Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
- Comparative study of fast MR imaging: quantitative analysis on image quality and efficiency among various time frames and contrast behaviorsTao Li
Department of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA 15213 2582, USA
Magn Reson Imaging 20:471-8. 2002..Among fast PDWI and T2*WI sequences, FSE produced the highest SNR and CNR, and was maximally efficient with a factors of greater than 6 as compared with conventional spin echo...
- T2-weighted echo planar MR imaging of the abdomen: optimization of imaging parametersTao Li
Department of Radiology, MR Research Center, B 804 PUH, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 5828, USA
Clin Imaging 27:124-8. 2003..An understanding of these effects facilitates optimizing parameter selection for acquisition of abdominal EPI images...
- A high spatial resolution in vivo 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging technique for the human breast at 3 TJiani Hu
Department of Radiology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA
Med Phys 36:4870-7. 2009..5 T. The authors investigated the feasibility of high spatial resolution 1H MRSI of human breast cancer in a clinical setting at 3 T...
- A high spatial resolution 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging technique for breast cancer with a short echo timeJiani Hu
Department of Radiology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
Magn Reson Imaging 26:360-6. 2008..6 cm(3) per voxel at 1.5 T with a TE of only 60 ms). This approach should be even better at 3 T with higher resolution and/or shorter TE...
- Manifestation of magic angle phenomenon: comparative study on effects of varying echo time and tendon orientation among various MR sequencesTao Li
Department of Radiology, University of Maryland Medical Center, 22 South Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 1595, USA
Magn Reson Imaging 21:741-4. 2003..These critical TE values were different among CSE (40 msec), FSE (70 msec), and GRE (30 msec) sequences...
- New algorithm for quantifying vascular changes in dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI independent of absolute T1 valuesE Mark Haacke
MRI Research Facility, Department of Radiology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA
Magn Reson Med 58:463-72. 2007..Both caffeine and eating introduce major changes in blood flow that can significantly modify the NR50 and lead to incorrect conclusions regarding drug treatment...
- Fast T2-weighted MR imaging: impact of variation in pulse sequence parameters on image quality and artifactsTao Li
Department of Radiology University of Maryland Medical Center 22 South Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 1595, USA
Magn Reson Imaging 21:745-53. 2003..Optimal clinical application of these fast T(2)-weighted imaging pulse sequences requires careful attention to selection of imaging parameters...
- Fast multi-planar gradient echo MR imaging: impact of variation in pulse sequence parameters on image quality and artifactsTao Li
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of Maryland Medical Center, 22 South Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 1595, USA
Magn Reson Imaging 22:807-14. 2004..Optimum clinical application of these pulse sequences requires careful attention to these imaging parameters and to their complex interactions...
- Reaction time of the Continuous Performance Test is an endophenotypic marker for schizophrenia: a study of first-episode neuroleptic-naive schizophrenia, their non-psychotic first-degree relatives and healthy population controlsQiang Wang
Psychiatric Laboratory and Department of Psychiatry, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Sichuan Chengdu, PR China
Schizophr Res 89:293-8. 2007..Our findings supported the use of the hit reaction time measure of the CPT as an endophenotype marker for schizophrenia...
- Interactions of sequence variants in interleukin-1 receptor-associated kinase4 and the toll-like receptor 6-1-10 gene cluster increase prostate cancer riskJielin Sun
Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:480-5. 2006..Although this study was based on a priori hypothesis and was designed to address many common issues facing this type of study, our results need confirmation in even larger studies...