Poster Award Winners

Body/Cardiac Imaging

1st Place
Program No. 1906

Does Digital Subtraction Aid in MRI Differentiation of Renal Cell Carcinoma from Complex Cysts?  Comparison of Dynamic Gadolinium Enhancement, Digital Subtraction, and Enhancement Threshold Methods
Patrick T. Liu1, Clinton V. Wellnitz1, Alvin C. Silva1, Amy K. Hara1
1Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

2nd Place
Program No. 1804

Hyperpolarized 3He Diffusion MRI of Acinar Airways in Canines with Induced Emphysema: Comparison with Computed Tomography
Tariq S.K. Tanoli1, Jason C. Woods1, Kyongtae Ty Bae1, Mark S. Conradi1, James C. Hogg2, Joel D. Cooper1, Dmitriy A. Yablonskiy1
1Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, USA; 2The UBC McDonald Research Laboratory, St Pauls Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

3rd Place
Program No. 1936

The Assessment of the Vascularity of Uterine Leiomyomas Using Double-Echo Dynamic Perfusion MRI: Correlation with Histopathology
Nobuyuki Kosaka1, Hidemasa Uematsu1, Hirohiko Kimura1, Yoshiyuki Ishimori2, Tetuji Kurokawa1, Harumi Itoh1
1University of Fukui, Fukui, Japan; 2University of Fukui Hospital, Fukui, Japan

Honorable Mention
Progam No. 1672

Blood Pool Gadolinium-Chelate (Vistarem) Discriminates Acute from Chronic Myocardial Infarcts
Maythem Saeed1, Oliver Weber1, Alastair Martin1,2, Loi Do1, Philippe Robert3, Claire Corot3, Charles B. Higgins1
1University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA; 2Philips Medical Systems, Best, Netherlands; 3Guerbet Group, Paris, France

Honorable Mention
Progam No. 1969

Whole-Body MRI Vs. Whole-Body PET/CT in Staging of Newly Diagnosed Malignant Melanoma: Initial Results
Florian M. Vogt1, Patrick Veit1, Sandra Massing1, Lutz Freudenberg1, Robert Jablonka1, Jörg Barkhausen1, Gerald Antoch1
1University Hospital, Essen, Germany

Honorable Mention
Progam No. 1993

Long-Term Endurance Running Is Associated with Elevated T2 of Superficial Femoral Cartilage
Timothy John Mosher1, Yi Liu1, Michael B. Smith1
1Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

Honorable Mention
Progam No. 2029

Water Movement in Rabbit Achilles Tendon in Response to Repeated Static Tensile Loads Using One-Dimensional Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Karl G. Helmer1, Govind Nair2, Marco Cannella2, Peter Grigg2
1Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA; 2UMass/Memorial Healthcare, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA


1st Place
Program No. 895
A Novel Concept for Gradient Coil and Magnet Integration
Oliver Heid1, Markus Vester1, Paul Beasley2
1Siemens Medical Solutions, Erlangen, Bavaria, Germany; 2Siemens Medical Solutions, Eynsham, UK
2nd Place
Program No. 917 
Transmit Surface Coil Array Using RF Current Sources
Hyokwon Nam1, Steven M. Wright1
1Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
3rd Place
Program No. 860
A High Performance Multi-Channel RF Receiver for Magnet Resonance Imaging Systems
Jan Bollenbeck1, Markus Vester1 Ralph Oppelt2, Horst Kroeckel1, Wilfried Schnell1
11Siemens Medical Solutions, Erlangen, Germany; 2Siemens Corporate Technology, Erlangen, Germany
Honorable Mention
Program No. 876
Electromagnetic Fields and SAR Computations in a Human Head with a Multi-Port Driven RF Coil at 11.7 Tesla
Xavier Hanus1, Michel Luong1, Franck Lethimonnier2
1CEA, Saclay, France; 2CEA, Orsay, France
Honorable Mention
Program No. 943
Comparison of Microstrips and Surface Coils at 11T as Building Blocks for Phased Array Surface Coils
Barbara Beck1, Kelly Jenkins1, Jeffrey Fitzsimmons1
1University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
Honorable Mention
Program No. 948
A New Helmet Coil Concept Using Strip Lines
Wolfgang Driesel1, Thoralf Mildner1, Harald Möller1
11Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
Honorable Mention
Program No. 2373
Improved Twisted Projection Imaging with Low Gradient Slew-Rates
Ronald Ouwerkerk1, Paul A. Bottomley1
1Johns Hopkins Unversity, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Honorable Mention
Program No. 2653
Cylindrical Meanderline Intravascular MR Coils
Christian T. Farrar1, Van J. Wedeen1, Jerome L. Ackerman1, Mathew Varghese2, A. Jay Bruso2, Jeffrey T. Borenstein2
1Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA; 2The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Frontier Technology

Honorable Mention   Program No. 2544

Resonator with Improved Temperature Stability and Capability of Fast Frequency Tuning for Proton Electron Double Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy
Sergey Petryakov1, Alexandre Samouilov1, Haihong Li1, Periannan Kuppusamy1, Jay L. Zweier1
1Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

Honorable Mention   Program No. 2564

Triple Quantum T2 Measurements
Costin Tanase1, George Laverde1, Fernando E. Boada1
1University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Honorable Mention   Program No. 2566

Comparison of Cartesian and Radial 23Na MRI for Visualization of Intracellular Sodium Accumulation in Patients with a Muscular 23Na Channelopathy
Sonia Nielles-Vallespin1, Marc-Andre Weber1, Hagen Huttner2, Achim Bankamp1, Michael Bock1, Johannes Woehrle3, Hans-Michael Meinck2, Lothar Rudi Schad1
1German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg, Germany; 2University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany; 3University Hospital Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany

Honorable Mention   Program No. 2614

Investigation of Angiogenesis After Cell Therapy of Embolic Stroke in Rat Using MRI
Quan Jiang1,2, ZhengGang Zhang1,2, GuangLiang Ding1, Li Zhang1, Lian Li1, RuiLan Zhang1, Lei Wang1, He Meng1, James R. Ewing1,2, Jiani Hu2, Ali S. Arbab1, QingJiang Li1, Robert A. Knight1,2, Michael Chopp1,2
1Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, USA; 2Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Honorable Mention   Program No. 2545

3-D Progressive EPR Imaging with Adaptive Projection Acquisition
Yuanmu Deng1, Periannan Kuppusamy1, Jay L. Zweier1
1The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

MR Spectroscopy

1st Place
Program No. 2129

Hypoxia Increases Cellular Phosphocholine and Total Choline Levels in Human Prostate Cancer Cells
Kristine Glunde1, Venu Raman1, Meiyappan Solaiyappan1, Arvind P. Pathak1, Dmitri Artemov1, Zaver M. Bhujwalla1
1Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

2nd Place
Program No. 2091

3D MRSI of Brain Tumors at 3 Tesla Using an 8 Channel Phased Array Head Coil
Joseph Anthony Osorio1, Esin Ozturk1, Soonmee Cha1, Susan Chang1, Mitchel S. Berger1, Daniel B. Vigneron1, Sarah J. Nelson1
1University of California, San Francisco, California, USA

3rd Place
Program No. 2464

Time Domain Analysis of SSFP Based Proton SI Data Using the Matrix Pencil Method
Matthias Althaus1, Wolfgang Dreher1, Christian Geppert1, Dieter Leibfritz1
1Universität Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Honorable Mention
Program No.

A Metabolomic Study of Wild Type and HIF-1 Deficient Astrocytomas Measured by in Vivo and in Vitro 1H MRS
Helen Troy1, Yuen-Li Chung1, Basetti Madhu1, Manuel Mayr1, Lucy Ly1, Barbara Blouw2, Randall Johnson2, John R. Griffiths1, Marion Stubbs1
1St George?s Hospital Medical School, Tooting, London, UK; 2University of California, San Diego, California, USA

Honorable Mention
Program No. 2080

Pattern of Recurrence Analysis Following 3D Conformal Radiation Therapy with Respect to Pre-RT MR Spectroscopic Findings
Ilwoo Park1, Gregory Tamai1, Michael C. Lee1, Soonmee Cha1, Susan M. Chang1, Mitchel S. Berger1, Sarah J. Nelson1, Andrea Pirzkall1
1University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA

Honorable Mention
Program No. 2089     

Evidence for Need of Incorporation of MRSI Data in Radiation Treatment Planning of Brain Gliomas
Sunitha Thakur1, Ashwatha Narayana1, Jenghwa Chang1, Sasan Karimi1, Gerard Perera1, Jason Koutcher1, Wei Huang1
1Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York, USA

Honorable Mention
Program No. 2467

A Fast Spectral Simulator for in Vivo Brain MRS
Tiejun Zhao1, Danli Wang1, Haskell W. Beckham2, Xiaoping Hu1
1Emory University/Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; 2Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Honorable Mention
Program No. 2481

Alanine Transport, Metabolism and Cycling in the Brain
Caroline Rae1, Jonas T. Hansen1, William A. Bubb1, Stefan Bröer2, Angelika Bröer2
1The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia; 2The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Honorable Mention
Program No. 2489

1H NMR Spectroscopy Identifies Differences in Choline Metabolism Related to the MYCN Oncogene in Neuroblastoma
Andrew Charles Peet1, Martin Wilson1, Barry Levine1, Carmel McConville1, Richard Grundy1
1University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Honorable Mention
Program No. 2571

Long-Lasting 1H-Hyperpolarization in Molecules
Joachim Bargon1,2, Thorsten Jonischkeit1, Rahim R. Rizi2, Klaus Woelk1,3
1University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany; 2University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; 3University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, Missouri, USA

Neuro Imaging

1st Place
Program No. 1033 

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Anatomical Tissue and Vascular Layers in the Cat Retina
Qiang Shen1, Haiying Cheng1, Thomas Chang2, Govind Nair1, Ross Shonat3, Timothy Q. Duong1
1Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; 2University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA; 3Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

2nd Place
Program No. 1414

Concurrent fMRI Measurements with Optical Imaging Spectroscopy and Laser Doppler Flowmetry Measurements
Aneurin James Kennerley1, Jason Berwick1, John Martindale1, David Johnston1, Nikos Papadakis1, John Mayhew1
1University of Sheffield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK

3rd Place
Program No. 2333

Method for Susceptibility Calculation in Multiple Source Object Distribution with Arbitrary Susceptibilities: A Preliminary Report
Jaladhar Neelavalli1, Yu-Chung Norman Cheng1, Mark Ewart Haacke1,2
1Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA; 2The MRI Institute for Biomedical Research, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Honorable Mention
Program No. 1064

Diffusion Spectrum Tractography in Patients with Brain Tumors
Li-Wei Kuo1, Van J. Wedeen2, Jun-Cheng Weng1, Timothy G. Reese2, Jyh-Horng Chen1, Wen-Yih Isaac Tseng3
1National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; 2Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, Massachusetts, USA; 3National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan

Honorable Mention
Program No. 1074

3D Ultrashort Echo-Time Imaging of the Head
Jürgen Rahmer1, Peter Börnert1, Holger Eggers1
1Philips Research, Hamburg, Germany

Honorable Mention
Program No. 1113

Hemispheric Brain Perfusion and Atherosclerotic Lesion Burden in Patients Undergoing Carotid Endarterectomy
Catherine E. Jones1, Ronald L. Wolf1, Hee Kwon Song1, Bipul Das1, Emile R. Mohler1, John A. Detre1, Jiongjiong Wang1, Lisa Desiderio1, Alexander C. Wright1, Yan Zhang1, Felix Wehrli1
1University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; 2National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Honorable Mention
Program No. 1167

Assessment of Brain Tissue Changes in the Normal Elderly: Insights from Global and Regional MTR Analysis
Stefan Ropele1, Christian Enzinger1, Faton Gorani1, Alexandra Seewann1, Reinhold Schmidt1, Franz Fazekas1
1Medical University Graz, Graz, Austria

Honorable Mention
Program No. 1177

Identifying Regional Patterns of Concordance and Dissociation Between Gray Matter Loss and Hypoperfusion Among Alzheimer?s Disease Patients
Satoru Hayasaka1,2, Norbert Schuff1,2, John Kornak1,2, Colin Studholme1,2, Valerie Cardenas1,2, An-Tao Du1,2, Audrey Duarte1,2, Geon-Ho Jahng1,2, Michael Weiner1,2
1University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA; 2VA Medical Center, San Francisco, California, USA

Honorable Mention
Program No. 1178

Quantifying T1 in Alzheimer’s Disease
Ari Borthakur1, Gul Moonis1, Andrew J. Wheaton1, Elias R. Melhem1, Christopher M. Clark1, Ravinder Reddy1
1University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Honorable Mention
Program No. 1190

Proton MR Spectroscopy at 3 Tesla in Brain of Lithium-Treated Euthymic Bipolar Patients: Increased Glutamate Concentration in the Left Hippocampus
Florian Schubert1, Michael Colla2, Frank Seifert1, Manja Bubner2, Isabella Heuser2
1Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Berlin, Germany; 2Charite University Medicine, Berlin, Germany

Honorable Mention
Program No. 1191

Altered Levels of GABA and Glutamate in Patients with Depression Detected with MEGA-PRESS Editing and LCM Analysis
Marzena Malgorzata Wylezinska1, Christopher John Evans1, Zubin Bhagwagar1, Fiona Ashworth1, Peter Jezzard1, Paul M. Matthews1, Phil J. Cowen1
1University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Honorable Mention
Program No. 1352

Diffusion Tensor MRI and Cognitive Function in Normal Ageing
Susan D. Shenkin1, Mark E. Bastin1, Tom J. MacGillivray1, Ian J. Deary1, John M. Starr1, Joanna M. Wardlaw1
1University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Lothian, UK

Honorable Mention
Program No. 1354

Cerebellar and Frontal Lobe Involvement in ALS as Determined by MR DTI
Aziz M. Ulug1, Richard Watts2, Arthur P. Hays3, Hiroshi Mitsumoto3
1Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, New York, USA; 2University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand; 3College of Surgeons and Physicians, Columbia University, New York, New York, USA

Honorable Mention
Program No. 1401

fMRI of Anesthetic-Specific Changes in CBF, BOLD and CMRO2
Kenneth M. Sicard1, Nils Henninger1, Karl F. Schmidt1, Timothy Q. Duong2
1University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA; 2Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Honorable Mention
Program No. 1410

Determination of Intracortical Venous Vessel Density Using Venography at 9.4T
Sung-Hong Park1, Toshihiro Hayashi1, Seong-Gi Kim1
1University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Honorable Mention
Program No. 1413

Assessment of Cerebrovascular Reactivity During Breath Holding by Dynamic CBV-Based MRI: Comparison with BOLD-Based MRI
Ho-Ling Liu1,2, Yuan-Yu Hsu3, Ju-Chuan Huang2, Wan-Chun Kwan2, Chang-Wei Wu2, Srikanth Mahankali4
1Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan; 2Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan; 3Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital - Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan; 4University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

Honorable Mention
Program No. 1525

Assessment of Three Head Restraint Methods for fMRI:  Foam Pillow, Vacuum Mold and Foam Mold
Lee Friedman1, Rio Udell1, Diana Krenz1, T MIND Consortium1
1The MIND Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Honorable Mention
Program No. 1534

Fast Direct Image Reconstruction for MRI and fMRI in the Presence of Field Inhomogeneities and T2* Decay
Roman Fleysher1, Lazar Fleysher1, Souheil Inati1
1New York University, New York, New York, USA

Honorable Mention
Program No. 1546

FAT Navigators for Functional MRI: Is There Sufficient Amount of Fat Signal in the Human Head for Accurate Motion Detection with Fat Navigator Echoes?
Narter Ari1, Robert A. Kraft2
1GE Healthcare, Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA; 2Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

Honorable Mention
Program No. 1585

Study of Structured Noise Stationarity in fMRI Using Independent Component Analysis
Gregory H. Turner1, Donald B. Twieg2
1Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA; 2University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Honorable Mention
Program No. 1589

Semi-Blind ICA of fMRI: A Method for Utilizing Hypothesis-Derived Time Courses in a Spatial ICA Analysis
Vince D. Calhoun1,2, Tulay Adali3, James J. Pekar4,5, Kent A. Kiehl1,2
1Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, Institute of Living, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; 2Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; 3University of Maryland Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; 4FM Kirby Research Center for Functional Brain Imaging, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, USA; 5Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Honorable Mention
Program No. 2064

An Alternative Approach for Estimation of Vascular Permeability to Gd-DTPA and Cerebral Blood Volume from Dynamic T2* Weighted Contrast-Enhanced MRI
Yue Cao1, Zhou Shen1, Thomas L. Chenevert1, James R. Ewing2
1University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; 2Henry Ford Health Systems, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Honorable Mention
Program No. 2334

Normalization of Diffusion Tensor Images Using Parameters from Normalizing Scalar Anatomical Images
Tzu-Cheng Chao1,2, Ming-Chung Chou1, Hsiao-Wen Chung1, Cheng-Wen Ko3, Ming-Ting Wu2

National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan; 2Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; 3National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Pulse Sequences
1st Place
Program No. 2387

Wideband SSFP:  SSFP with Imaging Bandwidth Greater Than 1/TR
Krishna S. Nayak1, Bob Hu2, Brian A. Hargreaves3
1University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA; 2Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Palo Alto, California, USA; 3Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA

2nd Place
Program No. 2344

Equivalent T2-Contrast for Fast Spin Echo Sequences with Low and Variable Flip Refocusing
Reed F. Busse1
1GE Healthcare, Menlo Park, California, USA

3rd Place
Program No. 2345

Designing Long-T2 and Combination Long-T2/Fat Suppression Pulses for Ultra-Short Echo Time (UTE) Imaging
Peder Eric Zufall Larson1, Dwight George Nishimura1, John M. Pauly1
1Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA

Honorable Mention
Program No. 2134

Are Multiple Phase References Needed for Phase Correction in Proton Resonance Frequency Shift Thermometry?
Anthony W. Kam1, Honghui Wang1, David Thomasson1, Gregory Metzger2, King Li1
1National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA; 2Philips Medical Systems, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Honorable Mention
Program No. 2388

Detecting Microcirculatory Oxygen Saturation Changes with 2D-Balanced Steady-State Free Precession Imaging
Rohan Dharmakumar1, Xiuling Qi1, Juimiin Hong1, Graham A. Wright1
1Sunnybrook & Women?s College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada