Kevin Johnson

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The study protocol was HIPAA compliant and institutional review board approved. Informed consent was obtained from all participants. The purpose of the study was to prospectively validate the capability of navigator-echo-gated phase-contrast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging for measurement of myocardial velocities in a phantom and to prospectively use the(More)
Multivariate analysis of cell culture bioprocess data has the potential of unveiling hidden process characteristics and providing new insights into factors affecting process performance. This study investigated the time-series data of 134 process parameters acquired throughout the inoculum train and the production bioreactors of 243 runs at the Genentech's(More)
BACKGROUND The assessment of arterial stiffness is increasingly used for evaluating patients with different cardiovascular diseases as the mechanical properties of major arteries are often altered. Aortic stiffness can be noninvasively estimated by measuring pulse wave velocity (PWV). Several methods have been proposed for measuring PWV using(More)
BACKGROUND Coronary artery motion can decrease image quality during coronary magnetic resonance angiography and computed tomography coronary angiography. PURPOSE To characterize the three-dimensional motion of the coronary arteries along the entire vessel length and to identify the temporal location and duration of periods of relatively low cardiac motion(More)
A validation study and early results for non-invasive, in vivo measurement of coronary artery blood flow using phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging (PC-MRI) at 3.0T is presented. Accuracy of coronary artery blood flow measurements by phase contrast MRI is limited by heart and respiratory motion as well as the small size of the coronary arteries. In(More)
Modern manufacturing facilities for bioproducts are highly automated with advanced process monitoring and data archiving systems. The time dynamics of hundreds of process parameters and outcome variables over a large number of production runs are archived in the data warehouse. This vast amount of data is a vital resource to comprehend the complex(More)
Many patients with sickle cell disease receive blood transfusions as a life-saving treatment. However, excess transfusions may lead to increased body iron burden. Specifically, heart failure due to cardiac iron overload is the leading cause of death in these patients. The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential role of high-field 3.0-Tesla(More)