James Brookeman, Ph.D.
Professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging; Biomedical
University of Virginia
Our research seeks to improve methods of both two-dimensional and three-dimensional magnetic resonance image acquisition for diagnosis and for the planning and development of specialized radiofrequency coils for improved imaging used in surgery.
Since 1996 we have pursued research in Hyperpolarized Noble Gas MR as well, employing laser-polarized Helium-3 and Xenon-129 to study lung ventilation, virtual colonoscopy, and tissue perfusion. We are currently investigating a series of asthma and COPD subjects to evaluate the clinical potential of this new lung imaging technique.
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