Research

Research Experience

  • Postdoctoral Scholar, Magnetic Resonance Systems Research Lab (MRSRL), Stanford, CA, 04/2014 - Present.

  • Research Assistant, Magnetic Resonance Systems Research Lab (MRSRL), Stanford, CA, 09/2008 - 04/2014.

    • 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), GE Healthcare, Applied Science Lab, Menlo Park, CA, summer 2010

    • Image denoising

    • Compressed sensing

Publications

  1. Zhang T, Cheng JY, Chen Y, Nishimura DG, Pauly JM, Vasanawala SS. "Robust Self-Navigated Body MRI Using Dense Coil Arrays," Magn Reson Med 2015. DOI: 10.1002/mrm.25858

  2. Zhang T, Yousaf U, Hsiao A, et al. "Clinical Performance of a Free-breathing Spatiotemporally Accelerated 3D Time-resolved Contrast-enhanced Pediatric Abdominal MR Angiograhy," Pediatr Radiol 2015. DOI: 10.1007/s00247-015-3384-y

  3. Cheng JY, Zhang T, Ruangwattanapaisarn N, et al. "Free-breathing Pediatric MRI with Non-rigid Motion Correction and Acceleration," J Magn Reson Imaging 2015; 42: 407-420. (2015 ISMRM Young Investigator Award, Winner)

  4. Zhang T, Pauly JM, Levesque IR. "Accelerating Parameter Mapping with a Locally Low Rank Constraint," Magn Reson Med 2015; 73: 655-661. (Editor's Picks)

  5. Zhang T, Cheng JY, Potnick AG, et al. "Fast Pediatric 3D Free-breathing Abdominal Dynamic Contrast Enhanced MRI with High Spatiotemporal Resolution," J Magn Reson Imaging 2015; 41: 460-473 (2014 ISMRM Young Investigator Award, Semi-finalist)

  6. Zhang T, Chowdhury S, Lusitg M, et al. "Clinical Performance of Contrast Enhanced Abdominal Pediatric MRI with Fast Combined Parallel Imaging Compressed Sensing Reconstruction," J Magn Reson Imaging 2014; 40: 13-25

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

  8. Tariq U, Hsiao A, Alley MT, 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," J Magn Reson Imaging 37: 1419-1426, 2013.

Patents & Patent Applications

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

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

  3. Zhang T, Cheng JY, Pauly JM, Lustig M, Vasanawala SS. "Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging with High Spatial-temporal Resolution," US20150042329 A1.

Conferences

  1. Zhang T, Yousaf U, Hsiao A, et al. "Clinical Performance of a Spatiotemporally Accelerated Motion-corrected Pediatric 3D Free-breathing Time-resolved Contrast-enhanced MR Angiography," In Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Toronto, 2015. p.2678.

  2. Zhang T, Cheng J, Chen Y, et al. "3D Free-breathing Abdominal MRI using Robust Navigator Processing with Coil Clustering," In Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Toronto, 2015. p.2572.

  3. Zhang T, Cheng J, Calderon PD, et al. "Validation of a Semi-flexible 64-channel Receive-only Phased Array for Pediatric Body MRI at 3T," In Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Toronto, 2015. p.3185.

  4. Raventos A, Zhang T, Pauly J. "Automatic Coil Compression for Parallel MRI based on Noise Variance Estimation," In Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Toronto, 2015. p.2417.

  5. Cheng J, Zhang T, Ruangwattanapaisarn N, et al. "Free-breathing Pediatric MRI with Nonrigid Motion Correction and Acceleration," In Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Toronto, 2015. p.32.

  6. Ong F, Zhang T, Cheng J, et al. "Beyond Low Rank + Sparse: Multi-scale Low Rank Reconstruction for Dynamic Contrast Enhanced Imaging," In Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Toronto, 2015. p.575.

  7. Cheng J, Hanneman K, Zhang T, et al. "Impact of View Ordering and Soft-Gating on Morphologic Assessment of Congenital Heart Disease with 4D Flow," In Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Toronto, 2015. p.4548.

  8. Cheng J, Alley M, Zhang T, et al. "Soft-gated accelerated Cartesian 4D flow imaging with intrinsic navigation," In Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Toronto, 2015. p.451.

  9. Yoruk U, Saranathan M, Zhang T, et al. "Fast Aortic Input Function Extraction at High Temporal Resolution for DCE-MRI," In Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Toronto, 2015. p.3690.

  10. Flynn A, Corea J, Lechene PB, Calderon PD, Zhang T, Scott G, Vasanawala S, Arias A, Lustig M. "Swaddle Coils for a Newborn," In Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Toronto, 2015. p.3129.

  11. Uecker M, Ong F, Tamir JI, Bahri D, Virtue P, Cheng J, Zhang T, Lustig M. "Berkeley Advanced Reconstruction Toolbox," In Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Toronto, 2015. p.2486.

  12. Zhang T, Cheng J, Alley M, et al. "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.

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

  14. Cheng J, Zhang T, Shi X, et al. "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.

  15. Luo J, Shin T, Zhang T, et al. "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.

  16. Zhang T, Alley M, Lustig M, et al. "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.

  17. 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.

  18. Wang K, Zhang T, Beatty P, et al. "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.

  19. Luo J, Shin T, Zhang T, et al. "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.

  20. Zhang T, Alley M, Lustig M, et al. "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.

  21. Cheng J, Zhang T, Alley M, et al. "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.

  22. Wang K, Zhang T, Beatty P, et al. "Combining coil compression and direct virtual coil for dynamic MRI with data driven parallel imaging," In Proceedings of the ISMRM Workshop on Data Sampling and Image Reconstruction, Sedona, 2013.

  23. Chowdhury S, Zhang T, Barth R, et al. "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

  24. 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.

  25. Zhang T, Lai P, Vasanawala S, et al. "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.

  26. Lai P, Zhang T, Lustig M, et al. "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.

  27. 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.

  28. Zhang T, Lustig M, Vasanawala S, Pauly J. "l1-denoised Autocalibrating Parallel Imaging," In Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of ISMRM, Stockholm, 2010. p.4883.