Radiology Personnel

Cecil Hayes, Ph.D.



Since coming to the UW in 1991, Cecil Hayes has specialized in making radiofrequency coils and coil arrays for MRI. As the interface between the patient and the scanner, the RF coil is one limiting factor that determines the signal-to-noise performance and thus the resulting image quality. When high temporal or spatial resolution are a critical requirement for a new clinical procedure or research study, a coil customized for that particular use may be the key element for the project’s success. Before coming to the UW, Dr. Hayes participated in the initial development of the GE 1.5T Signa scanner in Milwaukee. The birdcage resonator, which he invented there, has been widely used as an MRI volume coil. Dr. Hayes obtained his Ph.D. in physics under the direction of R.V. Pound at Harvard and served as postdoc with H. Y. Carr at Rutgers.

Recent Publications

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In vivo absolute quantification for mouse muscle metabolites using an inductively coupled synthetic signal injection method and newly developed 1H/31P dual tuned probe
Lee D., Marro K., Mathis M., Shankland E., Hayes C.
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2014 Jan:1039-1046

Synthetic signal injection using a single radiofrequency channel
Marro K., Lee D., Shankland E., Mathis C., Hayes C.
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2011 Dec:1414-1421

Novel 16-channel receive coil array for accelerated upper airway MRI at 3 Tesla
Kim Y., Hayes C., Narayanan S., Nayak K.
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2011 Jun:1711-1717

Quantitative In vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy using synthetic signal injection
Marro K., Lee D., Shankland E., Mark Mathis C., Hayes C., Friedman S., Kushmerick M.
PLoS ONE. 2010 Dec

A combined solenoid-surface RF coil for high-resolution whole-brain rat imaging on a 3.0 tesla clinical MR scanner
Underhill H., Yuan C., Hayes C.
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2010 Sep:883-892

The development of the birdcage resonator: A historical perspective
Hayes C.
NMR in Biomedicine. 2009 Dec:908-918

Improvements in carotid plaque imaging using a new eight-element phased array coil at 3T
Balu N., Yarnykh V., Scholnick J., Chu B., Yuan C., Hayes C.
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2009 Nov:1209-1214

Synthetic signal injection using inductive coupling
Marro K., Lee D., Shankland E., Mathis C., Hayes C., Amara C., Kushmerick M.
Journal of Magnetic Resonance. 2008 Sep:67-75

Carotid plaque morphology and composition: Initial comparison between 1.5- and 3.0-T magnetic field strengths
Underhill H., Yarnykh V., Hatsukami T., Wang J., Balu N., Hayes C., Oikawa M., Yu W., Xu D., Chu B., Wyman B., Polissar N., Yuan C.
Radiology. 2008 Aug:550-560

Reader and platform reproducibility for quantitative assessment of carotid atherosclerotic plaque using 1.5T Siemens, Philips, and general electric scanners
Saam T., Hatsukami T., Yarnykh V., Hayes C., Underhill H., Chu B., Takaya N., Cai J., Kerwin W., Xu D., Polissar N., Neradilek B., Hamar W., Maki J., Shaw D., Buck R., Wyman B., Yuan C.
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2007 Aug:344-352