Radiology Personnel

Niranjan Balu, Ph.D., MBBS

Research Associate 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 (via Semantic Scholar)

Biomedical image analysis competitions: The state of current participation practice
M. Eisenmann, Annika Reinke, V. Weru, et al. - Published 2022 - ARXIV

Alterations in cerebral distal vascular features and effect on cognition in a high cardiovascular risk population: A prospective longitudinal study.
Kaiyu Zhang, Zhensen Chen, Li Chen, et al. - Published 2022 - MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

Multi‐Planar, Multi‐Contrast and Multi‐Time Point Analysis Tool (MOCHA) for Intracranial Vessel Wall Characterization
Yin Guo, G. Canton, Li Chen, et al. - Published 2022 - JOURNAL OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

Associations of intracranial artery length and branch number on non-contrast enhanced MRA with cognitive impairment in individuals with carotid atherosclerosis
Zhensen Chen, Anders Gould, Duygu Baylam Geleri, et al. - Published 2022 - SCIENTIFIC REPORTS

International Union of Angiology (IUA) consensus paper on imaging strategies in atherosclerotic carotid artery imaging: From basic strategies to advanced approaches.
L. Saba, P. Antignani, Ajay Gupta, et al. - Published 2022 - ATHEROSCLEROSIS

Characterization of non-stenotic plaques in intracranial arteries with multi-contrast, multi-planar vessel wall image analysis.
Jie Sun, M. Mossa-Basha, G. Canton, et al. - Published 2022 - JOURNAL OF STROKE & CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASES

Motion detection and correction for carotid MRI using a markerless optical system.
Jin Liu, Chunyao Wang, Jinnan Wang, et al. - Published 2022 - MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Intraplaque Hemorrhage and Plaque Lipid Content With Continued Lipid-Lowering Therapy: Results of a Magnetic Resonance Imaging Substudy in AIM-HIGH
Xue-Qiao Zhao, Jie Sun, D. Hippe, et al. - Published 2022 - CIRCULATION CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING

Survey of the American Society of Neuroradiology Membership on the Use and Value of Extracranial Carotid Vessel Wall MRI
M. Mossa-Basha, C. Yuan, B. Wasserman, et al. - Published 2022 - AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY

Atherosclerotic Burden and Remodeling Patterns of the Popliteal Artery as Detected in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Osteoarthritis Initiative Data Set.
G. Canton, D. Hippe, Li Chen, et al. - Published 2021 - JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION