Mohammad Haris

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Glutamate, a major neurotransmitter in the brain, shows a pH- and concentration-dependent chemical exchange saturation transfer effect (GluCEST) between its amine group and bulk water, with potential for in vivo imaging by nuclear magnetic resonance. GluCEST asymmetry is observed ∼3 p.p.m. downfield from bulk water. Middle cerebral artery occlusion in the(More)
Diffuse axonal injury (DAI) that follows traumatic brain injury (TBI) is thought to be a major contributor to neurocognitive dysfunction that sometimes follows TBI. Conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and neuropsychological tests (NPT) were performed on 38 TBI patients [hemorrhagic DAI (H-DAI, n=8), non-hemorrhagic(More)
It is not always possible to differentiate infective from neoplastic brain lesions with conventional MR imaging. In this study, we assessed the utility of various perfusion indices in the differentiation of infective from neoplastic brain lesions. A total of 103 patients with infective brain lesions (group I, n=26) and neoplastic brain lesions (high-grade(More)
PURPOSE To detect lesion-related focal Wallerian degeneration (WD) changes in different segments of the corpus callosum (CC) in patients with large middle cerebral arterial (MCA) territory stroke using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). MATERIALS AND METHODS Eight patients underwent DTI scans at three different time points: six to eight weeks, 10-12 weeks,(More)
In vivo measurement of glutamate (Glu) in brain subcortex can elucidate the role these structures play in cognition and neuropsychiatric disorders. However, accurate quantification of Glu in subcortical regions is challenging. Recently, a novel MRI method based on the Glu chemical exchange saturation transfer (GluCEST) effect has been developed for(More)
OBJECTIVE To look for the impact of leak correction on correlation of perfusion indices with microvessel density (MVD) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in astrocytomas. METHODS Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging was performed in 64 patients with varying grades of astrocytoma. Perfusion indices (ie, relative cerebral blood(More)
In the current study, we aim to measure T1rho (T 1ρ) in the hippocampus in the brain of control, Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD), and PD patients with dementia (PDD), and to determine efficacy of T 1ρ in differentiating these cohorts. With informed consent, 53 AD patients, 62 PD patients, 11 PDD patients, and 46 age-matched controls(More)
Glutamate (Glu) is the most abundant excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain and spinal cord. The concentration of Glu is altered in a range of neurologic disorders that affect the spinal cord including multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and spinal cord injury. Currently available magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) methods for(More)
Creatine (Cr), phosphocreatine (PCr) and adenosine-5-triphosphate (ATP) are major metabolites of the enzyme creatine kinase (CK). The exchange rate of amine protons of CK metabolites at physiological conditions has been limited. In the current study, the exchange rate and logarithmic dissociation constant (pKa) of amine protons of CK metabolites were(More)
Clinically, development of anti-angiogenic drugs for cancer therapy is pivotal. Longitudinal monitoring of tumour angiogenesis can help clinicians determine the effectiveness of anti-angiogenic therapy. Blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) effect has been widely used for functional imaging and tumour oxygenation assessment. In this study, the BOLD effect is(More)