FMIG Functional and Metabolic Imaging Group


Drachman Nicholas, Kadlecek Stephen, Duncan Ian, Rizi Rahim: Quantifying reaction kinetics of the non-enzymatic decarboxylation of pyruvate and production of peroxymonocarbonate with hyperpolarized (13)C-NMR.Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP 19(29): 19316-19325, Jul 2017.

Cereda Maurizio, Xin Yi, Hamedani Hooman, Bellani Giacomo, Kadlecek Stephen, Clapp Justin, Guerra Luca, Meeder Natalie, Rajaei Jennia, Tustison Nicholas J, Gee James C, Kavanagh Brian P, Rizi Rahim R: Tidal changes on CT and progression of ARDS. Thorax Jun 2017.

Xin Yi, Cereda Maurizio, Kadlecek Stephen, Emami Kiarash, Hamedani Hooman, Duncan Ian, Rajaei Jennia, Hughes Liam, Meeder Natalie, Naji Joseph, Profka Harrilla, Bolognese Brian J, Foley Joseph P, Podolin Patricia L, Rizi Rahim R: Hyperpolarized Gas Diffusion MRI of Biphasic Lung Inflation in Short and Long Term Emphysema Models. American journal of physiology. Lung cellular and molecular physiology 313(2): ajplung.00048.2017, May 2017.

Pourfathi Mehrdad, Xin Yi, Kadlecek Stephen J, Cereda Maurizio F, Profka Harrilla, Hamedani Hooman, Siddiqui Sarmad M, Ruppert Kai, Drachman Nicholas A, Rajaei Jennia N, Rizi Rahim R: In vivo imaging of the progression of acute lung injury using hyperpolarized [1-(13) C] pyruvate. Magnetic resonance in medicine Jan 2017.

Drachman Nicholas, Kadlecek Stephen, Pourfathi Mehrdad, Xin Yi, Profka Harilla, Rizi Rahim: In vivo pH mapping of injured lungs using hyperpolarized [1-(13) C]pyruvate. Magnetic resonance in medicine 78(3): 1121-1130, Oct 2016.

Hamedani Hooman, Kadlecek Stephen, Xin Yi, Siddiqui Sarmad, Gatens Heather, Naji Joseph, Ishii Masaru, Cereda Maurizio, Rossman Milton, Rizi Rahim: A hybrid multibreath wash-in wash-out lung function quantification scheme in human subjects using hyperpolarized (3) He MRI for simultaneous assessment of specific ventilation, alveolar oxygen tension, oxygen uptake, and air trapping. Magnetic resonance in medicine 78(2): 611-624, Oct 2016.

Xu He N, Kadlececk Stephen, Shaghaghi Hoora, Zhao Huaqing, Profka Harilla, Pourfathi Mehrdad, Rizi Rahim, Li Lin Z: Differentiating inflamed and normal lungs by the apparent reaction rate constants of lactate dehydrogenase probed by hyperpolarized (13)C labeled pyruvate. Quantitative imaging in medicine and surgery 6(1): 57-66, Feb 2016.

Hamedani Hooman, Clapp Justin T, Kadlecek Stephen J, Emami Kiarash, Ishii Masaru, Gefter Warren B, Xin Yi, Cereda Maurizio, Shaghaghi Hoora, Siddiqui Sarmad, Rossman Milton D, Rizi Rahim R: Regional Fractional Ventilation by Using Multibreath Wash-in (3)He MR Imaging. Radiology 279(3): 150495, Jan 2016.

Cereda Maurizio, Xin Yi, Hamedani Hooman, Clapp Justin, Kadlecek Stephen, Meeder Natalie, Zeng Johnathan, Profka Harrilla, Kavanagh Brian P, Rizi Rahim R: Mild Loss of Lung Aeration Augments Stretch in Healthy Lung Regions. Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) 120(4): jap.00734.2015, Dec 2015.

Cereda Maurizio, Xin Yi, Meeder Natalie, Zeng Johnathan, Jiang YunQing, Hamedani Hooman, Profka Harrilla, Kadlecek Stephen, Clapp Justin, Deshpande Charuhas G, Wu Jue, Gee James C, Kavanagh Brian P, Rizi Rahim R: Visualizing the Propagation of Acute Lung Injury. Anesthesiology 124(1): 121-31, Nov 2015.

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