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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Biomarker Calibration Service: NMR Measurement of Isotropic Water Diffusion Coefficient

March 30, 2023
Stephen E. Russek, Katy Keenan, Karl Stupic, Nikki Rentz, Michael Boss, Kevin J. Coakley, Amanda Koepke, Cassandra Stoffer
This document describes a calibration service to measure the water diffusion coefficient, or diffusivity, in reference materials and tissue mimics using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques. This calibration is restricted to materials which exhibit

Certification of Standard Reference Material(R) 2196 Axial Resolution Standard for Optical Medical Imaging

February 7, 2023
Jeeseong C. Hwang, Kimberly Briggman, Nikki Rentz, Hyun-Jin Kim, David W. Allen, Lee J. Richter, Sowon Yoon, John Lu
Medical imaging devices and systems must be calibrated to ensure uniformity and reliability of test results. A standard reference material (SRM) or "phantom", as it is known in the medical imaging community, is used to replicate fundamental characteristics

A Standard System Phantom for Magnetic Resonance Imaging

April 13, 2021
Maureen Ainslie, Michael A. Boss, Cecil Charles, Laurence Clarke, Jeffrey L. Evelhoch, Paul Finn, Derek L. Hill, Katy Keenan, Guoying Liu, Karl Stupic, Chun Yuan, Michele Martin, Maureen Ainslie, Nikki Rentz
A standard MRI system phantom has been designed and fabricated to assess scanner performance, scanner stability, scanner inter-comparability and accuracy of quantitative relaxation time imaging. The phantom is unique in having SI-traceability, a high level

Removal of Synthetic Azo Dye using Bimetallic Nickel-Iron Nanoparticles

March 19, 2019
Shelby Foster, Katie Estoque, Michael Voecks, Nikki Rentz, Lauren Greenlee
Bimetallic nanoparticles comprised of Iron (Fe) and Nickel (Ni) were investigated for the removal of an azo dye contaminant in water. NiFe nanoparticles were synthesized using a batch aqueous synthesis method that is scalable and environmentally safe

Phase noise generated by vibration of bacteria adhered to a quartz resonator

September 22, 2017
Ward L. Johnson, Danielle C. France, F L. Walls, William T. Cordell, Nikki S. Rentz
An approach is presented for sensing mechanical fluctuations of bacteria, with potential application in monitoring microbial responses to changes in chemical environment, such as antimicrobial intervention. Bacteria are tethered to a quartz crystal

Multi-Component Fe-Ni Oxide Nanocatalysts for Oxygen Evolution and Methanol Oxidation Reactions under Alkaline Conditions

November 29, 2016
Stephanie L. Candelaria, Nicholas M. Bedford, Taylor J. Woehl, Nikki S. Rentz, Allison R. Showalter, Svitlana Pylypenko, Bruce A. Bunker, Sungsik Lee, Benjamin Reinhart, Yang Ren, S P. Ertem, E. B. Coughlin, Nicholas A. Sather, James L. Horan, Andrew M. Herring, Lauren F. Greenlee
The electrolysis of water for hydrogen generation and the electrochemical oxidation of alternative fuels such as methanol for alkaline fuel cells often relies on the use of precious metal catalysts. However, the scarcity and high cost of these precious

Potential Stable Low-Permeation Rate Standard Based on Micro-machined Silicon

December 15, 2015
Grady S. White, Adrian Verwolf, Chris M. Poling, Nicholas Barbosa, Nikki S. Rentz
Silicon wafers with micro-machined holes were evaluated for use as low permeation standard artifacts. Accuracy, stability, and reliability were assessed. Two experimental techniques were used: chilled mirror hygrometer and mass loss. The wafers exhibited a

ATMP-Stabilized Iron Nanoparticles: Chelator-Controlled Nanoparticle Synthesis

November 1, 2014
Lauren F. Greenlee, Nikki S. Rentz, Roy H. Geiss
Iron nanoparticles are of interest in fields such as water treatment and alternative energy due to their reactive properties and low cost. When combined with other metals, iron-metal nanoparticles can act as catalysts for a diverse set of reactions. In

Three-Dimensional Hydrogel Constructs for Dosing Cells with Nanoparticles

January 13, 2014
Elisabeth Mansfield, Tammy L. Oreskovic, Nikki S. Rentz, Kavita M. Jeerage
In evaluating nanoparticle risks to human health, there is often a disconnect between results obtained from in vitro toxicology studies and in vivo activity, prompting the need for improved methods to rapidly assess the hazards of engineered nanomaterials

Tissue Engineered Scaffolds for Screening Nanoparticle - Cell Interactions

April 21, 2010
Kavita M. Jeerage, Elisabeth Mansfield, Tammy L. Oreskovic, Nikki S. Rentz, Timothy P. Quinn
Long-term studies of nanoparticle-cell interactions require an advanced tissue-like environment in which nanoparticles are encapsulated with a population of cells for real-time and end-point analysis. By using soft tissue-mimicking hydrogels, the cells are