Human MRI at Ultra-High Field
21 Nov, 2018 (Wed)
11:00 am
Room 603, Chow Yei Ching Building

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Prof. Peter van Zijl, PhD
Director, FM Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging
Johns Hopkins University Medical School


Prof. Peter van Zijl

In this presentation, I will first discuss some physiological aspects of MRI at 7T. Then I will provide an overview of our recent studies in which physiological parameters are measured using various in vivo technologies, including instance quantitative susceptibility mapping, arterial cerebral blood volume mapping, and mapping of metabolite levels using MRS and chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) MRI.


Biography of the speaker

Peter van Zijl, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Departments of Radiology, Oncology and Biophysics at Johns Hopkins University Medical School and the founding director of the F.M. Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. This center is a US National Center for Biomedical Technology Research funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. Dr. van Zijl is a fellow of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) and the International Society of Magnetic Resonance (ISMAR). In 2007, he received the ISMRM gold medal award for scientific achievement in the fields of MRS, diffusion imaging and functional MRI. In 2016, he was awarded received the Günther Laukien Award of the Experimental NMR Conference for the development of CEST imaging and spectroscopy. He is also a Distinguished Investigator of the Academy of Radiology Research. Dr. van Zijl’s research focuses on developing new methodologies for MRI and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) to study brain function, chemistry and physiology. A more recent interest is the development of bioorganic, biodegradable MRI contrast agents. The ultimate goal is to transform these technologies into fast methods that are compatible with the time available for multi-modal clinical diagnosis using MRI.


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