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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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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

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

Development of a quantitative intracranial vascular features extraction tool on 3D MRA using semiautomated open-curve active contour vessel tracing
Chen L., Mossa-Basha M., Balu N., Canton G., Sun J., Pimentel K., Hatsukami T., Hwang J., Yuan C.
Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2018 Jun:3229-3238

Carotid Artery Remodeling Is Segment Specific
Watase H., Sun J., Hippe D., Balu N., Li F., Zhao X., Mani V., Fayad Z., Fuster V., Hatsukami T., Yuan C.
Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 2018 Apr:927-934

Carotid Artery Wall Imaging: Perspective and Guidelines from the ASNR Vessel Wall Imaging Study Group and Expert Consensus Recommendations of the American Society of Neuroradiology
Saba L., Yuan C., Hatsukami T., Balu N., Qiao Y., DeMarco J., Saam T., Moody A., Li D., Matouk C., Johnson M., Jäger H., Mossa-Basha M., Kooi M., Fan Z., Saloner D., Wintermark M., Mikulis D., Wasserman B.
American Journal of Neuroradiology. 2018 Feb:E9-E31

3D intracranial artery segmentation using a convolutional autoencoder
Chen L., Xie Y., Sun J., Balu N., Mossa-Basha M., Pimentel K., Hatsukami T., Hwang J., Yuan C.
Proceedings - 2017 IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Biomedicine, BIBM 2017. 2017 Dec:714-717

3D true-phase polarity recovery with independent phase estimation using three-tier stacks based region growing (3D-TRIPS)
Liu H., Wilson G., Balu N., Maki J., Hippe D., Wu W., Watase H., Wang J., Gunn M., Yuan C.
Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine. 2017 Dec:1-13