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
- Hierarchical CT to Ultrasound Registration of the Lumbar Spine: A Comparison with Other Registration Methods.Ann Biomed Eng. (2016 Mar 28).
- A method of switching the signal in an MRI phantom based on trace ion currents.J Magn Reson. 245, 171-6. (2014 Aug 01).
- High-resolution interleaved water-fat MR imaging of finger joints with chemical-shift elimination.J Magn Reson Imaging. 33, 245-51. (2011 Jan 01).