Biomedical Magnetic Resonance Laboratory



We use theoretical biophysical models of biological tissue structure and functioning to design new MRI techniques and apply them to study different human organs in health and in disease. My lab has developed several advanced quantitative MRI-based methods for in vivo studying of humans and animals, which include the in vivo lung morphometry with hyperpolarized 3He MRI, the Gradient Echo Plural Contrast Imaging (GEPCI), and the quantitative BOLD (qBOLD).  These, and other methods developed in my lab allow early detection and diagnosis of changes in lung microstructure in health and diseases, quantification of tissue damage in multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer and other CNS diseases, thus providing safe and non-invasive in vivo biomarkers for monitoring disease progression. This opens a door to improving longitudinal studies in clinical and research trials.

Lab Members

Dmitriy Yablonskiy, Ph.D., Professor of Radiology

Alexander Sukstansky, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Radiology

James Quirk, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Radiology

Xialing Ulrich, Postdoctoral Research Associate

Jie Wen, Postdoctoral Research Associate

Yue Zhao, Chemistry Graduate Student

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Contact Information
Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
Campus Box 8227
Washington University School of Medicine
660 S. Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110

Phone: (314) 362-1815
FAX (314) 362-0526
e-mail:  yablonskiyd@mir.wustl.edu