Vanderbilt University
Institute of Imaging Science

Zhipeng Cao, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

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My research interests in MRI include RF pulse design, electromagnetic field modeling, image reconstruction, and MR safety.


Current projects including
1. Array-compressed parallel transmit pulse design
2. RF based MR encoding
3. Utilization of high dielectric material for MRI


Cao, Z., Yan, X. and Grissom, W. A. (2015), Array-compressed parallel transmit pulse design. Magn Reson Med. doi: 10.1002/mrm.26020

Cao, Z., Donahue, M. J., Ma, J. and Grissom, W. A. (2016), Joint design of large-tip-angle parallel RF pulses and blipped gradient trajectories. Magn Reson Med, 75: 1198?1208. doi: 10.1002/mrm.25739

Cao, Z., Park, J., Cho, Z.-H. and Collins, C. M. (2015), Numerical evaluation of image homogeneity, signal-to-noise ratio, and specific absorption rate for human brain imaging at 1.5, 3, 7, 10.5, and 14T in an 8-channel transmit/receive array. J. Magn. Reson. Imaging, 41: 1432?1439. doi: 10.1002/jmri.24689

Cao, Z., Oh, S., Otazo, R., Sica, C. T., Griswold, M. A. and Collins, C. M. (2015), Complex difference constrained compressed sensing reconstruction for accelerated PRF thermometry with application to MRI-induced RF heating. Magn Reson Med, 73: 1420?1431. doi: 10.1002/mrm.25255

Cao, Z., Oh, S., Sica, C. T., McGarrity, J. M., Horan, T., Luo, W. and Collins, C. M. (2014), Bloch-based MRI system simulator considering realistic electromagnetic fields for calculation of signal, noise, and specific absorption rate. Magn Reson Med, 72: 237?247. doi: 10.1002/mrm.24907