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Dr. Susumu Mori


Associate Professor of Radiology


Ph.D., Biophysics, The Johns Hopkins University


Post-doctoral Fellowship, The Johns Hopkins University

Research Summary

Dr. Mori’s research interests are to develop new MRI technologies to study brain neuroanatomy. His recent works include diffusion tensor imaging and microimaging to study brain white matter diseases and brain development.

Journal Citations

1) Zhang, J, Richards, LJ, Yarowsky, P., Huang, Hao, van Zijl, P.C.M., Mori, S., "Three dimensional anatomical characterization of the developing mouse brain by diffusion tensor microimaging", NeuroImage, 20, 1639-1648 (2003).

2) Wakana, S., Jiang, H., Nagae-Poetscher, M., van Zijl, P.C.M., Mori, S., "A fiber-tract based atlas of Human white matter anatomy", Radiology, 230, 77-87 (2004)

3) Nagae-Poetscher, L.M., Jiang, H., Wakana, S., Golay, X., van Zijl, P.C.M., Mori, S., "High-resolution Diffusion Tensor Imaging of Brainstem at 3 Tesla", AJNR, 28, 1325-1330 (2004)

4) Huang, H., Zhang, J., van Zijl, P.C.M., Mori, S., "Analysis of noise Effects on DTI-based tractography using the brute-force and multi-ROI approach", Magn. Reson. Med., 52, 559-565 (2004)

5) Zhang, J. Miller, M., Yarowsky, P., van Zijl, P., Mori, S., "Mapping postnatal mouse brain development with diffusion tensor microimaging", NeuroImage, 26, 1042-1051 (2005)

6) Huang, H., Zhang, J., Jiang, H., Wakana, S., Poetscher, L., Miller, M., van Zijl, P. Hillis, A., Wytik, R., Mori, S., "DTI tractography based parcellation of white matter: Application to the mid-sagittal morphology of corpus callosum", NeuroImage, 15, 195-205 (2005)

7) Jiang, H., van Zijl, PCM, Kim J., Pearlson, GD, Mori, S.,"DtiStudio: Resource program for diffusion tensor computation and fiber bundle tracking", Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 81, 106-116 (2006)

8) Mori S., Zhang J., "Principles of diffusion tensor imaging and its applications to basic neuroscience research", Neuron, 51, 527-539 (2006)

9) Wakana S, Caprihan A., Panzenboeck MM, Fallon JH, Perry M, Gollub RL, Hua K, Zhang J, Dubey P, Blitz A, van Zijl PCM, Mori S. "Reproducibility of quantitative tractography methods applied to cerebral white matter", NeuroImage, 36, 630-644 (2007)

10) Farrell, JAD, Landman, BA, Jones, CK, Smith, SA, Prince, JL, van Zijl, PCM, Mori, S. "Effect of SNR on the accuracy and reproducibility of DTI-derived fractional anisotropy, mean diffusivity, and principal eigenvector measurements at 1.5T", J. Magn. Reson. Imag., 26, 756-767 (2007)

11) Deboy CA, Zhang J., Dike S, Shats I, Jones M, Reich DS, Mori S, Nguyen T, Rothstein B, Miller RH, Griffin JT, Kerr DA, Calabresi PA, "High resolution diffusion tensor imaging of axonal damage in focal inflammatory and demyelinating lesions in rat spinal cord", Brain, 130, 2199-2210 (2007)

12) Zhang J, Evans A., Hermoye L., Lee SK, Wakana S., Zhang W., Donohue P, Miller MI, Huang H, Wang X, van Zijl PCM, Mori S, "Evidence of slow maturation of the superior longitudinal fasciculus in early childhood by diffusion tensor imaging", NeuroImage, 38, 239-247 (2007)

13) Hua K, Zhang J, Wakana S, Jiang H, Li X, Reich DS, Calabresi PA, Pekar JJ, van Zijl PCM, Mori S, "Tract probability maps in stereotaxic space: Analyses of white matter anatomy and tract-specific quantification", NeuroImage, 39, 336-347 (2007)

14) Mori S., Oishi K., Jiang H, Jiang L., Li X., Akhter K., Hua K., Faria AV., Mahmod A., Woods R., Toga WA., Pike B, Rosa Neto P, Evans A, Zhang J, Huang H, Miller MI, van Zijl, PCM, Mazziotta, J, "Stereotaxic white matter atlas based on diffusion tensor imaging in an ICBM template", NeuroImage, 40, 570-582 (2008). PMCID: PMC2478641

15) Zhang W, Olivi A, Hertig SJ, van Zijl P, Mori S, "Automated fiber tracking of human brain white matter using diffusion tensor imaging", Neuroimage, 42, 771-777 (2008) PMCID: PMC2585359

Zhang, W.; Li, X.; Zhang, J.; Luft, A.; Hanley, D.F.; van Zijl, P.; Miller, M.I.; Younes, L.; Mori, S. Landmark-referenced voxel-based analysis of diffusion tensor images of the brainstem white matter tracts: application in patients with middle cerebral artery stroke. NeuroImage. 2009 Feb 1;44(3):906-913.

Aggarwal, M.; Mori, S.; Shimogori, T.; Blackshaw, S.; Zhang, J. Three-dimensional diffusion tensor microimaging for anatomical characterization of the mouse brain. Magnetic resonance in medicine : official journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine / Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2010;64(1):249-261.


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