Timothy J. Denison

Learn More
A bi-directional neural interface (NI) system was designed and prototyped by incorporating a novel neural recording and processing subsystem into a commercial neural stimulator architecture. The NI system prototype leverages the system infrastructure from an existing neurostimulator to ensure reliable operation in a chronic implantation environment. In(More)
Cardiac imaging is inherently demanding on the signal-to-noise performance of the MR scanner and may benefit from high field strengths. However, the complex behavior of the radiofrequency field in the human body at high frequencies makes model-based analyses difficult. This study aims to obtain reliable comparisons of the signal-to-noise profile in the(More)
Significant progress has been made in systems that interpret the electrical signals of the brain in order to control an actuator. One version of these systems senses neuronal extracellular action potentials with an array of up to 100 miniature probes inserted into the cortex. The impedance of each probe is high, so environmental electrical noise is readily(More)
BACKGROUND Advanced decision-support capabilities for prehospital trauma care may prove effective at improving patient care. Such functionality would be possible if an analysis platform were connected to a transport vital-signs monitor. In practice, there are technical challenges to implementing such a system. Not only must each individual component be(More)
Using silicon-integrated circuit technology, we have fabricated a flexible multi-electrode array and used it for measuring evoked potentials at the surface of the ferret primary auditory cortex (AI). Traditionally, maps of cortical activity are recorded from numerous sequential penetrations with a single electrode. A common problem with this approach is(More)
Two issues that pertain to the optimal static magnetic field for cardiac MRI were addressed: intrinsic signal-to-noise ratio (ISNR) and radiofrequency power deposition. From 1.5 to 9.5 T, proton Larmor frequencies of 63 to 400 MHz, numerical simulations were performed of the RF fields from a surface coil and a body coil loaded by a heterogeneous,(More)
Optogenetics field of optogenetics has provided new insight into neuronal communication and complex brain function. Now, scientists eagerly anticipate clinical application of this technology, with the hope that it will help improve treatments for various neurological disorders. However, the translational hurdles are high. In this Perspective, we highlight(More)
Electromagnetic resonators consisting of low-loss dielectric material and/or metallic boundaries are widely used in microwave technologies. These dielectric resonators usually have high Q factors and well-defined field distributions. Magnetic resonance imaging was shown as a way of visualizing the magnetic field distribution of the resonant modes of these(More)
SEE MOLL AND ENGEL DOI101093/AWW308 FOR A SCIENTIFIC COMMENTARY ON THIS ARTICLE: Brain regions dynamically engage and disengage with one another to execute everyday actions from movement to decision making. Pathologies such as Parkinson's disease and tremor emerge when brain regions controlling movement cannot readily decouple, compromising motor function.(More)
OBJECTIVE The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) believes it is important to help stakeholders (e.g., manufacturers, health-care professionals, patients, patient advocates, academia, and other government agencies) navigate the regulatory landscape for medical devices. For innovative devices involving(More)