Yuxi Pang

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OBJECTIVE Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic widespread pain condition that is thought to arise from augmentation of central neural activity. Glutamate (Glu) is an excitatory neurotransmitter that functions in pain-processing pathways. This study was carried out to investigate the relationship between changing levels of Glu within the insula and changes in(More)
In patients who undergo metabolic decompensation from urea cycle disorders, cerebrospinal fluid glutamine level may be a better marker of cerebral dysfunction than blood ammonia or glutamine levels. However, obtaining cerebrospinal fluid by lumbar puncture carries risk in these acutely ill patients with cerebral edema. Using magnetic resonance single voxel(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Metabolite peak boundary definition is an important postprocessing step in proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS). We compare metabolite ratios calculated using three different postprocessing strategies: software-rendered default peak boundaries, manually adjusted peak boundaries and a curve-fitting program. The first two(More)
Spatially non-uniform diffusion weighting bias due to gradient nonlinearity (GNL) causes substantial errors in apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps for anatomical regions imaged distant from magnet isocenter. Our previously-described approach allowed effective removal of spatial ADC bias from three orthogonal DWI measurements for mono-exponential media(More)
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