Publications

2018

Weber AM, Torres C, Rauscher A.: Imaging the Role of Myelin in Concussion. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2018 Feb;28(1):83-90.

Lapointe E, Li D, Traboulsee A, Rauscher A.: What Have We Learned from Perfusion MRI in Multiple Sclerosis? AJNR 2018

2017

Langkammer C, Schweser F, Shmueli K, Kames C, Li X, Guo L, Milovic C, Kim J, Wei H, Bredies K, Buch S, Guo Y, Liu Z, Meineke J, Rauscher A , Marques JP, Bilgic B: Quantitative susceptibility mapping: Report from the 2016 reconstruction challenge. Magn Reson Med. 2017 Jul 31.

Kames C, Wiggermann V, Rauscher A: Rapid two-step dipole inversion for susceptibility mapping with sparsity priors. Neuroimage. 2017 Nov 11;167:276-283

Schranzer R, Rauscher A, Haimburger E, Bredies K, Reishofer G, Grabner G: Noise reduction in FLAIR2 images using Total Generalized Variation, Gaussian and Wiener filtering. Z Med Phys. 2017 Dec 9. pii: S0939-3889(17)30120-4.

Schmitt T, Thornton AE, Rawtaer I, Barr AM, Gicas KM, Lang DJ, Vertinsky AT, Rauscher A, Procyshyn RM, Buchanan T, Cheng A, MacKay S, Leonova O, Langheimer V, Field TS, Heran MK, Vila-Rodriguez F, O’Connor TA, MacEwan GW, Honer WG, Panenka WJ: Traumatic Brain Injury in a Community-Based Cohort of Homeless and Vulnerably Housed Individuals. J Neurotrauma. 2017 Dec 1;34(23):3301-3310

Dymerska B, Bohndorf K, Schennach P, Rauscher A, Trattnig S, Robinson SD: In vivo phase imaging of human epiphyseal cartilage at 7 T. Magn Reson Med. 2017 Jul 31

Günther Grabner, Thomas Haider, Mark Glassner, Alexander Rauscher, Hannes Traxler, Siegfried Trattnig and Simon D. Robinson:  Post mortem validation of MRI-identified veins on the surface of the cerebral cortex as potential landmarks for neurosurgery, Frontiers in Neuroscience, 2017 Jun 21;11:355.

Rauscher A , Hsiung GR, Sepehry AA.: Cerebral Microbleeds: A Call for Standardized Advanced Neuroimaging. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2017 Nov;38(11):E90-E91

Honer WG, Cervantes-Larios A, Jones AA, Vila-Rodriguez F, Montaner JS, Tran H, Nham J, Panenka WJ, Lang DJ, Thornton AE, Vertinsky T, Barr AM, Procyshyn RM, Smith GN, Buchanan T, Krajden M, Krausz M, MacEwan GW, Gicas KM, Leonova O, Langheimer V, Rauscher A, Schultz K: The Hotel Study-Clinical and Health Service Effectiveness in a Cohort of Homeless or Marginally Housed Persons. Can J Psychiatry. 2017 Jul;62(7):482-492

Vanessa Wiggermann, Simon Hametner, Enedino Hernández‐Torres, Christian Kames, Verena Endmayr, Gregor Kasprian, Romana Höftberger, David KB Li, Anthony Traboulsee, Alexander Rauscher: Susceptibility‐sensitive MRI of multiple sclerosis lesions and the impact of normal‐appearing white matter changes, NMR Biomed

Nancy Martin, Anthony L Traboulsee, Lindsay Machan, Darren Klass, Tasha Ellchuk, Yinshan Zhao, Katherine B Knox, David Kopriva, Shantilal Lala, Darren Nickel, Robert Otani, Warren R Perera, Alexander Rauscher, A Dessa Sadovnick, Peter Szkup, David K Li: Prevalence of Extracranial Venous Narrowing on Magnetic Resonance Venography Is Similar in People With Multiple Sclerosis, Their Siblings, and Unrelated Healthy Controls: A Blinded, Case-Control Study, Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, 68, 2, 202-209

Yuen J, Hung J, Wiggermann V, Robinson S, McCormack R, d’Entremont A, Rauscher A : Multi-echo GRE imaging of knee cartilage Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging 2017 May;45(5):1502-1513

Anisotropic cerebral vascular architecture causes orientation dependency in cerebral blood flow and volume measured with dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI. Hernández-Torres E, Kassner N, Forkert ND, Wei L, Wiggermann V, Li D, Machan L, Traboulsee A, Rauscher A. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 2017 37 3 1108 – 1119

William G Honer, Alejandro Cervantes-Larios, Andrea A Jones, Fidel Vila-Rodriguez, Julio S Montaner, Howard Tran, Jimmy Nham, William J Panenka, Donna J Lang, Allen E Thornton, Talia Vertinsky, Alasdair M Barr, Ric M Procyshyn, Geoffrey N Smith, Tari Buchanan, Mel Krajden, Michael Krausz, G William MacEwan, Kristina M Gicas, Olga Leonova, Verena Langheimer, Alexander Rauscher, Krista Schultz: The Hotel Study—Clinical and Health Service Effectiveness in a Cohort of Homeless or Marginally Housed Persons, The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 0706743717693781

Gicas KM, Giesbrecht CJ, Panenka WJ, Lang DJ, Smith GN, Vila-Rodriguez F, Leonova O, Jones AA, Barr AM, Procyshyn RM, Buchanan T, MacEwan GW, Su W, Vertinsky AT, Rauscher A, Honer WG, Thornton AE: Structural brain markers are differentially associated with neurocognitive profiles in socially marginalized people with multimorbid illness. Neuropsychology. 2017 Jan;31(1):28-43

2016

Pascal Sati, Jiwon Oh, R Todd Constable, Nikos Evangelou, Charles RG Guttmann, Roland G Henry, Eric C Klawiter, Caterina Mainero, Luca Massacesi, Henry McFarland, Flavia Nelson, Daniel Ontaneda, Alexander Rauscher, William D Rooney, Amal PR Samaraweera, Russell T Shinohara, Raymond A Sobel, Andrew J Solomon, Constantina A Treaba, Jens Wuerfel, Robert Zivadinov, Nancy L Sicotte, Daniel Pelletier, Daniel S Reich: The central vein sign and its clinical evaluation for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis: a consensus statement from the North American Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis Cooperative, Nature Reviews Neurology, 2016, 12, 714–72

Subcortical gray matter alterations in cocaine-dependent individuals with substance-induced psychosis compared to non-psychotic cocaine users. Willi T, Lang D, Honer W, Thornton A, Panenka W, Procyshyn R, Vila-Rodriguez F, Su W, Leonova O, Rauscher A, MacEwan G, Barr A, Schizophrenia Research 2016 Aug 4. pii: S0920-9964(16)30351-6.

Quantifying visual pathway axonal and myelin loss in multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica. Manogaran P, Vavasour IM, Lange AP, Zhao Y, McMullen K, Rauscher A, Carruthers R, Li DK, Traboulsee AL, Kolind SH. Neuroimage Clin. 2016 May 26;11:743-50.

Jarrett M, Tam R, Hernández-Torres E, Martin N, Perera W, Zhao Y,Shahinfard E, Dadachanji S, Taunton J, Li DKB, Rauscher A. A Prospective Pilot Investigation of Brain Volume, White Matter Hyperintensities, and Hemorrhagic Lesions after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Frontiers in Neurology 2016;7:11.

Sepehry AA, Rauscher A, Hsiung GY, Lang DJ: Microbleeds in Alzheimer’s Disease: A Neuropsychological Overview and Meta-Analysis , Can J Neurol Sci. 2016 Nov;43(6):753-759.

Myelin Water Fraction Is Transiently Reduced after a Single Mild Traumatic Brain Injury – A Prospective Cohort Study in Collegiate Hockey Players. Wright AD, Jarrett M, Vavasour I, Shahinfard E, Kolind S, van Donkelaar P, Taunton J, Li DKB, Rauscher A. PLoS ONE 2016 11(2).

RE: Elucidating Pretreatment Cognitive Impairment in Breast Cancer Patients: The Impact of Cancer-Related Post-traumatic Stress. Sepehry A, Tyldesley S, Davis M, Simmons C, Rauscher A, Lang D, Microbleeds. The Journal of the National Cancer Institute, April 2016

Motor skill acquisition promotes human brain myelin plasticity. Lakhani B, Borich MR, Jackson JN, Wadden KP, Peters S, Villamayor A, MacKay AL, Vavasour IM, Rauscher A, Boyd LA. Neural Plasticity May 2016

Operationalizing Neuroimaging for Disorders of Consciousness: The Canadian Context. Illes J, Owen AM, Byram AC; MCS Neuroimaging Workgroup. Can J Neurol Sci;43(4):578-80, July 2016.

FLAIR2: A Combination of FLAIR and T2 for Improved MS Lesion Detection. Wiggermann V, Hernandez-Torres E, Traboulsee A, Li DK, Rauscher A. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2016 Feb;37(2):259-65.

Corticospinal tract integrity measured using transcranial magnetic stimulation and magnetic resonance imaging in neuromyelitis optica and multiple sclerosis. Manogaran P, Vavasour I, Borich M, Kolind SH, Lange AP, Rauscher A, Boyd L, Li DK, Traboulsee A. Mult Scler. 2016 Jan;22(1):43-50.

Characterization of white matter integrity deficits in cocaine-dependent individuals with substance-induced psychosis compared with non-psychotic cocaine users.  Willi TS, Barr AM, Gicas K, Lang DJ, Vila-Rodriguez F, Su W, Thornton AE, Leonova O, Giesbrecht CJ, Procyshyn RM, Rauscher A, MacEwan WG, Honer WG, Panenka WJ. Addict Biol. 2016 Feb 1. doi: 10.1111/adb.12363

2015

Changes in cerebral vascular reactivity and structure following prolonged exposure to high altitude in humans. Foster GE, Davies-Thompson J, Dominelli PB, Heran MK, Donnelly J, duManoir GR, Ainslie PN, Rauscher A, Sheel AW. Physiol Rep. 2015 Dec;3(12).

Prevalence of Brain Microbleeds in Alzheimer Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis on the Influence of Neuroimaging Techniques. Sepehry AA, Lang D, Hsiung GY, Rauscher A. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015 Dec 3.

Orientation Dependent MR Signal Decay Differentiates between People with MS, Their Asymptomatic Siblings and Unrelated Healthy Controls. Hernandez-Torres E, Wiggermann V, Hametner S, Baumeister TR, Sadovnick AD, Zhao Y, Machan L, Li DKB, Traboulsee A, Rauscher A. PLoS One. 2015 Oct 21;10(10).

Mortality from treatable illnesses in marginally housed adults: a prospective cohort study. Jones, Vila-Rodriguez, Leonova O, Langheimer V, Lang D, Barr AM3, Procyshyn RM, Smith GN, Schultz K, Buchanan T, Krausz M, Montaner JS, MacEwan GW, Rauscher A, Panenka WJ, Thornton AE, Honer WG. BMJ Open. 2015 Aug 21;5(8).

Trajectories of subcortical iron accumulation in MS. Rovira A, Wiggermann V and Rauscher A. Neurology. 2015 Jun 16;84(24):2388-9.

Corticospinal tract integrity measured using transcranial magnetic stimulation and magnetic resonance imaging in neuromyelitis optica and multiple sclerosis. Manogaran P, Vavasour I, Borich M, Kolind SH, Lange AP, Rauscher A, Boyd L, Li DK, Traboulsee A. Mult Scler. 2015 May 6.

2014

A prospective study of the influence of acute alcohol intoxication versus chronic alcohol consumption on outcome following traumatic brain injury. Lange RT, Shewchuk JR, Rauscher A, Jarrett M, Heran MK, Brubacher JR, Iverson GL. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2014 Aug;29(5):478-95.

To exclude or not to exclude: further examination of the influence of white matter hyperintensities in diffusion tensor imaging research. Lange RT, Shewchuk JR, Heran MK, Rauscher A, Jarrett M, Brubacher JR, Iverson GL. J Neurotrauma. 2014 Jan 15;31(2):198-205.

Prevalence of extracranial venous narrowing on catheter venography in people with multiple sclerosis, their siblings, and unrelated healthy controls: a blinded, case-control study. Traboulsee AL, Knox KB, Machan L, Zhao Y, Yee I, Rauscher A, Klass D, Szkup P, Otani R, Kopriva D, Lala S, Li DK, Sadovnick D. Lancet. 2014 Jan 11;383(9912):138-45.

Increased spinal cord movements in cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Vavasour IM, Meyers SM, Macmillan EL, Madler B, Li DK, Rauscher A, Vertinsky T, Venu V, Mackay AL, Curt A.  Spine J. 2014 Jan 23.

2010-2013

Magnetic resonance frequency shifts during acute MS lesion formation. Wiggermann V, Herandez Torres E, Vavasour IM, Moore GRW, Laule C, MacKay AL, Li DKB, Traboulsee A, Rauscher A. Neurology. 2013 Jul 16;81(3):211-8.

Evaluation of white matter myelin water fraction in chronic stroke, M Borich, AL MacKay, IM Vavasour, A Rauscher, L Boyd. Neuroimage Clin. 2013 Apr 21;2:569-80.

A prospective study of physician-observed concussion during a varsity university hockey season: white matter integrity in ice hockey players. Part 3 of 4. Koerte IK, Kaufmann D, Hartl E, Bouix S, Pasternak O, Kubicki M, Rauscher A, Li DK, Dadachanji SB, Taunton JA, Forwell LA, Johnson AM, Echlin PS, Shenton ME. Neurosurg Focus. 2012 Dec;33(6):E3: 1-7.

Rapid whole cerebrum myelin water imaging using a 3D GRASE sequence. Prasloski T, Rauscher A, MacKay AL, Hodgson M, Vavasour IM, Laule C, Madler B. Neuroimage. 2012 Oct 15;63(1):533-9

Bilateral filtering of magnetic resonance phase images. McPhee KC, Denk C, Al Rekabi Z, Rauscher A. Magn Reson Imaging. 2011 Sep;29(7):1023-9

Phase Processing in Susceptibility Weighted Imaging. Rauscher A and Witoszynsky S. Susceptibility Weighted Imaging. Vol. 1 of 1. Ed. Jürgen R Reichenbach and E Mark Haacke. Wiley, 2011.

What is Phase?. Rauscher A and Haacke M. Susceptibility Weighted Imaging. Vol. 1 of 1. Ed. Jürgen R Reichenbach and E Mark Haacke . Wiley , 2011.

What is T2*?. Sedlacik J, Rauscher A and Reichenbach JR. Susceptibility Weighted Imaging. Vol. 1 of 1. Ed. Jürgen R Reichenbach and E Mark Haacke. Wiley, 2010.

The influence of white matter fibre orientation on MR signal phase and decay. Denk C, Hernandez-Torres E, Mackay A, Rauscher A. NMR Biomed. 2010 Dec 28.

Susceptibility weighted imaging with multiple echoes. Denk C, Rauscher A.  J Magn Reson Imaging. 2010 Jan;31(1):185-91.

2003-2009

ToF-SWI: simultaneous time of flight and fully flow compensated susceptibility weighted imaging. Deistung A, Dittrich E, Sedlacik J, Rauscher A, Reichenbach JR. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2009 Jun;29(6):1478-84.

Quantification of modulated blood oxygenation levels in single cerebral veins by investigating their MR signal decay. Sedlacik J, Rauscher A, Reichenbach JR. Z Med Phys. 2009;19(1):48-57.

Phase unwrapping of MR images using Phi UN–a fast and robust region growing algorithm. Witoszynskyj S, Rauscher A, Reichenbach JR, Barth M. Med Image Anal. 2009 Apr;13(2):257-68. Epub 2008 Oct 18.

MR relaxation in multiple sclerosis. MacKay AL, Vavasour IM, Rauscher A, Kolind SH, Märgendler B, Moore GR, Traboulsee AL, Li DK, Laule C. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2009 Feb;19(1):1-26. Review.

Susceptibility weighted imaging at ultra high magnetic field strengths: theoretical considerations and experimental results. Deistung A, Rauscher A, Sedlacik J, Stadler J, Witoszynskyj S, Reichenbach JR. Magn Reson Med. 2008 Nov;60(5):1155-68.

Investigation of the influence of carbon dioxide concentrations on cerebral physiology by susceptibility-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (SWI). Sedlacik J, Kutschbach C, Rauscher A, Deistung A, Reichenbach JR. Neuroimage. 2008 Oct 15;43(1):36-43. Epub 2008 Jul 18.

Improved elimination of phase effects from background field inhomogeneities for susceptibility weighted imaging at high magnetic field strengths. Rauscher A, Barth M, Herrmann KH, Witoszynskyj S, Deistung A, Reichenbach JR. Magn Reson Imaging. 2008 Oct;26(8):1145-51. Epub 2008 Jun 3.

Informatics in Radiology: GUIBOLD: a graphical user interface for image reconstruction and data analysis in susceptibility-weighted MR imaging. Deistung A, Rauscher A, Sedlacik J, Witoszynskyj S, Reichenbach JR. Radiographics. 2008 May-Jun;28(3):639-51.

Investigations on the effect of caffeine on cerebral venous vessel contrast by using susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) at 1.5, 3 and 7 T. Sedlacik J, Helm K, Rauscher A, Stadler J, Mentzel HJ, Reichenbach JR. Neuroimage. 2008 Mar 1;40(1):11-8. Epub 2007 Dec 8.

Obtaining blood oxygenation levels from MR signal behavior in the presence of single venous vessels. Sedlacik J, Rauscher A, Reichenbach JR. Magn Reson Med. 2007 Nov;58(5):1035-44.

Demonstration of paramagnetic and diamagnetic cerebral lesions by using susceptibility weighted phase imaging (SWI). Deistung A, Mentzel HJ, Rauscher A, Witoszynskyj S, Kaiser WA, Reichenbach JR. Z Med Phys. 2006;16(4):261-7.

Susceptibility weighted imaging: data acquisition, image reconstruction and clinical applications. Rauscher A, Sedlacik J, Deistung A, Mentzel HJ, Reichenbach JR. Z Med Phys. 2006;16(4):240-50.

Contrast-enhanced, high-resolution, susceptibility-weighted magnetic resonance imaging of the brain: dose-dependent optimization at 3 tesla and 1.5 tesla in healthy volunteers. Noebauer-Huhmann IM, Pinker K, Barth M, Mlynarik V, Ba-Ssalamah A, Saringer WF, Weber M, Benesch T, Witoszynskyj S, Rauscher A, Reichenbach JR, Trattnig S. Invest Radiol. 2006 Mar;41(3):249-55.

High resolution susceptibility weighted MR-imaging of brain tumors during the application of a gaseous agent. Rauscher A, Sedlacik J, Fitzek C, Walter B, Hochstetter A, Kalff R, Kaiser WA, Reichenbach JR. Fortschr Röntgenstr. 2005 Aug;177(8):1065-9.

Nonnvasive assessment of vascular architecture and function during modulated blood oxygenation using susceptibility weighted magnetic resonance imaging. Rauscher A, Sedlacik J, Barth M, Haacke EM, Reichenbach JR. Magn Reson Med. 2005 Jul;54(1):87-95.

Subtraction of in-phase and opposed-phase images in dynamic MR mammography. Reichenbach JR, Hopfe J, Rauscher A, Wurdinger S, Kaiser WA. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2005 May;21(5):565-75.

Magnetic susceptibility-weighted MR phase imaging of the human brain. Rauscher A, Sedlacik J, Barth M, Mentzel HJ, Reichenbach JR. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2005 Apr;26(4):736-42.

Application of an exogenous hyperoxic contrast agent in MR mammography: initial results. Fischer DR, Reichenbach JR, Rauscher A, Sedlacik J, Kaiser WA. Eur Radiol. 2005 Apr;15(4):829-32. Epub 2004 Sep 22.

Robust field map generation using a triple-echo acquisition. Windischberger C, Robinson S, Rauscher A, Barth M, Moser E. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2004 Oct;20(4):730-4.

Optimized 3 T EPI of the amygdalae. Robinson S, Windischberger C, Rauscher A, Moser E. Neuroimage. 2004 May;22(1):203-10.

Automated unwrapping of MR phase images applied to BOLD MR-venography at 3 Tesla. Rauscher A, Barth M, Reichenbach JR, Stollberger R, Moser E. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2003 Aug;18(2):175-80.