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Researcher: Thomas Grist

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Areas of Expertise
  • Determining the reproducibility of functional MRI of the kidney
  • Development of noninvasive techniques for diagnosing cardiac and vascular disease using MRI
  • Blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Web Site Thomas Grist's University Web Page
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 8,112,145 - MRI method for assessing myocardial viability, issued February 2012.
  • 7,991,452 - Contrast enhanced MRA with highly constrained backprojection reconstruction using phase contrast composite image, issued August 2011.
  • 7,714,581 - RF coil assembly for magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy systems, issued May 2010.
  • 7,508,212 - RF coil assembly and method for practicing magnetization transfer on magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy systems, issued March 2009.
  • 7,146,282 - Mechanical force detection of magnetic fields using heterodyne demodulation, issued December 2006.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20100286504 - Contrast enhanced MRA with highly enhanced backprojection reconstruction using phase constrast composite image, published November 2010.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Comparison of models and contrast agents for improved signal and signal linearity in dynamic contrast-enhanced pulmonary magnetic resonance imaging. Bell LC, Wang K, Munoz Del Rio A, Grist TM, Fain SB, Nagle SK. Invest Radiol. 2015 March;50(3):174-178. doi: 10.1097/RLI.0000000000000122.
  • Measurements of wall shear stress and aortic pulse wave velocity in swine with familial hypercholesterolemia. Wentland AL, Wieben O, Shanmuganayagam D, Krueger CG, Meudt JJ, Consigny D, Rivera L, McBride PE, Reed JD, Grist TM. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2015 May;41(5):1475-1485. doi: 10.1002/jmri.24681. Epub 2014 June 25.
  • Review of MRI-based measurements of pulse wave velocity: A biomarker of arterial stiffness. Wentland AL, Grist TM, Wieben O. Cardiovasc Diagn Ther. 2014 April;4(2):193-206. doi: 10.3978/j.issn.2223-3652.2014.03.04.
  • Whole-heart chemical shift encoded water-fat MRI. Taviani V, Hernando D, Francois CJ, Shimakawa A, Vigen KK, Nagle SK, Schiebler ML, Grist TM, Reeder SB. Magn Reson Med. 2014 September;72(3):718-725. doi: 10.1002/mrm.24982. Epub 2013 November 1.

View Thomas Grist's publications at PubMed.
Recent Artistic Works
  • Mirus Bio Corporation, Julia O. Hegge and Jon A. Wolff
  • GE Healthcare, Global MR Applications and Workflow
  • Intra-University Collaboration: Pediatrics, Medical Genetics, Biostatistics, Surgery
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Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-265-8231
Current University UW–Madison
Department Radiology / Biomedical Engineering / Medical Physics
Title Professor and Chair
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 Box 3252 Clinical Science Center
Address Line 2 600 Highland Avenue
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53792
Bachelor's Degree Marquette University, Biomedical Engineering, 1981
Master's Degree
Other Degrees MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1985
Technologies Available for Licensing Mechanical Force Detection of Magnetic Fields Using Heterodyne Demodulation

Dual Resolution Acquisition Of Magnetic Resonance Angiography Data with Vessel Segmentation

Magnetic Resonance Angiography With Vessel Segmentation

MRI Method for Assessing Myocardial Viability

Isotropic Imaging of Vessels with Fat Suppression

Radio Frequency (RF) Coil for an Improved MRI System