Debiao Li, PhD

Director, Biomedical Imaging Research Institute, Biomedical Sciences
Phone:(310) 423-7743
Fax:(310) 248-8622

Academic Appointments

Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Professor, Imaging

Awards and Activities

Fellow, American Institute for Medical & Biological Engineering (AIMBE)2010
Fellow, Int'l Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM)2005
Associate EditorCurrent
Interim Editor2010
Associate EditorCurrent
Guest Editor2009
Deputy Editor2008 - 2010
Editorial BoardCurrent
Editorial BoardCurrent
Steering Committee1997
Board of Trustees2005 - 2007
Executive Board2005
President2006 - 2007
Board of Trustees2009 - 2012
Vice-President/President-Elect2010 - 2011
President2011 - 2012
Annual Meeting Program Committee2012 - 2013
Program Director, Cardiac Study Group2012 - 2013

Research Focus

Development and clinical application of fast MR imaging techniques for the evaluation of the cardiovascular system.

Research Contributions

Developed various MRI methods for fast imaging of the heart and blood vessels, including coronary artery MR angiography, atherosclerosis imaging, myocardial perfusion, and myocardial blood oxygenation evaluation.

Current investigations include:

Developing fast MRI techniques to acquire high-resolution images of coronary arteries; detecting the presence and characterizing the composition of atherosclerosis using MRI; measuring blood flow and blood oxygen level in the heart muscle using MRI; developing real-time MR imaging techniques for guiding vascular interventional procedures for cardiac disease treatments.

Selected Publications

  1. Fieno DS, Shea SM, Li Y, Harris KR, Finn JP, Li D: Myocardial perfusion imaging based on the blood oxygen level-dependent effect using T2-prepared steady-state free-precession magnetic resonance imaging. Circulation, 110(10): 1284-90, 2004
  2. Koktzoglou I, Li D: Diffusion-prepared segmented steady-state free precession: Application to 3D black-blood cardiovascular magnetic resonance of the thoracic aorta and carotid artery walls. Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 9(1): 33-42, 2007
  3. Fan Z, Sheehan J, Bi X, Liu X, Carr J, Li D: 3D noncontrast MR angiography of the distal lower extremities using flow-sensitive dephasing (FSD)-prepared balanced SSFP. Magn Reson Med, 62(6): 1523-32, 2009
  4. Yang Q, Li K, Liu X, Bi X, Liu Z, An J, Zhang A, Jerecic R, Li D: Contrast-enhanced whole-heart coronary magnetic resonance angiography at 3.0-T: a comparative study with X-ray angiography in a single center. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol., 54(1): 69-76, 2009
  5. Ge L, Kino A, Griswold M, Mistretta C, Carr JC, Li D: Myocardial perfusion MRI with sliding-window conjugate-gradient HYPR. Magn Reson Med, 62(4): 835-9, 2009
  6. Bhat H, Ge L, Nielles-Vallespin S, Zuehlsdorff S, Li D: 3D radial sampling and 3D affine transform-based respiratory motion correction technique for free-breathing whole-heart coronary MRA with 100% imaging efficiency. Magn Reson Med, 65(5): 1269-77, 2011

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