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Ananda Kumar, PhD
Visiting Research Associate

Research Interests

My research interests are in the areas of MRI antennas for parallel imaging/signal enhancement, and biomedical optical imaging. Currently, I am involved in the development of planar strip array antenna for MR imaging and fluorescence imaging of biological markers for the detection of gene expression in the vasculature. I am also responsible for the maintenance and smooth operation of the RF electronics laboratory for MRI hardware development.


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•  Kumar, A., and Bottomley, P.A. Optimizing the Intrinsic Signal-to-Noise Ratio of MRI Strip Detectors. MRM, Vol. 56(1):157-166, 2006.

•  Kar S, Kumar A, Gao F, Zhan X, Qiu B, Yang XM . Development of a Percutaneous Optical Imaging System to Track Vascular Reporter Gene Expression In Vivo. Journal of Biomedical Optics, Vol. 11(3), 2006.

•  Chen HH, Zhen JX, Kumar A, Du XY, Cheng LZ, Yang XM: Detection of dual gene expression in arteries using a simple optical imaging method. Journal of Biomedical Optics, Vol. 9: 1223-1229, 2004.

•  J. M. Serfaty, X. Yang, T. Foo, A. Kumar, A. Derbyshire, E. Atalar, MRI-guided coronary catheterization and PTCA: A feasibility study on a dog model. MRM, 49(2):258-26, 2003.

•  Kumar A, Chen HH, Wang DM, Yang XM.  Non-invasive Optical imaging of Green Fluorescent Protein Markers in Vascular Gene Therapy: A feasibility study in human tissue-like phantoms. Proceedings IEEE (Washington DC) 2002; 285-288.45.

•  X. Yang, E. Atalar, D. Li, J. M. Serfaty, D. Wang; A. Kumar, L. Cheng, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Permits In Vivo Monitoring of Catheter-Based Vascular Gene Delivery, Circulation 104:1588-1590, 2001.




















Contact Information:

Phone: 410.955.9786
FAX: ... 410.614.1977
email: ankumar@mri.jhu.edu










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