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Konstantinos Arfanakis, Ph.D.

Konstantinos Arfanakis
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Director of the MRI Program at the Pritzker Institute


Wishnick Hall, Rooms 214-217; Wishnick Hall, Suite 314







Ph.D., Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, 2002
M.S., Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, 1999
B.S., Physics, University of Athens, Greece, 1997


Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), MRI acquisition and post-processing, diffusion tensor MRI (DTI), functional MRI (fMRI)


Current Projects

Diffusion tensor imaging acquisition schemes

Advanced PROPELLER-MRI image reconstruction techniques

Turboprop diffusion tensor imaging and tractography

Clinical applications of diffusion tensor imaging and functional MRI

Post-mortem MRI


Sigma Xi Award for Excellence in University Research, 2007

International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Stipend, 1999 - 2002

Vilas Fellowship, 2001

Magna Cum Laude, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), 2002

Excellence in Design of Education Exhibit, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), 2002

Top Ten most accessed paper in 2002-2003 in MRM, Magn. Reson. Med. 2002;47:354-363.

Professional Society Memberships 


Peer Reviewed Articles

  1. K. Arfanakis, D. Cordes, V.M. Haughton, C.H. Moritz, M.A. Quigley, M.E. Meyerand. Combining independent component analysis and correlation analysis to probe interregional connectivity in fMRI task activation datasets.Magn. Reson. Imaging 2000; 18:921-930.
  2. D. Cordes, V.M. Haughton, K. Arfanakis, J.D. Carew, P.A. Turski, C.H. Moritz, MA. Quigley, M.E. Meyerand. Frequencies contributing to functional connectivity in the cerebral cortex in resting-state data. Am. J. Neuroradiol. 2001; 22:1326-1333.
  3. K. Arfanakis, D. Cordes, V.M. Haughton, J.D. Carew, M.E. Meyerand. Independent component analysis applied to diffusion tensor MRI. Magn. Reson. Med. 2002; 47:354-363.
  4. K. Arfanakis, V.M. Haughton, J.D. Carew, B.P. Rogers, R.J. Dempsey, M.E. Meyerand. Diffusion tensor MRI in diffuse axonal injury. AJNR Am. J. Neuroradiol. 2002; 23:794-802.
  5. K. Arfanakis, B.P Hermann, B.P. Rogers, J.D. Carew, M. Seidenberg, M.E. Meyerand. Diffusion tensor MRI in temporal lobe epilepsy. Magn. Reson. Imaging 2002; 20:511-519.
  6. M. Lazar, D.M. Weinstein, J.S. Tsuruda, K.M. Hasan, K. Arfanakis, M.E. Meyerand, B. Badie, H.A. Rowley, V.M. Haughton, A.S. Field, A.L. Alexander. White matter tractography using tensor deflection. Human Brain Mapping 2003; 18:306-321.
  7. K. Arfanakis, A.A. Tamhane, J.G. Pipe, M.A. Anastasio. K-space under-sampling in PROPELLER imaging. Magn. Reson. Med. 2005; 53:675-683.
  8. K. Arfanakis, M. Gui, M. Lazar. Optimization of white matter tractography for pre-surgical planning. Oncology Reports 2006; 15:1061-1064.
  9. H. Peng, K. Arfanakis. Diffusion tensor encoding schemes optimized for white matter fibers with selected orientations. Magn Reson Imaging 2007; 25:147-153.
  10. K. Arfanakis, M. Gui, A.A. Tamhane, J.D. Carew. Investigating the Medial Temporal Lobe in Alzheimer's Disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment, with Turboprop Diffusion Tensor Imaging, MRIVolumetry and T2-relaxometry. Brain Imaging and Behavior 2007; 1:11-21.

Book Chapters

  1. K. Arfanakis, B.P. Hermann. Diffusion and perfusion MR imaging in seizure disorders. In Clinical MR Neuroimaging: Diffusion, Perfusion and Spectroscopy, Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp 509-520.
  2. V.M. Haughton, C. Moritz, M.E. Meyerand, K. Arfanakis, D. Cordes. Mapping brain function with functional magnetic resonance imaging. In Imaging of the Nervous System: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications, Philadelphia, PA, Elsevier Publishing-Mosby, 2005, pp 89-100.