MRRL Research Seminar

The quarterly MRRL Research Seminar provides an opportunity for trainees to present their research projects to the larger MRRL group.  The emphasis of the seminar is on discussion, therefore we encourage short talks (~10 minutes) followed by a longer discussion (~20 minutes).

These talks are an important way to build bridges between the individual labs within MRRL, present unsolved problems, and seek input from a wider audience.

2016-17 Academic Year

Spring Quarter 2017 MRRL Research Seminar
12PM-2PM on Friday, June 16, 2017 in Ueberroth 1417 
Speaker #1: Shams Rashid (Hu Lab): Cardiac MRI at 0.35T with bSSFP-EPI. 
Speaker #2: Takegawa Yoshida: Ferumoxytol MRA and Non-Contrast CT Fusion in Patients with Renal Failure. 
Speaker #3: Jessica Martinez (Ennis Lab): MR Safety: A Comparison of Temperature Increase for Different Field Strengths.

Winter Quarter 2017 MRRL Research Seminar
4pm-6pm on Friday March 10, 2017 in Ueberroth 1417
Speaker #1: Patrick Magrath (Ennis Lab): Combined Cardiac Structure and Function Yields Insight into In-vivo Myofiber Behavior.
Speaker #2: Warren Chang: Clinical Applications of 4D Flow MRA.   
Speaker #3: Jiahao Lin (Sung Lab): Deep Network Training Based Sparsity Model for Reconstruction.  

Fall Quarter 2016 MRRL Research Seminar
4pm-6pm on Friday December 2, 2016 in Ueberroth 1417
Speaker #1: Xinzhou Li (Wu Lab): Real Time Motion Prediction for Feedback Control of MRI Guided Interventions.
Speaker #2: Dapeng Liu (Sung Lab): Investigation of Blood Perfusion, T2 and Volume of Human Placenta Along Gestation. 
Speaker #3: Jessica Martinez (Ennis Lab) 

2015-16 Academic Year

Spring Quarter 2016 MRRL Research Seminar
12PM-2PM on Friday, June 3, 2016 in Ueberroth 1417 
Speaker #1: Kevin Moulin (Ennis Lab): Free Breathing Cardiac Diffusion Imaging
Speaker #2: Thomas Martin (Sung Lab): Respiratory motion detection using fat-only signal from Dixon
Speaker #3: Da Wang (Hu Lab): Phase-Contrast MRI with Hybrid One- and Two-sided Flow-Encoding and Velocity Spectrum Separation

Winter Quarter 2016 MRRL Research Seminar
2pm-4pm on Friday March 11, 2016 in Ueberroth 1417
Speaker #1: Jiaxin Shao (Hu Lab): On the accuracy, precision and reproducibility of myocardial T1 mapping: comparison of four T1 estimation algorithms for Modified Look-Locker Inversion Recovery (MOLLI)
Speaker #2: Xinran Zhong (Sung Lab):  Deep Learning based Cancer Classification
Speaker #3: Mike Loecher (Ennis Lab):  Multidirectional High-moment encoding for intracranial 4D-Flow

Fall Quarter 2015 MRRL Research Seminar
2pm-4pm on Friday December 11, 2015 in MP300 B119
Speaker #1: Yu Gao (Hu Lab) : Distortion-Free bSSFP-based Diffusion MRI: Validation and Preliminary Experience using an MRI-Guided Radiotherapy System
Speaker #2: Novena Rangwala (Wu/Sung Labs) : Time Efficient Distortion Corrected Diffusion MRI in the Prostate using Reduced FOV Readout-Segmented EPI
Speaker #3: Eric Aliotta (Ennis Lab) : Motion Compensated, Minimum-TE Diffusion MRI with Convex Optimized Diffusion Encoding (CODE)

2014-15 Academic Year

Spring Quarter 2015 MRRL Research Seminar
2pm-4pm on Friday May 8, 2015 in Bauer Auditorium (CHS building – room BH173)
Speaker #1: Thomas Martin (Wang Lab) – Accelerated Multiband SSFP Imaging with Controlled Aliasing in Parallel Imaging and integrated-SSFP (CAIPI-iSSFP).
Speaker #2: Isabel Dregely (Wu Lab) – Rapid Quantitative T2-mapping of the Prostate using 3D Dual Echo Steady State (DESS) MRI.
Speaker #3: Fei Han (Hu Lab) – Multi-phase Steady-state Imaging with Contrast Enhancement (MUSIC) using Rotating Cartesian K-Space trajectory (ROCK).

Winter Quarter 2015 MRRL Research Seminar
2pm-4pm on Friday March 13, 2015 in Bauer Auditorium (CHS building – room BH173)
Speaker #1: Volkan Acikel (Ennis Lab) – RF Safety Analysis of Active Implantable Medical Devices using Modified Transmission Line Method
Speaker #2: Andres Saucedo (Sung Lab) – Constrained and Model-Based MRI Reconstruction for Parallel Imaging and Diffusion Imaging
Speaker #3: Tess Armstrong (Wu Lab) – Free Breathing Fat-Water-Separated Liver MRI using a Multi-Echo 3D Stack-of-Stars Technique

Fall Quarter 2014 MRRL Research Seminar
2pm-4pm on Friday December 19, 2014 in Ueberroth #1417
Speaker #1: Samantha Mikaiel (Wu Lab) – Real-Time MRI-Guided Interventions using a Hydrostatically Actuated Robotic System
Speaker #2: Da Wang (Hu Lab) – Flow Encoding acquisitions Only (FEsO) PC-MRI
Speaker #3: Eric Aliotta (Ennis Lab) – Sequence Developments in Cardiac Diffusion MRI

2013-14 Academic Year

Spring Quarter 2014 MRRL Research Seminar
3pm-5pm on Friday June 6, 2014 in Ueberroth #1417
Speaker #1: Thomas Martin (Wang Lab) – Averaged Blood Oxygenation Sensitive Steady-State (A-BOSS) fMRI
Speaker #2: Zhe Wang (Ennis Lab) – Automated LV twist measurement using Complementary Radial Tagging
Speaker #3: Samantha Mikaiel (Wu Lab) – Real Time Imaging for Interventional MRI
Speaker #4: Shams Rashid (Hu Lab) – Metal Artifact Reduction in 3D Late Gadolinium Enhancement MRI for Patients with Implanted Cardiac Devices

Winter Quarter 2014 MRRL Research Seminar
3pm-5pm on Friday March 14, 2014 in Ueberroth #1417
Speaker #1: Tess Armstrong (Wu Lab) – Fat Fraction Quantification using Fat/Water Separation with the Hernando Graph-cut Algorithm
Speaker #2: Judith Zimmermann (Ennis Lab) – Cardiac MRI in ICD Patients for Geometric Cardiac Modeling
Speaker #3: Junfei Lu (Hu Lab) – Magnetization Transfer Imaging with bSSFP for Myocardial Scars
Spekaer #4: Ziwu Zhou (Hu Lab) – Dictionary Learning and Joint Sparse Dynamic MRI

Fall Quarter 2015 MRRL Research Seminar
2pm-4pm on Friday December 11, 2015 in MP300 B119
Speaker #1: Yu Gao (Hu Lab) : Distortion-Free bSSFP-based Diffusion MRI: Validation and Preliminary Experience using an MRI-Guided Radiotherapy System
Speaker #2: Novena Rangwala (Wu/Sung Labs) : Time Efficient Distortion Corrected Diffusion MRI in the Prostate using Reduced FOV Readout-Segmented EPI
Speaker #3: Eric Aliotta (Ennis Lab) : Motion Compensated, Minimum-TE Diffusion MRI with Convex Optimized Diffusion Encoding (CODE)