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Recent Thesis Topics

2014

  • "Acceleration Appointment for Patient-Specific SENSE-Accelerated 3DFT MRI," Paul T. Weavers, Ph.D. (Mentor: Stephen J. Riederer, Ph.D.)
  • "Quantitative Evaluation of Skeletal Muscle Stiffness," Sarah Eby, Ph.D. (Mentor: Kai-Nan An, Ph.D.)
  • "Kidney Segmentation and Image Analysis in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease," Joshua D. Warner, Ph.D. (Mentor: Bradley J. Erickson, M.D., Ph.D.)
  • "Image Analytics for Stratified Pulmonary Medicine," Sushravya M. Raghunath, Ph.D. (Mentor: Richard A. Robb, Ph.D.)
  • "Novel Techniques in Ultrasound Shear Wave Elastography," Pengfei Song, Ph.D. (Mentor: James F. Greenleaf, Ph.D.)

2013

  • "Digital Processing of Neurologic Images," Zachary S. Kelm, Ph.D. (Mentor: Bradley J. Erickson, M.D., Ph.D.)
  • "Pulmonary Nodules on CT: Machine Learning for the Development and Assessment of Image Features Related to Malignancy Status," Ashlee M. Byrd, Ph.D. (Mentor: Bradley J. Erickson, M.D., Ph.D.)
  • ''Ion Beam CT for Accurate Proton Therapy Treatment Planning,'' John P. Mullins, Ph.D. (Mentor: Michael G. Herman, Ph.D.)
  • ''Osteoporosis of the Human Spine and Vertebral Fracture Prediction: An Observational, Experimental and Modeling Approach,'' Hugo Giambini, Ph.D. (Mentor: Kai-Nan An, Ph.D.)
  • ''High Spatial and Temporal Resolution Neuro and Body Contrast-Enhanced MR Angiography,'' Petrice M. Mostardi, M.D., Ph.D. (Mentor: Stephen J. Riederer, Ph.D.)
  • ''Neuromotor Control of the Diaphragm Muscle,'' Yasin Baris Seven, Ph.D. (Mentor: Gary C. Sieck, Ph.D.)

2012

  • ''Measurement of Kidney Viscoelasticity,'' Carolina Amador Carrascal, Ph.D. (Mentor: James F. Greenleaf, Ph.D.)
  • ''Epigenetic Regulation of Stem Cells in Cancer and Aging,'' David Asuzu, Ph.D. (Mentor: Tamas Ordog, M.D.)
  • ''Extended Field-of-View Contrast-Enhanced MR Angiography of the Peripheral Vasculature with High Spatial and Temporal Resolution,'' Casey P. Johnson, Ph.D. (Mentor: Stephen J. Riederer, Ph.D.)
  • ''Neurotrophins in the Pulmonary Vasculature,'' Lucas W. Meuchel, Ph.D. (Mentor: Y. S. Prakash, M.D., Ph.D.)
  • ''Low Dose and Quantitative Myocardial Perfusion Imaging Using Multidetector Row Computed Tomography,'' Juan Carlos Ramirez Giraldo, Ph.D. (Mentor: Cynthia H. McCollough, Ph.D.)

2011

  • "Ultrasound in the Study of Arterial Mechanical Properties and Waves," Miguel Bernal Restrepo, Ph.D. (Mentor: James F. Greenleaf, Ph.D.)
  • "Plasma Membrane Wounding in Alveolar Epithelial Cells — Interventions to Promote Wound Healing," Lindsay M. Godin, Ph.D. (Mentor: Rolf D. Hubmayr, M.D.)
  • "Quantitative Analysis of Synaptic Distribution at Motoneurons," Amine N. Issa, Ph.D. (Mentor: Gary C. Sieck, Ph.D.)
  • "Compton Scatter Dose Reconstruction for Radiation Therapy," Daniel W. Mundy, Ph.D. (Mentor: Michael G. Herman, Ph.D.)
  • "A Noninvasive Method for Quantifying Viscoelasticity of the Left-Ventricular Myocardium Using Shearwave Dispersion Ultrasound Vibrometry (SDUV)," Ivan Z. Nenadic, Ph.D. (Mentor: James F. Greenleaf, Ph.D.)
  • "Estrogens in the Airway," Elizabeth A. Townsend, Ph.D. (Mentor: Y. S. Prakash, M.D., Ph.D.)

Recent student accomplishments (2014)

November

  • Loribeth Q. Evertz (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: Neuroscience 2014, Washington
    • Title: Evaluation of intramuscular interstitial fluid flow using fluorescent microspheres
  • Kay M. Pepin (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Workshop on Magnetic Resonance in Cancer: Challenges & Unmet Needs, Austin, Texas
    • Title: MR elastography in glioma: Feasibility and initial comparison with tumor grade

September

August

July

  • Paul T. Weavers (publication)
  • Loribeth Q. Evertz (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Title: Evaluation of intramuscular interstitial fluid flow using fluorescent microspheres
  • Elisabeth R. Jensen (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, Massachusetts
    • Title: Error analysis of cine phase contrast MRI velocity measurements used for strain calculation
  • Michelle E. Howard (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Austin, Texas
    • Title: Minimum monitor unit effects on plan quality for multi-field optimized spot scanning proton therapy
  • Zhoubo Li (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Austin, Texas
    • Title: Use of an image-based material-decomposition algorithm for multi-energy CT to determine basis material densities
  • Shengzhen Tao (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Austin, Texas
    • Title: Noncartesian MR imaging with integrated gradient non-linearity correction

June

May

  • Kay M. Pepin (publication)
  • Eric G. Stinson (publication)
  • Michelle E. Howard (poster presentation)
    • Meeting: Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group (PTCOG 53)
    • Title: Minimum monitor unit effects on plan quality for multi-field optimized spot scanning proton therapy
  • Pengfei Song (grant)
    • Organization: American Heart Association two-year postdoctoral fellowship
    • Work: Assessment of chemotherapy-induced cardiac toxicity for childhood cancer patients with ultrasound shear wave elastography
  • Elizabeth R. Vogel, M.D. (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: American Thoracic Society, San Diego, California
    • Title: Moderate hyperoxia-induced extracellular matrix remodeling in developing human airway smooth muscle
  • Sushravya M. Raghunath (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: American Thoracic Society, San Diego, California
    • Title: Independent quantitative computed tomography-based prediction of lung adenocarcinoma risk
  • Shengzhen Tao (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Milan, Italy
    • Title: Measurement and correction of gradient nonlinearity by spherical harmonic fitting using the ADNI phantom
  • Shengzhen Tao (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Milan, Italy
    • Title: Integrated image reconstruction and gradient nonlinearity correction
  • Eric G. Stinson (oral presentation, awards)
    • Meeting: International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Milan, Italy
    • Title: SNR and CNR comparison of single-echo Dixon and subtraction contrast-enhanced MR angiography
    • Award: ISMRM Merit Award — Summa Cum Laude (abstract score in top 3 percent of the subspecialty)
    • Award: Special trainee presentation, Cardiac MR Study Group
  • Eric G. Stinson (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Milan, Italy
    • Title: Homodyne reconstruction for single-echo Dixon imaging

April

March

February

January

Recent student accomplishments (July-Dec. 2013)

December

November

  • Joshua D. Warner (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, Illinois
    • Title: Cyst-parenchyma surface area: A new prognostic image feature for ADPKD
  • Bogdan Dzyubak (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, Illinois
    • Title: Automated technique for hepatic MR elastography analysis: Comparison to skilled human interpretation
  • Zhoubo Li (oral presentation, award)
    • Meeting: Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, Illinois
    • Title: Adaptive noise reduction of cardiac CT data by a partial temporal profile non-local means (PATEN) filter
    • Award: RSNA Trainee Research Prize

October

September

August

  • Pengfei Song (publication)
  • Bogdan Dzyubak (publication)
  • Zhoubo Li (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
    • Title: Noise reduction of 4D CT data by a modified non-local means filter
  • Eric G. Stinson (oral presentation, award)
    • Meeting: 25th International Workshop on Magnetic Resonance Angiography, New York
    • Title: SNR and CNR in subtraction and Dixon CE-MRA: Theory, phantoms, and in vivo measurements
    • Award: National Institutes of Health Young Investigator Stipend
  • Paul T. Weavers (oral presentation, award)
    • Meeting: 25th International Workshop on Magnetic Resonance Angiography, New York
    • Title: Optimal CAIPIRINHA patterns and acceleration apportionment applied to CE-MRA
    • Award: National Institutes of Health Young Investigator Stipend

July

  • Pengfei Song (oral presentation)
    • Meeting: 2013 IEEE-UFFC Joint Symposium, Prague, Czech Republic
    • Title: Fast shear compounding using directional filtering and two-dimensional shear wave speed calculation
  • Oct 20, 2014
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