Yi Xin

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Visual evoked potentials (VEPs) are of great concern in cognitive and clinical neuroscience as well as in the recent research field of brain-computer interfaces (BCIs). In this study, a chirp-modulated stimulation was employed to serve as a novel type of visual stimulus. Based on our empirical study, the chirp stimuli visual evoked potential (Chirp-VEP)(More)
PURPOSE To investigate pulmonary metabolic alterations during progression of acute lung injury. METHODS Using hyperpolarized [1-13 C] pyruvate imaging, we measured pulmonary lactate and pyruvate in 15 ventilated rats 1, 2, and 4 h after initiation of mechanical ventilation. Lung compliance was used as a marker for injury progression. 5 untreated rats were(More)
PURPOSE To optimize the production of hyperpolarized 13 C-bicarbonate from the decarboxylation of hyperpolarized [1-13 C]pyruvate and use it to image pH in the lungs and heart of rats with acute lung injury. METHODS Two forms of catalysis are compared calorimetrically to maximize the rate of decarboxylation and rapidly produce hyperpolarized bicarbonate(More)
PURPOSE To present a method for simultaneous acquisition of alveolar oxygen tension (PA O2 ), specific ventilation (SV), and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of hyperpolarized (HP) gas in the human lung, allowing reinterpretation of the PA O2 and SV maps to produce a map of oxygen uptake (R). METHOD An imaging scheme was designed with a series of(More)
Pedestrian identification is a very important topic in the area of intelligent surveillance and public safety, where the near front face images of pedestrian can hardly be obtained due to high installation angle of camera, long-distance location and extreme light variations. This paper presents a new action-based pedestrian identification algorithm, which(More)
PURPOSE This study tested the ability of a multibreath hyperpolarized HP (3) He MRI protocol to increase the accuracy of regional alveolar oxygen tension (PA O2 ) measurements by lessening the influence of gas-flow artifacts. Conventional single-breath PA O2 measurement has been susceptible to error induced by intervoxel gas flow, particularly when used to(More)
PURPOSE A systematic study of the short-term and long-term variability of regional alveolar partial pressure of oxygen tension (pA O2 ) measurements using (3) He magnetic resonance imaging was presented. Additionally, the repeatability of the average evaluated pA O2 was compared with that of the standard pulmonary function tests. METHODS Pulmonary(More)