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  • Medical Imaging Seminar

    Thu, Nov 07, 2019 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Xucheng Zhu, University of California, Berkeley

    Talk Title: 3D Free Breathing Pediatric Pulmonary MRI

    Series: Medical Imaging Seminar Series

    Abstract: In contrast to PET and CT, MRI delivers no ionizing radiation and within a single imaging session provides a wide range of soft tissue characterization and function. Unfortunately, the innumerable air-tissue interfaces in the lung disrupt the MRI signal, rendering lung tissue invisible on conventional MRI. Furthermore, scans are highly susceptible to respiratory and bulk motion that is widely prevalent in pediatric patient populations. For these reasons, MRI is currently insufficient to provide the prognostic and diagnostic information required of imaging studies. We proposed a novel motion corrected imaging framework, combining with a ultra-short echo time(UTE) acquisition to overcome the existing challenges in pediatric lung MRI.

    Biography: Xucheng Zhu is a 5th year PhD student in the joint UC Berkeley and UCSF Bioengineering program, mentored by Dr. Peder Larson. My PhD thesis focuses on 3D high resolution free breathing lung MRI. I also have experience in PET/MR reconstruction and motion correction, dynamic hyperpolarized 13C MRI, and deep learning based medical image enhancement.

    Host: Professor Krishna Nayak, knayak@usc.edu

    Location: Hughes Aircraft Electrical Engineering Center (EEB) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Talyia White

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