Chunxiang Jiang

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Biorhythm is a fundamental property of human physiology. Changes in the extracellular space induced by cell swelling in response to the neural activity enable the in vivo characterization of cerebral microstructure by measuring the water diffusivity using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). To study the diurnal microstructural alterations of human brain,(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Morphologic changes of the human brain during healthy aging provide useful reference knowledge for age-related brain disorders. The aim of this study was to explore age-related global and regional morphological changes of healthy adult brains. MATERIALS AND METHODS T1-weighted magnetic resonance images covering the entire brain(More)
The aim of this work was to develop a novel targeted drug-loaded microbubble (MB) and to investigate its chemotherapy effect in vitro. Paclitaxel (PTX)-loaded lipid MBs were prepared by a mechanical vibration technique. The LyP-1, a breast tumor homing peptide, was coated onto the surface of PTX-loaded MBs through biotin-avidin linkage. The resulting(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Differentiating mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer Disease (AD) from healthy aging remains challenging. This study aimed to explore the cerebral structural alterations of subjects with MCI or AD as compared to healthy elderly based on the individual and collective effects of cerebral morphologic indices using univariate(More)
The primary aim of this study was to develop a microfluidic chip to study the dynamic adhesion behavior of cell-targeted microbubbles. The microfluidic device is composed of polydimethylsiloxane and is fabricated using the soft lithography technique. Each chamber of the microfluidic chip comprises eight U-shaped microsieves, by which various flow velocity(More)
Determining a multidimensional velocity field within microscale opaque fluid flows is needed in areas such as microfluidic devices, biofluid mechanics and hemodynamics research in animal studies. The ultrasonic particle image velocimetry (EchoPIV) technique is appropriate for measuring opaque flows by taking advantage of PIV and B-mode ultrasound contrast(More)
Laterality of human brain varies under healthy aging and diseased conditions. The alterations in hemispheric asymmetry may embed distinct biomarkers linked to the disease dynamics. Statistical parametric mapping based on high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and image processing techniques have allowed automated characterization of morphological(More)
The computational details related to calculating the acoustic radiation force on an object using a 2-D grid finite-difference time-domain method (FDTD) are presented. The method is based on propagating the stress and velocity fields through the grid and determining the energy flow with and without the object. The axial and radial acoustic radiation forces(More)
Detecting early morphological changes in the brain and making early diagnosis are important for Alzheimer's disease (AD). High resolution magnetic resonance imaging can be used to help diagnosis and prediction of the disease. In this paper, we proposed a machine learning method to discriminate patients with AD or mild cognitive impairment (MCI) from healthy(More)
It remains an ongoing investigation about how the neural activity alters with the diurnal rhythms in human brain. Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (RS-fMRI) reflects spontaneous activities and/or the endogenous neurophysiological process of the human brain. In the present study, we applied the ReHo (regional homogeneity) and ALFF(More)