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• Sun Y, Butler JP, Lindholm P, Walvick RP, Loring SH, Gereige J, Ferrigno M, Albert MS. Marked pericardial inhomogeneity of specific ventilation at total lung capacity and beyond. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2009 Oct 31;169(1):44–9.

• Matsuoka S, Patz S, Albert MS, Sun Y, Rizi RR, Gefter WB, Hatabu H. Hyperpolarized gas MR Imaging of the lung: current status as a research tool. J Thorac Imaging. 2009 Aug;24(3):181–8.

• Lee EY, Sun Y, Zurakowski D, Hatabu H, Khatwa U, Albert MS. Hyperpolarized 3He MR imaging of the lung: normal range of ventilation defects and PFT correlation in young adults. J Thorac Imaging. 2009 May;24(2):110–4.

• Campana L, Kenyon J, Zhalehdoust-Sani S, Tzeng YS, Sun Y, Albert M, Lutchen KR. Probing airway conditions governing ventilation defects in asthma via hyperpolarized MRI image functional modeling. J Appl Physiol. 2009 Apr;106(4):1293-300.

• Tzeng YS, Lutchen K, Albert M. The difference in ventilation heterogeneity between asthmatic and healthy subjects quantified using hyperpolarized 3He MRI. J Appl Physiol. 2009 Mar;106(3):813–22.

• Mullally W, Betke M, Albert M, Lutchen K. Explaining clustered ventilation defects via a minimal number of airway closure locations. Ann Biomed Eng. 2009 Feb;37(2):286–300.

• Tzeng YS, Hoffman E, Cook-Granroth J, Gereige J, Mansour J, Washko G, Cho M, Stepp E, Lutchen K, Albert M. Investigation of hyperpolarized 3He magnetic resonance imaging utility in examining human airway diameter behavior in asthma through comparison with high-resolution computed tomography. Acad Radiol. 2008 Jun;15(6):799–808.

• Zhou X, Mazzanti ML, Chen JJ, Tzeng YS, Mansour JK, Gereige JD, Venkatesh AK, Sun Y, Mulkern RV, Albert MS. Reinvestigating hyperpolarized (129)Xe longitudinal relaxation time in the rat brain with noise considerations. NMR Biomed. 2008 Mar;21(3):217–25.

• Tzeng YS, Hoffman E, Cook-Granroth J, Maurer R, Shah N, Mansour J, Tschirren J, Albert M. Comparison of airway diameter measurements from an anthropomorphic airway tree phantom using hyperpolarized 3He MRI and high-resolution computed tomography. Magn Reson Med. 2007 Sep;58(3):636–42.

• Lewis TA, Tzeng YS, McKinstry EL, Tooker AC, Hong K, Sun Y, Mansour J, Handler Z, Albert MS. Quantification of airway diameters and 3D airway tree rendering from dynamic hyperpolarized 3He magnetic resonance imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2005 Feb;53(2):474–8.

• Venkatesh AK, Zhang AX, Mansour J, Kubatina L, Oh CH, Blasche G, Selim Unlü M, Balamore D, Jolesz FA, Goldberg BB, Albert MS. MRI of the lung gas-space at very low-field using hyperpolarized noble gases. Magn Reson Imaging. 2003 Sep;21(7):773-6.

• Tooker AC, Hong KS, McKinstry EL, Costello P, Jolesz FA, Albert MS. Distal airways in humans: dynamic hyperpolarized 3He MR imaging--feasibility. Radiology. 2003 May;227(2):575-9.

• Albert MS, Cates GD, Driehuys B, Happer W, Saam B, Springer CS Jr, Wishnia A. Biological magnetic resonance imaging using laser-polarized 129Xe. Nature. 1994 Jul 21;370(6486):199-201.