Joseph S. Gillen, B.S.[Neurology]


  • GEMS Epic Pulse Programming
  • Philips GOALC Pulse Programming
  • Functional MR Imaging
  • Unix / Macintosh / Linux / Windows Systems Administration

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University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA



Biophysics & Microbiology

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Professional Experience


Research Associate, Division of MR Research, Department of Radiology,
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


Network Administrator, MR Research Center, Department of Radiology,
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA


Systems Analyst / Administrator,
Pittsburgh NMR Institute, Pittsburgh, PA


Research Assistant, Pulmonary Disease Section,
Veterans Administration Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA and Cardiovascular-Pulmonary Division, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

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Published Works

  1. Kuna S, Gillen JS, Levine S. Effect of respiratory gases on the frequency and duration of obstructive apneic episodes in a patient with the sleep apnea-hypersomnolence syndrome. Respiration 43: 2, 108-13, , 1982.
  2. Gillen JS, Osnoss K, Kotlikoff M, Levine S. Effect of helium on the ventilatory response to hypoxia under normocapnic and hypercapnic conditions. Respiration 44: 1, 26-37, , 1983.
  3. Levine S, Weiser P, Gillen J. Evaluation of a ventilatory muscle endurance training program in the rehabilitation of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. , Am Rev Respir Dis 133: 3, 400-6, Mar, 1986.
  4. Levine S, Gillen J, Weiser P, Gillen M, Kwatney E. Description and validation of an ECG removal procedure for diaphragmatic EMG power spectrum analysis. J Appl Physiol 60: 3, 1073-81, Mar, 1986.
  5. Davis PL, Parker DL, Nelson JA, Gillen JS, Runge VM. Interactions of paramagnetic contrast agents and the spin echo pulse sequence.  Invest Radiol 23: 5, 381-8, May, 1988.
  6. Davis PL, Wolf GL, Gillen JS. Indicator dilution time-activity curves demonstrated by rapid magnetic resonance imaging techniques and paramagnetic contrast agent. , Invest Radiol 24:5, 400-6, May, 1989.
  7. Daly PF, Zimmerman JB, Gillen JS, Wolf GL. Rapid MR imaging of renal perfusion: a comparative study of GdDTPA, albumin-(GdDTPA) and magnetite. , Am J Physiol Imaging 4:4, 165-74, , 1989.
  8. Moonen CT, von Kienlin M, van Zijl PC, Cohen J, Gillen J, Daly P, Wolf G, Comparison of single-shot localization methods (STEAM and PRESS) for in vivo proton NMR spectroscopy., NMR Biomed 2: 5-6, 201-8, Dec, 1989.
  9. Wolf GL, Davis P, Zimmerman J, Gillen J, Talagala L. Use of contrast agents to measure tissue perfusion in vivo. In Lissner H, Doppman JL, Margulis AR (eds), MR Ō89, pp 95-101. Deutscher ?rzte-Verlag, Koln, 1989.
  10. van Zijl PC, Moonen CT, Gillen J, Daly PF, Miketic LS, Frank JA, DeLaney TF, Kaplan O, Cohen JS, Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy of small regions (1 mL) localized inside superficial human tumors. A clinical feasibility study., NMR Biomed 3: 5, 227-32, Oct, 1990.
  11. Wolf GL, Mishkin MM, Roux SG, Halpern EF, Gottlieb J, Zimmerman J, Gillen J, Thellman C. Comparison of the rates of adverse drug reactions. Ionic contrast agents, ionic agents combined with steroids, and nonionic agents. Invest Radiol 26: 5, 404-10, May, 1991.
  12. Talagala SL; Gillen J. Experimental-determination of 3-dimensional rf magnetic-field distribution of nmr coils. J Magn Res,  94:3, 493-500, , 1991.
  13. Moonen CTW, Sobering G, van Zijl PCM, Gillen J, von Kienlin M, Bizzi A. Proton spectroscopic imaging of human brain. J Magn Res, 98:3, 556-575, , 1992.
  14. Duyn JH, Gillen J, Sobering G, van Zijl PC, Moonen CT. Multisection proton MR spectroscopic imaging of the brain. Radiol, 188:1, 277-82, Jun, 1993.
  15. Kanal E, Gillen J, Evans JA, Savitz DA, Shellock FG. Survey of reproductive health among female MR workers. Radiol , 187:2, 395-9, May, 1993.
  16. Evans JA, Savitz DA, Kanal E, Gillen J, Infertility and pregnancy outcome among magnetic resonance imaging workers., J Occup Med 35: 12, 1191-5, Dec, 1993.
  17. Diehl DJ, Keshavan MS, Kanal E, Nebes RD, Nichols TE, Gillen JS. Post-ECT increases in MRI regional T2 relaxation times and thier relationship to cognitive side effects: a pilot study. Psychiatry Res, 54:2, 117-84, Nov, 1994
  18. Moonen CT, Barrios FA, Zigun JR, Gillen J, Liu G, Sobering G, Sexton R, Woo J, Frank J, Weinberger DR, Functional brain MR imaging based on bolus tracking with a fast T2*-sensitized gradient-echo method., Magn Reson Imaging 12: 3, 379-85, , 1994.
  19. Thulborn KR, Gillen J, McCurtain B, Betancourt C, Sweeney JA. Functional Magnetic resonance imaging of the human brain. Bulletin of Magnetic Resonance, 18:37-42, , 1996.
  20. Thulborn KR, Voyvodic J, McCurtain B, Gillen J, Chang S, Just M, Carpenter P, Sweeney JA: High field functional MRI in humans: Applications to cognitive function. In Pavone P and Rossi P (eds) Proc. of the European Seminars on Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, Syllabus 4, Springer Verlag, 1996, pg91-96.
  21. Thulborn KR, McCurtain B, Voyvodic J, Chang S, Gillen J, Sweeney JA. Functional MRI: The environment and technology for clinical application. In: Proc. European Seminars in Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, Syllabus 4, Springer Verlag, 1996, pg 15-19.
  22. Boada FE, Christensen JD, Gillen JS, Thulborn KR. Three dimensional projection imaging with half the number of projections. Magn. Reson. Med. 37:3, 470-477 Mar, 1997.
  23. Rosenberg DR, Sweeney JA, Gillen JS, Kim J, Varanelli MJ, O'Hearn KM, Erb PA, Davis D, Thulborn KR, Magnetic resonance imaging of children without sedation: preparation with simulation., J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 36: 6, 853-9, Jun, 1997.
  24. Boada FE, Gillen JS, Shen GX, Chang SY, Thulborn KR, Fast three dimensional sodium imaging., Magn Reson Med 37: 5, 706-15, May, 1997.
  25. Hurwitz DJ, Ashby ER, Llull R, Pasqual J, Tabor C, Garrison L, Gillen J, Weyant R: Computer-assisted anthropometry for outcome assessment of cleft lip. Plast Reconstr Surg, 103: 6, 1608-23, May, 1999.
  26. Oja JME, Gillen J, Kauppinen RA, Kraut M, van Zijl PCM. Venous blood effects in spin-echo fMRI of human brain, Magn. Reson. Med. 42:617-626 (1999).
  27. Oja JME, Gillen JS, Kauppinen RA, Kraut M, van Zijl PCM. Determination of oxygen extraction ratios by magnetic resonance imaging, J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 19:12, 1289-95, 1999.
  28. Constantinides CD, Gillen JS, Boada FE, Pomper MG, Bottomley PA, Human skeletal muscle: sodium MR imaging and quantification-potential applications in exercise and disease, Radiology 216: 2, 559-68, Aug, 2000.
  29. Rämä P, Sala JB, Gillen JS, Pekar JJ, Courtney SM, Dissociation of the neural systems for working memory maintenance of verbal and nonspatial visual information, Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 1:2, 161-171, June, 2001.
  30. Constantinides CD, Rogers J, Herzka D, Boada FE, Bolar D, Kraitchman D, Gillen J, Bottomley PA, Superparamagnetic iron oxide MION as a contrast agent for sodium MRI in myocardial infarction, Magn. Reson. Med. In press, 2001.


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