Waldo Hinshaw

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Waldo Hinshaw, PhD

Dr. Waldo Hinshaw has over 25 years of experience in the development of medical imaging systems. His experience includes the development of basic science as well as program management. He is an author of the first MR imaging patent and has written many patents and peer-reviewed scientific papers. Waldo was an Associate Professor in the Harvard Medical School with an appointment in the Radiology Department of the Massachusetts General Hospital. He was the program manager for the early MR imaging program at Technicare (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson). Later, he was the Chief Operating Officer at Biomagnetic Technologies, a San Diego company that built magnetic brain scanners based on superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDS). He directed the MRI engineering team at the Toshiba facility in South San Francisco and later the engineering team at Imatron, the producer of an ultra-fast x-ray CT scanner based on a swept electron beam x-ray source. Waldo has been a consultant for the last several years working on a wide range of development projects.

Waldo received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of North Carolina and continued his NMR research at the University of Nottingham in England.