Full Publication List

(Updated 2018.01.25)


Peer-Reviewed Journal Papers

1.     Kawaji K., Patel MB, Cantrell CG, Tanaka A, Marino M, Tamura S, Wang H, Wang Y, Carroll TJ, Ota T, and Patel AR. A fast, non-iterative approach for Accelerated High-Temporal Resolution cine-CMR using Dynamically Interleaved Streak removal in the Power-spectral Encoded domain with Low-pass-filtering (DISPEL) and Modulo-Prime Spokes (MoPS). Med Phys. 2017 Mar 24. DOI: 10.1002/mp.12234

2.     Kawaji, K., Tanaka, A., Patel, MB., Wang, H., Ota, T., and Patel, AR. 3D late gadolinium enhanced cardiovascular MR with CENTRA-PLUS profile/view ordering: Feasibility of right ventricular myocardial damage assessment using a swine animal model. Magn Res Img 2017. Jan 25;39:7-14. DOI: 10.1016/j.mri.2017.01.015.

3.     Tanaka A., Kawaji K., Patel AR., Ota T. The extracellular matrix patch implanted in the right ventricle evaluated with cardiovascular magnetic resonance protocol to assess regional physio-mechanical properties.  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2017 Jan;24(1):82-89. DOI: 10.1093/icvts/ivw296

4.     Wang, SC., Patel, AR., Tanaka, A., Wang, H., Ota, T., Lang, RM., Carroll TJ., and Kawaji, K.  A novel profile/view ordering with a non-convex star shutter for high-resolution 3D volumetric T1 mapping under multiple breath-holds. Magn Res Med 2017. 77(6) 2215–24. DOI: 10.1002/mrm.26303  

5.     Patel, MB., Mor-Avi, V., Kawaji, K. Nathan, S., Kramer CM., Lang, RM., and Patel, AR. Role of Resting Perfusion in the Diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction using Vasodilator Stress Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. Am J Cardiol. 2016 Apr 1;117(7):1072-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2015.12.054.

6.     Tanaka, A., Kawaji, K., Patel, AR., Tabata, Y., Burke, MC., Gupta, MP., and Ota T. Controlled Release of Growth Factor Enhances In-situ Reconstructive Remodeling of Tissue-Engineered Cardiac Patch. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Vol. 150, Issue 5. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2015.07.073.

7.     Thimmappa, ND., Cooper, MA., Nguyen, TD., Dutruel, SP., Kawaji, K., and Weinsaft, JW. Electrocardiographic Pad for Efficient Cardiac MR Gating. Radiology, 2016. Feb;278(2):578-84. DOI: 10.1148/radiol.2015142318.

8.     Kawaji, K., Foppa, M., Roujol, S., Akcakaya. M., Manning, WJ., and Nezafat, R. Whole Heart Coronary MRI with an Enlarged Acquisition Window. PLoS ONE 2015. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112020.

9.  Akcakaya, M., Nam, S., Basha, T., Kawaji, K., Tarokh, V., and Nezafat, R. An Augmented Lagrangian Based Compressed Sensing Reconstruction for Non-Cartesian Magnetic Resonance Imaging without Gridding and Regridding at Every Iteration. PLoS ONE 2015. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0107107.

10.  Pflugi, S., Roujol, S., Akcakaya, M., Kawaji, K., Foppa, M., Heydari, B., Goddu, B., Kissenger, KV., Berg, S., Manning, WJ., Kozerke, S., and Nezafat, R. Accelerated Cardiac MR Stress Perfusion with Radial Sampling After Physical Exercise with an MR-compatible Supine Bicycle Ergometer. MRM 2015, 74(2) 384-95. DOI: 10.1002/mrm.25405.

11.  Roujol, S., Weingartner, S., Foppa, M., Chow, K., Kawaji, K., Ngo, LH., Kellman, P., Manning, WJ., and Nezafat, R. Accuracy, Precision and Reproducibility of Four T1 Mapping Sequences: A Head-To-Head Comparison of MOLLI, ShMOLLI, SASHA, and SAPPHIRE. Radiology 2014, 272(3).

12.  Kawaji, K., Spincemaille, P., Nguyen, TD., Thimmappa, ND., Cooper, MA., Prince, MR., and Wang, Y. Direct Coronary Motion Extraction from a 2D Fat Image Navigator for Prospectively Gated Coronary MR Angiography. MRM 2014. 71(2) 599-607.

13.  Kawaji, K., Nguyen, TD., Zou, Z., Reig, B., Winchester, PA., Shih, A., Spincemaille P., Prince, MR., and Wang, Y. Three-dimensional flow-independent balanced steady-state free precession vessel wall MRI of the popliteal artery: Preliminary experience and comparison with flow-dependent black-blood techniques.  JMRI 2011. 34: 696–701.

14.  Mendoza, DD., Codella, NC., Wang. Y., Prince, MR., Sethi, S., Manoushagain, SJ., Kawaji, K., Min, JK., LaBounty, TM., Devereux RB,, and Weinsaft, JW. Impact of diastolic dysfunction severity on global left ventricular volumetric filling - assessment by automated segmentation of routine cine cardiovascular magnetic resonance.  JCMR 2010 Jul 31; 12:46. 

15.  Kawaji, K., Codella, NC., Prince, MR., Chu, CW., Shakoor, A., LaBounty, TM., Min, JK., Swaminathan, RV., Devereux, RB., Wang, Y., and Weinsaft, JW.  Automated Segmentation of Routine Clinical Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Diagnosis of Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction.   Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, 2009 Nov. 2(6) 476-84.

16.  Ghaghada, K., Hawley, C., Kawaji, K., Annapragada, A., and Mukundan S. Jr.  T1 Relaxivity of Core-encapsulated Gadolinium Liposomal Contrast Agents—Effect of Liposome Size and Internal Gadolinium Concentration.  Academic Radiology 2008, 15:(10) 1259-1263.

17.  Schindera, ST., Nelson, RC., Mukundan, S. Jr., Paulson, EK., Jaffe, TA., Miller, CM., DeLong, DM., Kawaji, K., Yoshizumi, TT., and Samei, E. Hypervascular Liver Tumors: Low Tube Voltage, High Tube Current Multi–Detector Row CT for Enhanced Detection—Phantom StudyRadiology 2008; 246:125-132.



1.     Kawaji, K., Manning, WJ., and Nezafat, R. MRI methods and apparatus for flexible visualization of any subset of an enlarged temporal window. US Patent 9,702,956. Filed 05/09/2014. Issued 07/11/2017.

2.     Cantrell CG., Kawaji K., Patel AR., and Carroll TJ.  Combined Oxygen Utilization, Strain, and Anatomic Imaging with Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Provisional US Patent 62/576,446.  Filed 10/24/2017.


Conference Papers

1.    Suzuki Y.; Kawaji K., Patel AR., Tamura S., and Hayamizu S. Towards effective noise reduction for sub-Nyquist high-frame-rate MRI techniques with deep learning. APSIPA 2017 pp210.


Select Abstracts (out of 83)

1.    Goyal N., Kawaji K., Nazir NT., Volpato V., Matsumoto K., Blair JE., Dabir D., Stoiber L., Zamani SM., Kelle S., Mor-Avi V., Patel AR. Reproducibility of Regional and Global Longitudinal Strain Measurements Made Using Single Beat Strain-Encoded CMR. SCMR 2018.

2.    Singh A., Kawaji K., Nazir NT., Beaser A., Iovino D., Addetia K., Mor-Avi V., Tung R., Patel AR. Clinical Utility and Feasibility of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Wideband Protocol in Patients with ICD and Ventricular Tachycardia. SCMR 2018.

3.    Narang A., Ameyaw K., Desai N., Kawaji K., Mor-Avi V., Nathan S., Landeras L., Lang RM., Patel AR. Diagnostic Utility of Vasodilator Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients with Reduced Left Ventricular Ejection Fraction. SCMR 2018.

4.    Landeras L., Bueno JM., Chung JH., Rajiah P., Kawaji K., Patel AR. Myocardial Tissue Characterization: Keeping it Simple. RSNA 2017. Educational Session CA127.

5.    Kawaji K., Matsumoto K., Smink J., Wang H., Osman NF., and Patel AR. Single-Breath-Hold qCine (Quantitative Cine) with Strain-ENCoding (SENC) overlay: Protocol Optimization at 1.5T. ISMRM CMR Workshop 2017. pp5.

6.    Kawaji K., Hasse A., Wang H., Carroll TJ., and Patel AR. A Versatile MOLLI-based Inversion Time (TI) scout sequence for Myocardial Nulling Determination in emerging Late Gadolinium Enhanced CMR Variants: A Phantom Study. Proc. ISMRM 2017. Honululu HI.  pp2753.

7.    Jeong Y, Javed A, Arndt N, Kawaji K, Hasse A, and Carroll TJ. A method for quantification of T1 in Multiple Sclerosis Lesions. Proc. ISMRM 2017. Honululu HI. pp2428.

8.    Cantrell CG, Christoforidis GA, Jeong Y, Midlash K, Kawaji K, and Carroll TJ. A method for Quantitative Cerebrovascular Reserve: Animal Study. ASNR 2017. Long Beach CA. Abstract Accepted.

9.   Nazir N., Patel AR., Narang A., Tani D., Wang H., Smink J., Osman N., and Kawaji K. Single Breath-Hold Simultaneous Acquisition Approach of both Cine-CMR and Strain-Encoded CMR for a Combined Assessment of Myocardial Wall Motion. SCMR 2017. Washington DC. P329.

10.    Kawaji K., Nazir N., Narang A., Tani D., Wang H., Smink J., Osman N., and Patel AR. A Single Breath-Hold Simultaneous Acquisition Approach of both Cine-CMR and Strain-Encoded CMR for a Combined Assessment of Myocardial Wall Motion. SCMR 2017. Washington DC. P329.

11.    Singh A., Taylor J., Kawaji K., Tung R., and Patel AR. Utilization of a Wideband Protocol to Attenuate Intracardiac Device Artifact. SCMR 2017. Washington DC. Invited Case Presentation.

12.    Kawaji K., Patel MB., Marino M., Lang RM., Wang H., Wang Y., and Patel AR. Improved Assessment of Left Ventricular Diastolic Function using High-Temporal Cine-CMR. Proc. ISMRM 2016. Singapore. pp3213.

13.    Kawaji K., Patel MB., Smink J., Wang H., Lang RM., and Patel AR. Operator-guided Navigator Gating for Real-Time Interactive Coronary Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. SCMR 2016. Los Angeles, CA. P321.

14.    Wang, S., Patel AR., Tanaka A., Wang, H., Zhu, X., Zhang D., Ota T., Lang RM., and Kawaji K. A Novel Profile/View Ordering (NINJA-STAR) for High-Resolution 3D Volumetric T1 Mapping. Proc. ISMRM 2015. Toronto, Canada. pp. 3677.

15.    Kawaji K., Wang, S., Tanaka A., Wang, H., Lang RM., and Patel AR. High-Resolution Multi-breath-held 3D volumetric T1 Mapping Acquisition: Analysis of T1 Measurement Reproducibility Compared to 2D T1 Mapping with a Respiratory Motion Phantom. SCMR 2015. Nice, France. O2.  Recipient of SCMR Regional Scholarship Award (one of 10 North America awardees).

16.    Tanaka A., Kawaji K., Patel AR., and Ota T. Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technique to Assess Constructive Myocardial Regeneration of a Tissue Engineered Cardiac Patch. AHA 2014. Chicago Illinois. pp15974.

17.    Kawaji K., Marino M., Tanaka A., Tarroni G., Ota T., Lang RM., and Patel AR. A Novel Technique for Respiratory Motion Correction in Rapid Left Ventricular Myocardial T1 Mapping and Quantitative Analysis of Myocardial Fibrosis. AHA 2014. Chicago Illinois. pp17448.

18.    Kawaji K., Akcakaya M., Roujol S., Manning W.J., Nezafat R. Rotation Angle Optimization for a K-space Segmented 4D Radial Stack-of-Stars Acquisition. Proc. ISMRM 2014. Milan, Italy. pp4221. Recipient of ISMRM Magna Cum Laude Best Abstract Award.

19.    Kawaji K., Pflugi S., and Nezafat R. Whole-Heart Imaging with an Enlarged Acquisition Window: A Simple Method to Assess Period of Minimal Cardiac Motion. Int. Workshop in MR Angiography (later Society of MRA) 2013. New York, NY. VIII.(6). Recipient of NIH Young Investigator Stipend Award.

20.    Kawaji K., Spincemaille, P., Nguyen, TD., Cooper, MA., Prince MR., and Wang, Y. Real-Time Motion Extraction from 2D Image-Based Navigators in Under 20 Milliseconds: An Integrated 2D Navigator Image Processing During MR Data Acquisition. Proc. ISMRM 2013. Salt Lake City, UT. pp2591.