Mr. Ron Skorstad has served as an integral member of start-up teams launching successful cardiovascular imaging programs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, and Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI.
Mr. Skorstad also developed cardiac imaging techniques and practices for Boston Children’s Hospital and The Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. He has specialized exclusively in advanced clinical applications of Cardiovascular MR Imaging for over ten years.
Published in noted peer-reviewed journals including Circulation, RSNA Scientific Journal, and AHA Journal, Mr. Skorstad has co-authored and collaborated on research projects with noted physicians and physicists, developing cutting-edge CE-MRA, time-resolved MRA and cardiac imaging protocols. He received IRB approval for Pulmonary Embolism screening with MRA in collaboration with Dr. Scott Nagle and Dr. Mark Schiebler at the University of Wisconsin. His research interests include development and implementation of cardiovascular imaging protocols in MRI, as well as post-processing development.
Mr. Skorstad’s technical and clinical consulting clients have included General Electric (GE), Siemens, Bracco, and ProvaImages. He designed cardiovascular protocols on GE platforms that are available through a collaboration between GE Medical and Bracco Diagnostics.
At Brigham & Women’s Hospital he served as Chief Cardiovascular Technologist and was among the first in the world to use time resolved MRA for pulmonary embolism detection in clinical practice. Mr. Skorstad created the protocols and performed all the cardiovascular imaging for ACR accreditation at Spectrum Health in 2010, a cardiac imaging program that reached 600-700 patients per year during his tenure and sustained a high standard in cardiac imaging for cardiomyopathy-driven diseases as well as pediatric and adult congenital disease.
Mr. Skorstad is an active member of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR), American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT).
Mr Skorstad holds AART Advanced Registry certification in Magnetic Resonance (MR) and Radiologic Technology, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences and Administration from the University of Phoenix and an Associate of Science degree in Radiology from Champlain College in Burlington, VT.