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  • Xu X, Sehgal AA, Yadav NN, Laterra J, Blair L, Blakeley J, Seidemo A, Coughlin JM, Pomper MG, Knutsson L, van Zijl PCM, d-glucose weighted chemical exchange saturation transfer (glucoCEST)-based dynamic glucoseenhanced (DGE) MRI at 3T: early experience in healthy volunteers and brain tumor patients. Magn Reson Med. 2020; 84(1):247-262. PMID: 31872916; PMCID: PMC7083699.
  • Xu X, Xu J, Chan KWY, Liu J, Liu H, Li Y, Chen L, Liu G, van Zijl PCM. GlucoCEST imaging with on-resonance variable delay multiple pulse (onVDMP) MRI. Magn Reson Med. 2019; 81(1): 47-56. PMID: 30058240; PMCID: PMC6258333
  • Xu X, Yadav NN, Knutsson L, Hua J, Kalyani R, Hall E, Laterra J, Blakeley J, Strowd R, Pomper M, Barker P, Chan K, Liu G, McMahon MT, Stevens RD, van Zijl PC. Dynamic Glucose-Enhanced (DGE) MRI: Translation to Human Scanning and First Results in Glioma Patients. Tomography. 2015;1(2):105-114. PubMed PMID: 26779568; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4710854.
  • Xu X, Chan KW, Knutsson L, Artemov D, Xu J, Liu G, Kato Y, Lal B, Laterra J, McMahon MT, van Zijl PC. Dynamic glucose enhanced (DGE) MRI for combined imaging of blood-brain barrier break down and increased blood volume in brain cancer. Magn Reson Med. 2015; 74(6):1556-63. PubMed PMID: 26404120; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4715614.

CEST Technical Development

  • Xu X, Yadav NN, Song X, McMahon MT, Jerschow A, van Zijl PC, Xu J. Screening CEST contrast agents using ultrafast CEST imaging. J Magn Reson. 2016 Apr;265:224-9. PubMed PMID: 26969814; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4818714.
  • Xu J, Chan KW, Xu X, Yadav N, Liu G, van Zijl PC. On-resonance variable delay multipulse scheme for imaging of fast-exchanging protons and semisolid macromolecules. Magn Reson Med. 2017 Feb;77(2):730-739. PubMed PMID: 26900759; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5191984.
  • Xu X, Yadav NN, Zeng H, Jones CK, Zhou J, van Zijl PC, Xu J. Magnetization transfer contrast-suppressed imaging of amide proton transfer and relayed nuclear overhauser enhancement chemical exchange saturation transfer effects in the human brain at 7T. Magn Reson Med. 2016 Jan;75(1):88-96. PubMed PMID: 26445350; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4715767.
  • Xu X, Lee JS, Jerschow A. Ultrafast scanning of exchangeable sites by NMR spectroscopy. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2013 Aug 5;52(32):8281-4. PubMed PMID: 23813633; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3827864.

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