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    Charles Dumoulin, PhD Scientific Director, Imaging Research Center

    is interested in the physics and engineering of magnetic resonance, MRI of neonates, and interventional MRI. His interests in interventional MR include: MR-guided Focused Ultrasound ablation for non-invasive "surgery" and MR-guided vascular interventions in which an MR scanner is used to guide catheters for procedures such as cardiac electrophysiology.

    513-636-7721
    charles.dumoulin@cchmc.org

    Charles Dumoulin, PhD

    Scientific Director, Imaging Research Center

    Academic Information

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-7721

    Fax: 513-636-3754

    Email: charles.dumoulin@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Medical imaging as it applies to radiology; cardiology; neonatology; neurology and pulmonary medicine

    Biography

    Charles Dumoulin, PhD, received his BS in chemistry from Florida State University in 1977 and his PhD degree in analytical chemistry in 1981. He then spent three years performing high-resolution NMR spectroscopy research at Syracuse University before moving to General Electric’s Research and Development Center in Niskayuna, NY, where he became part of the team that developed the first industrial prototype MR scanners. 

    Later, Dr. Dumoulin made major contributions to the fields of Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA), dynamic MRI and Interventional MRI (resulting in over 100 issued patents). In 2008 Dr. Dumoulin moved to Cincinnati and became the scientific director of the Imaging Research Center. His current research interests include MRI imaging of neonates, MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Ablation, and Interventional MR.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

    Publications

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    Faculty

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    Alan S. Brody, MD Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    focuses on imaging of the chest in cystic fibrosis and in childhood diffuse lung disease. He directs the Center for Diagnostic Imaging of the Therapeutic Development Network of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

    513-636-8508
    alan.brody@cchmc.org

    Alan S. Brody, MD

    Radiologist, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Chief, Thoracic Imaging

    Assistant Director of Clinical Research

    Academic Information

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-8508

    Fax: 513-636-8145

    Email: alan.brody@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Dr. Brody completed his fellowship in pediatric radiology in 1987 and then returned to the Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 1995. Dr. Brody is active in the Department of Radiology of University of Cincinnati as well as Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in clinical care, research, teaching and administration. The primary focus of his clinical duties is pediatric thoracic imaging. 

    Dr. Brody’s research efforts are focused on the use of CT scanning in the evaluation of cystic fibrosis and diffuse lung disease in children. He began and continues to direct the National Resource Center for Imaging of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutic Development Network. This center is currently funded by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and by industry sponsors to provide expertise in the use of imaging endpoints for clinical trials. Dr. Brody is a founding member and chair of the imaging committee of the childhood Interstitial Disease Consortium.

    Dr. Brody is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is board certified in pediatrics and radiology. He holds a certificate of special qualification in pediatric radiology from the American Board of Radiology. Dr. Brody is a member of multiple national and international medical societies including senior membership in the Society for Thoracic Radiology, and membership in the Fleischner Society. Dr. Brody has been recognized as one of America’s top physicians since 2008.

    Education and Training

    AB: Biology, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH, 1975.

    MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 1980.

    Residency: Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1980-1983; Radiology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, 1983-1986.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Radiology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1986-1987.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1986; Radiology, 1986; Certificate of Additional Qualification in Pediatric Radiology, 1995.

    Publications

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    Kim M. Cecil, PhD Spectroscopist, Imaging Research Center

    focuses on the application of MR spectroscopy and imaging in several populations by characterizing the features of inborn errors in metabolism and evaluating the effects of environmental neurotoxicants and radiation, respectively, on brain anatomy and function.

    513-636-8559
    kim.cecil@cchmc.org

    Kim M. Cecil, PhD

    Spectroscopist, Imaging Research Center

    Academic Information

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-8559

    Fax: 513-636-3754

    Email: kim.cecil@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    MR spectroscopy and imaging; evaluating the effects of environmental neurotoxicants and radiation

    Biography

    Kim M. Cecil, PhD, received her undergraduate and postgraduate training in chemistry. After a post-doctoral fellowship in magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Cecil joined the Department of Radiology and the Imaging Research Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 1998. She serves as an imaging research scientist and clinical MR spectroscopist.

    In 2000, Kim M. Cecil, PhD, Antonius deGrauw, MD, PhD and Gajja Salomons, PhD, discovered creatine transporter deficiency syndrome, a genetic disorder caused by mutations in the creatine transporter gene (SLC6A8). Male patients demonstrate a significant reduction or absence of creatine in the brain, as indicated by MR spectroscopy. This is an X-linked mental retardation disorder thought to be second only to fragile X in prevalence.

    Education and Training

    BS: Chemistry & Mathematics (Magna Cum Laude), Kentucky Wesleyan College, 1988.

    MS: Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, 1991.

    PhD: Chemistry, Vanderbilt University, 1993.

    Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

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    Mark DiFrancesco, PhD Assistant Director, Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium

    is interested in the use of concurrent EEG and fMRI to detect functional correlates of spontaneous brain activity, the study of the neurocognitive effects of Lupus using fMRI, applying functional imaging to investigate attentional deficits arising from sleep restriction in adolescents and assessing the impact of field strength on the quality of small animal brain imaging.

    513-636-0436

    Mark DiFrancesco, PhD

    Assistant Director, Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-0436

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    Education and Training

    PhD:  Physics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1989.

    MS: Physics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1985.

    BS:  Physics, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, 1981.

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    Randy O. Giaquinto Senior Imaging Research Engineer, Imaging Research Center

    is interested in RF coil design, CAD and fabrication. Mr. Giaquinto has designed RF coils and system hardware for over 30 years, and is an expert on the design and clinical application of multi-channel array RF coils for MRI of the torso, heart, head, prostate and breast.

    513-803-3186
    randy.giaquinto@cchmc.org

    Randy O. Giaquinto

    Senior Imaging Research Engineer, Imaging Research Center

    Academic Information

    Instructor, UC Department of Radiology

    Instructor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-3186

    Fax: 513-636-3754

    Email: randy.giaquinto@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    High channel MRI imaging

    Research Interests

    Design and clinical application of multi-channel array RF coils for MRI of the torso, heart, head, prostate and breast

    Biography

    Randy Giaquinto currently holds 16 patents, and over 60 publications related to MRI Imaging. Prior to coming to Cincinnati Children's, he was a principle RF coil designer for GE Global Research Center for 30 years. Randy Giaquinto recently accepted a senior RF imaging engineering position at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in July 2010. 

    Education and Training

    Publications

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    Scott K. Holland, PhD Director, Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium

    focuses on pediatric neuroimaging applications of MRI at high field, which includes perfusion MRI, functional MRI, micro-imaging of transgenic mice, and image processing methods.

    513-636-7565
    scott.holland@cchmc.org

    Scott K. Holland, PhD

    Director, Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium

    McLaurin Scholar

    Academic Information

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-7565

    Fax: 513-636-0434

    Email: scott.holland@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Advanced neuroimaging applications of MRI in pediatrics; functional MRI of language, hearing and neuroplasticity following brain injury; brain development. 

    Biography

    Scott K. Holland, PhD, is the McLaurin Scholar in pediatric neurosurgery and professor of radiology, pediatrics, biomedical engineering, neuroscience and physics at University of Cincinnati, and director of the Pediatric Brain Imaging Research Center at Children’s Hospital Research Foundation.  A physicist by training, he received his BS degree (1980) in physics from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA., MS (1982) and PhD (1985) degrees in applied physics from Yale University.

    Education and Training

    BS: Physics (Magna Cum Laude), Muhlenberg College, 1980.

    MS: Engineering & Applied Science, Yale University,1982.

    MPhil: Engineering & Applied Science, Yale University, 1983.

    PhD: Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University, 1985.

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    Yu Li, PhD

    focuses on the technological development and clinical applications of high speed MR imaging and spectroscopy. Specifically, Dr. Li is interested in RF coil array for clinical MRI, parallel imaging, image reconstruction, microcoil array for NMR spectroscopy and clinical applications of parallel imaging.

    513-803-3105
    yu.li@cchmc.org

    Yu Li, PhD

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Radiology

    Phone: 513-803-3105

    Email: yu.li@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical applications of magnetic resonance imaging

    Education and Training

    PhD: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, 2002.
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    Diana M. Lindquist, PhD

    is the director for the In Vivo Micro-imaging Laboratory within the Imaging Research Center. Her research focuses on the metabolic effects of various pharmaceutical agents as measured by proton, phosphorus and carbon magnetic resonance spectroscopy.

    513-636-9268
    diana.lindquist@cchmc.org

    Diana M. Lindquist, PhD

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-9268

    Fax: 513-636-0434

    Email: diana.lindquist@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Magnetic resonance spectroscopy of drug effects; magnetic resonance spectroscopy of metabolic disease; multinuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy; pulse sequence design

    Education and Training

    BS: University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM; May 1989.

    MA: Brandeis University, Waltham, MA; December 1991.

    PhD: University of Arkansas-Little Rock, Little Rock, AR; 1998.

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    John M. Racadio, MD Division Chief, Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    is the division chief of pediatric interventional radiology (IR) and the director of the IR research lab. Research interests include developing image guided minimally invasive techniques to treat a wide range of pediatric diseases. Additional interests include development of x-ray dose lowering IR protocols for pediatric patients. He is also interested in pediatric applications of MRI guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound ablation (HIFU). 

    513-636-3385
    john.racadio@cchmc.org

    John M. Racadio, MD

    Division Chief, Interventional Radiology, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging

    Interventional Radiologist

    Academic Information

    Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-3385

    Fax: 513-636-4208

    Email: john.racadio@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Vascular access; gastrointestinal interventional radiology

    Biography

    John Racadio, MD, has been practicing interventional radiology (IR) for 14 years and has been the division chief of interventional radiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for the past 11 years. He has expertise in performing a wide range of vascular procedures including angiography, angioplasty, embolization, vascular access, and thrombolysis in patients ranging from 500g to 150kg.

    He is also the director of the interventional radiology research lab, which is part of the Department of Radiology Imaging Research Center (IRC). This state-of-the-art IR lab, which is identical to our clinical IR labs, possesses cutting edge digital flat detector technology including 3-D rotational angiography (3DRA), 3-D Roadmapping, and C-arm cone beam CT. These features provide superior image quality for digital subtraction angiography, 3-D angiography reconstruction, and “CT-like” imaging. Lab support staff includes RT(R) licensed IR technologists, and an IR lab manager. The long term goal of the IR research lab is to develop new image guided interventional procedures and imaging techniques and protocols to improve clinical outcomes. Having an IR research lab identical to our IR clinical labs facilitates translation of lab results into clinical practice.

    Education and Training

    BS: Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, 1987.

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1992.

    Residency: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1993-1997.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1997-1998.

    Certification: Certificate of Added Qualifications, Pediatric Radiology, November 2001; Diagnostic Radiology, American Board of Radiology, 1997.

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    Michael D. Taylor, MD Director, Advanced Imaging Innovation

    is a non-invasive cardiologist interested in applications of imaging to problems of congenital and acquired heart disease. His primary research interest is cardiac MRI and its application in evaluating myocardial function and disease. He has a translational program that uses multi-modality imaging to characterize mouse models of inherited and acquired cardiomyopathies.

    513-803-0426
    michael.taylor1@cchmc.org

    Michael D. Taylor, MD

    Director, Advanced Imaging Innovation

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-0426

    Email: michael.taylor1@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Cardiac MRI; Cardiac CT; and echocardiography

    Research Interests

    Myocardial metabolism; animal models of heart failure; positron emission tomography 

    Biography

    Michael Taylor, MD joined the Heart Institute in July, 2010 as the director of Advanced Imaging Innovation. He was previously the director of cardiac magnetic resonance at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston.

    Dr. Taylor has expertise in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography and computed tomography. He has a dual appointment in the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Imaging Research Center, an interdisciplinary facility of advanced imaging faculty with dedicated clinical and pre-clinical imaging equipment.

    Dr Taylor's primary interests include myocardial metabolism in heart failure, animal models of cardiac pathology, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging of congenital and acquired heart disease.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; 2001.

    PhD: Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; 2001.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; 2003.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; 2006.

    Certification: Pediatrics; 2005.

    Certification: Pediatric Cardiology; 2006.

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    Jean Tkach, PhD

    is focused on neonatal MRI, functional MRI, MR angiography, magnetization transfer saturation MRI, MR spectroscopy and steady state MR techniques. Dr. Tkach research focuses on neurological disease, including white matter disease, epilepsy, brain tumors and aneurysms. In addition, she has interests in MR safety testing of medical implants

    513-636-7166
    jean.tkach@cchmc.org

    Jean Tkach, PhD

    Academic Information

    Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-7166

    Email: jean.tkach@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Neonatal MR acquisition technique development, optimization and application

    Biography

    Jean Tkach, PhD, received her undergraduate and graduate training in biomedical engineering. She is an MRI physicist by training who has been involved in MRI research since 1985.

    Dr. Tkach joined the Cincinnati Children's faculty in the Fall of 2010. Throughout her career, the majority of her effort has been dedicated to the development, implementation, optimization and application of novel MRI acquisition techniques to address clinical as well as more fundamental research questions. The majority of these efforts have been dedicated toward neuroimaging. However, she has also been actively involved in research to advance the fields of cardiac, body and musculoskeletal MR imaging. Although most of Dr. Tkach's work has been directed toward human imaging, she also has been actively involved in multiple animal MR imaging studies.

    Dr. Tkach’s research currently focuses on the development and implementation of state of the art MRI acquisition techniques optimized for (and to best address the most relevant clinical needs of) the neonate that exploit new technology being developed for this purpose. Most recently, Dr. Tkach received the Caffey Award for the Best Basic Science Research Paper at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Pediatric Radiology.

    Dr. Tkach is also is a consultant on the Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

    Education and Training

    BSE: Biomedical Engineering, Duke University, 1982.

    MS: Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1985.

    PhD: Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, 1988.

    Publications

    Grants

    Functional MR Imaging Study of Speech Production in Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Jul 2010 - Jul 2013. #1R21DC010188-01.
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    Jennifer J. Vannest, PhD

    is interested in the use of functional MRI and behavioral testing to examine how epilepsy and neurodevelopmental disorders affect language function and the brain circuitry that supports it. The goal of these studies is to provide better treatment and educational strategies for children with these disorders.

    513-636-6959
    jennifer.vannest@cchmc.org

    Jennifer J. Vannest, PhD

    Academic Information

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6959

    Email: jennifer.vannest@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Cognitive neuroscience of language and memory (using functional MRI); cognitive effects of epilepsy and neurodevelopmental disorders

    Research Interests

    Neurological disorders and language impairments

    Biography

    Jennifer Vannest, PhD, completed her undergraduate education at the Ohio State University and continued there for her graduate work. Her PhD is in linguistics, and in addition, her graduate training included a number of courses in cognitive psychology, neuropsychology and speech and hearing sciences. As a postdoctoral fellow at University of Michigan and University of Rochester, Dr. Vannest was trained to use functional MRI to study the brain mechanisms underlying language skill.

    Dr. Vannest came to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 2006, and her current research makes use of functional MRI to examine how epilepsy and neurodevelopmental disorders affect language function, ultimately leading to better treatment and educational strategies for children with these disorders.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Ohio State University, Linguistics.

    Postdoctoral Training: University of Michigan (Psychology), University of Rochester (Brain and Cognitive Sciences).

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    Janaka P. Wansapura, PhD

    research is focused on the study of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy using advance MRI methodologies including arterial spin labeling, myocardial tagging, relaxation time mapping and delayed enhancement. His cardiac MRI research extends from mouse models to clinical studies. Dr. Wansapura’s other research interests include mathematical modeling, vascular compliance, MR based thermometry and fat/water decomposition.

    513-636-9384
    janaka.wansapura@cchmc.org

    Janaka P. Wansapura, PhD

    Academic Information

    Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-9384

    Email: janaka.wansapura@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Cardiovascular functional imaging; myocardial perfusion; imaging of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy; MRI of vascular function; MRI based fat quantification; MR thermometry

    Education and Training

    PhD: Physics, University of Cincinnati, OH, 1998.

    MS: Physics, University of Cincinnati, OH, 1996.

    BSc: Special Degree in Physics with first class honors. University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1991.

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    Grants

    Cardiac Structure and Function in Early Familial Cardiomyopathy. Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Jan 2010 - Mar 2015. #K25 HL102244-01.

    Cardiovascular Disease in Children with Chronic Kidney Disease. Co-Investigator. Jul 2011 - Jun 2016.

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    Patrick Winter, PhD

    is interested in targeted MRI contrast agents, multi-nuclear imaging and spectroscopy, activatable MRI contrast agents and automated image processing routines. His research focuses on biomarkers of cardiovascular disease and cancer, including angiogenesis and tracking anti-angiogenic therapies.

    513-803-3104

    Patrick Winter, PhD

    Academic Information

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-803-3104

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    Biography

    Patrick Winter, PhD received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. Patrick returned to Washington University as a post-doc in 2000 and subsequently became an Assistant Professor of Medicine in 2005. He took a one-year leave of absence from his faculty position in 2008 to initiate clinical trials of an investigational MRI contrast agent with a small bio-technology company in St. Louis named Kereos. In 2010, he joined the Imaging Research Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

    Dr. Winter has more than 15 years of experience in MRI research, with a strong record of publications (51 peer-reviewed journal papers, 13 book chapters and 79 scientific abstracts) and grant funding from the NIH and private sources (4 grants as principal investigator and 5 grants as co-investigator). In addition, Dr. Winter is involved in reviewing journal articles, teaching at university and professional levels, organizing courses and scientific sessions, consulting for pharmaceutical companies and participating in professional societies. His current research interests include molecular imaging of cancer and cardiovascular disease, multi-nuclear imaging and spectroscopy, activatable MRI contrast agents, and automated image processing routines.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Biomedical Engineering, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX, 2000.

    BS: Electrical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1994.

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    Jason C. Woods, PhD Director, Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research

    is an imaging scientist who focuses on basic and translational pulmonary MRI and CT. His lab studies new methods for in-vivo assessment of regional pulmonary function, microstructure and physiology using hyperpolarized gases (3He and 129Xe) and 1H MRI, in addition to multi-volume CT. As new therapeutics for pulmonary diseases are developed, these new methods will be used for efficacy assessment and potential image guidance.

    513-803-4463
    jason.woods@cchmc.org

    Jason C. Woods, PhD

    Director, Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research

    Academic Information

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-4463

    Email: jason.woods@cchmc.org

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    Research

    Hyperpolarized gas; pulmonary MRI; translational studies; image-guided pulmonary interventions

    Biography

    Dr. Woods is one of the world’s leading experts on hyperpolarized-gas MRI and the use of such gas MRI to measure regional lung function, microstructure and physiology. He began his career at Washington University, where he helped lead multiple team projects related to lung imaging, biology and physiology. Interests in both world-class science and higher education led him to pursue simultaneous roles as a professor and academic dean, when he became program director for Washington University’s MARC (T34) training program.

    Currently Dr. Woods directs the Center for Pulmonary Imaging Research at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. The center is a multidisciplinary research and training program at the intersection of pulmonary medicine and radiology.

    Education and Training

    PhD: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2002.

    Postdoctoral: Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 2004.

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    Grants

    Single-session bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthmatics guided by HXe MRI. Co-Principal Investigator. NHLBI. Sep 2012 – Aug 2015.

    Regulatory Advancement of HXe as a Diagnostic MRI Contrast Agent. Co-Principal Investigator. NHLBI. Sep 2011 – Aug 2014. 

    Severe Asthma Research Program (SARP). Investigator. NHLBI. Aug 2011 – Jul 2017.

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    Weihong Yuan, PhD

    is focused on diffusion tensor imaging in children with hydrocephalus. He is also interested in the application of functional MRI and diffusion tensor imaging in other pediatric patients, such as children with epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, supratentorial tumors and spina bifida.

    513-636-2862
    Weihong.Yuan@cchmc.org

    Weihong Yuan, PhD

    Academic Information

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Radiology

    Phone: 513-636-2862

    Fax: 513-636-0434

    Email: Weihong.Yuan@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Diffusion tensor study pediatric patient with hydrocephalus; diffusion tensor imaging study of pediatric supratentorial tumors; diffusion tensor imaging study of children with traumatic brain injury; functional MRI study of pediatric patients with spina bifida; fMRI/DTI study of epilepsy; intra-operative neuroimaging

    Biography

    Weihong Yuan, PhD, joined the faculty in 2005 and currently is the McLaurin fellow in pediatric neurosurgery and research assistant professor of radiology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of Cincinnati. He is a biomedical engineer by training with BS degree (1991) from Zhejiang University, PRC, and MS (1997) and PhD degree (2000) from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ.

    Education and Training

    BS: Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, PRC, 1991.

    MS: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ, 1997. 

    PhD: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ, 2000.

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