Dennis L. Parker, Ph.D.
Professor and Director

INC, 729 Arapeen Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84108-1218

phone: 801-581-8654
fax: 801-585-3592

Dr Parker is a medical physicist, the Director of the Utah Center for Advanced Imaging Research (UCAIR), and a tenured Full Professor in the Department of Radiology (since 1997). He has over 35 years of experience in the physics and mathematics of medical imaging and has been involved in Magnetic Resonance Imaging research for over 30 years.

He holds degrees in Physics, and Medical Physics-and-Computing, and has memberships in the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), and the American Heart Association. Dr. Parker has a broad knowledge of medical physics in general and a specific knowledge of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in particular.

Dr. Parker leads research programs in MRI gradients and RF coils, MR angiography, and, most recently, MRI guided Focused Ultrasound. He holds a number of patents and has authored more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals.


Ph.D. (Medical biophysics & computing) University of Utah, Salt Lake City,UT (1978)
M.S. (Physics) Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (1975)
B.S. (Physics) Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (1971)

Research Interests