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Improved carotid lumen delineation on non-contrast MR angiography using SNAP (Simultaneous Non-Contrast Angiography and Intraplaque Hemorrhage) imaging.

Liu H, Sun J, Hippe DS, Wu W, Chu B, Balu N, Hatsukami T, Yuan C.

Magn Reson Imaging. 2019 Oct;62:87-93. doi: 10.1016/j.mri.2019.06.012. Epub 2019 Jun 24.


Understanding Atherosclerosis Through an Osteoarthritis Data Set.

Liu W, Balu N, Canton G, Hippe DS, Watase H, Waterton JC, Hatsukami T, Yuan C.

Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2019 Jun;39(6):1018-1025. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.119.312513.


Quantitative assessment of the intracranial vasculature in an older adult population using iCafe.

Chen L, Sun J, Hippe DS, Balu N, Yuan Q, Yuan I, Zhao X, Li R, He L, Hatsukami TS, Hwang JN, Yuan C.

Neurobiol Aging. 2019 Jul;79:59-65. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2019.02.027. Epub 2019 Mar 28.


Semiautomatic carotid intraplaque hemorrhage volume measurement using 3D carotid MRI.

Liu J, Sun J, Balu N, Ferguson MS, Wang J, Kerwin WS, Hippe DS, Wang A, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C.

J Magn Reson Imaging. 2019 Oct;50(4):1055-1062. doi: 10.1002/jmri.26698. Epub 2019 Mar 12.


Inter-rater and scan-rescan reproducibility of the detection of intracranial atherosclerosis on contrast-enhanced 3D vessel wall MRI.

Mossa-Basha M, Watase H, Sun J, Shibata DK, Hippe DS, Balu N, Hatsukami T, Yuan C.

Br J Radiol. 2019 May;92(1097):20180973. doi: 10.1259/bjr.20180973. Epub 2019 Feb 26.


Intracranial aneurysms at higher clinical risk for rupture demonstrate increased wall enhancement and thinning on multicontrast 3D vessel wall MRI.

Hartman JB, Watase H, Sun J, Hippe DS, Kim L, Levitt M, Sekhar L, Balu N, Hatsukami T, Yuan C, Mossa-Basha M.

Br J Radiol. 2019 Apr;92(1096):20180950. doi: 10.1259/bjr.20180950. Epub 2019 Jan 30.


Accelerated multi-contrast high isotropic resolution 3D intracranial vessel wall MRI using a tailored k-space undersampling and partially parallel reconstruction strategy.

Balu N, Zhou Z, Hippe DS, Hatsukami T, Mossa-Basha M, Yuan C.

MAGMA. 2019 Jun;32(3):343-357. doi: 10.1007/s10334-018-0730-8. Epub 2019 Jan 3.


Quantification of morphometry and intensity features of intracranial arteries from 3D TOF MRA using the intracranial artery feature extraction (iCafe): A reproducibility study.

Chen L, Mossa-Basha M, Sun J, Hippe DS, Balu N, Yuan Q, Pimentel K, Hatsukami TS, Hwang JN, Yuan C.

Magn Reson Imaging. 2019 Apr;57:293-302. doi: 10.1016/j.mri.2018.12.007. Epub 2018 Dec 20.


Simultaneous T1 and T2 mapping of the carotid plaque (SIMPLE) with T2 and inversion recovery prepared 3D radial imaging.

Qi H, Sun J, Qiao H, Zhao X, Guo R, Balu N, Yuan C, Chen H.

Magn Reson Med. 2018 Dec;80(6):2598-2608. doi: 10.1002/mrm.27361. Epub 2018 May 25.


Carotid Artery Remodeling Is Segment Specific: An In Vivo Study by Vessel Wall Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Watase H, Sun J, Hippe DS, Balu N, Li F, Zhao X, Mani V, Fayad ZA, Fuster V, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C.

Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2018 Apr;38(4):927-934. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.117.310296. Epub 2018 Feb 22.


Carotid Artery Wall Imaging: Perspective and Guidelines from the ASNR Vessel Wall Imaging Study Group and Expert Consensus Recommendations of the American Society of Neuroradiology.

Saba L, Yuan C, Hatsukami TS, Balu N, Qiao Y, DeMarco JK, Saam T, Moody AR, Li D, Matouk CC, Johnson MH, Jäger HR, Mossa-Basha M, Kooi ME, Fan Z, Saloner D, Wintermark M, Mikulis DJ, Wasserman BA; Vessel Wall Imaging Study Group of the American Society of Neuroradiology.

AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2018 Feb;39(2):E9-E31. doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A5488. Epub 2018 Jan 11.


3D true-phase polarity recovery with independent phase estimation using three-tier stacks based region growing (3D-TRIPS).

Liu H, Wilson GJ, Balu N, Maki JH, Hippe DS, Wu W, Watase H, Wang J, Gunn ML, Yuan C.

MAGMA. 2018 Feb;31(1):87-99. doi: 10.1007/s10334-017-0666-4. Epub 2017 Dec 7.


Development of a quantitative intracranial vascular features extraction tool on 3D MRA using semiautomated open-curve active contour vessel tracing.

Chen L, Mossa-Basha M, Balu N, Canton G, Sun J, Pimentel K, Hatsukami TS, Hwang JN, Yuan C.

Magn Reson Med. 2018 Jun;79(6):3229-3238. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26961. Epub 2017 Oct 17.


Added Value of Vessel Wall Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Differentiation of Nonocclusive Intracranial Vasculopathies.

Mossa-Basha M, Shibata DK, Hallam DK, de Havenon A, Hippe DS, Becker KJ, Tirschwell DL, Hatsukami T, Balu N, Yuan C.

Stroke. 2017 Nov;48(11):3026-3033. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.018227. Epub 2017 Oct 13.


Evaluation of carotid atherosclerotic plaque surface characteristics utilizing simultaneous noncontrast angiography and intraplaque hemorrhage (SNAP) technique.

Chen S, Zhao H, Li J, Zhou Z, Li R, Balu N, Yuan C, Chen H, Zhao X.

J Magn Reson Imaging. 2018 Mar;47(3):634-639. doi: 10.1002/jmri.25815. Epub 2017 Aug 2.


Large coverage black-bright blood interleaved imaging sequence (LaBBI) for 3D dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI of vessel wall.

Qi H, Huang F, Zhou Z, Koken P, Balu N, Zhang B, Yuan C, Chen H.

Magn Reson Med. 2018 Mar;79(3):1334-1344. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26786. Epub 2017 Jun 19.


The Association of Intracranial Vascular Calcification and Stenosis With Acute Ischemic Cerebrovascular Events.

Quiney B, Ying SM, Hippe DS, Balu N, Urdaneta-Moncada AR, Mossa-Basha M.

J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2017 Nov/Dec;41(6):849-853. doi: 10.1097/RCT.0000000000000629.


A vascular image registration method based on network structure and circuit simulation.

Chen L, Lian Y, Guo Y, Wang Y, Hatsukami TS, Pimentel K, Balu N, Yuan C.

BMC Bioinformatics. 2017 May 2;18(1):229. doi: 10.1186/s12859-017-1649-1.


Carotid Plaque Lipid Content and Fibrous Cap Status Predict Systemic CV Outcomes: The MRI Substudy in AIM-HIGH.

Sun J, Zhao XQ, Balu N, Neradilek MB, Isquith DA, Yamada K, Cantón G, Crouse JR 3rd, Anderson TJ, Huston J 3rd, O'Brien K, Hippe DS, Polissar NL, Yuan C, Hatsukami TS.

JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2017 Mar;10(3):241-249. doi: 10.1016/j.jcmg.2016.06.017.


Simultaneous noncontrast angiography and intraplaque hemorrhage (SNAP) imaging: Comparison with contrast-enhanced MR angiography for measuring carotid stenosis.

Shu H, Sun J, Hatsukami TS, Balu N, Hippe DS, Liu H, Kohler TR, Zhu W, Yuan C.

J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Oct;46(4):1045-1052. doi: 10.1002/jmri.25653. Epub 2017 Feb 6.


Semi-automatic carotid intraplaque hemorrhage detection and quantification on Magnetization-Prepared Rapid Acquisition Gradient-Echo (MP-RAGE) with optimized threshold selection.

Liu J, Balu N, Hippe DS, Ferguson MS, Martinez-Malo V, DeMarco JK, Zhu DC, Ota H, Sun J, Xu D, Kerwin WS, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C.

J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2016 Jul 16;18(1):41. doi: 10.1186/s12968-016-0260-3.


Blood Pressure Is a Major Modifiable Risk Factor Implicated in Pathogenesis of Intraplaque Hemorrhage: An In Vivo Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study.

Sun J, Canton G, Balu N, Hippe DS, Xu D, Liu J, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C.

Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2016 Apr;36(4):743-9. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.115.307043. Epub 2016 Feb 4.


In vivo semi-automatic segmentation of multicontrast cardiovascular magnetic resonance for prospective cohort studies on plaque tissue composition: initial experience.

Yoneyama T, Sun J, Hippe DS, Balu N, Xu D, Kerwin WS, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C.

Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Jan;32(1):73-81. doi: 10.1007/s10554-015-0704-0. Epub 2015 Jul 14.


Evaluation of 3D multi-contrast joint intra- and extracranial vessel wall cardiovascular magnetic resonance.

Zhou Z, Li R, Zhao X, He L, Wang X, Wang J, Balu N, Yuan C.

J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2015 May 27;17:41. doi: 10.1186/s12968-015-0143-z.


Multicontrast high-resolution vessel wall magnetic resonance imaging and its value in differentiating intracranial vasculopathic processes.

Mossa-Basha M, Hwang WD, De Havenon A, Hippe D, Balu N, Becker KJ, Tirschwell DT, Hatsukami T, Anzai Y, Yuan C.

Stroke. 2015 Jun;46(6):1567-73. doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.009037. Epub 2015 May 7.


STEP: Self-supporting tailored k-space estimation for parallel imaging reconstruction.

Zhou Z, Wang J, Balu N, Li R, Yuan C.

Magn Reson Med. 2016 Feb;75(2):750-61. doi: 10.1002/mrm.25663. Epub 2015 Mar 11.


Clinical factors associated with high-risk carotid plaque features as assessed by magnetic resonance imaging in patients with established vascular disease (from the AIM-HIGH Study).

Zhao XQ, Hatsukami TS, Hippe DS, Sun J, Balu N, Isquith DA, Crouse JR 3rd, Anderson T, Huston J 3rd, Polissar N, O'Brien K, Yuan C; AIM-HIGH Carotid MRI Sub-study Investigators.

Am J Cardiol. 2014 Nov 1;114(9):1412-9. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2014.08.001. Epub 2014 Aug 13.


Carotid magnetic resonance imaging for monitoring atherosclerotic plaque progression: a multicenter reproducibility study.

Sun J, Zhao XQ, Balu N, Hippe DS, Hatsukami TS, Isquith DA, Yamada K, Neradilek MB, Cantón G, Xue Y, Fleg JL, Desvigne-Nickens P, Klimas MT, Padley RJ, Vassileva MT, Wyman BT, Yuan C.

Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Jan;31(1):95-103. doi: 10.1007/s10554-014-0532-7. Epub 2014 Sep 13.


Scan-rescan reproducibility of quantitative assessment of inflammatory carotid atherosclerotic plaque using dynamic contrast-enhanced 3T CMR in a multi-center study.

Chen H, Sun J, Kerwin WS, Balu N, Neradilek MB, Hippe DS, Isquith D, Xue Y, Yamada K, Peck S, Yuan C, O'Brien KD, Zhao XQ.

J Cardiovasc Magn Reson. 2014 Aug 1;16:51. doi: 10.1186/s12968-014-0051-7.


Magnetic Resonance Imaging Tracking of Graft Survival in the Infarcted Heart: Iron Oxide Particles Versus Ferritin Overexpression Approach.

Naumova AV, Balu N, Yarnykh VL, Reinecke H, Murry CE, Yuan C.

J Cardiovasc Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Jul;19(4):358-367. Epub 2014 Mar 30.


Molecular MRI of atherosclerotic plaque progression in an ApoE(-/-) mouse model with a CLT1 peptide targeted macrocyclic Gd(III) chelate.

Wu X, Balu N, Li W, Chen Y, Shi X, Kummitha CM, Yu X, Yuan C, Lu ZR.

Am J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2013 Sep 19;3(5):446-55. eCollection 2013.


Subclinical carotid atherosclerosis: short-term natural history of lipid-rich necrotic core--a multicenter study with MR imaging.

Sun J, Balu N, Hippe DS, Xue Y, Dong L, Zhao X, Li F, Xu D, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C.

Radiology. 2013 Jul;268(1):61-8. doi: 10.1148/radiol.13121702. Epub 2013 Mar 19.


Assessment of femoral artery atherosclerosis at the adductor canal using 3D black-blood MRI.

Chi J, Chiu B, Cao Y, Liu X, Wang J, Balu N, Yuan C, Xu J.

Clin Radiol. 2013 Apr;68(4):e213-21. doi: 10.1016/j.crad.2012.12.002. Epub 2013 Jan 17.


Accelerated 3D MERGE carotid imaging using compressed sensing with a hidden Markov tree model.

Makhijani MK, Balu N, Yamada K, Yuan C, Nayak KS.

J Magn Reson Imaging. 2012 Nov;36(5):1194-202. doi: 10.1002/jmri.23755. Epub 2012 Jul 23.


High-field atherosclerotic plaque magnetic resonance imaging.

Yuan C, Wang J, Balu N.

Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2012 May;22(2):271-84, xi. doi: 10.1016/j.nic.2012.02.011.


Simultaneous noncontrast angiography and intraplaque hemorrhage (SNAP) imaging for carotid atherosclerotic disease evaluation.

Wang J, Börnert P, Zhao H, Hippe DS, Zhao X, Balu N, Ferguson MS, Hatsukami TS, Xu J, Yuan C, Kerwin WS.

Magn Reson Med. 2013 Feb;69(2):337-45. doi: 10.1002/mrm.24254. Epub 2012 Mar 22.


Quantification of MRI signal of transgenic grafts overexpressing ferritin in murine myocardial infarcts.

Naumova AV, Yarnykh VL, Balu N, Reinecke H, Murry CE, Yuan C.

NMR Biomed. 2012 Oct;25(10):1187-95. doi: 10.1002/nbm.2788. Epub 2012 Feb 24.


Segmentation of carotid plaque using multicontrast 3D gradient echo MRI.

Liu W, Balu N, Sun J, Zhao X, Chen H, Yuan C, Zhao H, Xu J, Wang G, Kerwin WS.

J Magn Reson Imaging. 2012 Apr;35(4):812-9. doi: 10.1002/jmri.22886. Epub 2011 Nov 29.


Fast plaque burden assessment of the femoral artery using 3D black-blood MRI and automated segmentation.

Chiu B, Sun J, Zhao X, Wang J, Balu N, Chi J, Xu J, Yuan C, Kerwin WS.

Med Phys. 2011 Oct;38(10):5370-84. doi: 10.1118/1.3633899.


Carotid plaque assessment using fast 3D isotropic resolution black-blood MRI.

Balu N, Yarnykh VL, Chu B, Wang J, Hatsukami T, Yuan C.

Magn Reson Med. 2011 Mar;65(3):627-37. doi: 10.1002/mrm.22642. Epub 2010 Oct 12.


Imaging biomarkers of cardiovascular disease.

Wang J, Balu N, Canton G, Yuan C.

J Magn Reson Imaging. 2010 Sep;32(3):502-15. doi: 10.1002/jmri.22266. Review.


Current techniques for MR imaging of atherosclerosis.

Balu N, Wang J, Dong L, Baluyot F, Chen H, Yuan C.

Top Magn Reson Imaging. 2009 Aug;20(4):203-15. doi: 10.1097/RMR.0b013e3181ea287d. Review.


Improved carotid intraplaque hemorrhage imaging using a slab-selective phase-sensitive inversion-recovery (SPI) sequence.

Wang J, Ferguson MS, Balu N, Yuan C, Hatsukami TS, Börnert P.

Magn Reson Med. 2010 Nov;64(5):1332-40. doi: 10.1002/mrm.22539.


Scan-rescan reproducibility of carotid atherosclerotic plaque morphology and tissue composition measurements using multicontrast MRI at 3T.

Li F, Yarnykh VL, Hatsukami TS, Chu B, Balu N, Wang J, Underhill HR, Zhao X, Smith R, Yuan C.

J Magn Reson Imaging. 2010 Jan;31(1):168-76. doi: 10.1002/jmri.22014.


Improvements in carotid plaque imaging using a new eight-element phased array coil at 3T.

Balu N, Yarnykh VL, Scholnick J, Chu B, Yuan C, Hayes C.

J Magn Reson Imaging. 2009 Nov;30(5):1209-14. doi: 10.1002/jmri.21890.


Carotid plaque morphology and composition: initial comparison between 1.5- and 3.0-T magnetic field strengths.

Underhill HR, Yarnykh VL, Hatsukami TS, Wang J, Balu N, Hayes CE, Oikawa M, Yu W, Xu D, Chu B, Wyman BT, Polissar NL, Yuan C.

Radiology. 2008 Aug;248(2):550-60. doi: 10.1148/radiol.2482071114. Epub 2008 Jun 23.


Comparison between 2D and 3D high-resolution black-blood techniques for carotid artery wall imaging in clinically significant atherosclerosis.

Balu N, Chu B, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C, Yarnykh VL.

J Magn Reson Imaging. 2008 Apr;27(4):918-24. doi: 10.1002/jmri.21282.


Serial MRI of carotid plaque burden: influence of subject repositioning on measurement precision.

Balu N, Kerwin WS, Chu B, Liu F, Yuan C.

Magn Reson Med. 2007 Mar;57(3):592-9.


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