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Edward V. R. DiBella

Phone: 801-585-5543
Office: Imaging and Neurosciences Center (INC), 729 Arapeen Drive

Edward V. R. DiBella

Professor of Radiology
Adjunct Professor, Bioengineering
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Georgia Tech, 1995.
M.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Vermont, 1991.
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1988.


MRI with emphasis on cardiac imaging, image reconstruction, and dynamic-contrast enhanced kinetic modeling

Selected Publications

Haji-Valizadeh H, Rahsepar AA, Collins JD, Bassett E, Isakova T, Block T, Adluru G, DiBella EVR, Lee DC, Carr JC, Kim D, Validation of highly accelerated real-time cardiac cine MRI with radial k-space sampling and compressed sensing in patients at 1.5T and 3T. Magn Reson Med 2017 Sep 17;:

Tian Y, Erb KC, Adluru G, Likhite D, Pedgaonkar A, Blatt M, Kamesh Iyer S, Roberts J, DiBella E, Technical Note: Evaluation of pre-reconstruction interpolation methods for iterative reconstruction of radial k-space data. Med Phys 2017 Aug;44(8):4025-4034

Bieging ET, Haider I, Adluru G, Chang L, Suksaranjit P, Likhite D, Shaaban A, Jensen L, Wilson BD, McGann CJ, DiBella E, Rapid rest/stress regadenoson ungated perfusion CMR for detection of coronary artery disease in patients with atrial fibrillation. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2017 May 20;:

Mohsin YQ, Lingala SG, DiBella E, Jacob M, Accelerated dynamic MRI using patch regularization for implicit motion compensation. Magn Reson Med 2017 Mar;77(3):1238-1248

Wang H, Adluru G, Chen L, Kholmovski EG, Bangerter NK, DiBella EV, Radial simultaneous multi-slice CAIPI for ungated myocardial perfusion. Magn Reson Imaging 2016 Nov;34(9):1329-1336

Kamesh Iyer S, Tasdizen T, Burgon N, Kholmovski E, Marrouche N, Adluru G, DiBella E, Compressed sensing for rapid late gadolinium enhanced imaging of the left atrium: A preliminary study. Magn Reson Imaging 2016 Sep;34(7):846-54

Likhite D, Suksaranjit P, Adluru G, Hu N, Weng C, Kholmovski E, McGann C, Wilson B, DiBella E, Interstudy repeatability of self-gated quantitative myocardial perfusion MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging 2016 Jun;43(6):1369-78

Kamesh Iyer S, Tasdizen T, Likhite D, DiBella E, Split Bregman multicoil accelerated reconstruction technique: A new framework for rapid reconstruction of cardiac perfusion MRI. Med Phys 2016 Apr;43(4):1969

Ning L, Laun F, Gur Y, DiBella EV, Deslauriers-Gauthier S, Megherbi T, Ghosh A, Zucchelli M, Menegaz G, Fick R, St-Jean S, Paquette M, Aranda R, Descoteaux M, Deriche R, O'Donnell L, Rathi Y, Sparse Reconstruction Challenge for diffusion MRI: Validation on a physical phantom to determine which acquisition scheme and analysis method to use? Med Image Anal 2015 Dec;26(1):316-31

Wang H, Bangerter NK, Park DJ, Adluru G, Kholmovski EG, Xu J, DiBella E, Comparison of centric and reverse-centric trajectories for highly accelerated three-dimensional saturation recovery cardiac perfusion imaging. Magn Reson Med 2015 Oct;74(4):1070-6

Fair MJ, Gatehouse PD, DiBella EV, Firmin DN, A review of 3D first-pass, whole-heart, myocardial perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 2015 Aug 1;17:68

Adluru G, Gur Y, Chen L, Feinberg D, Anderson J, DiBella EV, MRI reconstruction of multi-image acquisitions using a rank regularizer with data reordering. Med Phys 2015 Aug;42(8):4734-44

Pacchia CF, Dosdall DJ, Ranjan R, DiBella E, Alterations in atrial perfusion during atrial fibrillation. Exp Physiol 2014 Oct;99(10):1267-72

Mendes J, Parker DL, McNally S, DiBella E, Bolster BD Jr, Treiman GS, Three-dimensional dynamic contrast enhanced imaging of the carotid artery with direct arterial input function measurement. Magn Reson Med 2014 Sep;72(3):816-22

Bassett EC, Kholmovski EG, Wilson BD, DiBella EV, Dosdall DJ, Ranjan R, McGann CJ, Kim D, Evaluation of highly accelerated real-time cardiac cine MRI in tachycardia. NMR Biomed 2014 Feb;27(2):175-82

McGann C, Akoum N, Patel A, Kholmovski E, Revelo P, Damal K, Wilson B, Cates J, Harrison A, Ranjan R, Burgon NS, Greene T, Kim D, Dibella EV, Parker D, Macleod RS, Marrouche NF, Atrial fibrillation ablation outcome is predicted by left atrial remodeling on MRI. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol 2014 Feb;7(1):23-30

She H, Chen RR, Liang D, DiBella EV, Ying L, Sparse BLIP: BLind Iterative Parallel imaging reconstruction using compressed sensing. Magn Reson Med 2014 Feb;71(2):645-60

Welsh CL, Dibella EV, Adluru G, Hsu EW, Model-based reconstruction of undersampled diffusion tensor k-space data. Magn Reson Med 2013 Aug;70(2):429-40

Zeng GL, Li Y, DiBella EV, Non-Iterative Reconstruction with a Prior for Undersampled Radial MRI Data. Int J Imaging Syst Technol 2013 Mar;23(1):53-58

Fluckiger JU, Schabel MC, Dibella EV, The effect of temporal sampling on quantitative pharmacokinetic and three-time-point analysis of breast DCE-MRI. Magn Reson Imaging 2012 Sep;30(7):934-43

DiBella EV, Fluckiger JU, Chen L, Kim TH, Pack NA, Matthews B, Adluru G, Priester T, Kuppahally S, Jiji R, McGann C, Litwin SE, The effect of obesity on regadenoson-induced myocardial hyperemia: a quantitative magnetic resonance imaging study. Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2012 Aug;28(6):1435-44

Chen L, Adluru G, Schabel MC, McGann CJ, Dibella EV, Myocardial perfusion MRI with an undersampled 3D stack-of-stars sequence. Med Phys 2012 Aug;39(8):5204-11

Kamesh Iyer S, Tasdizen T, Dibella EV, Edge-enhanced spatiotemporal constrained reconstruction of undersampled dynamic contrast-enhanced radial MRI. Magn Reson Imaging 2012 Jun;30(5):610-9

Hu N, Sabey KH, Curtis HR, Hoang N, Dowdle SB, Garzarelli AA, Buswell HR, Dibella E, Yockman JW, Bull DA, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) assessment of ventricular remodeling after myocardial infarction in rabbits. Comp Med 2012 Apr;62(2):116-23

DiBella EV, Chen L, Schabel MC, Adluru G, McGann CJ, Myocardial perfusion acquisition without magnetization preparation or gating. Magn Reson Med 2012 Mar;67(3):609-13

Adluru G, Chen L, Kim SE, Burgon N, Kholmovski EG, Marrouche NF, Dibella EV, Three-dimensional late gadolinium enhancement imaging of the left atrium with a hybrid radial acquisition and compressed sensing. J Magn Reson Imaging 2011 Dec;34(6):1465-71

Chen L, Samsonov A, DiBella EV, A framework for generalized reference image reconstruction methods including HYPR-LR, PR-FOCUSS, and k-t FOCUSS. J Magn Reson Imaging 2011 Aug;34(2):403-12

Fluckiger JU, Schabel MC, DiBella EV, Constrained estimation of the arterial input function for myocardial perfusion cardiovascular magnetic resonance. Magn Reson Med 2011 Aug;66(2):419-27

McGann C, Kholmovski E, Blauer J, Vijayakumar S, Haslam T, Cates J, DiBella E, Burgon N, Wilson B, Alexander A, Prastawa M, Daccarett M, Vergara G, Akoum N, Parker D, MacLeod R, Marrouche N, Dark regions of no-reflow on late gadolinium enhancement magnetic resonance imaging result in scar formation after atrial fibrillation ablation. J Am Coll Cardiol 2011 Jul 5;58(2):177-85

Wang Y, Kim SE, DiBella EVR, Parker DL, Flow measurement in MRI using arterial spin labeling with cumulative readout pulses-Theory and validation. Med Phys 2010 Nov;37(11):5801-5810

Wang Y, Kim SE, DiBella EV, Parker DL, Flow measurement in MRI using arterial spin labeling with cumulative readout pulses--theory and validation. Med Phys 2010 Nov;37(11):5801-10

Adluru G, Tasdizen T, Schabel MC, DiBella EV, Reconstruction of 3D dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging using nonlocal means. J Magn Reson Imaging 2010 Nov;32(5):1217-27

Fluckiger JU, Schabel MC, DiBella EV, Toward local arterial input functions in dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging 2010 Oct;32(4):924-34

Schabel MC, DiBella EV, Jensen RL, Salzman KL, A model-constrained Monte Carlo method for blind arterial input function estimation in dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI: II. In vivo results. Phys Med Biol 2010 Aug 21;55(16):4807-23

Schabel MC, Fluckiger JU, DiBella EV, A model-constrained Monte Carlo method for blind arterial input function estimation in dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI: I. Simulations. Phys Med Biol 2010 Aug 21;55(16):4783-806

Kim TH, Pack NA, Chen L, DiBella EV, Quantification of myocardial perfusion using CMR with a radial data acquisition: comparison with a dual-bolus method. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 2010 Jul 23;12:45

Pack NA, DiBella EV, Comparison of myocardial perfusion estimates from dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging with four quantitative analysis methods. Magn Reson Med 2010 Jul;64(1):125-37

Chen L, Schabel MC, DiBella EV, Reconstruction of dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of the breast with temporal constraints. Magn Reson Imaging 2010 Jun;28(5):637-45

Kuppahally SS, Akoum N, Burgon NS, Badger TJ, Kholmovski EG, Vijayakumar S, Rao SN, Blauer J, Fish EN, Dibella EV, Macleod RS, McGann C, Litwin SE, Marrouche NF, Left atrial strain and strain rate in patients with paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation: relationship to left atrial structural remodeling detected by delayed-enhancement MRI. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging 2010 May;3(3):231-9

Segerson NM, Daccarett M, Badger TJ, Shabaan A, Akoum N, Fish EN, Rao S, Burgon NS, Adjei-Poku Y, Kholmovski E, Vijayakumar S, DiBella EV, MacLeod RS, Marrouche NF, Magnetic resonance imaging-confirmed ablative debulking of the left atrial posterior wall and septum for treatment of persistent atrial fibrillation: rationale and initial experience. J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 2010 Feb;21(2):126-32

Fluckiger JU, Schabel MC, Dibella EV, Model-based blind estimation of kinetic parameters in dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE)-MRI. Magn Reson Med 2009 Dec;62(6):1477-86

Todd N, Adluru G, Payne A, DiBella EV, Parker D, Temporally constrained reconstruction applied to MRI temperature data. Magn Reson Med 2009 Aug;62(2):406-19

Oakes RS, Badger TJ, Kholmovski EG, Akoum N, Burgon NS, Fish EN, Blauer JJ, Rao SN, DiBella EV, Segerson NM, Daccarett M, Windfelder J, McGann CJ, Parker D, MacLeod RS, Marrouche NF, Detection and quantification of left atrial structural remodeling with delayed-enhancement magnetic resonance imaging in patients with atrial fibrillation. Circulation 2009 Apr 7;119(13):1758-67

Phatak NS, Maas SA, Veress AI, Pack NA, Di Bella EV, Weiss JA, Strain measurement in the left ventricle during systole with deformable image registration. Med Image Anal 2009 Apr;13(2):354-61

Badger TJ, Oakes RS, Daccarett M, Burgon NS, Akoum N, Fish EN, Blauer JJ, Rao SN, Adjei-Poku Y, Kholmovski EG, Vijayakumar S, Di Bella EV, MacLeod RS, Marrouche NF, Temporal left atrial lesion formation after ablation of atrial fibrillation. Heart Rhythm 2009 Feb;6(2):161-8

Adluru G, McGann C, Speier P, Kholmovski EG, Shaaban A, Dibella EV, Acquisition and reconstruction of undersampled radial data for myocardial perfusion magnetic resonance imaging. J Magn Reson Imaging 2009 Feb;29(2):466-73

Puchalski MD, Williams RV, Askovich B, Sower CT, Hor KH, Su JT, Pack N, Dibella E, Gottliebson WM, Late gadolinium enhancement: precursor to cardiomyopathy in Duchenne muscular dystrophy? Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 2009 Jan;25(1):57-63

Pack NA, DiBella EV, Rust TC, Kadrmas DJ, McGann CJ, Butterfield R, Christian PE, Hoffman JM, Estimating myocardial perfusion from dynamic contrast-enhanced CMR with a model-independent deconvolution method. J Cardiovasc Magn Reson 2008 Nov 12;10:52

McGann CJ, Kholmovski EG, Oakes RS, Blauer JJ, Daccarett M, Segerson N, Airey KJ, Akoum N, Fish E, Badger TJ, DiBella EV, Parker D, MacLeod RS, Marrouche NF, New magnetic resonance imaging-based method for defining the extent of left atrial wall injury after the ablation of atrial fibrillation. J Am Coll Cardiol 2008 Oct 7;52(15):1263-71

Pack NA, Dibella EV, Wilson BD, McGann CJ, Quantitative myocardial distribution volume from dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI. Magn Reson Imaging 2008 May;26(4):532-42

Roberts J, Maddula R, Clackdoyle R, DiBella E, Fu Z, The effect of acquisition interval and spatial resolution on dynamic cardiac imaging with a stationary SPECT camera. Phys Med Biol 2007 Aug 7;52(15):4525-40

Adluru G, Awate SP, Tasdizen T, Whitaker RT, Dibella EV, Temporally constrained reconstruction of dynamic cardiac perfusion MRI. Magn Reson Med 2007 Jun;57(6):1027-36

Kholmovski EG, DiBella EV, Perfusion MRI with radial acquisition for arterial input function assessment. Magn Reson Med 2007 May;57(5):821-7

Adluru G, DiBella EV, Schabel MC, Model-based registration for dynamic cardiac perfusion MRI. J Magn Reson Imaging 2006 Nov;24(5):1062-70

Rust TC, DiBella EV, McGann CJ, Christian PE, Hoffman JM, Kadrmas DJ, Rapid dual-injection single-scan 13N-ammonia PET for quantification of rest and stress myocardial blood flows. Phys Med Biol 2006 Oct 21;51(20):5347-62

Awate SP, DiBella EV, Tasdizen T, Whitaker RT, Model-based image reconstruction for dynamic cardiac perfusion MRI from sparse data. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2006;1:936-41

Di Bella EV, Parker DL, Sinusas AJ, On the dark rim artifact in dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI myocardial perfusion studies. Magn Reson Med 2005 Nov;54(5):1295-9

Riabkov DY, Di Bella EV, Blind identification of the kinetic parameters in three-compartment models. Phys Med Biol 2004 Mar 7;49(5):639-64

Di Bella EV, Wu YJ, Alexander AL, Parker DL, Green D, McGann CJ, Comparison of temporal filtering methods for dynamic contrast MRI myocardial perfusion studies. Magn Reson Med 2003 May;49(5):895-902

Riabkov DY, Di Bella EV, Estimation of kinetic parameters without input functions: analysis of three methods for multichannel blind identification. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2002 Nov;49(11):1318-27

Khare HS, Dibella EV, Kadrmas DJ, Christian PE, Gullberg GT, Comparison of Static and Dynamic Cardiac Perfusion Thallium-201 SPECT. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci 2001 Jun;48(3):774

Di Bella EV, Kadrmas DJ, Christian PE, Feasibility of dual-isotope coincidence/single-photon imaging of the myocardium. J Nucl Med 2001 Jun;42(6):944-50

Di Bella EV, Ross SG, Kadrmas DJ, Khare HS, Christian PE, McJames S, Gullberg AG, Compartmental modeling of technetium-99m-labeled teboroxime with dynamic single-photon emission computed tomography: comparison with static thallium-201 in a canine model. Invest Radiol 2001 Mar;36(3):178-85

Sitek A, Di Bella EV, Gullberg GT, Factor analysis with a priori knowledge--application in dynamic cardiac SPECT. Phys Med Biol 2000 Sep;45(9):2619-38

Di Bella EV, Khare HS, Kadrmas DJ, Gullberg GT, SPECT Imaging of Teboroxime during Myocardial Blood Flow Changes. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci 2000 Jun;47(3):nihpa165910

Kadrmas DJ, DiBella EV, Huesman RH, Gullberg GT, Analytical propagation of errors in dynamic SPECT: estimators, degrading factors, bias and noise. Phys Med Biol 1999 Aug;44(8):1997-2014

Di Bella EV, Clackdoyle R, Gullberg GT, Blind estimation of compartmental model parameters. Phys Med Biol 1999 Mar;44(3):765-80

Zeng GL, Gullberg GT, Bai C, Christian PE, Trisjono F, Di Bella EV, Tanner JW, Morgan HT, Iterative reconstruction of fluorine-18 SPECT using geometric point response correction. J Nucl Med 1998 Jan;39(1):124-30