Gary H. Glover, PhD
Professor, Department of Radiology
By courtesy, Departments of Psychology and Electrical Engineering
Co-Director, Radiological Sciences Laboratory
Director, Lucas Service Center
My research interests encompass the physics and mathematics of imaging with Magnetic Resonance. Presently my research is directed in part towards exploration of rapid MRI scanning methods using spiral and other non-Cartesian k-space trajectories for dynamic imaging of function. Using spiral techniques, we have developed MRI pulse sequences and processing methods for mapping cortical brain function by imaging the metabolic response to various stimuli, with applications in the basic neurosciences as well as for clinical applications. These methods develop differential image contrast from hemodynamically driven increases in oxygen content in the vascular bed of activated cortex, using pulse sequences sensitive to the paramagnetic behavior of deoxyhemoglobin or to the blood flow changes. Other applications include imaging of contrast uptake in the breast.
Lucas Center Manager
Jessie Leong is the MRI Division Manager. Researchers who are interested in becoming users at the facility should contact her regarding Scan Rates, Service contracts (external users) and billing info.
Anne Marie Sawyer, BS, RT(R)(MR), FSMRT
Manager, MR Whole Body Research Systems
Anne Marie Sawyer is the Manager of the MR Whole Body Research Systems located at the Richard M. Lucas Center for Imaging. Researchers and clinicians interested in conducting research studies on the MR scanners at the Center should contact her regarding magnet hardware and software capabilities and applications in human, phantom and animal model research. Anne can provide support in the development of MR scan parameters and protocols, and assistance in the development of IRB Human Subject Protocols and Consent Forms. Anne can also provide direction to faculty expertise in the Radiological Sciences Laboratory at the Lucas Center.
Thomas Brosnan, PhD
Dr. Brosnan manages the computing infrastructure for the Radiological Sciences Laboratory (RSL) and for the Lucas Service Center. Please contact him with any issues about data transfer, offline reconstruction, or any other technical matters.
Kevin Epperson, RT(R)(MR)
MR Research Technologist
Kevin Epperson is a MRI Research Technologist at the Lucas Center. He performs MRI research scans within a broad range of research. Kevin also provides MR training for researchers and assistance with set-up of MRI research protocols. Researchers will find his assistance available for their research studies and should contact him by email or phone.
Karla Epperson, RT(MR)(ARMRIT)
MR Research Technologist
Karla Epperson is one of the MRI Research Technologists at the Richard M. Lucas Center for Imaging at Stanford University School of Medicine. Karla provides MRI scanner operation, assistance and training for research studies. Researchers in need of assistance for their MRI studies should contact her.
Yamil Saenz, DVM, LATg
Veterinary Research Coordinator
Yamil provides support with all animal model studies. He is very experienced with multiple species in handling anesthesia and surgery, using various imaging modalities. Yamil will help, collaborate and develop study design and writing APLAC (IACUC) study protocols.