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Robert Lenkinski, Ph.D.

Robert Lenkinski, Ph.D.

One of Dr. Lenkinski’s major research interests is in clinical applications of in vivo Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy. He is also developing in vivo multinuclear MRI methods, primarily Na-23. A more recent area of interest has been molecular imaging, which involves the development of novel MR and optical-based imaging contrast.

Ananth Maduranthakam, Ph.D.

Ananth Maduranthakam, Ph.D.

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Dr. Madhuranthakam’s research interests focus on the development of novel techniques to improve the clinical utility of MRI. His laboratory specializes in understanding and applying MR physics to exploit the variations in human anatomy and physiology to develop these novel techniques. A primary area of research involves non-contrast perfusion imaging using arterial spin labeled (ASL) MRI applied to brain, kidneys, and lungs. Another area of research includes fast and robust whole body MRI techniques for the detection and therapy response assessment of bone lesions. He is evaluating several of these techniques that are developed in his lab, in clinical trials.

Keith Hulsey, Ph.D.

Keith Hulsey, Ph.D.

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Interests: Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI), MR Spectroscopy, MR coil design, Multinuclear MR, Imaging Informatics

Research: Dr. Hulsey's research focuses on the development of quantitative Magnetic Resonance techniques. A major portion of this effort is directed toward developing quantitative measures of Diffusion Weighted Images for cancer detection and assessment of treatment response. He is also involved in the quantification of fat fraction in various organs using MR Spectroscopy. Another area of his research is directed toward radio frequency (rf) coil design. This includes building and modeling coils for multinuclear imaging and spectroscopy as well as testing coils for high field proton imaging. Dr. Hulsey has managed the deployment of a research PACs for de-identification, storage and retrieval of research images within the department of Radiology. He consults with many other researchers to provide workflows for data compilation and ensured data integrity for their imaging studies.

Yin Xi, Ph.D.

Yin Xi, Ph.D.

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Interests-Research: Prostate and renal mass MR imaging, auto/semi-automatic imaging segmentation, biostatistics. Dr. Xi's main interest focuses on developing spatially modified algorithms for image segmentation for both lesion identification and intratumoral heterogeneity analysis. He also works closely with researches in clinical studies as a biostatistian where he provides consultations on study designs and participates in data analyses.

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