David Smith
Last active: 8/25/2014


I develop advanced reconstruction and acquisition techniques for cancer MRI, with particular focus on compressed sensing and quantitative imaging.  I am funded through 2019 to develop new compressed sensing methods for dynamic contrast enhanced MRI of breast cancer.  If you have an interest in this area, please contact me.


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  1. Potential of compressed sensing in quantitative MR imaging of cancer. Smith DS, Li X, Abramson RG, Quarles CC, Yankeelov TE, Welch EB (2013) Cancer Imaging 13(4): 633-44
    › Primary publication · 24434808 (PubMed) · PMC3893904 (PubMed Central)
  2. Real-Time Compressive Sensing MRI Reconstruction Using GPU Computing and Split Bregman Methods. Smith DS, Gore JC, Yankeelov TE, Welch EB (2012) Int J Biomed Imaging : 864827
    › Primary publication · 22481908 (PubMed) · PMC3296267 (PubMed Central)
  3. Exposure rate constants and lead shielding values for over 1,100 radionuclides. Smith DS, Stabin MG (2012) Health Phys 102(3): 271-91
    › Primary publication · 22420019 (PubMed)
  4. Robustness of quantitative compressive sensing MRI: the effect of random undersampling patterns on derived parameters for DCE- and DSC-MRI. Smith DS, Li X, Gambrell JV, Arlinghaus LR, Quarles CC, Yankeelov TE, Welch EB (2012) IEEE Trans Med Imaging 31(2): 504-11
    › Primary publication · 22010146 (PubMed) · PMC3289060 (PubMed Central)
  5. Quantitative effects of using compressed sensing in dynamic contrast enhanced MRI. Smith DS, Welch EB, Li X, Arlinghaus LR, Loveless ME, Koyama T, Gore JC, Yankeelov TE (2011) Phys Med Biol 56(15): 4933-46
    › Primary publication · 21772079 (PubMed) · PMC3192434 (PubMed Central)
  6. Current and future trends in magnetic resonance imaging assessments of the response of breast tumors to neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Arlinghaus LR, Li X, Levy M, Smith D, Welch EB, Gore JC, Yankeelov TE (2010) J Oncol
    › Primary publication · 20953332 (PubMed) · PMC2952974 (PubMed Central)
  7. Habitable zones exposed: astrosphere collapse frequency as a function of stellar mass. Smith DS, Scalo JM (2009) Astrobiology 9(7): 673-81
    › Primary publication · 19778278 (PubMed)
  8. Importance of biologically active aurora-like ultraviolet emission: stochastic irradiation of Earth and Mars by flares and explosions. Smith DS, Scalo J, Wheeler JC (2004) Orig Life Evol Biosph 34(5): 513-32
    › Primary publication · 15573500 (PubMed)

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    1161 21st Ave S
    MCN AA-1105
    AA3101 MCN
    Nashville, TN 37232
    615-715-5098 (p)

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    Animals Artifacts Atmosphere Biological Evolution Breast Neoplasms Cell Line, Tumor Clinical Trials as Topic Contrast Media Explosions Female Fourier Analysis Humans Image Enhancement Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted Image Processing, Computer-Assisted Lead Magnetic Resonance Imaging Mice Neoplasms Radiation Radiation Protection Radioisotopes Radiometry Reproducibility of Results Sample Size Sensitivity and Specificity Time Factors Water