Vanderbilt University
Institute of Imaging Science

Zhipeng Cao, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor of Radiology

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I am interested in developing 7T translational imaging for MRF, CEST, T1rho, and ASL.



Cao, Z, Yan, X, Gore, JC, Grissom, WA. Designing parallel transmit head coil arrays based on radiofrequency pulse performance. Magn Reson Med. 2019; 00: 1? 12.

Cao Z, Gore JC, Grissom WA. Low-rank plus sparse compressed sensing for accelerated proton resonance frequency shift MR temperature imaging. Magn Reson Med [print-electronic]. 2019 Jun; 81(6): 3555-66. PMID: 30706540, PMCID: PMC6435412, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.27666, ISSN: 1522-2594.

Cao Z, Yan X, Grissom WA. Array-compressed parallel transmit pulse design. Magn Reson Med [print-electronic]. 2016 Oct; 76(4): 1158-69. PMID: 26510117, PMCID: PMC4848238, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.26020, ISSN: 1522-2594.

Cao Z, Donahue MJ, Ma J, Grissom WA. Joint design of large-tip-angle parallel RF pulses and blipped gradient trajectories. Magn Reson Med [print-electronic]. 2016 Mar; 75(3): 1198-208. PMID: 25916408, PMCID: PMC4624053, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.25739, ISSN: 1522-2594.

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