Sidney Wing-Kwong Yu

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An inclusion complex of NaYF4 :Yb(3+) ,Er(3+) upconversion nanoparticles with α-cyclodextrin in aqueous conditions exhibits luminescence quenching when excited at 980 nm. This non-radiative relaxation leads to an unprecedented photoacoustic signal enhancement. In vivo localization of α-cyclodextrin-covered NaYF4 :Yb(3+) ,Er(3+) is demonstrated using(More)
The spines of 28 cadavers were studied with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, correlated with anatomic sections, to characterize the progressive and regressive changes in the nucleus pulposus. Four additional types of nucleus pulposus were identified in this study. The transitional type (type II) of childhood had fibrous tissue that developed near the anulus(More)
The appearance of the ligamentum flavum on sagittal and coronal magnetic resonance (MR) images has not been described in detail in the radiologic literature. The authors reviewed correlative MR images and anatomic sections obtained with a cryomicrotome in 20 cadavers in order to analyze anatomic relationships, variations, and progressive degenerative(More)
Tears of the anulus fibrosus, which have been implicated in back pain, have not been studied systematically with MR imaging. We correlated MR images with cryomicrotome sections to study the lumbar anulus fibrosus in 20 cadavers. Three distinct types of tears of the anulus were identified: concentric tears, characterized by fluid-filled spaces between(More)
This study describes the development of electrofusion techniques using the ‘donor-recipient’ model for the production of cybrids between common cultivated winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cv. Jinghua No. 1 and a phylogenetically remote, sexually incompatible grass species, Italian ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum Lam.), which belong to two different(More)
An analysis of the cervical facet joint menisci was done in which cryomicrotomy sections were correlated with magnetic resonance (MR) images. In parasagittal anatomic sections in ten cadavers, 10-69 years of age at death, four types of meniscus were defined. Type 1 was a thin washer of dense connective tissue covering 50% or more of the joint space. Type 2(More)
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, correlated with anatomic sections, was used to characterize the progressive and regressive changes in the nucleus pulposus in neonates. The spines of five fetuses and five full-term infants between 16 and 40 weeks old were studied. In anatomic sections, the nucleus pulposus was sharply demarcated from the anulus fibrosus,(More)
To study the appearance of gray and white matter in the cervicomedullary region, six fresh cadavers were imaged with a 1.5-T MR scanner and then sectioned with a cryomicrotome. The pyramidal tracts, fasciculus cuneatus and gracilis, inferior olivary nuclei, supraspinal nuclei, spinal trigeminal nuclei, and medial lemnisci were identified by MR in the(More)
MR imaging after IV gadolinium-DTPA administration has demonstrated contrast enhancement in traumatized lumbar intervertebral disks. To characterize the morbid anatomy that correlates with the contrast enhancement, we developed a canine model of traumatized intervertebral disks. Diskectomy was performed with a nucleotome and the spines were imaged biweekly(More)
To correlate the MR appearance of the disk with its fibrous structure, we studied the lumbar intervertebral disks in 10 cadavers with MR, CT, cryomicrotome anatomic sections, and, in selected disks, with histologic and dried sections. In MR images the predominantly fibrous tissues such as Sharpey's fibers had a low signal intensity while the(More)