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Abhijit Jayawant Chaudhari, Ph.D. View profile as PDF

Abhijit Jayawant Chaudhari

Research/Academic Interests

The mission of Dr. Chaudhari's research group is to develop novel medical imaging methods in the context of the musculoskeletal system in humans and animal models. This includes development and validation of  advanced medical imaging instrumentation, imaging protocols, and methods for image analysis. 


Assistant Professor of Radiology


Radiology-Musculoskeletal Imaging, Radiology - Radiology Physics, Orthopedics - Imaging, Rheumatology - Imaging, Cancer - Imaging



Nuclear Medicine
Radiology Physics
Musculoskeletal Radiology

Center/Program Affiliation:


Lawrence J. Ellison Ambulatory Care Center
4860 Y St., Suite 3100
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Phone: 916-734-0655

Other Languages:

Hindi, Marathi


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA 2007
M.S., Electrical Engineering, California State University, Northridge CA 2002
M.S., California State University, Northridge, Northridge CA 2002
B.E., University of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra, India 1999
M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles CA 2007


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2007-2010

Professional Memberships:

Data Safety and Monitoring Board, NIH/NIAMS TARGET Trial
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
UC Davis Cancer Center and NSF Center for Biophotonics Sciences and Technology
UC Davis Center for Musculoskeletal Health
UC Davis Center for Visualization

Select Honors and Awards:

Nominee, Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science, Vilcek Foundation, New York, NY, 2014

Young Investigator Award, AAOS/CORR/ORS/CMH-UCD/SWHR Musculoskeletal Sex Differences Throughout the Lifespan Research Symposium, Rosemont, IL, 2014

Interdisciplinary Women’s Health Research Scholar, Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program, National Institutes of Health 2013-2018,

Outstanding abstract award, 6th International Workshop on Osteoarthritis Imaging, Osteoarthritis Research Society International, Hilton Head, SC (first author), 2012

Winner, Still Image category, American College of Rheumatology, 2011

Annual Image Competition, presented at the college’s annual meeting in Chicago, IL, USA, 2011

Select Recent Publications:

For a complete list of Dr. Chaudhari's publications, click here.

Boutin RD, Netto AP, Nakamura D, Bateni C, Szabo RM, Cronan M, Foster B, Barfield WR, Seibert JA, Chaudhari AJ. "Knuckle Cracking": Can Blinded Observers Detect Changes with Physical Examination and Sonography? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Apr;475(4):1265-1271.

Mitra A, Kundu-Raychaudhuri S, Abria C, Rona A, Chaudhari AJ, Raychaudhuri SP. In-vivo quantitative assessment of the therapeutic response in a mouse model of collagen-induced arthritis using (18) F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography. Clin Exp Immunol. 2017 May;188(2):293-298.

Chaudhari AJ, Ferrero A, Godinez F, Yang K, Shelton DK, Hunter JC, Naguwa SM, Boone JM, Raychaudhuri SP, Badawi RD. High-resolution (18)F-FDG PET/CT for assessing disease activity in rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis: findings of a prospective pilot study. Br J Radiol. 2016 Jul;89(1063):20160138.

Corwin MT, Fananapazir G, Chaudhari AJ. MR Angiography of Renal Transplant Vasculature with Ferumoxytol:: Comparison of High-Resolution Steady-State and First-Pass Acquisitions. Acad Radiol. 2016 Mar;23(3):368-73.

Joshi AA, Leahy RM, Badawi RD, Chaudhari AJ. Registration-Based Morphometry for Shape Analysis of the Bones of the Human Wrist. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2016 Feb;35(2):416-26.

Santos J, Chaudhari AJ, Joshi AA, Ferrero A, Yang K, Boone JM, Badawi RD. Non-rigid registration of serial dedicated breast CT, longitudinal dedicated breast CT and PET/CT images using the diffeomorphic demons method. Phys Med. 2014 Sep;30(6):713-7.

Kundu-Raychaudhuri S, Mitra A, Datta-Mitra A, Chaudhari AJ, Raychaudhuri SP. In vivo quantification of mouse autoimmune arthritis by PET/CT. Int J Rheum Dis. 2016 May;19(5):452-8.

Chaudhari AJ, Leahy RM, Wise BL, Lane NE, Badawi RD, Joshi AA. Global point signature for shape analysis of carpal bones. Phys Med Biol. 2014 Feb 21;59(4):961-73.

Boutin RD, Buonocore MH, Immerman I, Ashwell Z, Sonico GJ, Szabo RM, Chaudhari AJ. Real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during active wrist motion--initial observations. PLoS One. 2013 Dec 31;8(12):e84004.

Zheng L, Chaudhari AJ, Badawi RD, Ma KL. Using global illumination in volume visualization of rheumatoid arthritis CT data. IEEE Comput Graph Appl. 2014 Nov-Dec;34(6):16-23.

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