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Niranjan Balu, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor


Dr. Niranjan Balu is a post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Radiology at the
University of Washington. He currently leads the Imaging Physics Group at Dr.
Chun Yuan’s Vascular Imaging Lab where he manages the MRI aspect of large
NIH sponsored multicenter studies and multicenter pharmaceutical trials. His
research interests include MR pulse sequence design, image processing and their
application to clinical cardiovascular MRI. His current research is focused on
developing new MRI techniques to reduce quantitative measurement variability in
vessel wall MRI and development of fast sequences to facilitate translation of vessel
wall MRI to the clinic.

Recent Publications

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Improved carotid lumen delineation on non-contrast MR angiography using SNAP (Simultaneous Non-Contrast Angiography and Intraplaque Hemorrhage) imaging
Liu H., Sun J., Hippe D., Wu W., Chu B., Balu N., Hatsukami T., Yuan C.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2019 Oct:87-93

Quantitative assessment of the intracranial vasculature in an older adult population using iCafe
Chen L., Sun J., Hippe D., Balu N., Yuan Q., Yuan I., Zhao X., Li R., He L., Hatsukami T., Hwang J., Yuan C.
Neurobiology of Aging. 2019 Jul:59-65

Understanding Atherosclerosis Through an Osteoarthritis Data Set
Liu W., Balu N., Canton G., Hippe D., Watase H., Waterton J., Hatsukami T., Yuan C.
Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology. 2019 Jun:1018-1025

Inter-rater and scan-rescan reproducibility of the detection of intracranial atherosclerosis on contrast-enhanced 3D vessel wall MRI
Mossa-Basha M., Watase H., Sun J., Shibata D., Hippe D., Balu N., Hatsukami T., Yuan C.
The British journal of radiology. 2019 May:20180973

Quantification of morphometry and intensity features of intracranial arteries from 3D TOF MRA using the intracranial artery feature extraction (iCafe): A reproducibility study
Chen L., Mossa-Basha M., Sun J., Hippe D., Balu N., Yuan Q., Pimentel K., Hatsukami T., Hwang J., Yuan C.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2019 Apr:293-302

Intracranial aneurysms at higher clinical risk for rupture demonstrate increased wall enhancement and thinning on multicontrast 3D vessel wall MRI
Hartman J., Watase H., Sun J., Hippe D., Kim L., Levitt M., Sekhar L., Balu N., Hatsukami T., Yuan C., Mossa-Basha M.
The British journal of radiology. 2019 Apr:20180950

Accelerated multi-contrast high isotropic resolution 3D intracranial vessel wall MRI using a tailored k-space undersampling and partially parallel reconstruction strategy
Balu N., Zhou Z., Hippe D., Hatsukami T., Mossa-Basha M., Yuan C.
Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine. 2019 Jan

Semiautomatic carotid intraplaque hemorrhage volume measurement using 3D carotid MRI
Liu J., Sun J., Balu N., Ferguson M., Wang J., Kerwin W., Hippe D., Wang A., Hatsukami T., Yuan C.
Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. 2019 Jan

Imaging of carotid plaque neovascularization by contrast-enhanced ultrasound and dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging
Cattaneo M., Sun J., Staub D., Xu D., Gallino J., Santini P., Porretta A., Yuan C., Balu N., Arnold M., Froio A., Limoni C., Wyttenbach R., Gallino A.
Cerebrovascular Diseases. 2019 Jan

Simultaneous T1 and T2 mapping of the carotid plaque (SIMPLE) with T2 and inversion recovery prepared 3D radial imaging
Qi H., Sun J., Qiao H., Zhao X., Guo R., Balu N., Yuan C., Chen H.
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2018 Dec:2598-2608