Vanderbilt University
Institute of Imaging Science

Meher Juttukonda, Ph.D.

Research Fellow

Contact Information
(615) 322-6214


I am interested in the development of MR imaging methods to better characterize cerebral hemodynamics in cerebrovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.


Sickle cell anemia (SCA) is a genetic disorder with a high prevalence of cerebrovascular disease. My current project involves the use of MRI to characterize metabolism and perfusion for the purpose of developing imaging strategies for stroke risk stratification in patients affected by SCA.


Juttukonda MR, Donahue MJ, Davis LT, Gindville MC, Lee CA, Patel NJ, Kassim AA, Pruthi S, Hendrikse J, Jordan LC. "Preliminary evidence for cerebral capillary shunting in adults with sickle cell anemia." J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 2017; doi: 10.1177/0271678X17746808. Epub Ahead of Print.

Juttukonda MR, Donahue MJ. "Neuroimaging of vascular reserve in patients with cerebrovascular diseases." Neuroimage 2017; doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.10.015. Epub Ahead of Print.

Juttukonda MR, Jordan LC, Gindville MC, Davis LT, Watchmaker JM, Pruthi S, Donahue MJ. "Cerebral hemodynamics and pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling considerations in adults with sickle cell anemia." NMR Biomed 2017;30(2). doi: 10.1002/nbm.3681.

Juttukonda MR, Mersereau BG, Chen Y, Su Y, Rubin B, Benzinger TLS, Lalush DS, An H. "MR-based attenuation correction for PET/MRI neurological studies with continuous-valued attenuation coefficients for bone through a conversion from R2* to CT-Hounsfield units." Neuroimage 2015;112:160-8. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.03.009.