FMIG Functional and Metabolic Imaging Group


Nomani A, Li G, Yousefi S, Wu S, Malekshah OM, Nikkhoi SK, Pourfathi M, Rizi R, Hatefi A.: Gadolinium-labeled affibody-XTEN recombinant vector for detection of HER2+ lesions of ovarian cancer lung metastasis using quantitative MRI. J Control Release 337: 132-143, Sep 2021.

Baron R, Kadlecek S, Loza L, Xin Y, Amzajerdian F, Duncan I, Hamedani H, Rizi R.: Deriving Regionally Specific Biomarkers of Emphysema and Small Airways Disease Using Variable Threshold Parametric Response Mapping on Volumetric Lung CT Images. Acad Radiol Jul 2021.

Hamedani H, Kadlecek S, Ruppert K, Xin Y, Duncan I, Rizi RR.: Ventilation heterogeneity imaged by multibreath wash-ins of hyperpolarized (3) He and (129) Xe in healthy rabbits. J Physiol 2021.

Ball L, Robba C, Herrmann J, Gerard SE, Xin Y, Mandelli M, Battaglini D, Brunetti I, Minetti G, Seitun S, Bovio G, Vena A, Giacobbe DR, Bassetti M, Rocco PRM, Cereda M, Rizi RR, Castellan L, Patroniti N, Pelosi P; Collaborators of the GECOVID Group.: Lung distribution of gas and blood volume in critically ill COVID-19 patients: a quantitative dual-energy computed tomography study. Crit Care 25: 214, Jun 2021.

Habertheuer A, Ram C, Schmierer M, Chatterjee S, Hu R, Freas A, Zielinski P, Rogers W, Silvestro EM, McGrane M, Moore JS, Korutla L, Siddiqui S, Xin Y, Rizi R, Tao JQ, Kreisel D, Naji A, Ochiya T, Vallabhajosyula P.: Circulating Donor Lung-Specific Exosome Profiles Enable Noninvasive Monitoring of Acute Rejection in a Rodent Orthotopic Lung Transplantation Model. Transplantation May 2021.

Xin Y, Martin K, Morais CCA, Delvecchio P, Gerard SE, Hamedani H, Herrmann J, Abate N, Lenart A, Humayun S, Sidhu U, Petrov M, Reutlinger K, Mandelbaum T, Duncan I, Tustison N, Kadlecek S, Chatterjee S, Gee JC, Rizi RR, Berra L, Cereda M.: Diminishing Efficacy of Prone Positioning With Late Application in Evolving Lung Injury. Crit Care Med rit Care Med, May 2021.

Kai Ruppert, Faraz Amzajerdian, Yi Xin, Hooman Hamedani, Luis Loza, Tahmina Achekzai, Ian F Duncan, Harrilla Profka, Yiwen Qian, Mehrdad Pourfathi, Stephen Kadlecek, Rahim R Rizi: Investigating biases in the measurement of apparent alveolar septal wall thickness with hyperpolarized 129Xe MRI. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 84: 3027-3039, June 2020.

Amzajerdian F, Ruppert K, Hamedani H, Baron R, Xin Y, Loza L, Achekzai T, Duncan IF, Qian Y, Pourfathi M, Kadlecek S, Rizi RR.: Measuring pulmonary gas exchange using compartment-selective xenon-polarization transfer contrast (XTC) MRI. Magn Reson Med 85: 2709-2722, May 2021.

Rizi RR, Hamedani H, Cereda M.: In Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Progression, Is It Airway Narrowing or Airway Loss? Am J Respir Crit Care Med 203: 154-155, Jan 2021.

Xin Y, Cereda M, Hamedani H, Martin KT, Tustison NJ, Pourfathi M, Kadlecek S, Siddiqui S, Amzajerdian F, Connell M, Abate N, Kajanaku A, Duncan I, Gee JC, Rizi RR.: Positional Therapy and Regional Pulmonary Ventilation. Anesthesiology 133: 1093-1105, Nov 2020.

Mehrdad Pourfathi, Yi Xin, Michael Rosalino, Maurizio Cereda, Stephen Kadlecek, Ian Duncan, Harrilla Profka, Hooman Hamedani, Sarmad Siddiqui, Kai Ruppert, Shampa Chatterjee, Rahim R Rizi: Pulmonary pyruvate metabolism as an index of inflammation and injury in a rat model of acute respiratory distress syndrome. NMR in biomedicine 33: e4380, July 2020.

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