Shelton Caruthers, Ph.D., is Director of MR at Canon Medical Research USA, Inc. (CMRU) and leads a multi-disciplinary team closely collaborating with Canon Medical Systems (CMS) to improve current products and design the next generation.
Shelton has worked in medical imaging for more than 20 years, having received his formal training and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University. Early in his career, he worked as a MRI Clinical Scientist for Philips Healthcare in the Radiology department of Boston University Medical Center supporting their research and that of many others including Buffalo Children’s Hospital, Dent Neurological Institute, and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. From Boston, he moved to Washington University in St. Louis, where he was a Clinical Scientist and manager of multimodality collaborations at a major research facility, emphasizing cardiovascular imaging, molecular imaging, and nanomedicine. Later, Shelton reported to the Chief Technical Office, where he was the regional Director of Research Collaborations for Philips’ Corporate Research Board, overseeing the research collaborations of about 20 North American high-end university customers with multi-modality research programs. From 2009 to 2013 he temporarily left industry to be a full-time faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis in the departments of Cardiology and Biomedical Engineering. In 2013, Shelton returned to Philips Healthcare as Co-Director of the Advanced Clinical Solutions team within the MRI Business Innovations Unit for North America. He joined TMRU in March 2015, and in 2016 became Director of MR.
Shelton holds 3 patents and has published over 150 peer reviewed papers in multiple high-impact journals. He serves as reviewer for JMRI, MRM, and others. He served on various Society and Advisory committees, including President of ISMRM Cardiovascular Study Group. He is also on the advisory board for various universities.