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    Laura Bell, PhD

    Research Assistant Professor
    Neuroimaging Research

    Dr. Laura Bell is a research assistant professor in the Neuroimaging Innovation Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. She graduated cum laude from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in physics. She obtained both her master’s degree and PhD in medical physics from University of Wisconsin – Madison, concentrating in radiation therapy and medical imaging research.

    Dr. Bell has conducted research in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, the Department of Physics at Macalester College, the Department of Radiology at University of Utah, and the Department of Medical Physics at University of Wisconsin – Madison. Her clinical experience includes extracurricular training at UW Health in Madison.

    Education & Training
    • PhD, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Medical Physics, 2015
    • MS, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 2011
    • BA, Macalester College, Physics, 2007
    Honors and Awards
    • Cum Laude, Macalester College, 2007
    Selected Publications
    1. Bauman G, Johnson KM, Bell LC, Velikina JV, Samsonov AA, Nagle SK, Fain SB. Three-dimensional pulmonary perfusion MRI with radial ultrashort echo time and spatial-temporal constrained reconstruction. Magn Reson Med. 2015;73(2):555-564.
    2. Bell LC, Johnson KM, Fain SB, Wentland A, Drees R, Johnson RA, Bauman G, Francois CJ, Nagle SK. Simultaneous MRI of lung structure and perfusion in a single breathhold. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2015;41(1):52-59.
    3. Bell LC, Wang K, Munoz Del Rio A, Grist TM, Fain SB, Nagle SK. Comparison of models and contrast agents for improved signal and signal linearity in dynamic contrast-enhanced pulmonary magnetic resonance imaging. Invest Radiol. 2015;50(3):174-178.
    4. Wang K, Beatty PJ, Nagle SK, Reeder SB, Holmes JH, Rahimi MS, Bell LC, Korosec FR, Brittain JH. Application of direct virtual coil to dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI and MR angiography with data-driven parallel imaging. Magn Reson Med. 2014;71(2):783-789.
    5. Wang K, Schiebler ML, Francois CJ, Del Rio AM, Cornejo MD, Bell LC, Korosec FR, Brittain JH, Holmes JH, Nagle SK. Pulmonary perfusion MRI using interleaved variable density sampling and HighlY constrained cartesian reconstruction (HYCR). J Magn Reson Imaging. 2013;38(3):751-756.

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