Zili David Chu, PhD
My goal is to apply my expertise in MR imaging to meet patient’s needs.
My clinical interests are: 1) to improve clinical protocols with available technologies; 2) to identify various issues associated with the MR system, to perform first line troubleshooting and maintenance, and to assist in service engineer to solve the problem; 3) to ensure safety and image quality for patients with implants; 4) to provide necessary education and training to our staffs
My research interests focus primarily on neural problems including development, function, connection and disease process by using advanced MRI imaging technologies such as structure, function, diffusion, perfusion and spectroscopy. I am also interested in translating new technologies and optimizing current technologies to better serve our pediatric patients.
Paldino, Michael J., Golriz, F., Zhang, W., & Chu, Z. D. (2019). Normalization enhances brain network features that predict individual intelligence in children with epilepsy. PloS One 14(3), e0212901. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0212901.
Paldino, M. J., Golriz, F., Chapieski, M. L., Zhang, W., & Chu, Z. D. (2017). Brain Network Architecture and Global Intelligence in Children with Focal Epilepsy. AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology 38(2), 349–356. https://doi.org/10.3174/ajnr.A4975.
Chu, Z., Wilde, E. A., Hunter, J. V., McCauley, S. R., Bigler, E. D., Troyanskaya, M., … Levin, H. S. (2010). Voxel-based analysis of diffusion tensor imaging in mild traumatic brain injury in adolescents. AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology 31(2), 340–346. http://www.ajnr.org/content/31/2/340.
Wilde EA, Ayoub KW, Bigler ED, Chu ZD, Hunter JV, Wu TC, McCauley SR, Levin HS. “Diffusion tensor imaging in moderate-to-severe pediatric traumatic brain injury: changes within an 18 month post-injury interval”, Brain Imaging Behav 2012 Sep, 6(3):404-16. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11682-012-9150-y.
Chu Z, Cohen AR, Muthupillai R, Chung T, Wang ZJ. “MRI measurement of hepatic magnetic susceptibility—Phantom validation and normal subject studies” Magn Reson Med 2004 Dec; 52(6):1318-27. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/mrm.20305
Wang ZJ, Fischer R, Chu Z, Mahoney DH Jr, Mueller BU, Muthupillai R, James EB, Krishnamurthy R, Chung T, Padua E, Vichinsky E, Harmatz P. “Assessment of cardiac iron by MRI susceptometry and R2* in patients with thalassemia”, Magn Reson Imaging (2010), Apr; 28(3)363-71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mri.2009.12.001.
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