Publications: 2000 - 2009

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VIL Journal Publications: 2000-2009

  1. Chen HJ, Cai JM, Zhao X, Underhill HR, Ota H, Oikawa M, Dong L, Yuan C, Kerwin WS. Localized Measurement of Atherosclerotic Plaque Inflammatory Burden with Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2010 Aug;64(2):567-73.
  2. Ota H, Yarnykh V, Ferguson MS, Hatsukami T, Yuan C, DeMarco KJ. Carotid Intraplaque Hemorrhage Imaging at 3.0-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging: A Comparison of the Diagnostic Performance of Three T1-weighted Sequences. Radiology. 2010 Feb;254(2):551-63.
  3. Underhill HR, Hatsukami TS, Cai J, Yu W, DeMarco JK, Polissar NL, Ota H, Zhao X, Dong L, Oikawa M, Yuan C. A Non Invasive Approach to Assess Plaque Stability: The Carotid Atherosclerosis Score (CAS). American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2010 Jun;31(6):1068-75.
  4. Underhill HR, Hatsukami TS, Fayad ZA, Fuster V, Yuan C. MRI of carotid atherosclerosis: clinical implications and future directions. Nature Reviews Cardiology. 2010 Mar;7(3):165-73.
  5. Zhao X, Underhill H, Yuan C, Oikawa M, Dong L, Ota H, Hatsukami TS, Wang Q, Ma L, Cai J. Minimization of MR Contrast Weightings for the Comprehensive Evaluation of Carotid Atherosclerotic Disease. Investigative Radiology. 2010; 45(1):36-41
  6. Huang X, Yang C, Yuan C, Liu F, Canton G, Zheng J, Woodard PK, Sicard GA, Tang D. Patient-Specific Artery Shrinkage and 3D Zero- Stress State in Multi-Component 3D FSI Models for Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaques Based on In Vivo MRI Data. Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics 2009; 6(2):121-134.
  7. Miyauchi K, Takaya N, Hireose T, Ikeda F, Kawamori R, Ohishi H, Yoshida K, Yamamoto M, Arai H, Urabe T, Hattori N, Suzuki M, Maehara T, Sase K, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C, Daida H. Rationale and Design of the Carotid Plaque in Human for all Evaluations with Aggressive Rosuvastatin Therapy (CHALLENGER Trial). Circulation Journal 2009; 73(1):111-115.
  8. Zhao X, Miller ZE, Yuan C. Atherosclerotic plaque imaging by carotid MRI. Current Cardiology Report 2009; 11(1):70-77.
  9. Kerwin WS, Zhao X, Yuan C, Hatsukami TS, Maravilla KR, Underhill HR, Zhao X. Contrast-enhanced MRI of carotid Atherosclerosis: Dependence on contrast agent. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2009; 30(1)35-40.
  10. Boussel L, Arrora S, Rapp J, Rutt B, Huston J, Parker D, Yuan C, Bassiouny H, Saloner D; for the MAPP Investigators. Atherosclerotic Plaque Progression in Carotid Arteries: Monitoring with High-Spatial-Resolution MR Imaging – Multicenter Trial. Radiology 2009; 252(3):789-796.
  11. Underhill HR, Yuan C, Yarnykh VL. Direct quantitative comparison between cross-relaxation imaging and diffusion tensor imaging of the human brain at 3.0T. NeuroImage 2009; 47:1568-1578.
  12. Tang D, Teng Z, Petruccelli JD, Yang C, Huang X, Canton G, Ferguson MS, Zheng J, Woodard PK, Yuan C. 3D In Vivo MRI-Based Fluid Structure Interaction Studies Suggest that Ruptured Human Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaques Have Higher Critical Stresses Compared with Non-Ruptured Plaques. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 2009; 29:e39
  13. Yang C, Tang D, Petruccelli JD, Canton G, Hatsukami TS, Marina Ferguson MS, Yuan C. Plaque Growth Functions Combining Wall Stress, Flow Shear Stress and Plaque Morphology May Provide Better Prediction for Atherosclerosis Progression: 3D Fluid Structure Interaction Studies Based on In Vivo Serial MRI. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology 2009; 39:e74.
  14. Tang D, Teng Z, Canton G, Hatsukami TS, Dong L, Huang X, Yuan C. Local Critical Stress Correlates Better than Global Maximum Stress with Plaque Morphological Features Linked to Atheroxclerotic Plaque Vulnerability: An In Vivo Multi-Patient Study. BioMedical Engineering 2009; 8:15.
  15. Ota H, Yu W, Underhill HR, Oikawa M, Dong L, Zhao X, Polissar NL, Neradilek B, Gao t, Zhang Z, Yan Z, Guo M, Zhang Z, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C. Hemorrhage and Large Lipid-Rich Necrotic Cores are Independently Associated with Thin or Ruptured Fibrous Caps. An In vivo 3T MRI Study. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis & Vascular Biology 2009; 29(10):1696-1701.
  16. Yu W, Underhill HR, Ferguson MS, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C, Chu B. The added value of longitudinal black blood MR angiography to the identification of carotid atherosclerotic ulceration by cross-sectional MR. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2009; 11(1):31-40.
  17. Oikawa M, Ota H, Takaya N, Miller Z, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C. Carotid magnetic resonance imaging. A window to study atherosclerosis and identify high-risk plaques. Circulation. 2009; 73(10):1765-1773.
  18. Tang D, Teng Z, Canton G, Yang C, Ferguson M, Huang X, Zheng J, Woodard PK, Yuan C. Sites of Rupture in Human Atherosclerotic Carotid Plaques are Associated with High Structural Stresses. An In Vivo MRI-Based 3D Fluid-Structure Interaction Study. Stroke 2009; 40(10):3258-3263.
  19. Balu N, Yarnykh VL, Scholnick J, Chu BC, Yuan C, Hayes CE. Improvements in Carotid Plaque Imaging Using a New Eight-element Phased Array Coil at 3T. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2009; 30(5):1209-1214.
  20. Wang J, Nash RA, Chu B, Yarnykh VL, Schwartz S, Sullivan KM, Yuan C. Improvements in digital vasculature observed using micro magnetic resonance angiography after high-dose immunosuppression for severe systemic sclerosis. Bone Marrow Transplantation 2009; 44(6):387-389.
  21. Underhill HR, Yuan C, Yarnykh VL, Chu B, Oikawa M, Polissar NL, Jarvik G, Schwartz S, Hatsukami TS. Arterial remodeling in the subclinical carotid artery. A natural history study. Journal of the American College of Cardiology - Cardiovascular Imaging. 2009; 2(12):1381-1389.
  22. Dong L, Underhill HR, Yu W, Ota H, Hatsukami TS, Gao TL, Zhang Z, Oikawa M, Zhao X, Yuan C. Geometric and Compositional Appearance of Atheroma in an Angiographically Normal Carotid Artery in Patients with Atherosclerosis. American Journal of Neuroradiology, 2009; Sept 24.
  23. Underhill HR, Yuan C, Yarnykh VL, Chu B, Oikawa M, Dong L, Polissar NL, Garden GA, Cramer SC, Hatsukami TS. Predictors of surface disruption with MR imaging in asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2009; Oct. 15.
  24. Li F, Yarnykh VL, Hatsukami TS, Chu B, Balu N, Wang J, Underhill HR, Zhao X, Smith R, Yuan C. Scan-Rescan Reproducibility of Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaque Morphology and Tissue Composition Measurements using Multi-Contrast MRI at 3T. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2009; 31(1):168-176.
  25. Dong L, Kerwin WS, Ferguson MS, Li R, Wang J, Chen H, Canton G, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C. Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance in Carotid Atherosclerotic Disease. Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. 2009; 11(1):53.
  26. Balu N, Chu BC, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C, Yarnykh VL. Comparison between 2D and 3D High-Resolution Black-blood Techniques for the Carotid Artery Wall Imaging in Clinically Significant Atherosclerosis. J Magn Reson Imaging, 2008;27(4):918-924.
  27. Groen HC, Gijsen FJ, van der Lugt A, Ferguson MS, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C, van der Steen AF, Wentzel JJ. High shear stress influences plaque vulnerability. Neth Heart J. 2008 Aug;16(7-8):280-3.
  28. Huang X, Yang C, Yuan C, Liu F, Canton G, Zheng J, Woodard PK, Sicard GA, Tang D. Patient-Specific Artery Shrinkage and 3D Zero- Stress State in Multi-Component 3D FSI Models for Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaques Based on In Vivo MRI Data. Molecular & Cellular Biomechanics 2008; 5(5):337-350
  29. Kerwin WS, Oikawa M, Yuan C, Jarvik GP, Hatsukami TS. MR imaging of adventitial vasa vasorum in carotid atherosclerosis. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2008 Mar;59(3):507-14.
  30. Kerwin WS, Lu F, Yarnykh V, Underhill H, Oikawa M, Yu W, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C. Signal features of atherosclerotic plaque at 3.0 Tesla versus 1.5 Tesla: Impact on automatic classification. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2008;28(4):987-995.
  31. Underhill HR, Yuan C, Raichlen J, Waterton J, Liu F, Kerwin WS, Saam T, Chu B, Takaya N, Zhao X, Hamar W, Hatsukami TS.  Effect of rosuvastatin on carotid plaque volume and composition in moderately hypercholesterolemic patients:  A high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging trial.  American Heart Journal, 2008 Mar;155(3):584.e1-8.
  32. Underhill H, Yarnykh VL, Hatsukami TS, Wang J, Balu N, Hayes CE, Oikawa M, Yu W, Xu D, Chu B, Wyman B, Polissar NL, Yuan C. Carotid plaque morphology and composition: initial comparison between 1.5- and 3.0-T magnetic field strengths. Radiology. 2008:248(2):550-560.
  33. Dong Li, Zhang Zhaoqi, He Yi, et al. The primary study of whole-heart coronary MR angiography at 3 Tesla. Chinese Journal of Radiology, In Press.
  34. Dong Li, Guo Haibing, Ying Kui. Development of the research of MRI in diagnoses of aortic valve disease. Chinese Journal of Radiology, In Press.
  35. Park IK, Ng CP, Wang J, Chu B, Zhang S, Pun SH. Determination of nanoparticle vehicle unpackaging by MRI imaging of a T2 magnetic relaxation switch. Biomaterials, 2008 Feb;29(6):724-32.
  36. Saam T, Schoenberg SO, Hatsukami T, Reiser M, Yuan C, Nikolaou K. High-Resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaque. Rofo. 2008 Feb;180(2):100-111.
  37. Saam T, Underhill HR, Chu B, Takaya N, Cai J, Polissar NL, Yuan C, Hatsukami TS. Prevalence of American Heart Association type VI carotid atherosclerotic lesions identified by magnetic resonance imaging for different levels of stenosis as measured by duplex ultrasound. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 2008 Mar 11;51(10):1014-21.
  38. Tang D, Yang C, Mondal S, Liu F, Canton G, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C.  A negative correlation between human carotid atherosclerotic plaque progression and plaque wall stress: In vivo MRI-based 2D/3D FSI models. J Biomech 2008 Jan 10.
  39. F.H. Sheehan, S. Ge, G.W. Vick, K. Urnes, W.S. Kerwin, E.L. Bolson, T. Chung, J.P. Kovalchin, D.J. Sahn, M. Jerosch-Herold, A.H. Stolpen. Three-Dimensional Shape Analysis of Right Ventricular Remodeling in Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot. American Journal of Cardiology, 101:107-13, 2008.
  40. Wang J, Yarnykh VL, Hatsukami T, Chu BC, Balu N, Yuan C. Improved suppression of plaque-mimicking artifacts in black-blood carotid atherosclerosis imaging using a multislice motion-sensitized driven-equilibrium (MSDE) turbo spin-echo (TSE) sequence. MRM 2007. 58(5):973-981.
  41. Saam T, Hatsukami TS, Yarnykh VL, Hayes CE, Underhill H, Chu B, Takaya N, Cai J, Kerwin WS, Xu D, Polissar NL, Neradilek B, Hamar WK, Maki J, Shaw DW, Buck RJ, Wyman B, Yuan C. Reader and platform reproducibility for quantitative assessment of carotid atherosclerotic plaque using 1.5T Siemens, Philips, and General Electric scanners. J Magn Reson Imaging 2007;26:344-352.
  42. Zhao X, Phan BA, Chu B, Bray F, Moore A, Polissar N, Dodge J, Lee C, Hatsukami T, Yuan C. Testing the hypothesis of atherosclerotic plaque lipid depletion during lipid therapy by magnetic resonance imaging: Study design of carotid plaque composition study. Am Heart J 2007;154:239-246.
  43. Groen HC, Gijsen FJ, van der Lugt A, Ferguson MS, Hatsukami TS, van der Steen AF, Yuan C, Wentzel JJ. Plaque rupture in the carotid artery is localized at the high shear stress region: a case report. Stroke. 2007 Aug;38(8):2379-81.
  44. Saam T, Hatsukami TS, Takaya N, Chu B, Underhill H, Kerwin WS, Cai J, Ferguson MS, Yuan C. The vulnerable, or high-risk, atherosclerotic plaque: noninvasive MR imaging for characterization and assessment. Radiology 2007;244:64-77.
  45. Phan BA, Chu B, Polissar N, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C, Zhao XQ. Association of high-density lipoprotein levels and carotid atherosclerotic plaque characteristics by magnetic resonance imaging. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2007;23:337-342.
  46. Balu N, Kerwin W, Saam T, Chu B, Yuan C. Serial MRI of carotid plaque burden: influence of subject repositioning on measurement precision. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2007. 57:592-599.
  47. Kerwin W, Xu D, Liu F, Saam T, Underhill H, Takaya N, Chu B, Hatsukami T, Yuan C. MRI of carotid atherosclerosis: Plaque analysis. Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2007 Nov 28. 18:371-378.
  48. Kerwin W, Pepin M, Mitsumori L, Yarnykh V, Schwarze U, Byers P. MRI of great vessel morphology and function in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV. Int J Cardiovascular Imaging 2007.
  49. Laflamme M, Chen K, Naumova A, Muskheli V, Fugate J, Dupras S, Xu C, Hassanipour M, Police S, O'Sullivan C, Collins L, Minami E, Gill E.A, Ueno, Yuan C, Gold J, Murry CE.  Delivery of Human Embryonic Stem CellCardiomyocytes in Pro-Survival Factors Enhances the Function of Infarcted Hearts.  Nature Biotech 2007, 25, 1015-1024.
  50. Underhill H, Yuan C, Saam T, Polissar NL, Neradilek B, Chu B, Takaya N, Yu W, Oikawa M, Cai J, Hatsukami T.  Sample size calculation for the application of non-contrast and contrast-enhanced high-resolution carotid magnetic resonance imaging in clinical trials.  J Cardiovasc Mag Reson, 2007. 9:310-1.
  51. Yarnykh V. Actual flip-angle imaging in the pulsed steady state: a method for rapid three-dimensional mapping of the transmitted radiofrequency field. Magn Reson Med 2007; 57(1):192-200.
  52. Takaya N, Cai J, Ferguson MS, Chu BC, Saam T, Polissar NL, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C. Intra- and interreader reproducibility of magnetic resonance imaging for quantifying the lipid rich necrotic core is improved with gadolinium contrast enhancement. J Magn Reson Imaging 2006.
  53. Chu B, Phan BAP, Yuan C, Brown BG, Zhao XQ. Reproducibility of carotid atherosclerotic lesion type characterization using high resolution multicontrast weighted magnetic resonance imaging. JCMR 2006.
  54. Saam T, Yuan C, Chu B, Takaya N, Underhill H, Cai J, Tran N, Polissar NL, Neradilek B, Jarvik GP, Isaac C, Garden GA, Maravilla KR, Hashimoto B, Hatsukami TS. Predictors of Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaque Progression as Measured by Noninvasive Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Atherosclerosis 2006.
  55. Saam T, Cai JM, Ma L, Cai YQ, Ferguson MS, Polissar NL, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C. Comparison of Symptomatic and Asymptomatic Atherosclerotic Carotid Plaque Features Using in vivo MRI. Radiology 2006.
  56. Kerwin WS, O’Brien KD, Ferguson MS, Polissar N, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C. Inflammation in carotid atherosclerotic plaque: A dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI study.  Radiology 2006.
  57. Phan BA, Chu B, Kerwin WS, Xu D, Yuan C, Hatsukami T, Zhao XQ. Effect of contrast enhancement on the measurement of carotid artery lumen and wall volume using MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging 2006.
  58. Underhill H, Kerwin WS, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C. Automated measurement of mean wall thickness in the common carotid artery by MRI: A comparison to intima-media thickness by B-mode ultrasound. J Magn Reson Imaging 2006.
  59. Yuan C, Kerwin WS, Yarnykh VL, Cai J, Saam T, Chu B, Takaya N, Ferguson MS, Underhill H, Xu D, Liu F, Hatsukami TS. MRI of atherosclerosis in clinical trials. NMR in Biomedicine 2006.
  60. Yarnykh V, Yuan C. Simultaneous Outer Volume and Blood Suppression by Quadruple Inversion-Recovery. Magn Reson Med 2006.
  61. Takaya N, Yuan C, Chu B, Saam T, Underhill H, Cai J, Tran N, Polissar NL, Isaac C, Ferguson M, Garden G, Cramer S, Maravilla K, Hashimoto B, Hatsukami T. Association Between Carotid Plaque Characteristics and Subsequent Ischemic Cerebrovascular Events: A Prospective Assessment with Magnetic Resonance Imaging - Initial Results. Stroke 2006; 37(3):818-823.
  62. Chu B, Yuan C, Takaya N, Shewchuk J, Clowes A, Hatsukami T. Serial high spatial resolution, multi-sequence magnetic resonance imaging studies identify fibrous cap rupture and penetrating ulcer into carotid atherosclerotic plaque. Circulation, 2006; 113(12):e660-661
  63. Liu F, Xu D, Ferguson MS, Chu B, Saam T, Takaya N, Hatsukami T, Yuan C, Kerwin W. Automated in vivo Segmentation of Carotid Plaque MRI with Morphology-Enhanced Probability Maps. Magn Reson Medicine 2006; 55(3):659-668.
  64. Yarnykh V, Terashima M, Hayes CE, Shimakawa A, Takaya N, Nguyen PK, Brittain J, McConnell M, Yuan C. Multi-contrast Black-blood MRI of Carotid Arteries: Comparison between 1.5 and 3 Tesla Magnetic Field Strengths. J Magn Reson Imaging 2006; March 26 issue.
  65. Cai J, Hatsukami T, Ferguson M, Kerwin W, Saam T, Chu B, Takaya N, Polissar N, Yuan C. In vivo quantitative measurement of intact fibrous cap and lipid rich necrotic core in atherosclerotic carotid plaque: a comparison of high resolution contrast enhanced MRI and histology. Circulation, 2005, 112:3437-3444
  66. Yuan C, Hatsukami TS, Cai J. MRI plaque tissue characterization and assessment of plaque stability. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2005;113:55-74.
  67. Chu B, Ferguson M, Underhill H, Takaya N, Cai J, Kliot M, Hatsukami T, Yuan C. Detection of Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaque Ulceration, Calcification, and Thrombosis by Multi-Contrast Weighted MRI. Circulation, 2005; 112(1):e3-4.
  68. Takaya N, Yuan C, Chu BC, Saam T, Polissar N, Jarvik G, Isaac C, McDonough J, Natiello C, Small R, Ferguson M, Hatsukami T. Presence of intraplaque hemorrhage stimulates progression of carotid atherosclerotic plaques: a high-resolution MRI study. Circulation, 2005; 111:2768-2775.
  69. Saam T, Ho AA, Yuan C. Atherosclerotic Plaque Characterization across Different Ethno-Racial Groups Using Noninvasive Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Commentary, International Atherosclerosis Society, April 2005;
  70. Hendrickson A, McKinstry LA, Lewis JK, Lum J, Louie A, Schellenberg GD, Hatsukami TS, Chait A, Jarvik GP. Ex vivo measures of LDL oxidative susceptibility predict carotid artery disease. Atherosclerosis 2005;179:147-153.
  71. Tang D, Yang C, Zheng J, Woodard PK, Saffitz JE, Sicard GA, Pilgram TK, Yuan C. Quantifying effects of plaque structure and material properties on stress distributions in human atherosclerotic plaques using 3D FSI models. J Biomech Eng. 2005 Dec;127(7):1185-94.
  72. Tang D, Yang C, Zheng J, Woodard PK, Saffitz JE, Petruccelli JD, Sicard GA, Yuan C. Local maximal stress hypothesis and computational plaque vulnerability index for atherosclerotic plaque assessment. Ann Biomed Eng. 2005 Dec;33(12):1789-801.
  73. Saam T, Ferguson MS, Yarnykh VL, Takaya N, Xu D, Polissar NL, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C. Quantitative evaluation of carotid plaque composition by in vivo MRI. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2005;25:234-239.
  74. Saam T, Cai J, Cai Y, An NY, Kampschulte A, Xu D, Kerwin WS, Takaya N, Polissar NL, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C. Carotid Plaque Composition Differs Between Ethno-Racial Groups. An MRI Pilot Study Comparing Mainland Chinese and American Caucasian Patients. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2005.
  75. Chu B, Zhao X, Saam T, Yarnykh V, Kerwin W, Flemming K, Huston J, Insull W, Jr, Morrisett JD, Rand S, DeMarco K, Polissar N, Cai J, Kampschulte A, Hatsukami T, Yuan C. Feasibility of in vivo, multi-contrast weighted MR imaging of carotid atherosclerosis for multi-center studies.
    J Magn Reson Imaging 2005;21:809-817.
  76. Chu B, Kampschulte A, Ferguson MS, Kerwin WS, Yarnykh VL, O'Brien KD, Polissar NL, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C. Hemorrhage in the Atherosclerotic Carotid Plaque: A High-Resolution MRI Study. Stroke 2004;35:1079-1084.
  77. Chu B, Hatsukami TS, Polissar NL, Zhao XQ, Kraiss LW, Parker DL, Waterton JC, Raichlen JS, Hamar W, Yuan C. Determination of Carotid Artery Atherosclerotic Lesion Type and Distribution in Hypercholesterolemic Patients With Moderate Carotid Stenosis Using Noninvasive Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Stroke 2004; 35:2444-2448.
  78. Kampschulte A, Ferguson MS, Kerwin WS, Polissar NL, Chu B, Saam T, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C. Differentiation of intraplaque versus juxtaluminal hemorrhage/thrombus in advanced human carotid atherosclerotic lesions by in vivo magnetic resonance imaging. Circulation 2004;110:3239-3244.
  79. Tang D, Yang C, Zheng J, Woodard PK, Sicard GA, Saffitz JE, Yuan C. 3D MRI-based multicomponent FSI models for atherosclerotic plaques. Ann Biomed Eng 2004;32:947-960.
  80. Mitsumori LM, Ricks JL, Rosenfeld ME, Schmiedl UP, Yuan C. Development of a lipoprotein based molecular imaging MR contrast agent for the noninvasive detection of early atherosclerotic disease. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2004 Dec.
  81. Yarnykh VL, Yuan C. Cross-relaxation imaging reveals detailed anatomy of white matter fiber tracts in the human brain. Neuroimage 2004;23:409-424.
  82. Yuan C, Kerwin WS. MRI of atherosclerosis. J Magn Reson Imaging 2004;19:710-719.
  83. Chao H, Kerwin WS, Hatsukami TS, Hwang JN, Yuan C. Detecting objects in image sequences using rule-based control in an active contour model. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2003;50:705-710.
  84. Jarvik GP, Hatsukami TS, Carlson C, Richter RJ, Jampsa R, Brophy VH, Margolin S, Rieder M, Nickerson D, Schellenberg GD, Heagerty PJ, Furlong CE. Paraoxonase activity, but not haplotype utilizing the linkage disequilibrium structure, predicts vascular disease. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2003;23:1465-1471.
  85. Kerwin W, Hooker A, Spilker M, Vicini P, Ferguson M, Hatsukami T, Yuan C. Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging analysis of neovasculature volume in carotid atherosclerotic plaque. Circulation 2003;107:851-856.
  86. Luo Y, Polissar N, Han C, Yarnykh V, Kerwin WS, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C. Accuracy and uniqueness of three in vivo measurements of atherosclerotic carotid plaque morphology with black blood MRI. Magn Reson Med 2003;50:75-82.
  87. Mitsumori LM, Hatsukami TS, Ferguson MS, Kerwin WS, Cai J, Yuan C. In vivo accuracy of multisequence MR imaging for identifying unstable fibrous caps in advanced human carotid plaques. J Magn Reson Imaging 2003;17:410-420.
  88. Saam T, Ehmke H, Haas C, Ritz E, Amann K. Effect of endothelin blockade on early cardiovascular remodeling in the one-clip-two-kidney hypertension of the rat. Kidney Blood Press Res 2003;26:325-332.
  89. Yarnykh VL, Yuan C. Multislice double inversion-recovery black-blood imaging with simultaneous slice reinversion. J Magn Reson Imaging 2003;17:478-483.
  90. Zhang S, Cai J, Luo Y, Han C, Polissar NL, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C. Measurement of carotid wall volume and maximum area with contrast-enhanced 3D MR imaging: initial observations. Radiology 2003;228:200-205.
  91. Cai JM, Hatsukami TS, Ferguson MS, Small R, Polissar NL, Yuan C. Classification of human carotid atherosclerotic lesions with in vivo multicontrast magnetic resonance imaging. Circulation 2002;106:1368-1373.
  92. Jarvik GP, Tsai NT, McKinstry LA, Wani R, Brophy VH, Richter RJ, Schellenberg GD, Heagerty PJ, Hatsukami TS, Furlong CE. Vitamin C and E intake is associated with increased paraoxonase activity. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2002;22:1329-1333.
  93. Kerwin WS, Cai J, Yuan C. Noise and motion correction in dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI for analysis of atherosclerotic lesions. Magn Reson Med 2002;47:1211-1217.
  94. Xu D, Hwang JN, Yuan C. Segmentation of multi-channel image with Markov random field based active contour model. Journal of VLSI Signal Processing Systems for Signal Image and Video Technology; 31:45-55 2002.
  95. Yarnykh VL, Yuan C. T1-insensitive flow suppression using quadruple inversion-recovery. Magn Reson Med 2002;48:899-905.
  96. Yuan C, Miller ZE, Cai J, Hatsukami T. Carotid atherosclerotic wall imaging by MRI. Neuroimaging Clin N Am 2002;12:391-401, vi.
  97. Yuan C, Kerwin WS, Ferguson MS, Polissar N, Zhang S, Cai J, Hatsukami TS. Contrast-enhanced high resolution MRI for atherosclerotic carotid artery tissue characterization. J Magn Reson Imaging 2002;15:62-67.
  98. Yuan C, Zhang SX, Polissar NL, Echelard D, Ortiz G, Davis JW, Ellington E, Ferguson MS, Hatsukami TS. Identification of fibrous cap rupture with magnetic resonance imaging is highly associated with recent transient ischemic attack or stroke. Circulation 2002;105:181-185.
  99. Yuan C, Zhao XQ, Hatsukami TS. Quantitative evaluation of carotid atherosclerotic plaques by magnetic resonance imaging. Curr Atheroscler Rep 2002;4:351-357.
  100. Han C, Hatsukami TS, Hwang JN, Yuan C. A fast minimal path active contour model. IEEE Trans Med Imaging; 10:865-873 2001.
  101. Han C, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C. A multi-scale method for automatic correction of intensity non-uniformity in MR images. J Magn Reson Imaging 2001;13:428-436.
  102. Kerwin WS, Yuan C. Active edge map for medical image registration. Proc SPIE 2001;4322:516-526.
  103. Schwartz SM, Hatsukami TS, Yuan C. Molecular markers, fibrous cap rupture, and the vulnerable plaque: new experimental opportunities. Circ Res 2001;89:471-473.
  104. Yuan C, Mitsumori LM, Ferguson MS, Polissar NL, Echelard D, Ortiz G, Small R, Davies JW, Kerwin WS, Hatsukami TS. In vivo accuracy of multispectral magnetic resonance imaging for identifying lipid-rich necrotic cores and intraplaque hemorrhage in advanced human carotid plaques. Circulation 2001;104:2051-2056.
  105. Yuan C, Hatsukami TS, Obrien KD. High-Resolution magnetic resonance imaging of normal and atherosclerotic human coronary arteries ex vivo: discrimination of plaque tissue components. J Investig Med 2001;49:491-499.
  106. Yuan C, Mitsumori LM, Beach KW, Maravilla KR. Carotid atherosclerotic plaque: noninvasive MR characterization and identification of vulnerable lesions. Radiology 2001;221:285-299.
  107. Zhang S, Hatsukami TS, Polissar NL, Han C, Yuan C. Comparison of carotid vessel wall area measurements using three different contrast-weighted black blood MR imaging techniques. Magn Reson Imaging 2001;19:795-802.
  108. Zhao XQ, Yuan C, Hatsukami TS, Frechette EH, Kang XJ, Maravilla KR, Brown BG. Effects of prolonged intensive lipid-lowering therapy on the characteristics of carotid atherosclerotic plaques in vivo by MRI: a case-control study. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2001;21:1623-1629.
  109. Bonk RT, Schmiedl UP, Yuan C, Nelson JA, Black CD, Ladd DL. Time-of-flight MR angiography with Gd-DTPA hexamethylene diamine co-polymer blood pool contrast agent: comparison of enhanced MRA and conventional angiography for arterial stenosis induced in rabbits. J Magn Reson Imaging 2000;11:638-646.
  110. Hatsukami TS, Ross R, Polissar NL, Yuan C. Visualization of fibrous cap thickness and rupture in human atherosclerotic carotid plaque in vivo with high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging. Circulation 2000;102:959-964.
  111. Ikari Y, Yee KO, Hatsukami TS, Schwartz SM. Human carotid artery smooth muscle cells rarely express alpha(v)beta3 integrin at sites of recent plaque rupture. Thromb Haemost 2000;84:338-344.
  112. Jarvik GP, Rozek LS, Brophy VH, Hatsukami TS, Richter RJ, Schellenberg GD, Furlong CE. Paraoxonase (PON1) phenotype is a better predictor of vascular disease than is PON1(192) or PON1(55) genotype. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2000;20:2441-2447.
  113. Kaneko E, Skinner MP, Raines EW, Yuan C, Rosenfeld ME, Wight TN, Ross R. Detection of dissection and remodeling of atherosclerotic lesions in rabbits after balloon angioplasty by magnetic-resonance imaging. Coron Artery Dis 2000;11:599-606.
  114. Kang X, Polissar NL, Han C, Lin E, Yuan C. Analysis of the measurement precision of arterial lumen and wall areas using high-resolution MRI. Magn Reson Med 2000;44:968-972.
  115. Kerwin WS, Prince JL. A k-space analysis of MR tagging. J Magn Reson 2000;142:313-322.