen’s research program focus on three translational themes using an integrated clinical and medical imaging approach: translational imaging to (1) detect and understand the early manifestation of pulmonary diseases, (2) predict and evaluate pulmonary disease outcomes, and (3) improve the selection, delivery and efficacy of therapies targeting pulmonary diseases.

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  • S Svenningsen, RL Eddy, M Kjarsgaard, G Parraga, P Nair. Effects of anti-T2 biologic treatment on lung ventilation evaluated by MRI adults with prednisone-dependent asthma. Chest. 2020 Oct;158(4):1350-1360. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2020.04.056
  • S Svenningsen, M McIntosh, A Ouriadov, AM Matheson, N Konyer, RL Eddy, DG McCormack, M Noseworthy, P Nair, G Parraga. Reproducibility of hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI ventilation defect percent in severe asthma to evaluate clinical trial feasibility. Acad Radiol (online ahead of print 14-May-2020, PMID: 32417033, DOI: 10.1016/j.acra.2020.04.025).
  • S Svenningsen, E Haider, C Boylan, M Mukherjee, RL Eddy, D Capaldi, G Parraga, P Nair. CT and functional MRI to evaluate airway mucus in severe asthma. Chest. 2019 June;155(6):1178-1189. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2019.02.403.
  • S Svenningsen, RL Eddy, HF Lim, PG Cox, P Nair and G Parraga. Sputum Eosinophilia and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Ventilation Heterogeneity in Severe Asthma. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2018 Apr 1;197(7):876-884. doi: 10.1164/rccm.201709-1948OC.