Welcome to the Kwok Lab
High resolution image of a monkey brain produced using a dedicated receiver coil.
Our research deals with magnetic resonance imaging with several focuses. One focus is on high resolution imaging to improve the diagnosis of arthritic diseases as well as to evaluate drug treatment for those diseases. A second focus is on RF coil development to improve image resoltion and scan time. Other focuses include: water/fat imaging, brain functional MRI, diffusion-weighted imaging and MR spectroscopy.
Current Research Projects
- A method of switching the signal in an MRI phantom based on trace ion currents. J Magn Reson. In press. (2014 Jun 02).
- High-resolution interleaved water-fat MR imaging of finger joints with chemical-shift elimination. J Magn Reson Imaging. 33, 245-51. (2011 Jan 01).
- High-resolution uniform MR imaging of finger joints using a dedicated RF coil at 3T. J Magn Reson Imaging. 31, 240-7. (2010 Jan 01).