Hatef Mehrabian

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We hypothesized that sex hormones may affect motility disorders because these diseases occur more often in women than in men, and symptoms often occur or worsen after ovulation. Luteinizing hormone (LH) is predominantly secreted by the anterior pituitary midway through the menstrual cycle; it results in the development of the corpus luteum. LH levels also(More)
Understanding brain hemodynamics as well as the coupling between microvascular hemodynamics and neural activity is important in pathophysiology of cerebral microvasculature. When local increases in neuronal activity occur, the blood volume changes in the surrounding brain vasculature. Dynamic contrast enhanced imaging (DCE) is a powerful technique that(More)
Assessing tumor response to therapy is a crucial step in personalized treatments. Pharmacokinetic (PK) modeling provides quantitative information about tumor perfusion and vascular permeability that are associated with prognostic factors. A fundamental step in most PK analyses is calculating the signal that is generated in the tumor vasculature. This signal(More)
The nonlinear mechanical behavior of tissues that undergo large deformations, e.g. the breast, is characterized by hyperelastic parameters. These parameters take into account both types of nonlinearities: tissue intrinsic nonlinearity and geometric nonlinearity. Elastography technique capable of tissue hyperelastic parameter reconstruction has important(More)
In breast elastography, breast tissue usually undergoes large compression resulting in significant geometric and structural changes. This implies that breast elastography is associated with tissue nonlinear behavior. In this study, an elastography technique is presented and an inverse problem formulation is proposed to reconstruct parameters characterizing(More)
Developing a method of separating intravascular contrast agent concentration to measure the arterial input function (AIF) in dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) of tumours, and validating its performance in phantom and in vivo experiments. A tissue-mimicking phantom was constructed to model leaky tumour vasculature and DCE-MR(More)
Pharmacokinetic (PK) modeling of tumors provides information about perfusion and vascular permeability of tumors. Identifying arterial input function (AIF) is crucial in PK modeling using dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE)-MRI. An adaptive complex independent component analysis method is developed to identify and separate AIF from complex DCE-MRI data. The(More)
In breast elastography, breast tissues usually undergo large compressions resulting in significant geometric and structural changes, and consequently nonlinear mechanical behavior. In this study, an elastography technique is presented where parameters characterizing tissue nonlinear behavior is reconstructed. Such parameters can be used for tumor tissue(More)