Hassan Bagher-Ebadian

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We evaluated the effects of neural progenitor cell treatment of stroke on white matter reorganization using MRI. Male Wistar rats (n = 26) were subjected to 3 h of middle cerebral artery occlusion and were treated with neural progenitor cells (n = 17) or without treatment (n = 9) and were sacrificed at 5-7 weeks thereafter. MRI measurements revealed that(More)
Dynamic contrast enhanced T(1)-weighted MRI using the contrast agent gadopentetate dimeglumine (Gd-DTPA) was performed on 10 patients with glioblastoma. Nested models with as many as three parameters were used to estimate plasma volume or plasma volume and forward vascular transfer constant (K(trans)) and the reverse vascular transfer constant (k(ep)).(More)
A review of the selection of models in dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) is conducted, with emphasis on the balance between the bias and variance required to produce stable and accurate estimates of vascular parameters. The vascular parameters considered as a first-order model are the forward volume transfer constant K(trans) , the plasma volume(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this work was to evaluate effects of Gd-diethylenetriaminepentacetic acid (DTPA) injection on T(1)-weighted images of stroke and lesion segmentation and characterization results generated by our multiparametric iterative self-organizing data (ISODATA) method. The post-Gd image incorporates vasculature information into the analysis.(More)
In ischemic stroke, the extent of ischemic lesion recovery is one of the most important correlate of functional recovery in brain. Using a set of acute phase MR images (Diffusion-Weighted - DWI, T<inf>1</inf>-Weighted - T1WI, T<inf>2</inf>-Weighted T2WI, and proton density weighted - PDWI) for inputs, and the chronic T2WI at 3 months as an outcome measure,(More)
PURPOSE To present a single-step deterministic procedure for unwrapping MRI phase maps. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using an algorithm previously developed for optical applications, Laplacian operators were applied in the Fourier space of the MRI phase map. The original Fourier-based phase unwrapping algorithm was modified so that demodulation accomplished the(More)
PURPOSE Multiple modalities are used in determining laterality in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE). It is unclear how much different imaging modalities should be weighted in decision-making. The purpose of this study is to develop response-driven multimodal multinomial models for lateralization of epileptogenicity in mTLE patients based upon imaging(More)
BACKGROUND To overcome the limitations of conventional diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging resulting from the assumption of a Gaussian diffusion model for characterizing voxels containing multiple axonal orientations, Shannon's entropy was employed to evaluate white matter structure in human brain and in brain remodeling after traumatic brain injury(More)
We investigated feasibility of using fuzzy clustering and artificial neural network to predict coronary artery disease (CAD) in acute phase from planar and gated SPECT nuclear medicine images. We developed an automatic computerized scheme that helps physicians diagnose coronary artery disease based on 99Tc-Sestamibi myocardial perfusion images. Our study(More)
Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) hold enormous therapeutic potential for ischemic vascular diseases. Previous studies have indicated that stem/progenitor cells derived from human umbilical cord blood (hUCB) improve functional recovery in stroke models. Here, we examined the effect of hUCB AC133+ EPCs on stroke development and resolution in a middle(More)