MR Physics Lab

The MR physics lab led by Dr. Zhao has developed novel techniques to improve magnetic resonance imaging at cellular level for early detection and therapeutic treatment of cancers, tracking of stem cells in animal models (e.g., pig brain or chick embryo), and other biological and biomedical applications. More information »

PI: Qun Zhao
Contact: Qun Zhao


Research Areas

  1. Cellular MR imaging: Tracking Cells labeled with iron oxide nanoparticles
  2. Therapeutic treatment of cancer using SPIO nanoparticles
  3. MR phase gradient mapping
  4. Dynamic contrast enhanced MRI
  5. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy

Selected Publications

  1. William Potter, Luning Wang, Kevin McCully, and Zhao Q.*. Evaluation of a New 1H/31P Dual-Tuned Birdcage Coil for 31P Spectroscopy” Concepts in Magnetic Resonance Part B (In press)
  2. Luning Wang, Curtis A. Corum, Djaudat Idiyatullin, Michael Garwood, and Zhao Q.*. T1 Estimation for Aqueous Iron Oxide Nanoparticle Suspensions Using a Variable Flip Angle SWIFT Sequence. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. (In press)
  3. Zhao Q.*, Wang L, Cheng R, Mao L, Arnold RD, Howerth EW, Chen ZG, Platt S. Magnetic Nanoparticle-Based Hyperthermia for Head & Neck Cancer in Mouse Models. Theranostics 2012; 2(1):113-121