Biography & Affiliation


Dr. Pednekar received his Baccalaureate in Electrical Engineering in at University of Mumbai in India. He then completed a PhD in Computer Science in 2003 at University of Houston, Texas. He is certified by the American Board of Medical Physics since September 2016 in in MRI Physics. After completing his PhD, Dr. Pednekar joined St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, in Houston, Texas, as a Radiology Research Specialist, prior to becoming MRI Clinical Scientist for Philips Healthcare in 2005. He was Senior Imaging Scientist at Texas Children's hospital since 2017 prior to joining Department of Radiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital as Assistant Professor. Dr. Pednekar is a skilled in cardiovascular MRI, passionately translating technical innovation into clinical practice.

He is an imaging scientist and algorithm developer with decade plus of experience in the field of diagnostic magnetic resonance imaging, guiding technical innovation towards clinical needs and translating them into clinical practice.

Clinical Interests

Cardiovascular and Body MRI

Research Divisions



BEng: iElectrical Engineering , University of Mumbai, India.

PhD: Computer Science, University of Houston, Houston, TX.

DABMP: MRI Physics.


Comparison of compressed SENSE and SENSE for quantitative liver MRI in children and young adults. Boyarko, AC; Dillman, JR; Tkach, JA; Pednekar, AS; Trout, AT. Abdominal Radiology. 2021.

Assessment of agreement between manual and automated processing of liver MR elastography for shear stiffness estimation in children and young adults with autoimmune liver disease. Gandhi, DB; Pednekar, A; Braimah, AB; Dudley, J; Tkach, JA; Trout, AT; Miethke, AG; Franck, MD; Heilman, JA; Dzyubak, B; et al. Abdominal Radiology. 2021.

Fusing acceleration and saturation techniques with wave amplitude labeling of time-shifted zeniths MR elastography. Wang, H; Pednekar, A; Tkach, JA; Bridgewater, KR; Trout, AT; Dillman, JR; Dumoulin, CL. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2021; 85:1552-1560.

Breath-hold and free-breathing quantitative assessment of biventricular volume and function using compressed SENSE: a clinical validation in children and young adults. Kocaoglu, M; Pednekar, AS; Wang, H; Alsaied, T; Taylor, MD; Rattan, MS. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2020; 22.

Mitral Valve Flow and Myocardial Motion Assessed with Dual-Echo Dual-Velocity Cardiac MRI. Ajala, A; Zhang, J; Pednekar, A; Buko, E; Wang, L; Cheong, BY; Hor, P; Muthupillai, R. 2020; 2.

Newly Developed Methods for Reducing Motion Artifacts in Pediatric Abdominal MRI: Tips and Pearls. Serai, SD; Hu, HH; Ahmad, R; White, S; Pednekar, A; Anupindi, SA; Lee, EY. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2020; 214:1042-1053.

High frame rate cardiac cine MRI for the evaluation of diastolic function and its direct correlation with echocardiography. Zhang, J; Chen, J; Cheong, B; Pednekar, A; Muthupillai, R. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2019; 50:1571-1582.

Myocardial Stress Perfusion MRI Using Regadenoson: A Weight-based Approach in Infants and Young Children. Wilkinson, JC; Doan, TT; Loar, RW; Pednekar, AS; Trivedi, PM; Masand, PM; Noel, CV. 2019; 1.

Regadenoson Stress Perfusion Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Children With Kawasaki Disease and Coronary Artery Disease. Doan, TT; Wilkinson, JC; Loar, RW; Pednekar, AS; Masand, PM; Noel, CV. American Journal of Cardiology. 2019; 124:1125-1132.

Free-breathing Cardiorespiratory Synchronized Cine MRI for Assessment of Left and Right Ventricular Volume and Function in Sedated Children and Adolescents with Impaired Breath-holding Capacity. Pednekar, AS; Jadhav, S; Noel, C; Masand, P. 2019; 1.