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Jiang Du

Professor, Radiology, UC San Diego

Currently, Dr. Jiang Du is developing novel quantitative ultrashort echo time magnetization transfer (UTE-MT) imaging and signal modeling techniques to quantify water and macromolecule proton fractions and exchange rates in short T2 tissues such as cortical bone. The UTE-MT modeling parameters are magic angle insensitive, and may be used to evaluate tissue degeneration more reliably than conventional biomarkers such as T2 and T1rho which are very sensitive to the magic angle effect.