The Han Laboratory focuses on novel magnetic resonance hardware and methodologies for in vivo applications. The aim is to develop novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology through a combination set of new hardware and software development for broad clinical applications. Han and his colleagues have pioneered a novel MRI scanner platform technology known as integrated Parallel Reception, Excitation and Shimming (iPRES). This new concept combines B0shimming and radio frequency (RF) into a single coil array. The technology could revolutionize the design of RF coils or phased arrays, major components of an MRI scanner. Current studies in the Han Lab aim to fully develop the potential of this technology for improving the diagnosis and prevention of diseases by solving challenges in imaging — for example, the unmet challenge in high-fidelity whole brain functional MR imaging at ultra high field, including prefrontal cortex and temporal lobe.
The Han Laboratory is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Department of Biomedical Sciences and Biomedical Imaging Research Institute.
My research has a long-standing focus on novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) hardware and its methodologies for in vivo and material applications (e.g., fluids in porous media). My findings have led to several U.S. patents on MRI instrumentation, which is currently under consideration for commercialization by various medical device and petroleum industries.
Hui Han, PhD
Current research in the Han Laboratory focuses on implementing the integrated Parallel Reception, Excitation and Shimming (iPRES) coil design for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The new iPRES technology combines radio frequency (RF) and direct currents in one single coil array rather than using separate arrays for parallel RF reception and B0shimming.
NIH R01 HL156818: SSFP Cardiovascular MR Imaging on 3.0T Using Unified-Coil Local Shimming
Meet Our Team
Learn more about the scientists, faculty members, investigators and other healthcare professionals of the Han Laboratory, whose dedicated efforts lead to groundbreaking discoveries.
The Han Laboratory has open positions for postdoctoral scientist, project scientist, and research associates. Apply online for one of the positions below.
Li W, Wang N, Yu F, Han H, Cao W, Romero R, Tantiwongkosi B, Duong TQ, Liu C.
NeuroImage. 2015 Mar;108:111-122.
Cao W, Li W, Han H, O’Leary-Moore SK, Sulik KK, Johnson G, Liu C.
NeuroImage. 2014 Nov 15;102(Pt 2):748-755.
Goora FG, Han H, Ouellette M, Colpitts BG, Balcom BJ.
IEEE Trans Magn. 2013;49(6):2920-2932.
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