Rebecca Feldman’s research focus is on the development of high-field magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy pulse sequences. Her goal is to use these technical developments to unlock the potential of 7T MRI to examine the structures of the human brain in extraordinary detail. In her spare time, Rebecca adapts 7T MR images into beautiful representations of the brain. Prior to joining Dr. Balchandani at TMII, Rebecca worked developing 23Na-MRI sequences at the University of Alberta. She has an MSc and PhD in Medical Biophysics from the University of Western Ontario, and a BASc in Engineering Science (Electrical) from the University of Toronto in Canada.
- Feldman R.E., Stobbe R., Watts A., Beaulieu C. (2013) Sodium imaging of the human knee using soft inversion recovery fluid attenuation. J Magn Reson. (in press) PMID:23896067
- Feldman R.E., Odegaard J., Handler W.B., Chronik B.A. (2012). Simulation of head-gradient-coil induced electric fields in a human model. Magn Reson Med 68(6), 1973-1982. PMID:22294352
- Feldman R.E., Scholl T.J., Alford J.K, Handler W.B., Harris C.T., Chronik B.A. (2011). Results for diffusion-weighted imaging with a fourth-channel gradient insert. Magn Reson Med, 66(6), 1798-1808. PMID:21604300
- Feldman R.E., Hardy C.J., Aksel B., Schenck J., Chronik BA. (2009). Experimental determination of human peripheral nerve stimulation thresholds in a 3-axis planar gradient system. Magn Reson Med, 62(3), 763-770. PMID:19526504.
- Mao W., Chronik B.A., Feldman R.E., Smith M.B., Collins C.M. (2006). Consideration of magnetically-induced and conservative electric fields within a loaded gradient coil. Magn Reson Med, 55(6), 1424-1432. PMID: 16680728.
- Feldman R.E., Islam H, Balchandani P. (2014) Implementation of a self-refocused adiabatic spin echo pulse-pair modulated using the power independent of the number of slices (PINS) technique for simultaneous B1-insensitive multi-slice imaging. ISMRM 22nd Scientific Meeting, Milan, Italy. #2859.
- Feldman R.E., Beaulieu C. (2013). Sodium concentration reduction in human knee cartilage with healthy aging. ISMRM 21st Scientific Meeting, Salt Lake City, USA. #3544
- Feldman R.E., Beaulieu C. (2012) Assessment of in vivo sodium using soft inversion recovery fluid suppression. ISMRM 20th Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, Australia. #1701
- Feldman R.E., Stobbe R., Watts A., Beaulieu C. (2011). High Resolution in vivo measurement of sodium T1 of human knee cartilage. ISMRM 19th Scientific Meeting, Montreal, Canada. #1490
- Feldman R.E., Handler W.B, Chronik B.A. (2010). Optimization of insert gradient coils for highly localized diffusion-weighting. ISMRM 18th Scientific Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden. #1530
- Feldman R.E., Alford J., Scholl T., Chronik B.A.(2010) First results for diffusion-weighted imaging with a 4th channel gradient insert. ISMRM 18th Scientific Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden. #3947
- Feldman R.E., Handler W., Chronik B.A.(2009) Effect of model and voxel size on the simulated gradient induced electric fields. ISMRM 17th Scientific Meeting, Honolulu, USA. #3044
- Feldman R.E., Hardy C.J., Aksel B., Schenk J.F., Chronik B.A.(2008) Human nerve stimulation threshold determination in a planar gradient system. ISMRM 16th Scientific Meeting, Toronto, Canada. #82
- Feldman R.E., Hardy C.J., Aksel B., Schenck J.F., Chronik B.A. (2007) Experimental determination of human peripheral nerve stimulation thresholds in a 3-axis planar gradient system. ISMRM 15th Scientific Meeting, Berlin, Germany. #731
- Feldman R.E., Collins C.M., Chronik B.A.(2006) Comparison of peak simulated electric fields with PNS locations. ISMRM 14th Scientific Meeting, Seattle, USA. #706
- Feldman RE, Scholl TJ, Chronik BA.(2006) Construction and validation of a probe for electric field measurements in gradient coils. Proceedings of the ISMRM 14th Scientific Meeting, Seattle, USA. #2033
- Priti Balchandani, Rebecca Feldman and Haisam Islam. “Implementation of a self-refocused adiabatic spin echo pulse-pair modulated using the power independent of the number of slices (PINS) technique for simultaneous B1-insensitive multi-slice imaging.” US provisional patent submitted.
R00 NS070821-03 (Priti Balchandani, Ph.D.)
05/01/2011 – 03/31/2016 – NIH/NINDS
Title: High Resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy of Epilepsy at 7T.
The goals of this project are to develop innovative techniques to overcome the technical limitations associated with 7 Tesla MRI and MRS and combine these techniques to create a comprehensive 7 Tesla epilepsy imaging protocol.