Featured Articles


Forrest T. Goodfellow,Gregory A. Simchick, Luke J. Mortensen, Steven L. Stice, Qun Zhao*. Tracking and Quantification of Magnetically Labeled Stem Cells Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging . (Invited review and feature article). Advanced Functional Materials 2016, 3899-3915. 2016.

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

Full List of Journal Articles and Book Chapters


46. Forrest Goodfellow, Blanka Tesla, Gregory Simchick, Qun Zhao, Thomas Hodge, Melinda Brindley and Steven Stice. Zika Virus Induced Mortality and Microcephaly in Chicken Embryos . Stem Cells and Development. 2016 Nov 15;25(22):1691-1697.

45. Forrest T. Goodfellow,Gregory A. Simchick, Luke J. Mortensen, Steven L. Stice, Qun Zhao*. Tracking and Quantification of Magnetically Labeled Stem Cells Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging . (Invited review and feature article). Advanced Functional Materials 2016, 3899-3915. 2016.

44. Hui-Ju Young, Nathan T. Jenkins, Qun Zhao, Kevin K. McCully. A Comparison between Muscle Echo Intensity and Percent Intramuscular Fat Measured with High Resolution T1-weighted MRI. Muscle and Nerve. 2015.

43. Wang L., Potter W. M. and Zhao Q. . In vivo quantification of SPIO nanoparticles for cell labeling based on MR phase gradient images, Contrast Media Mol. Imaging, 10, pages 43-50, 2015.

42. Lee, J., Cardenas-Rodriguez, J., Pagel, M., Platt, M., Kent, M., Zhao, Q.* . Comparison of analytical and numerical analysis of the reference region model for DCE-MRI. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Volume 32, Issue 7, September 2014, Pages 845-853.

41. Xin Zhang, Xiang Li, Changfeng Jin, Hanbo Chen, Kaiming Li, Dajiang Zhu, Xi Jiang, Tuo Zhang, Jinglei Lv, Xintao Hu, Junwei Han, Qun Zhao, Lei Guo, Lingjiang Li, Tianming Liu. Identifying and Characterizing Resting State Networks in Temporally Dynamic Functional Connectomes. Brain Topography. November 2014, Volume 27, Issue 6, pp 747-765

40. Luning Wang, Wei Tang, Jin Xie, Qun Zhao* . Improving detection specificity of iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) using the SWIFT sequence with long T2 suppression. Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Volume 32, Issue 6, July 2014, Pages 671-678.

39. Wei Tang, Zipeng Zhen, Ce Yang, Luning Wang, Taku Cowger, Hongmin Chen, Trever Todd, Khan Hekmatyar, Qun Zhao, Yanglong Hou,* and Jin Xie*. Fe5C2 Nanoparticles with High MRI Contrast Enhancement for Tumor Imaging. Small. Article first published online: 18 DEC 2013. Volume 10, Issue 7, pages 1245 -1249, April 9, 2014,

38. Xin Zhang, Lei Guo, Xiang Li, Tuo Zhang, Dajiang Zhu, Kaiming Li, Hanbo Chen, Jinglei Lv, Changfeng Jin, Qun Zhao, Lingjiang Li, Tianming Liu. Characterization of Task-free and Task-performance Brain States via Functional Connectome Patterns. Medical Image Analysis Volume 17, Issue 8, December 2013, Pages 1106 - 1122.

37. 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 Volume 43, Issue 3, pages 90 - 99, August 2013

36. 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. 2013 Aug;70(2):341-7. doi: 10.1002/mrm.24831. Epub 2013 Jun 28.

35. Wei Tang, Zipeng Zhen, Ce Yang, Luning Wang, Taku Cowger, Hongmin Chen, Trever Todd, Khan Hekmatyar, Qun Zhao, Yanglong Hou,* and Jin Xie* "Fe5C2 Nanoparticles with High MRI Contrast Enhancement for Tumor Imaging". Small First published online: 18 DEC 2013

34. Xin Zhang, Lei Guo, Xiang Li, Tuo Zhang, Dajiang Zhu, Kaiming Li, Hanbo Chen, Jinglei Lv, Changfeng Jin, Qun Zhao, Lingjiang Li, Tianming Liu. " Characterization of Task-free and Task-performance Brain States via Functional Connectome Patterns". Medical Image Analysis Volume 17, Issue 8, December 2013, Pages 1106 -1122.

33. 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

32. Degang Zhang, Lei Guo, Dajiang Zhu, Kaiming Li, Longchuan Li, Hanbo Chen, Zhao Q., Xiaoping Hu, and Tianming Liu. "Diffusion Tensor Imaging Reveals Evolution of Primate Brain Architectures". Brain Structure and Function Published on line Nov., 2012

31. Jingxin Nie, Lei Guo, Kaiming Li, Yonghua Wang, Guojun Chen, Longchuan Li, Hanbo Chen, Fan Deng, Xi Jiang, Tuo Zhang, Ling Huang, Carlos Faraco, Degang Zhang, Xintao Hu, Gang Li, Jinglei Lv, Yixuan Yuan, Dajiang Zhu, Junwei Han, Dean Sabatinelli, Zhao Q., Haini Cai, L Stephen Miller, Bingqian Xu, Ping Shen, Xiaoping Hu, Tianming Liu. "Axonal Fiber Terminations Concentrate on Gyri."Cerebral Cortex December 2012;22:2831-2839

30. Abell, J., Lee, J., Szu, H., Zhao, Q., Zhao, YP. "Differentiating Intrinsic SERS Spectra from a Mixture by Sampling Induced Composition Gradient and Independent Component Analysis". Analyst Jan. 2012, 137, 73-76, DOI: 10.1039/c1an15623c 29. Langley, J., Potter, W., Huang, F., and Zhao*, Q. "A self-reference PRF-shift MR thermometry method utilizing the phase gradient". Dec. 2011 Phys. Med. Biol. 56 N307

28. Lee, J., Platt,S., Kent, M., and Zhao, Q. "An analysis of the pharmacokinetic parameter ratios in DCE-MRI using the reference region model". Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2012 Jan;30(1):26-35. doi: 10.1016/j.mri.2011.09.005. Epub 2011 Nov 8.

27. McCully, KK., Mulcahy, TA., Ryan, T., and Zhao, Q. "Skeletal muscle metabolism in individuals with spinal cord injury" Journal of Applied Physiology 111(1):143-148, 2011

26. Zhao, Q., Langley, J., Lee, S., and Liu, W. "Positive contrast technique for detection and quantification of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles in magnetic resonance imaging". NMR in Biomedicine 24(5): 464-472, 2011

25. Langley, J., Liu, W., Jordon, E. K.., Frank, J. A., and Zhao Q. "Quantification of SPIO nanoparticles in vivo using the finite perturber method". Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 65(5):1461-1469, 2011 24. Li, K., Guo, L., Nie, J., Faraco, C., Cui, G., Zhao, Q., and Miller, L., "Gyral folding patterns via surface profiling". Neuroimage, 52(4):1202-14, 2010

23. Langley, J., Brice, R., and Zhao, Q., "A recursive approach to the moment-based phase unwrapping algorithm". Applied Optics 49(16):3096-3101, 2010

22. Zhao, Q., Lee, S., Kent, M., Schatzberg, S., and Platt, S. "Dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of canine brain tumors". Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound. 51(2):122-129, 2010 21. McCully, K., Turner, T., Langley, J., and Zhao, Q. "The reproducibility of measurements of intramuscular magnesium concentrations". Dynamic Medicine, 8:5, 2009

20. Langley, J., and Zhao, Q. "A model based three-dimensional phase unwrapping algorithm using Gegenbauer polynomials" Physics in Medicine and Biology. 54(17):5237-5252, 2009

19. Langley, J. and Zhao, Q. "Unwrapping MR phase maps with Chebyshev polynomials". Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 27(9):1293-1301, 2009

18. Zhao, Q., Langley, J., Faraco, C., and Miller, LS. "Correction of Susceptibility-Induced Distortion in Diffusion Tensor Imaging with Moment-Based Phase Unwrapping Method" International Journal Functional Informatics and Personalized Medicine; 2(2):136-149, 2009

17. Y. -J. Liu, Z. -Y. Zhang, Q. Zhao, R. A. Dluhy and Y. -P. Zhao. "The surface enhanced Raman scattering from Ag nanorod array substrate: the site dependent enhancement and layer absorbance effect". The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2009

16. Yanasak, N., Allison, JD., Hu, TC, and Zhao, Q. "The Use of Novel Gradient Directions with DTI to Synthesize Data with Complicated Diffusion Behavior" Medical Physics 2009 May;36(5):1875-85.

15. Z. -Y. Zhang, Y. -J. Liu, Q. Zhao, and Y. -P. Zhao. "The effect of layer absorbance for complex surface enhanced Raman scattering substrates." Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 143107 (2009)

14. Liu YJ., Zhang, Zy., Zhao, Q., Dluhy, RA. and Zhao, YP. "The Role of the Nano-spine in the Nanocomb Arrays" Applied Physics Letters, 94, 033103 (2009)

13. Kirk J. Cureton, Phillip D. Tomporowski, Arpit Singhal, Jeffrey D. Pasley, , Kevin A. Bigelman, Kathleen Lambourne, Jennifer L. Trilk, Kevin K. McCully and Qun Zhao "DIETARY QUERCETIN SUPPLEMENTATION IS NOT ERGOGENIC IN UNTRAINED MEN". J Appl Physiol (August 13, 2009).

12. Yanasak N, Allison JD, Zhao Q, Hu TC-C, and Dhandapani K. "Non-Uniform Gradient Prescription for Precise Angular Measurements Using DTI" Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2008;11 (Pt 1):866-73.

11. Liu, YJ, Zhang ZY, Zhao, Q., Zhao, YP. "Revisiting the Separation Dependent Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering." Applied Physics Letters, 93(17), 173106, (2008)

10. ae-Min Lee, Jing Hu, Jian-Bo Gao, Bruce Crosson, Kyung K Peck, Christina E Wierenga, Keith M McGregor, Zhao, Q. Keith White. "Discriminating brain activity from task-related artifacts in functional MRI: Fractal scaling analysis simulation and application." NeuroImage 40 (2008), 197-212.

9. Yanasak, N., Zhao, Q., Allison, J., and Hu, T. "Use of novel gradient directions to synthesize complex diffusion geometries: when a hot dog is a pancake." Medical Physics, 34(6): 2359, 2007

8. Cheng, H., Zhao, Q., Duensing, R., Edelstein, B. et. al. "SmartPhantom: an fMRI simulator", Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 24: 301-313 (2006).

7. Zhao, Q., Principe, J., Fitzsimmons, J., Bradley, M., and Lang, P.(2002) "An information-theoretic approach to functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging activation analysis." Chapter 9, Biocomputing, edited by P. Pardalos and J. Principe, Kluwer Academic Publishers (2002)

6. Zhao, Q., and Principe, J. "Support Vector Machines for SAR Automatic Target Recognition." IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronics, 37(2), 643-654, Apr. 2001.

5. Zhao, Q., Principe, J., Brennan, V., Xu, D.,and Wang, Z. (2000). "SAR Automatic Target Recognition with Three Strategies of Learning and Representation." Optical Engineering, 39(5), 1230-1244, May. 2000.

4. Zhao, Q., Principe, J.C., Bradley, M.M., Lang, P.J. "fMRI Analysis: Distribution divergence measure based on quadratic entropy." NeuroImage, 11(5): S521 (2000)

3. Principe, J., Xu, D., Zhao, Q., and J. Fisher III "Learning from examples with information-theoretic criteria." Journal of VLSI Signal Processing Systems 26, 61-77, 2000.

2. Zhao,Q. and Bao,Z. "Target Recognition Using a Radial Basis Function Neural Network." Neural Networks, 9(4), pp.709-720 (1996)

1. Zhao,Q. and Bao,Z. "Target classification based on neural networks." Journal of Electronics, 13(1), pp.1-10 (1996)

Selected Conference Proceedings and Abstracts


30. Luning Wang, Yangqing Lu, Khan Hekmatyar, Steve Stice, Qun Zhao. "Imaging chick embryos with SPIO nanoparticles using SWIFT". Proceedings of the ISMRM Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, p.4274

29. Luning Wang, Curtis Corum, Djaudat Idiyatullin, Michael Garwood, and Qun Zhao. "T1 Estimation for Aqueous Iron Oxide Nanoparticle Suspensions Using a Variable Flip Angle SWIFT Sequence" . Proceedings of the ISMRM Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, p.289

28. Zhao, Q., Langley, J., and Wang, L. Enhancing Magnetic Resonance Imaging using Contrast Agent and its Quantifications. Proceedings of 40th Southeastern Magnetic Resonance Conference, Atlanta, November 4-6, 2011 (invited talk)

27. Zhao*, Q., Langley, J., Lee, J., Abell, J., Zhao, Y. "Bioimaging and biospectra analysis by means of Independent Component Analysis: experimental results," Proceedings of SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing Conference, Vol. 8058, April 2011, Orlando, Florida (Invited talk) DOI: 10.1117/12.887064

26. Zhao*, Q., Lee, J., Abell, J., Zhao, Y. "Independent Component Analysis for biological analytes" 7th IMACS conference Nonlinear Evolution Equations and Wave Phenomena: Computation and Theory, April 2011, Athens, GA.

25. Wang, L. and Zhao, Q. Susceptibility quantification in MRI using Phase Gradient Mapping. Proceedings of the 20th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Montreal, Canada, 2011, p.4479.

24. Langley, J., Lee, S., Wang, L., and Zhao, Q. Differentiation of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles and air pockets using independent component analysis. Proceedings of the 20th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Montreal, Canada, 2011, p.4541

23. Zhao, Q., Langley J., Lee, J., Abell, J., and Zhao, Y. Bioimaging and biospectra analysis by means of ICA: experimental results.Proceedings of the SPIE Volume: 8058, Orlando, FL, April 27-29, 2011, p.8058-14 (invited talk)

22. Wang, L., Langley J., and Zhao, Q. Susceptibility quantification in MRI using modified conjugate least square method.Proceedings of the SPIE Volume: 7961, Orlando, FL, February 13-17, 2011, p.7961-138 21. Langley, J. and Zhao, Q. Evaluation of a self-reference MR thermometry method based on the phase gradient. MR Saftey: RF Heating of the Human in MRI Workshop, Stillwater, MN

20. Potter, W.M., Wang, L., McCully, K., and Zhao, Q. A simulational study on the homogeneity of dual-tuned birdcage coils. Proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010, p.1485

19. Langley, J and Zhao, Q. A self-reference MR thermometry method utilizing the phase gradient. Proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010, p. 1831

18. Langley, J., Jordan, E.K., Liu, W., Frank, J.A., and Zhao, Q. In vivo quantification of SPIO nanoparticles with phase gradient mapping. Proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden, 2010, p. 1909 17. Langley, J and Zhao, Q. Quantification of SPIO nanoparticles using Phase Gradient Mapping. Proceedings of the 31th Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference, Minneapolis, MN, September 2-6, 2009, p. 3605-3608.

16. Langley, J and Zhao, Q. A Three-Dimensional Phase Unwrapping Algorithm Based on an Expansion in Terms of Chebyshev Polynomials. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2009, p.2914.

15. Lee, S., Langley, J., Liu, W., and Zhao, Q. Phase gradient mapping for positive contrast generation. Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2009, p.899.

14. Kaiming Li, Lei Guo, Gang Li, Jingxin Nie, Carlos Faraco, Qun Zhao, L. Stephen Miller and Tianming Liu. Gyral Folding Pattern Analysis via Surface Profiling. 12th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), London, 2009

13. Zhao, Q. and Langley, J., Probing the physiological activity on fMRI time series, Proceedings of the 15th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, San Francisco, CA, 2009, Poster Number 390. .

12. Faraco, C., Smith, D., Langley, J., Zhao, Q. and Miller, LS, Mapping the working memory network using the OSPAN task, Proceedings of the 15th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, San Francisco, CA, 2009, Poster Number 539.

11. Langley, J. and Zhao, Q. "Unwrapping MR Phase Maps with Chebyshev Moments." Proceedings of the 30th Annual International IEEE EMBS Conference, Vancouver, BC, August 20-24, p. 4043-4046.

10. Lee, S. and Zhao, Q. "Estimation of field maps with susceptibility gradient mapping." Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2008

9. Yanasak, N., Allison, J., Zhao, Q., and Hu, T. "Three Novel Methods for Studying Complicated Diffusion Behavior Using Simple Capillary Structures." Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2008

8. Faraco, C., Macky, J., Yanasak, N., Zhao, Q., Miller, LS. Connectivity of the human working memory system. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. Nov. 2008

7. Yanasak, N., Allison, J , Zhao, Q. , Hu, T., Dhandapani, K. The Benefits of Non-Uniform Gradient Direction Specification in DTI: Simulations and Phantom Data. 50th AAPM Annual Meeting, Houston, TX, 2008 6. Zhao, Q., T. W. Conway, K. D. White, K. McGregor, A. Ford, and B. Crosson "Test-retest Reliability of functional MRI using Smart Phantom: Analysis II." Proceedings of the 16th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. P1855, 2007

5. Yanasak, N., Allison, J., Zhao, Q., and Hu, T. "Use of novel gradient directions to synthesize complex diffusion geometries: when a hot dog is a pancake." AAPM (American Association of Physicists in Medicine) 49th Annual Meeting, 2007 4. Zhao, Q., White, KD, Conway, T., Crosson, B. "Test-Retest reliability of fMRI using SmartPhantom" 15th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Seattle, WA, May 6-12, 2006, p.2835.

3. Zhao, Q., White, KD "Calibration of fMRI by Simulating BOLD Contrast in the Living Human Brain" 15th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Seattle, WA, May 6-12, 2006, p.2832.

2. Lee, J., Zhao, Q., Gao, J., White,KD. "fMRI quality assurance using phase space reconstruction of SmartPhantom simulations of BOLD contrast" 15th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Seattle, WA, May 6-12, 2006, p.3266.

1. Li, Y., Zhao, Q., et. al. "Characterization and suppression of system noise due to scanner instability in fMRI using a SmartPhantom BOLD simulator" International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 15th Scientific Meeting and Exhibition, Seattle, WA, May 6-12, 2006, p. 2802.