John C. Wood

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Visually evoked potentials (VEPs) and micro magnetic resonance imaging (micro MRI) are widely used as noninvasive techniques for diagnosis of central nervous system (CNS) diseases, especially myelin diseases, such as multiple sclerosis. Here we use these techniques in tandem to validate the in vivo data in mouse models. We used the shiverer mutant mouse,(More)
Three dimensional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) datasets are becoming increasingly important in clinical and research applications because of their inherent signal to noise (SNR) advantages, high resolution and isotropic voxels. Despite SNR advantages, some 3D acquisitions may be SNR-limited, particularly in MR microscopy. Historically, both classic(More)
RATIONALE Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disorder characterized by vasoocclusive crises. Although hypoxia and pulmonary disease are known risk factors for these crises, the mechanisms that initiate vasoocclusive events are not well known. OBJECTIVES To study the relationship between transient hypoxia, respiration, and microvascular blood flow(More)
BACKGROUND The assessment of myocardial iron using T2* cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has been validated and calibrated, and is in clinical use. However, there is very limited data assessing the relaxation parameters T1 and T2 for measurement of human myocardial iron. METHODS Twelve hearts were examined from transfusion-dependent patients: 11(More)
Cardiac MRI (CMR) is replacing diagnostic cardiac catheterization as the modality of choice for anatomic and functional characterization of congenital heart disease (CHD) when echocardiographic imaging is insufficient. In this manuscript, we discuss the principles of anatomic imaging of CHD, placing emphasis on the appropriate choice and modification of(More)