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Wing-Chi Kwok

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentImaging Sciences
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 648
Rochester NY 14642
 
 Awards And Honors
1982 - 1983Full Tuition Scholarship from Hong Kong Baptist University
1985 - 1989Student Fellowship from Intermagnetics General Cooperation
1999     Certificate of Merit Citation from Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting
 
 Overview
Professor Kwok joined the University of Rochester in 1990 after receiving his Ph.D. in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and is currently an associate Professor of Imaging Sciences. His research interests in MRI include high resolution imaging, RF coil development, water/fat imaging, brain functional MRI, diffusion-weighted imaging and MR spectroscopy. He has been developing RF coils and pulse sequences for research and clinical applications since 1990, and is in charge of RF coils at both Strong Memorial Hospital and the Rochester Center for Brain Imaging. He is a recipient of six U.S. patents related to new pulse sequence and RF coil technologies.

Professor Kwok is board certified in diagnostic radiological physics by the American Board of Radiology (since 1998). He supervises MRI quality assurance and ACR MRI accreditation at Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital. He participates in the purchase and site planning, and conducts acceptance testing of new MRI systems. He also works with clinicians to optimize MRI protocols, provides consultation support to clinical scanning, and educates physicians and technologists on MRI technology.

From 2000-2003, he served in the Scientific Advisory Panel for the Radiological Society of North America Research and Educational Fund. He had also served as a reviewer in National Institutes of Health Study Sections.

 
 Selected Publications
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  1. Kwok WE, You Z, Seo G, Lerner A, Totterman S, Ritchlin C, Monu J. High-resolution interleaved water-fat MR imaging of finger joints with chemical-shift elimination. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2011 Jan; 33(1):245-51.
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  2. Kwok WE, You Z, Monu J, Seo G, Ritchlin C. High-resolution uniform MR imaging of finger joints using a dedicated RF coil at 3T. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2010 Jan; 31(1):240-7.
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  3. Shibata DK, Kwok E. Temporal lobe perfusion in the deaf: MR measurement with pulsed arterial spin labeling (FAIR). Acad Radiol. 2006 Jun; 13(6):738-43.
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  4. Kwok WE, You Z. In vivo MRI using liquid nitrogen cooled phased array coil at 3.0 T. Magn Reson Imaging. 2006 Jul; 24(6):819-23.
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  5. Kwok WE, Zhong J, You Z, Seo G, Totterman SM. A four-element phased array coil for high resolution and parallel MR imaging of the knee. Magn Reson Imaging. 2003 Nov; 21(9):961-7.
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  6. Lee PL, Yiannoutsos CT, Ernst T, Chang L, Marra CM, Jarvik JG, Richards TL, Kwok EW, Kolson DL, Simpson D, Tang CY, Schifitto G, Ketonen LM, Meyerhoff DJ, Lenkinski RE, Gonzalez RG, Navia BA. A multi-center 1H MRS study of the AIDS dementia complex: validation and preliminary analysis. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2003 Jun; 17(6):625-33.
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  7. Zhong J, Kwok WC, Okunieff P. fMRI for monitoring dynamic changes in tissue oxygenation/blood flow: potential applications for tumor response to carbogen treatment. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2003; 530:449-59.
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  8. Zhong J, Chen Z, Kwok WE, Kennedy S, You Z. Optimization of blood oxygenation level-dependent sensitivity in magnetic resonance imaging using intermolecular double-quantum coherence. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2002 Dec; 16(6):733-40.
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  9. Schmalbrock P, Hines JV, Lee SM, Ammar GM, Kwok EW. T1 measurements in cell cultures: a new tool for characterizing contrast agents at 1.5T. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2001 Nov; 14(5):636-48.
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  10. Shibata DK, Kwok E, Zhong J, Shrier D, Numaguchi Y. Functional MR imaging of vision in the deaf. Acad Radiol. 2001 Jul; 8(7):598-604.
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  11. Zhong J, Kwok E, Chen Z. fMRI of auditory stimulation with intermolecular double-quantum coherences (iDQCs) at 1.5T. Magn Reson Med. 2001 Mar; 45(3):356-64.
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  12. Kwok WE, Totterman SM, Zhong J. Interleaved water and fat dual-echo spin echo imaging with intrinsic chemical-shift elimination. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2001 Feb; 13(2):318-23.
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  13. Zhong J, Chen Z, Kwok E, Kennedy S. Enhanced sensitivity to molecular diffusion with intermolecular double-quantum coherences: implications and potential applications. Magn Reson Imaging. 2001 Jan; 19(1):33-9.
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  14. Kwok WE, Totterman SM, Zhong J. 3D interleaved water and fat image acquisition with chemical-shift correction. Magn Reson Med. 2000 Aug; 44(2):322-30.
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  15. Zhong J, Chen Z, Kwok E. In vivo intermolecular double-quantum imaging on a clinical 1.5 T MR scanner. Magn Reson Med. 2000 Mar; 43(3):335-41.
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  16. Higano S, Shrier DA, Numaguchi Y, Shibata DK, Kwok E. Characteristics and pitfalls of contrast-enhanced, T1-weighted magnetization transfer images of the brain. Acad Radiol. 2000 Mar; 7(3):156-64.
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  17. Yoshiura T, Higano S, Rubio A, Shrier DA, Kwok WE, Iwanaga S, Numaguchi Y. Heschl and superior temporal gyri: low signal intensity of the cortex on T2-weighted MR images of the normal brain. Radiology. 2000 Jan; 214(1):217-21.
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  18. Kwok WE, Lo KK, Seo G, Totterman SM. A volume adjustable four-coil phased array for high resolution MR imaging of the hip. MAGMA. 1999 Oct; 9(1-2):59-64.
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  19. Yoshiura T, Zhong J, Shibata DK, Kwok WE, Shrier DA, Numaguchi Y. Functional MRI study of auditory and visual oddball tasks. Neuroreport. 1999 Jun 3; 10(8):1683-8.
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  20. Morishita Y, Rubin SJ, Hicks DG, Kwok E, Seo GS, Totterman SM. MR imaging of rabbit hip cartilage with a clinical imager and specifically designed surface coils. Acad Radiol. 1998 May; 5(5):365-73.
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  21. Totterman S, Tamez-Pena J, Kwok E, Strang J, Smith J, Rubens D, Parker K. 3D visual presentation of shoulder joint motion. Stud Health Technol Inform. 1998; 50:27-33.
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  22. Riek JK, Tekalp AM, Smith WE, Kwok E. Out-of-plane motion compensation in multislice spin-echo MRI. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 1995; 14(3):464-70.
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  23. Riek JK, Totterman SM, Tekalp AM, Smith WE, Kwok E. Flow compensation in MRI using a phase-corrected real reconstruction. Magn Reson Med. 1993 Dec; 30(6):724-31.
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  24. Westesson PL, Kwok E, Barsotti JB, Hatala M, Paesani D. Temporomandibular joint: improved MR image quality with decreased section thickness. Radiology. 1992 Jan; 182(1):280-2.
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  25. Woods RT, Hennessy MJ, Kwok E, Hammer BE. NMR microscopy--a new biological tool. Biotechniques. 1989 Jun; 7(6):616-22.
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