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The Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) is a longitudinal multisite observational study of healthy elders, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and Alzheimer's disease. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), (18F)-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET), urine serum, and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers, as well as(More)
Molecular classification of diseases based on multigene expression signatures is increasingly used for diagnosis, prognosis, and prediction of response to therapy. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) is an optimal method for validating expression signatures obtained using high-throughput genomics techniques since IHC allows a pathologist to examine gene expression(More)
This work reports preliminary results from the first human cardiac imaging at 7 Tesla (T). Images were acquired using an eight-channel transmission line (TEM) array together with local B(1) shimming. The TEM array consisted of anterior and posterior plates closely positioned to the subjects' thorax. The currents in the independent elements of these arrays(More)
The purpose of this study was to detail a strategy for performing non-contrast enhanced renal magnetic resonance angiography studies at 7.0 T. It is demonstrated that with proper B1+ management, these studies can be successfully performed at ultrahigh field within local specific absorption rate constraints. An inversion prepared gradient echo acquisition,(More)
PURPOSE To identify parameters associated with ovarian malignancy using multiparametric quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS After Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, women with ovarian masses underwent preoperative imaging with 3 T MRI. Dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE)-MRI with pharmacokinetic modeling, quantitative(More)
Recent experimental data suggest that adiposity directly damages the heart by promoting ectopic deposition of triglyceride, a process known as myocardial steatosis. The goal of this study was to develop and validate proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H MRS) as an in vivo tool to measure myocardial lipid content. Complementary studies in rat tissue(More)
UNLABELLED Immunohistochemical (IHC) assays performed on formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue sections traditionally have been semi-quantified by pathologist visual scoring of staining. IHC is useful for validating biomarkers discovered through genomics methods as large clinical repositories of FFPE specimens support the construction of tissue(More)
Prostate perfusion has the potential to become an important pathophysiological marker for the monitoring of disease progression or the assessment of the therapeutic response of prostate cancer. The feasibility of arterial spin labeling, an MRI approach for the measurement of perfusion without an exogenous contrast agent, is demonstrated in the prostate for(More)
High-quality prostate images were obtained with transceiver arrays at 7T after performing subject-dependent local transmit B(1) (B(1) (+)) shimming to minimize B(1) (+) losses resulting from destructive interferences. B(1) (+) shimming was performed by altering the input phase of individual RF channels based on relative B(1) (+) phase maps rapidly obtained(More)
Traditionally, Fourier spectroscopic imaging is associated with a small k-space coverage which leads to truncation artifacts such as "bleeding" and ringing in the resultant image. Because substantial truncation artifacts mainly arise from regions having intense signals, such as the subcutaneous lipid in the head, effective reduction of truncation artifacts(More)