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Shawn Wagner, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Technical Director, Small Animal MRI in the Biomedical Imaging Research Institute

Shawn Wagner, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Technical Director, Small Animal MRI in the Biomedical Imaging Research Institute

The research of Shawn Wagner, PhD, focuses on hyperpolarization, a new and emerging field within magnetic resonance imaging, which provides enhancement of signal over 10,000 times what is currently available. His current research utilizes a method of polarization using parahydrogen to transfer the polarization from the hydrogen nuclei to a carbon or nitrogen nucleus with a slower signal decay allowing for in vivo studies, focusing on prostate and breast cancer.

  • Member, American Association of Cancer Research, 2011
  • Safety Committee, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2011
  • Member, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2007
  • Bhattacharya P, Chekmenev EY, Reynolds WF, Wagner S, Zacharias N, Chan HR, Bünger R, Ross BD. Parahydrogen-induced polarization (PHIP) hyperpolarized MR receptor imaging in vivo: a pilot study of 13C imaging of atheroma in mice. NMR Biomed. 2011 Oct;24(8):1023-1028.
  • Ross BD, Bhattacharya P, Wagner S, Tran T, Sailasuta N. Hyperpolarized MR imaging: neurologic applications of hyperpolarized metabolism. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2010 Jan;31(1):24-33.
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