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The following is a selection of recent peer-reviewed manuscripts from the Imaging Core:

  • Benjamin S, Sheyn D, Ben-David S, Oh A, Pelled G, Gazit D and Gazit Z. Oxygenated environment enhance both, stem cell survival and osteogenic differentiation. Tissue Eng Part A. 2013 Mar;19(5-6):748-58.
  • Bhat H, Ge L, 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 2011; 65:1269-77.
  • Bhat H, Yang Q, Li K, Li D. Contrast-enhanced whole-heart coronary magnetic resonance angiography at 3T with radial EPI. Magn Reson Med 2011; 66:82-91.
  • Connors MJ, Ehrlich H, Hog M, Godeffroy C, Araya S, Kallai I, Gazit D, Boyce M, Ortiz C. Three-dimensional structure of the shell plate assembly of the chiton Tonicella marmorea and its biomechanical consequences. J Struct Biol. 2012 Feb;177(2):314-28.
  • Dharmakumar, R, Tsaftaris SA, Li D. Myocardial Blood-Oxygen-Level-Dependent Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Balanced Steady-State Free Precession Imaging Approaches. The Open Medical Imaging Journal, 2012, 6 (Suppl 1-M4); 31-38.
  • Fan Z, Bi X, Zhou X, Dharmakumar R, Carr J, Li D. Determination of the Optimal First-Order Gradient Moment for Flow-Sensitive Dephasing Magnetization-Prepared 3D Non-Contrast MR Angiography. Magn Reson Med. 2011 Apr;65(4):964-72.
  • Fan Z, Zuehlsdorff S, Li D. Prospective self-gating for swallowing motion compensation in 3D carotid artery wall imaging. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2012; 67:490-498.
  • Fan Z, Hodnett P, Davarpanah A, Scanlon T, Sheehan J, Varga J, Carr JC, Li D. Noncontrast magnetic resonance angiography of the hand: Improved arterial conspicuity by multidirectional flow-sensitive dephasing (FSD) magnetization preparation in 3D balanced steady-state free precession imaging. Investigative Radiology 2011; 46:515-523.
  • Fan Z, Zhou X, Bi X, Dharmakumar R, Li D. Flow-sensitive dephasing (FSD) magnetization preparation for blood signal suppression: determination of the optimal first-order gradient moment. Magn Reson Med 2011; 65:964-72.
  • Fine LG, Dharmakumar R. Limitations of BOLD-MRI for assessment of hypoxia in chronically diseased human kidneys. Kidney Int. 2012 Oct;82(8):934-5.
  • He Y, Zhang Z, Dai Q, Zhou Y, Yang Y, Yu W, An J, Jin L, Jerecic R, Li D. Accuracy of MRI to identify the coronary artery plaque: a comparative study with intravascular ultrasound. Magn Reson Imaging 2011; 35:72-8.
  • Huang, W.C., Li, X., Liu, J., Lin, J. and Chung, L.W. Activation of androgen receptor, lipogenesis and oxidative stress converged by SREBP-1 is responsible for regulating growth and progression of prostate cancer cells. Mol Cancer Res, 10: 133-42, 2012.
  • Kali A, Kumar A, Cokic I, Tang R, Tsaftaris SA, Friedrich MG, and Dharmakumar R. Chronic Manifestation of Post-Reperfusion Intramyocardial Hemorrhage as Regional Iron Deposition – A Cardiovascular MR Study with Ex-vivo Validation. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging 2013 (In Press).
  • Kali A, Kumar A, Tang R, Min J, and Dharmakumar R. Detecting Reperfusion Hemorrhage with CMR: T2* Vs. T2 – A Cardiovascular MR Study with Ex-vivo Validation. Radiology 2013 (In Press).
  • Kallai I, Mizrahi O, Tawackoli W, Gazit Z, Pelled G, Gazit D. Microcomputed tomography-based structural analysis of various bone tissue regeneration models. Nat Protoc. 2011 Jan;6(1):105-10. doi: 10.1038/nprot.2010.180. Epub 2011 Jan 6.
  • Kimelman-Bleich N, Pelled G, Zilberman Y, Kallai I, Mizrahi O, Tawackoli W, Gazit Z, Gazit D. Targeted gene-and-host progenitor cell therapy for nonunion bone fracture repair. Mol Ther. 2011 Jan;19(1):53-9.
  • Kimelman Bleich N, Kallai I, Lieberman JR, Schwarz EM, Pelled G, Gazit D. Gene therapy approaches to regenerating bone. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2012 Sep;64(12):1320-30.
  • Kumar A, Beohar N, Arumana JM, Larose E, Li D, Friedrich MG, Dharmakumar R. CMR Imaging of Edema in Myocardial Infarction Using Cine Balanced Steady-State Free Precession. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2011; 4:1265-73.
  • Kumar A, Beohar N, Arumana JM, Li D, Friedrich MG, Dharmakumar R. Balanced Steady-State Free Precession Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Reperfused Acute Myocardial Infarcts. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2011 Dec;4(12):1265-73.
  • Lim RP, Fan Z, Chatterji M, Baadh A, Atanasova IP, Storey P, Kim DC, Kim S, Hodnett P, Ahmad A, Stoffel D, Babb JS, Adelman MA, Xu J, Li D, Lee VS. Comparison of Nonenhanced MR Angiographic Subtraction Techniques for Infragenual Arteries at 1.5 T: A Preliminary Study. Radiology 2013; Jan 7 (Epub)
  • Lin K, Lloyd-Jones DM, Liu Y, Bi X, Li D, Carr JC. Noninvasive evaluation of coronary distensibility in older adults: a feasibility study with MR Angiography. Radiology 2011; 261:771-8.
  • Lin K, Bi X, Taimen K, Zuehlsdorff S, Lu B, Carr J, Li D. Coronary wall MR Imaging in patients with rapid heart rates: a feasibility study of black-blood steady-state free precession (SSFP). Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2012; 28:567-75.
  • Lin K, Bi X, Liu Y, Taimen K, Lu B, Li D, Carr J. Black-blood steady-state free precession (SSFP) coronary wall MRI for cardiac allografts: a feasibility study. J Magn Reson Imaging 2012; 35:1210-5.
  • Lin K, Lloyd-Jones DM, Liu Y, Bi X, Li D, Carr JC. Potential quantitative magnetic resonance imaging biomarkers of coronary remodeling in older hypertensive patients. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol.2012; 32(7):1742-7
  • Lingvay I, Roe ED, Duong J, Leonard D, Szczepaniak LS: Effect of Insulin Versus Triple Oral Therapy on the Progression of Hepatic Steatosis in Type 2 Diabetes. J Investig Med, Oct;60(7):1059-63 2012
  • Liu Q, Fan Z, Yang Q, Li D. Peripheral arterial wall imaging using contrast-enhanced, susceptibility-weighted phase imaging. J Comput Assist Tomogr 2012; 36:77-82.
  • Ma H, Tang Q, Yang Q, Bi X, Li H, Ge L, Lin K, Xu D, Du X, Lu J, An J, Jin L, Jerecic R, Li K, Li D. Contrast-enhanced whole-heart coronary MRA at 3.0T for the evaluation of cardiac venous anatomy. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2011; 27:1003-9.
  • Ma H, Yang J, Liu J, Ge L, An J, Tang Q, Li H, Zhang Y, Chen D, Wang Y, Liu J, Liang Z, Lin K, Jin L, Bi X, Li K, Li D. Myocardial Perfusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging Using Sliding-Window Conjugate-Gradient Highly Constrained Back-Projection Reconstruction for Detection of Coronary Artery Disease. Am J Cardiol 2012; 109:1137-41.
  • Matulevicius, S., Huff, L.C., Szczepaniak, L.S., Ayers, C.R., Budoff, M., McColl, R., Khera, A., Peshock, R.M. Potential of Electron Beam Computed Tomography for Coronary Artery Calcium Screening to Evaluate Fatty Liver: Comparison With 1H Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in the Dallas Heart Study. J Investig Med., 59:780-786 (2011)
  • McDermott MM, Liu K, Carroll TJ, Tian L, Ferrucci L, Li D, Carr J, Guralnik JM, Kibbe M, Pearce WH, Yuan C, McCarthy W, Kramer CM, Tao H, Liao Y, Clark ET, Xu D, Berry J, Orozco J, Sharma L, Criqui MH. Superficial femoral artery plaque and functional performance in peripheral arterial disease: walking and leg circulation study (WALCS III). JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2011; 4:730-9.
  • McDermott MM, Liu K, Carr J, Criqui MH, Tian L, Li D, Ferrucci L, Guralnik JM, Kramer CM, Yuan C, Kibbe M, Pearce WH, Berry J, McCarthy W, Liao Y, Xu D, Orozco J, Carroll TJ. Superficial femoral artery plaque, the ankle-brachial index, and leg symptoms in peripheral arterial disease: the walking and leg circulation study (WALCS) III. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2011; 4:246-52.
  • Miao C, Chen S, Ding J, Liu K, Li D, Macedo R, Lai S, Vogel-Claussen J, Brown ER, Lima JA, Bluemke DA. The Association of Pericardial Fat with Coronary Artery Plaque Index at MR Imaging: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). Radiology 2011; 261:109-1
  • Mizrahi O, Sheyn D, Tawackoli W, Kallai I, Oh A, Su A, Zarrini P, Cook-Wiens G, Gazit D and Gazit Z; BMP-6 is more efficient in bone formation than BMP-2 when overexpressed in mesenchymal stem cells, Gene Therapy, 2012, Jun 21.
  • McGavock J, Szczepaniak LS, Ayers CR, Abdullah SM, See R, Gore MO, Drazner MH, de Lemos JA, McGuire DK. The effects of rosiglitazone on myocardial triglyceride content in patients with type 2 diabetes: a randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Diab Vasc Dis Res. 2012 Apr; 9 (2):131-7.
  • Mizrahi O, Sheyn D, Tawackoli W, Ben-David S, Su A, Li N, Oh A, Bae H, G, Gazit D and Gazit Z; Nucleus pulposus degeneration alters properties of resident progenitor cells; The Spine Journal, 2012, in press.
  • Pang J, Bhat H, Sharif, B, Fan Z, Thomson, L, Friedman J, LaBounty T, Min J, Berman D, Li D. Three-dimensional retrospective image-based motion correction (TRIM) with self-navigation for free-breathing whole-heart coronary MRA. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (In press).
  • Sheehan JJ, Fan Z, Davarpanah A, Hodnett P, Varga J, Carr JC, Li D. Nonenhanced MR angiography of the hand with flow sensitive dephasing-prepared balanced SSFP sequence: Initial experience with systemic sclerosis. Radiology 2011; 259:248-256.
  • Sheehan J, Fan Z, Varga J, Carr J, Li D. Noncontrast MR angiography of the hand in patients with systemic sclerosis disease using flow sensitive dephasing (FSD) prepared balanced SSFP: initial experience. Radiology 2011; 259:248-56.
  • Sheyn D, Kallai I, Tawackoli W, Cohn Yakubovich D, Oh A, Su S, Da X, Lavi A, Kimelman-Bleich N, Zilberman Y, Li N, Bae H, Gazit Z, Pelled G, Gazit D. Gene-Modified Adult Stem Cells Regenerate Vertebral Bone Defect in a Rat Model. Mol Pharm. 2011 Oct 3;8(5):1592-601.
  • Sheyn D, Pelled G, Tawackoli W, Su S, Ben-David S. Gazit D, and Gazit Z. Transient overexpression of PPARγ2 and C/EBPα in MSCs induces brown adipose tissue formation. Regenerative Medicine, 2012, submitted
  • Simha V, Subramanyam L, Szczepaniak L, Quittner C, Adams-Huet B, Snell P, Garg A. Comparison of efficacy and safety of leptin replacement therapy in moderately and severely hypoleptinemic patients with familial partial lipodystrophy of the Dunnigan variety. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Mar; 97(3):785-92.
  • Szczepaniak LS, Victor RG, Mathur R, Nelson MD, Szczepaniak ES, Tyer N, Chen I, Unger RH, Bergman RN, and Lingvay I. Pancreatic Steatosis and Its Relationship to β-Cell Dysfunction in Humans: Racial and Ethnic Variation. Diabetes Care. 2012 Nov;35(11):2377-83.
  • Tawackoli W, Glaeser JD, Behrens P, Stefanovic T, Salehi K, Papalamprou A, Metzger MF, Eberlein S, Nelson T, Arabi Y, et al. Neural crest-derived mesenchymal progenitor cells enhance cranial allograft integration. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2021 Jan 29. doi: 10.1002/sctm.20-0364. Epub ahead of print.
  • Tawackoli W, Glaeser JD, Ju D, Yang JH, Salehi K, Stefanovic T, Kanim LEA, Avalos P, Kaneda G, Stephan S, et al. Advanced Glycation End Product Inhibitor Pyridoxamine Attenuates IVD Degeneration in Type 2 Diabetic Rats. Int J Mol Sci. 2020 Dec 19;21(24):9709.
  • Tawackoli W, Chahla J, Papalamprou A, Chan V, Arabi Y, Salehi K, Nelson TJ, Limpisvasti O, Mandelbaum BR, Metzger MF, Sheyn D. Assessing the Resident Progenitor Cell Population and the Vascularity of the Adult Human Meniscus. Arthroscopy. 2021 Jan;37(1):252-265. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2020.09.021. Epub 2020 Sep 23. 
  • Tawackoli W, Kremen TJ Jr, Stefanovic T, Salehi K, Avalos P, Reichel D, Perez MJ, Glaeser JD, Sheyn D. A Translational Porcine Model for Human Cell-Based Therapies in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Osteoarthritis After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Oct;48(12):3002-3012. 
  • Tawackoli W, Glaeser JD, Ju DG, Yang JH, Kanim LE, Salehi K, Yu V, Saidara E, Vit JP, Khnkoyan Z, et al. Optimization of a rat lumbar IVD degeneration model for low back pain. JOR Spine. 2020 Jun 22;3(2):e1092.
  • Tawackoli W, Kremen TJ, Bez M, Sheyn D, Ben-David S, Da X, Wagner S, Gazit D, Pelled G. In Vivo Imaging of Exogenous Progenitor Cells in Tendon Regeneration via Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Particles. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Sep;47(11):2737-2744.
  • Tawackoli W, Bez M, Zhou Z, Sheyn D, Giaconi JC, Shapiro G, Ben David S, Gazit Z, Pelled G, Li D, Gazit D. Molecular pain markers correlate with pH-sensitive MRI signal in a pig model of disc degeneration. Sci Rep. 2018 Nov 26;8(1):17363.
  • Tawackoli W, Shapiro G, Bez M, Gazit Z, Gazit D, Pelled G. Semiautomated Longitudinal Microcomputed Tomography-based Quantitative Structural Analysis of a Nude Rat Osteoporosis-related Vertebral Fracture Model. J Vis Exp. 2017 Sep 28;(127):55928.
  • Tawackoli W, Zhou Z, Bez M, Giaconi J, Sheyn D, de Mel S, Maya MM, Pressman BD, Gazit Z, Pelled G, et al. Quantitative chemical exchange saturation transfer MRI of intervertebral disc in a porcine model. Magn Reson Med. 2016 Dec;76(6):1677-1683.
  • Tawackoli W, Cohn Yakubovich D, Sheyn D, Kallai I, Da X, Pelled G, Gazit D, Gazit Z. Computed Tomography and Optical Imaging of Osteogenesis-angiogenesis Coupling to Assess Integration of Cranial Bone Autografts and Allografts. J Vis Exp. 2015 Dec 22;(106):e53459.
  • Tawackoli W, Shapiro G, Wong AW, Bez M, Yang F, Tam S, Even L, Sheyn D, Ben-David S, Pelled G, et al. Multiparameter evaluation of in vivo gene delivery using ultrasound-guided, microbubble-enhanced sonoporation. J Control Release. 2016 Feb 10;223:157-164.
  • Tawackoli W, Shapiro G, Kallai I, Sheyn D, Koh YD, Bae H, Trietel T, Goldbart R, Kost J, Gazit Z, et al. Ultrasound-mediated Transgene Expression in Endogenous Stem Cells Recruited to Bone Injury Sites. Adv Technol. 2014;25: 525–531. DOI: 10.1002/pat.3297
  • Tawackoli W, Liu Q, Pelled G, Fan Z, Jin N, Natsuaki Y, Bi X, Gart A, Bae H, Gazit D, Li D. Detection of low back pain using pH level-dependent imaging of the intervertebral disc using the ratio of R1ρ dispersion and -OH chemical exchange saturation transfer (RROC). Magn Reson Med. 2015 Mar;73(3):1196-205.
  • Tawackoli W, Kimelman NB, Kallai I, Sheyn D, Gazit Z, Pelled G, Gazit D. Real-time bioluminescence functional imaging for monitoring tissue formation and regeneration. Methods Mol Biol. 2013;1048:181-93.
  • Tawackoli W, Liu Q, Jin N, Fan Z, Natsuaki Y, Pelled G, Bae H, Gazit D, Li D. Reliable chemical exchange saturation transfer imaging of human lumbar intervertebral discs using reduced-field-of-view turbo spin echo at 3.0 T. NMR Biomed. 2013 Dec;26(12):1672-9.
  • Tsaftaris SA, Tang R, Zhou X, Li D, Dharmakumar R. Ischemic extent as a biomarker for characterizing severity of coronary artery stenosis with blood oxygen-sensitive MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging 2012; 35:1338-48.
  • Tsaftaris SA, Tang R, Zhou X, Li D, Dharmakumar R. Detecting Clinically Significant Coronary Stenosis by Inducing Changes in Microcirculatory Oxygenation: An Experimental Study in Canines Using Oxygen-Sensitive Magnetic Resonance Imaging. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2012 Jun;35(6):1338-48.
  • Tsaftaris SA, Zhou X, Tang R, Li D, Dharmakumar R. Detecting Myocardial Ischemia at Rest with Cardiac Phase-Resolved CMR. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging 2012. [EPSUB December 18, ahead of print]
  • Tseng CW, Kyme PA, Arruda A, Ramanujan VK, Tawackoli W, Liu GY. Innate Immune Dysfunctions in Aged Mice Facilitate the Systemic Dissemination of Methicillin-Resistant S. aureus. PLoS One. 2012;7(7):e41454.
  • Yang Q, Li K, Liu X, Du X, Bi X, Huang F, Jerecic R, Liu Z, An J, Xu D, Zheng H, Fan Z, Li D. 3.0T whole-heart coronary magnetic resonance angiography performed with 32-channel cardiac coils: A single-center experience. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging 2012; 5:573-579.
  • Zhang Z, Li J, Wu S, Liu Y, Zhou X, Fan Z, Li D, Huan Y. Magnetic resonance imaging/magnetic resonance spectroscopy biomarkers evaluation of stunned myocardium in canine model. Invest Radiol 2011; 46:209-14.
  • Zhou X, Rundell V, Liu Y, Tang R, Klein R, Shah S, Zuehlsdorff S, Tsaftaris S, Li D, Dharmakumar R. T2-weighted STIR Imaging of Myocardial Edema Associated with Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury: The Influence of Proton Density Effect on Image Contrast. Magn Reson Med. 2011 Apr;33(4):962-7
  • Zhou X, Rundell V, Liu Y, Tang R, Klein R, Li D, Dharmakumar R. On the Mechanisms Enabling Myocardial Edema Contrast in Cine SSFP Imaging Approach. Magn Reson Med. 2011 Apr;65(4):964-72

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