Thanissara Chansakul

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A new type of synthetic hydrogel scaffold that mimics certain aspects of structure and function of natural extracellular matrix (ECM) has been developed. We previously reported the conjugation of collagen mimetic peptide (CMP) to poly(ethylene oxide) diacrylate (PEODA) to create a polymer-peptide hybrid scaffold for a suitable cell microenvironment. In this(More)
Purpose To investigate the safety and targeting errors of deep-brain stimulation (DBS) electrodes placed under interventional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, which allows near real-time anatomic placement without physiologic mapping. Materials and Methods Retrospectively evaluated were 10 consecutive patients (five women, five men) with a mean age of 59.9(More)
MR imaging-guided interventions for treatment of low back pain and for diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue and bony spinal lesions have been shown to be feasible, effective, and safe. Advantages of this technique include the absence of ionizing radiation, the high tissue contrast, and multiplanar imaging options. Recent advancements in MR imaging systems(More)
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is an extracellular matrix molecule with multiple physical and biological functions found in many tissues, including cartilage. HA has been incorporated in a number of biomaterial and scaffold systems. However, HA in the material may be difficult to control if it is not chemically modified and chemical modification of HA may negatively(More)
OBJECTIVE The objectives of this article are to discuss the conventional imaging algorithms after breast-conserving surgery and radiation therapy and to review the expected chronologic imaging appearances of the conservatively treated breast. CONCLUSION Imaging the treated breast presents challenges because of its limited compressibility and the(More)
Choosing the most appropriate diagnostic neuroimaging study for a pregnant woman involves assessing the pretest likelihood of serious treatable neurologic disease, the diagnostic utility of various available computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) modalities, and the risks of each. Of these three elements-pretest differential diagnosis, utility(More)
Enhancing the specific differentiation of pluripotent embryonic stem (ES) cells has been a challenge in the field of tissue engineering. Previously, hepatic cells have been shown to secrete various soluble morphogenic factors to direct mesodermal differentiation of ES cells. In this study, we hypothesized that factors secreted by hepatic cells possess(More)
Collagen mimetic peptide (CMP) with a specific amino acid sequence, -(Pro-Hyp-Gly)(x)-, forms a triple helix conformation that resembles the native protein structure of natural collagens. CMP previously has been shown to associate with type I collagen molecules and fibers via a strand invasion process. We hypothesized that when poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG)(More)
OBJECTIVE The objectives of this article are to highlight the imaging findings of tumor recurrence and other long-term potential sequelae after breast-conserving surgery and radiation therapy, including increased risk of infection and radiation-induced malignancies. The role of MRI as a problem-solving tool in evaluating the conservatively treated breast(More)