Graham C. Wiggins, 1962-2016

Graham C. Wiggins D.Phil, 1962-2016
Senior Research Scientist
Director of the RF Engineering Core NYU Medical Center, Center for Biomedical Imaging
Function: 
Principal Investigator
Affiliation: 
CAI²R
Educational Details: 
1985 - Boston University, Boston MA USA - Physics 1990 - Oxford University, Oxford, UK - Solid State Physics 2003- 2005 MGH Dept. of Radiology, Charlestown MA - RF Coil Design for MRI
Research Interest: 
Dr. Wiggins is well known in the RF engineering community for innovative high field and many-element array designs, including the world’s first 96-element head array for MR. He has developed a number of novel approaches for RF coil optimization for high field, transmit-receive and multinuclear coils. He also has extensive experience in coil design and image acquisition at high and ultrahigh field strength and in rigorous methods for evaluating the performance of RF coils. As Director of the Radiofrequency Engineering Core facility at the NYU Center for Biomedical Imaging, he has experience with leading RF-focused research teams, and will bring this experience to bear as co-PI of TR&D project #2
Selected Publications: 

Wiggins G, Triantafyllou C, Potthast A, Wiggins CJ, Wald LL. An 8 Channel Phased Array and Detunable TEM Transmit Coil for 7 T Brain Imaging. Proceedings of the 12th Annual Meeting International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine; 2004 Kyoto, Japan:36

Wiggins G, Potthast A, Triantafyllou C, Lin F, Benner T, Wiggins C, Wald L. A 96-channel MRI System with 23 and 90-channel Phased Array Head Coils at 1.5 Tesla. Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting
International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine; 2005 Miami USA:671

Wiggins G, Potthast A, Triantafyllou C, Lin F, Benner T, Wiggins C, Wald L. A 96-channel MRI System with 23 and 90-channel Phased Array Head Coils at 1.5 Tesla. Proceedings of the 13th Annual Meeting International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine; 2005 Miami USA:671

Wiggins GC, Wiggins CJ, Potthast A, Alagappan V, Kraff O, Reykowski A, Wald LL, A 32 channel receive only head coil and detunable transmit birdcage coil for 7 Tesla brain imaging. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Meeting International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2006; Seattle, USA:415

Wiggins GC, Triantafyllou C, Potthast A, Reykowski A, Nittka M, Wald L, 32 Channel 3 Tesla Receive Only Phased-Array Head Coil With Soccer-Ball Element Geometry. Magn. Reson.
Med. 2006;56(1):216-23

Wiggins GC, Triantafyllou C, Potthast A, Reykowski A, Nittka M, Wald L, 32 Channel 3 Tesla Receive Only Phased-Array Head Coil With Soccer-Ball Element Geometry. Magn. Reson.
Med. 2006;56(1):216-23

Wiggins GC, Kraff O, Zakszewski E, Alagappan V, Wiggins CJ, Wald LL, A 7 Tesla gradient mode birdcage for improved temporal and occipital lobe SNR Proceedings of the 14th Annual Meeting International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2006; Seattle, USA:214

Heidemann RM, Griswold MA, Seiberlich N, Kruger G, Kannengiesser SA, Keifer B, Wiggins G, Wald LL, Jakob PM, Direct parallel image reconstructions for spiral trajectories using GRAPPA. Magn Reson Med. 2006;56(2):317-26

Wiggins GC, Zakszewski E, Wiggins CJ, Wald LL, B1 Transmit Field Manipulation at 7 Tesla using Controlled Decoupling of Array Coil Elements (CODACE). Proceedings of the 15th Annual Meeting International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2007; Berlin, Germany:1054

Schmitt M, Potthast A, Sosnovik DE, Polimeni JR, Wiggins GC, Triantafyllou C, Wald LL, A 128-channel" "receive-only cardiac coil for highly accelerated cardiac MRI at 3 Tesla, Magn Reson Med. 2008 Jun;59(6):1431-1439 PMCID: PMC2548273

Wiggins GC, Mareyam A, Setsompop K, Alagappan V, Potthast A, Wald LL, A Close-Fitting 7 Tesla 8 Channel Transmit/Receive Helmet Array with Dodecahedral Symmetry and B1 Variation Along Z. Proceedings of the 16th Annual Meeting International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2008; Toronto Canada:148

Wiggins G, Zhang B, Duan Q, Lattanzi R, Biber S, Stoeckel B, McGorty K, Sodickson D. 7 Tesla Transmit Receive Array for Carotid Imaging: Simulation and Experiment. Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2009; Honolulu USA:393

Wiggins G, Zhang B, Duan Q, Sodickson D. Traveling Wave Imaging of the Human Head at 7 Tesla: Assessment of SNR, Homogeneity and B1+ Efficiency. Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2009; Honolulu USA:393

Wiggins G, Polimeni J, Potthast A, Schmitt M, Alagappan V, Wald L. 96-Channel Receive-Only Head Coil for 3 Tesla: Design Optimization and Evaluation. Magn Reson. Med 62 (2009) 754-762 PMCID:
PMC2915832

Zhang B, Sodickson DK, Lattanzi R, Duan Q, Stoeckel B, Wiggins GC. Whole body traveling wave magnetic resonance imaging at high field strength: Homogeneity, efficiency, and energy deposition as compared with traditional excitation mechanisms. Magn Reson Med. 67 (2012) 1183-1193 PMCID: PMC3376911

Brown R, Madelin G, Lattanzi R, Chang G, Regatte RR, Sodickson DK, Wiggins GC. Design of a nested eight-channel sodium and four channel proton coil for 7T knee imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2012 Aug 8 (EPub ahead of print)

Research Projects: 

Prostate Cancer Detection Using High Spatial-Resolution MRI at 7.0 Tesla: Correlation with Histopathologic Findings at Radical Prostatectomy
Aims: This study aims to perform high spatial-resolution prostate MRI at 7.0 Tesla in patients with prostate cancer awaiting radical prostatectomy.
Role: Co-Investigator

Parallel MRI: New Techniques & Technologies
Aims: This project aims to develop a rapid comprehensive cardiovascular MR examination using highly parallel MRI, and to develop methods for ultra-high-field cardiac MRI.
Role: Co-Investigator

RF Technology Innovation for Advancing High Field MR
Aims: The goal of this project is to significantly improve human high field MR safety and capability by establishing clinically practicable methods for spin excitation, RF apparatus and SAR management.
Role: Co-Investigator

High-Performance High-Field Parallel MRI
Aim: In this continuing project, our team aims to develop and deploy novel remote encircling many-element transmitter and detector array structures for high-performance high-field magnetic resonance imaging.
Role: Co-Investigator

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Philanthropic Support

We gratefully acknowledge generous support for radiology research at NYU Langone Medical Center from:
 
• The Big George Foundation
• Raymond and Beverly Sackler
• Bernard and Irene Schwartz

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