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- 12/22/2014: Wenwen Jiang's Concentric Rings MRSI paper published in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Check out the great comparison of Accelerated MRSI techniques, and parallel imaging with concentric rings (with hyperpolarized 13C-pyruvate as well!).
- 9/11/2014: Bertram Koelsch and Galen Reed's paper on diffusion mapping of hyperpolarized 13C agents published in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. They created a way to accurately map apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs) of a hyperpolarized metabolic in 1-s, all within the limits of a clinical MRI system.
- 8/22/2014: Shuyu Tang's bolus tracking in hyperpolarized 13C imaging published in Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. He created a 2D RF pulse with spectral-selectivity for monitoring the bolus arrival of hyperpolarized 13C agents.
- 5/2014: Misung Han's paper on high-resolution tendon imaging published in Investigative Radiology. She shows some amazing images at 0.6 mm isotropic resolution, and was on the Most Popular list for Investigative Radiology in June.
- 2/13/2014: Naeim Bahrami's methods for modeling hyperpolarized 13C MRI published in Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery. They model both perfusion and metabolism, and can account for arbitrary RF excitation schemes.
About the Group
My group is focused on developing novel hyperpolarized carbon-13 metabolic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods, which has clinical potential as a non-invasive tool with applications such as cancer staging and monitoring treatment response. I am also working on development and application of semi-solid tissue MR imaging techniques for positive contrast of tissues such as tendons, bone, and myelin that are invisible with conventional techniques.
Peder Larson, received his PhD in Electrical Engineering under Dwight Nishimura at Stanford University in 2007, and has been at UCSF since then. The group is based in the Byers Hall at the UCSF Mission Bay campus, as a part of the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) at UCSF. The primary facilites available for research include 3T and 7T MRI systems with 3 adjacent Hyperpolarizers, all of which are part of the Surbeck Laboratory for Advanced Imaging, and are supported in part by the NIH-funded Hyperpolarized MRI Technology Resource Center.