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Janusz Hankiewicz (Assoc)

Janusz H. Hankiewicz is a Sr. Research Associate at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs and Affiliate at National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO. Received his PhD in solid state NMR from A. Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, 1988. He was a Postdoctoral fellow in the Texas Center for Superconductivity and Department of Chemistry at University of Houston, TX, 1991-1992. Visiting scholar in the Department of Neurosurgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago, IL,1993-1996, then was a Research Professor in the Department of Biology and Biophysics of UIC from 1998-2011. Previous research interests: NMR in magnetically ordered materials, brain MRI on 17O nuclei, cardiac metabolism, and cardiac MRI. Current research interests: MRI thermometry, MRI guided thermal medical procedures, MR Elastography, NMR and MRI instrumentation. Member of ISMRM. Awarded the New Inventor of the Year at University of Colorado in 2014:

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Research at UCCS:

Major publications

Hankiewicz J., Stenland Ch., and Kevan L. (1993) Pulsed S-Band Electron Spin Echo Spectrometer. Review of Scientific Instruments. 64:2850-2856. DOI:10.1063/1.1144372.

Fiat D., Hankiewicz J., Siyuan Liu, Trbovic S., and Brint S. (2004) 17O Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Human Brain. Neurological Research. 26: 803-808. DOI: 10.1179/016164104X5156.

Hankiewicz J.H., Banke H.N., Farjah M., and Lewandowski E.D. (2010) Early impairment of transmural principal strains in the left ventricle wall following short-term, high fat feeding of mice predisposed to cardiac steatosis. Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging. 3: 710-717. DOI: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.110.959098.

Hankiewicz J.H., Celinski Z., Stupic K.F., Anderson N.R., and Camley R.E. (2016) Ferromagnetic Particles as Magnetic Resonance Imaging Temperature Sensors. Nature Communications: Published online 9 August, 2016. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12415.

Hankiewicz, J.H., Celinski, Z., Camley, R.E. (2021) Measurement of sub-zero temperatures in MRI using T1 temperature sensitive soft silicone materials: Applications for MRI-guided cryosurgery. Med. Phys. 48:6844-6858.  DOI: 10.1002/mp.15252.

Created May 16, 2019, Updated May 3, 2023