Patrick F. Antkowiak

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PURPOSE Gene-modified mice may be used to elucidate molecular mechanisms underlying abnormal myocardial blow flow (MBF). We sought to develop a quantitative myocardial perfusion imaging technique for mice and to test the hypothesis that myocardial perfusion reserve (MPR) is reduced in a mouse model of diet-induced obesity (DIO). METHODS A dual-contrast(More)
Currently, there is no ideal noninvasive method to quantify the progressive loss of pancreatic β-cell mass (BCM) that occurs in type 1 diabetes. Magnetic resonance imaging has detected gross differences in BCM between healthy and diabetic mice using the contrast agent manganese, which labels functional β-cells and increases the water proton relaxation rate(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose was to determine the reproducibility and utility of rest, exercise, and perfusion reserve (PR) measures by contrast-enhanced (CE) calf perfusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the calf in normal subjects (NL) and patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). METHODS Eleven PAD patients with claudication (ankle-brachial index(More)
Pancreatic β-cell imaging would be useful in monitoring the progression of and therapies for diabetes. The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate quantitative β-cell MRI using manganese (Mn(2+)) labeling of β cells, T1 mapping, and a two-site water exchange model. Normal, pharmacologically-treated, and severely diabetic mice underwent injection(More)
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ensures that patients in the U.S. have access to safe and effective medical devices. The Division of Neurological and Physical Medicine Devices reviews medical technologies that interface with the nervous system. This article addresses how to navigate the FDA's regulatory landscape to successfully bring(More)
We used first-pass contrast-enhanced MRI to quanta-tively measure the myocardial Ktrans, a parameter indicating myocardial perfusion and vascular permeability, in mice with or without vasodilation. We measured a significant increase in myocardial Ktrans with vasodila-tion. We believe this may be the first report showing that first-pass imaging can quantify(More)
We have recently developed an automated technique using noise-based level-set methods and non-rigid registration for endocardial and epicardial border detection as a basis for perfusion quantification from cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) images. The goal of the present work was to validate this technique against conventional manual analysis both directly(More)