Research

Research Experience

  • Research Assistant, Magnetic Resonance Systems Research Lab (MRSRL), Stanford, CA, 09/2008 - Present.

    • Fast MRI techniques: parallel imaging, compressed sensing, coil compression, motion correction

    • Dynamic MRI: dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE) MRI, 4D phase-contrast MRI (4D flow)

    • Parametric Mapping: T1&T2 mapping

  • Lab Scientist (intern), General Electric Healthcare, Applied Science Lab, Menlo Park, CA, 2010 summer

    • Image denoising

    • Compressed sensing

Publications

  1. Zhang T, Pauly JM, Levesque IR. "Accelerating Parameter Mapping with a Locally Low Rank Constraint," Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2014. DOI: 10.1002/mrm.25161

  2. Zhang T, Cheng JY, Potnick AG, et al. "Fast Pediatric 3D Free-breathing Abdominal Dynamic Contrast Enhanced MRI with High Spatiotemporal Resolution," Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2013. DOI: 10.1002/jmri.24551

  3. Zhang T, Chowdhury S, Lusitg M, et al. "Clinical Performance of Contrast Enhanced Abdominal Pediatric MRI with Fast Combined Parallel Imaging Compressed Sensing Reconstruction," Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2013. DOI: 10.1002/jmri.24333

  4. Zhang T, Pauly JM, Vasanawala SS, Lustig M. "Coil Compression for Accelerated Imaging with Cartesian Sampling," Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 69: 571-582, 2013. (Top 10 Most Downloaded MRM Articles in 2013)

  5. Tariq U, Hsiao A, Alley M, Zhang T, Lustig M, Vasanawala SS. "Venous and arterial flow quantification are equally accurate and precise with parallel imaging compressed sensing 4D phase contrast MRI," Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 37: 1419-1426, 2013.

Conferences

  1. Zhang T, Cheng J, Alley M, Uecker M, Lustig M, Pauly J, Vasanawala S. "Fast 3D Free-breathing Abdominal Dynamic Contrast Enhanced MRI with High Spatiotemporal Resolution," In Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Milan, 2014. p.332.

  2. Cheng J, Zhang T, Pauly J, Vasanawala S, Lustig M. "Free Breathing Dynamic Contrast Enhanced 3D MRI with Resolved Respiratory Motion," In Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Milan, 2014. p.330.

  3. Cheng J, Zhang T, Shi X, Uecker M, Alley M, Pauly J, Lustig M, Vasanawala S. "Slice-Localized Soft-Gating for Non-Rigid Motion Correction in Free-Breathing 3D Cartesian MRI," In Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Milan, 2014. p.1611.

  4. Luo J, Shin T, Zhang T, Cheng J, Hu B, Nishimura D. "Application of Low-Rank Matrix-Completion Reconstruction Combined with Segmentation and Parallel Imaging in Lower Extremities Perfusion Imaging," In Proceedings of the 22nd Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Milan, 2014. p.1554.

  5. Zhang T, Alley M, Lustig M, Li X, Pauly J, Vasanawala S. "Fast 3D DCE-MRI with Sparsity and Low-Rank Enhanced SPIRiT (SLR-SPIRiT)," In Proceedings of the 21st Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Salt Lake City, 2013. p.2624.

  6. Zhang T, Pauly J, Levesque I. "Accelerating Parameter Mapping with a Locally Low Rank Constraint," In Proceedings of the 21st Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Salt Lake City, 2013. p.2458.

  7. Wang K, Zhang T, Beatty P, Rettmann D, Bayram E, Holmes J. "Combining Coil Compression and Direct Virtual Coil for Dynamic MRI Using Auto-Calibrating Parallel Imaging," In Proceedings of the 21st Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Salt Lake City, 2013. p.3820.

  8. Luo J, Shin T, Zhang T, Hu B, Nishimura, D. "Lower Extremities Perfusion Imaging with Low-Rank Matrix Completion Reconstruction," In Proceedings of the 21st Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Salt Lake City, 2013. p.2619.

  9. Zhang T, Alley M, Lustig M, Pauly J, Vasanawala S. "Fast 3D DCE-MRI with Sparsity and Low-Rank Enhanced SPIRiT (SLR-SPIRiT)," In Proceedings of the ISMRM Workshop on Data Sampling and Image Reconstruction, Sedona, 2013.

  10. Cheng J, Zhang T, Alley M, Lustig M, Vasanawala S, Pauly J. "Variable-density radial view-ordering and sampling for time-optimized 3D Cartesian imaging," In Proceedings of the ISMRM Workshop on Data Sampling and Image Reconstruction, Sedona, 2013.

  11. Chowdhury S, Zhang T, Barth R, Lustig M, Murphy M, Alley M, Grafendorfer T, Calderon P, Pauly J, Hargreaves B, Vasanawala S. "Clinical Performance and Validation of a Compressed Sensing Contrast Enhanced MRI with Fast Image Reconstruction," In Proceedings of the 20th Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Melbourne, 2012. p.105

  12. Zhang T, Lustig M, Pauly J, Vasanawala S. "Array Compression for 3D Cartesian Sampling," In Proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Montreal, 2011. p.2857.

  13. Zhang T, Lai P, Vasanawala S, Herfkens R, Khare K, Marinelli L, King KF, Brau A. "Evaluation of image quality improvement using wavelet denoising based on Stein's Unbiased Risk Estimate (SURE)," In Proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Montreal, 2011. p.2700.

  14. Lai P, Zhang T, Lustig M, Vasanawala S, Brau A. "Improving Compressed Sensing Parallel Imaging Using Autocalibrating Parallel Imaging Initialization with Variable Density Tiled Random k-space Sampling," In Proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Montreal, 2011. p.68.

  15. Chen W, Zhang T, Gold G, Han E. "Joint Anatomical and Biochemical Imaging Using 3D FSE," In Proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Montreal, 2011. p.3249.

  16. Zhang T, Lustig M, Vasanawala S, Pauly J. "l1-denoised Autocalibrating Parallel Imaging," In Proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Stockholm, 2010. p.4883.

Patents

  1. Zhang T, Lustig M, Vasanawala S, Pauly J. "Coil Compression for Three Dimensional Autocalibrating Parallel Imaging with Cartesian Sampling," US8538115 B2.

  2. Zhang T, Lustig M, Vasanawala S, Pauly J. "Autocalibrating Parallel Imaging Reconstruction Method from Arbitrary k-space Sampling with Reduced Noise," US8638096 B2.