Akbar Alipour

Dr. Alipour obtained his PhD degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, with a focus on MRI from Bilkent University, Ankara June 2017. In November 2017, he joined the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering as a postdoctoral fellow working on the development of cardiovascular devices for interventional MRI applications. He moved to Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Biomedical Engineering and Imaging Institute in August 2019, continuing his research on parallel transmission, developing pulse sequences, RF safety, and sodium imaging at UHF MRI Prof. Priti Balchandani’s lab. 

Selected Peer Reviewed Publications

[1] A.Alipour; E.S.Meyer; R.D.Watkins; H.Elahi; W.Loew; J.Schweitzer; G.Olson; M.Guttman; A.Kolandaivelu; H.R.Halperin; E.J.Schmidt “Actively-tracked metallic electrophysiology catheters and guidewires with miniature floating radio-frequency traps (MBaluns): Theory, Design and Validation.” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2019. 


[2]  A.Alipour; Z.S.Erdem; M.Utkur; E.U.Saritas; H.V.Demir “A new class of cubic SPIONs as a dual-mode T1 and T2 contrast agent for MRI.” Magnetic Resonance Imaging, DOI: 10.1016/j.mri.2017.09.013, (2018). 


[3] S.Gokyar; A.Alipour; E.Atalar; H.V.Demir “Wireless deep-sub wavelength meta- material enabling sub-mm resolution magnetic resonance imaging.” Sensors and actuators: physical A, DOI: org/10.1016/j.sna.2018.03.024 (2018). 


[4]  A.Alipour;S.Gokyar; O.Algin, E.Atalar; H.V.Demir “An Inductively coupled ultra- thin, flexible and passive RF resonator for MRI marking and guiding purposes: clinical feasibility.” MRM, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.26996, (2017). 


[5]  A.Alipour; E.Unal; S.Gokyar; H.V.Demir “Development of a distance-independent wireless passive RF resonator sensor and a new telemetric measurement technique for wireless strain monitoring.” Sensors and actuators: physical A, 255, 87-93, (2017). 


[6]  B.Sinemek; V.Acikel; C.Oto; A.Alipour; O.Algin; E.Atalar; “A Temperature Sensor Implant for Active Implantable Medical Devices for in vivo Subacute Heating Tests under MRI.” MRM, DOI: 10.1002/mrm.26914, (2017). 


[7]  S.Gokyar; A.Alipour; E.Atalar; H.V.Demir “Magnetic Resonance Imaging Assisted by Wireless Passive Implantable Fiducial e-Markers.” IEEE Access, DOI: 10.1109/AC- CESS.2017.2752649, (2017). 


[8]  V.K.Shamra; A.Alipour; Z.Soran; G.Aykut; H.V.Demir “Fluorescent heterodoped nanotetrapods as synergistically enhancing positive and negative MRI contrast agents.” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8, 12352-12359, (2016). 


[9]  V.K.Shamra; A.Alipour; Z.Soran; G.Aykut; H.V.Demir “Highly monodisperse low- magnetization magnetite nanocubes as simultaneous T1-T2 MRI contrast agents.” Nanoscale, 7, 10519-10526, (2015). 


Conference Abstracts:

[1]  A.Alipour; E.J.Schmidt; A.Kolandaivelu; M.Guttman; J.Schweitzer; G.Olson; H.R.Halperin; “Preclinical Validation of a Device-Set of Impedance-and Magnetic Resonance Tracked Metallic Devices for Conventional and Mr-Guided Electrophysiological Intervention.” Circulation 1140 (Supp), A13680-A13680. 


 [2]  A.Alipour; E.S.Meyer, H.Elahi, S.Fink, H.R.Halperin, A.N.Viswanathan, E.J.Schmidt “Development of an Endo-vaginal Forward-Looking MRI Coil for Cervical-Cancer Imaging.” ISMRM 2019, Montreal. 


[3]  A.Alipour; E.S.Meyer, H.Elahi, A.Kolandaivelu, M.A.Guttman, H.R.Halperin, E.J.Schmidt “RF safety improvement in long metallic-backbone or metallic-braided cardiovascular devices using miniaturized Balun.” ISMRM 2019, Montreal.


[4]  A.Alipour; E.S.Meyer, H.Elahi, A.Kolandaivelu, S.Tao, M.A.Guttman, J.Schweitzer, G.Olson, H.R.Halperin, E.J.Schmidt “Development of a miniaturized Balun to improve the RF safety in a metallic-braided deflectable electrophysiology ablation catheter.” SCMR 2019, Seattle.

[5]  A.Alipour; E.S.Meyer; R.D.Watkins; H.Elahi; W.Loew; J.Schweitzer; G.Olson; M.Guttman; A.Kolandaivelu; H.R.Halperin; E.J.Schmidt “Effective Heat Mitigation for MRI-Guided Interventions Employing Actively-Tracked Metallic Catheters.” Circulation 138 (Supp), A11239-A11239. 

[6]  A.Alipour; E.S.Meyer, H.Elahi, A.Kolandaivelu, M.A.Guttman, H.R.Halperin, E.J.Schmidt “Effective heat mitigation for MRI-guided interventions employing actively-tracked metallic catheters.” AHA 2018, Chicago.


[7]  A.Alipour; E.S.Meyer, H.Elahi, S.Fink, H.R.Halperin, A.N.Viswanathan, E.J.Schmidt “Forward-Looking Endo-vaginal Coil for Cervical-Cancer Imaging.” IMRI 2018, Boston. 


[8]  A.Alipour; E.S.Meyer, A.Kolandaivelu, H.R.Halperin, E.J.Schmidt “Heat mitigation for MRI-guided catheter interventions.” Annual Cardiovascular Research Retreat 2018, Baltimore. 


[9]  A.Alipour; A.Alipour, V.K.Sharma, Z.Soran-Erdem, Y.Kelestemur, Z.G.Aykut, H.V.Demir “Heterodoped Nanoparticles as Dual-Mode Contrast Agent for MRI.” IEEE 21st National Biomedical Engineering Meeting (BIYOMUT) 2017, Istanbul, Turkey. 



[10]  A.Alipour; V.K.Shamra; Z.Soran; G.Aykut; H.V.Demir “Colloidal nanoparticles for synergistic MRI contrast agent.” ISMRM 2016, Singapore.