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Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Laboratory (BMRL)

Alexander Sukstansky

Contact Information
Washington University School of Medicine
Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Laboratory
Campus Box 8227
4525 Scott Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 747-2852

Current Position
Associate Professor of Radiology

Research Interests
Biophysical mechanisms and mathematical models of MR signal formation.
1. Diffusion-weighted MRI in the brain
2. Lung imaging with hyperpolarized gases
3. Theoretical analysis of diffusion in inhomogeneous media
4. Computer modeling of MR signal formation.

Key Publications

  1. Sukstanskii A.L., Yablonskiy D.A., Theory of FID NMR Signal Dephasing Induced by Mesoscopic Magnetic Field Inhomogeneities in Biological Systems, J. Magn. Reson., 151, pp.107-117 (2001).
  2. Sukstanskii A.L., Yablonskiy D.A., Effect of Restricted diffusion on FID Signal Formation, J. Magn. Reson., 157, n.1, pp. 92-105 (2002).
  3. Sukstanskii A.L., Yablonskiy D.A., Gaussian approximation in the theory of MR signal formation in the presence of structure-specific magnetic field inhomogeneities. Influence of impermeable inclusions, J. Magn. Reson., 167, n.1, 56-67 (2004).
  4. Sukstanskii A.L., J.J.H. Ackerman, Yablonskiy D.A., Effects of permeable boundaries on the diffusion-attenuated MR signal: insights from a one-dimensional model, J. Magn. Reson., 170, 56-66 (2004).
  5. Sukstanskii A.L., Yablonskiy D.A., Theoretical model of temperature regulation in the brain during changes in functional activity, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 103, n. 32, pp. 12144-12149 (2006).
  6. Sukstanskii A.L., Yablonskiy D.A., In vivo lung morphometry with hyperpolarized 3He diffusion MRI: theoretical background, J. Magn. Reson., 190, 200-210 (2008).
  7. Yablonskiy D.A., Sukstanskii A.L., Theoretical models of the diffusion weighted MR signal. NMR in Biomedicine, 23, 661-681 (2010).
  8. Yablonskiy D.A., Xiang He, Sukstanskii A.L., BOLD-based Techniques for Quantifying Brain Hemodynamic and Metabolic Properties – Theoretical Models and Experimental Approaches, NMR in Biomed 26 (2013), 963-986.
  9. Sukstanskii A.L., Yablonskiy D.A., On the role of Neuronal Magnetic Susceptibility and Structure Symmetry on Gradient Echo MR Signal Formation, Magn Reson Med, 71 (2014), 345-353.
  10. Sukstanskii A.L., Exact analytical results for ADC with oscillating diffusion sensitizing gradients, J. Magn Reson., 234, n.1, 135-140 (2013).
  11. Yablonskiy D.A., Sukstanskii A.L., Biophysical Mechanisms of Myelin-Induced Water Frequency Shifts, Magn Reson Med. 71, n.6, 1956-1958 (2014).
  12. Yablonskiy D.A., He X., Luo J., Sukstanskii A.L., Lorentz Sphere vs. Generalized Lorentzian Approach – what would Lorentz say about it?, Magn Reson Med. 72, n.1, 4-7 (2014).
  13. Yablonskiy D.A. Sukstanskii A.L., et al, Probing Lung Microstructure with Hyperpolarized Noble Gas Diffusion MRI: Theoretical Models and Experimental Results, Magn Reson Med, 71 (2014), 486-505.

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