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Lutfi Tugan Muftuler PhD

Lutfi Tugan Muftuler PhD

Associate Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Neurosurgery
Division: Research
Program: Tugan Muftuler Research

Member of the Cancer Center
Member of the Neuroscience Research Center


Research Experience

  • Diffusion Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Echo-Planar Imaging
  • Intervertebral Disk
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Spine
  • Methodologies and Techniques

  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
  • Leadership Positions

  • Director of MR engineering and MREIT division, University of California, Irvine
  • Educational Expertise

  • Electronics
  • Electronics, Medical
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Publications

  • Stability of MRI metrics in the advanced research core of the NCAA-DoD concussion assessment, research and education (CARE) consortium. (Nencka AS, Meier TB, Wang Y, Muftuler LT, Wu YC, Saykin AJ, Harezlak J, Brooks MA, Giza CC, Difiori J, Guskiewicz KM, Mihalik JP, LaConte SM, Duma SM, Broglio S, McAllister T, McCrea MA, Koch KM) Brain Imaging Behav 2017 Oct 24 PMID: 29064019 10/25/2017
  • Disentangling the effects of novelty, valence and trait anxiety in the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis, amygdala and hippocampus with high resolution 7T fMRI. (Pedersen WS, Muftuler LT, Larson CL) Neuroimage 2017 Aug 01;156:293-301 PMID: 28502843 PMCID: PMC5548630 05/16/2017
  • Changes in perfusion and diffusion in the endplate regions of degenerating intervertebral discs: a DCE-MRI study. (Arpinar VE, Rand SD, Klein AP, Maiman DJ, Muftuler LT) Eur Spine J 2017 May;26(5):1416 PMID: 28425065 04/21/2017
  • The brain anatomy of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in young adults - a magnetic resonance imaging study. (Gehricke JG, Kruggel F, Thampipop T, Alejo SD, Tatos E, Fallon J, Muftuler LT) PLoS One 2017;12(4):e0175433 PMID: 28406942 PMCID: PMC5391018 04/14/2017
  • Acute white matter changes following sport-related concussion: A serial diffusion tensor and diffusion kurtosis tensor imaging study. (Lancaster MA, Olson DV, McCrea MA, Nelson LD, LaRoche AA, Muftuler LT) Hum Brain Mapp 2016 Nov;37(11):3821-3834 PMID: 27237455 05/31/2016
  • Rapid in vivo detection of rat spinal cord injury with double-diffusion-encoded magnetic resonance spectroscopy. (Skinner NP, Kurpad SN, Schmit BD, Tugan Muftuler L, Budde MD) Magn Reson Med 2017 Apr;77(4):1639-1649 PMID: 27080726 PMCID: PMC5285487 04/16/2016
  • Undersampled linogram trajectory for fast imaging (ULTI): experiments at 3 T and 7 T. (Ersoz A, Tugan Muftuler L) NMR Biomed 2016 Mar;29(3):340-8 PMID: 26751051 01/12/2016
  • Wavelet Domain Radiofrequency Pulse Design Applied to Magnetic Resonance Imaging. (Huettner AM, Mickevicius NJ, Ersoz A, Koch KM, Muftuler LT, Nencka AS) PLoS One 2015;10(10):e0141151 PMID: 26517262 PMCID: PMC4627821 10/31/2015
  • Changes in perfusion and diffusion in the endplate regions of degenerating intervertebral discs: a DCE-MRI study. (Arpinar VE, Rand SD, Klein AP, Maiman DJ, Muftuler LT) Eur Spine J 2015 Nov;24(11):2458-67 PMID: 26238936 PMCID: PMC4755697 08/05/2015
  • In vivo quantification of lumbar disc degeneration: assessment of ADC value using a degenerative scoring system based on Pfirrmann framework. (Yu HJ, Bahri S, Gardner V, Muftuler LT) Eur Spine J 2015 Nov;24(11):2442-8 PMID: 25502000 12/17/2014
  • Increased brain activity to unpleasant stimuli in individuals with the 7R allele of the DRD4 gene. (Gehricke JG, Swanson JM, Duong S, Nguyen J, Wigal TL, Fallon J, Caburian C, Muftuler LT, Moyzis RK) Psychiatry Res 2015 Jan 30;231(1):58-63 PMID: 25481571 PMCID: PMC4272659 12/08/2014
  • Association between intervertebral disc degeneration and endplate perfusion studied by DCE-MRI. (Muftuler LT, Jarman JP, Yu HJ, Gardner VO, Maiman DJ, Arpinar VE) Eur Spine J 2015 Apr;24(4):679-85 PMID: 25421547 11/26/2014
  • Intervertebral disc height loss demonstrates the threshold of major pathological changes during degeneration. (Jarman JP, Arpinar VE, Baruah D, Klein AP, Maiman DJ, Muftuler LT) Eur Spine J 2015 Sep;24(9):1944-50 PMID: 25212450 09/13/2014
  • Shape of the basal ganglia in preadolescent children is associated with cognitive performance. (Sandman CA, Head K, Muftuler LT, Su L, Buss C, Davis EP) Neuroimage 2014 Oct 01;99:93-102 PMID: 24844741 PMCID: PMC4112008 05/23/2014
  • Effects of the coexistence of late-life depression and mild cognitive impairment on white matter microstructure. (Li W, Muftuler LT, Chen G, Ward BD, Budde MD, Jones JL, Franczak MB, Antuono PG, Li SJ, Goveas JS) J Neurol Sci 2014 Mar 15;338(1-2):46-56 PMID: 24387897 PMCID: PMC4428544 01/07/2014
  • Quantitative analysis of the efficacy of gradient table correction on improving the accuracy of fiber tractography. (Ersoz A, Arpinar VE, Dreyer S, Muftuler LT) Magn Reson Med 2014 Jul;72(1):227-36 PMID: 23922298 PMCID: PMC3916947 08/08/2013
  • Developmental changes in hippocampal shape among preadolescent children. (Lin M, Fwu PT, Buss C, Davis EP, Head K, Muftuler LT, Sandman CA, Su MY) Int J Dev Neurosci 2013 Nov;31(7):473-81 PMID: 23773912 PMCID: PMC3836360 06/19/2013
  • Highly accelerated projection imaging with coil sensitivity encoding for rapid MRI. (Ersoz A, Arpinar VE, Muftuler LT) Med Phys 2013 Feb;40(2):022305 PMID: 23387767 PMCID: PMC4108685 02/08/2013
  • MREIT experiments with 200 µA injected currents: a feasibility study using two reconstruction algorithms, SMM and harmonic B(Z). (Arpinar VE, Hamamura MJ, Degirmenci E, Muftuler LT) Phys Med Biol 2012 Jul 07;57(13):4245-61 PMID: 22684125 PMCID: PMC3381422 06/12/2012
  • Development of white matter pathways in typically developing preadolescent children. (Muftuler LT, Davis EP, Buss C, Solodkin A, Su MY, Head KM, Hasso AN, Sandman CA) Brain Res 2012 Jul 23;1466:33-43 PMID: 22634375 PMCID: PMC3389170 05/29/2012
  • Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrates long-term changes in brain structure in children born preterm and exposed to chorioamnionitis. (Hatfield T, Wing DA, Buss C, Head K, Muftuler LT, Davis EP) Am J Obstet Gynecol 2011 Oct;205(4):384.e1-8 PMID: 21987595 PMCID: PMC3188953 10/12/2011
  • Functionally distinct regions for spatial processing and sensory motor integration in the planum temporale. (Isenberg AL, Vaden KI Jr, Saberi K, Muftuler LT, Hickok G) Hum Brain Mapp 2012 Oct;33(10):2453-63 PMID: 21932266 PMCID: PMC5242090 09/21/2011
  • Assessment of the Correlation between Apparent Diffusion Coefficient and Intervertebral Disk Degeneration Using 3 Tesla MRI. (Maasumi K, Tehranzadeh J, Muftuler LT, Gardner V, Hasso AN) Neuroradiol J 2011 Aug 31;24(4):593-602 PMID: 24059718 08/31/2011
  • Children's Brain Development Benefits from Longer Gestation. (Davis EP, Buss C, Muftuler LT, Head K, Hasso A, Wing DA, Hobel C, Sandman CA) Front Psychol 2011;2:1 PMID: 21713130 PMCID: PMC3111445 06/30/2011
  • Cortical and subcortical changes in typically developing preadolescent children. (Muftuler LT, Davis EP, Buss C, Head K, Hasso AN, Sandman CA) Brain Res 2011 Jul 05;1399:15-24 PMID: 21640983 PMCID: PMC3142577 06/07/2011
  • The effects of age, memory performance, and callosal integrity on the neural correlates of successful associative encoding. (de Chastelaine M, Wang TH, Minton B, Muftuler LT, Rugg MD) Cereb Cortex 2011 Sep;21(9):2166-76 PMID: 21282317 PMCID: PMC3155606 02/02/2011
  • Distinct pattern separation related transfer functions in human CA3/dentate and CA1 revealed using high-resolution fMRI and variable mnemonic similarity. (Lacy JW, Yassa MA, Stark SM, Muftuler LT, Stark CE) Learn Mem 2011 Jan;18(1):15-8 PMID: 21164173 PMCID: PMC3023966 12/18/2010
  • Ultrahigh-resolution microstructural diffusion tensor imaging reveals perforant path degradation in aged humans in vivo. (Yassa MA, Muftuler LT, Stark CE) Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2010 Jul 13;107(28):12687-91 PMID: 20616040 PMCID: PMC2906542 07/10/2010
  • Fourier transform magnetic resonance current density imaging (FT-MRCDI) from one component of magnetic flux density. (Ider YZ, Birgul O, Oran OF, Arikan O, Hamamura MJ, Muftuler LT) Phys Med Biol 2010 Jun 07;55(11):3177-99 PMID: 20479512 05/19/2010
  • A PIN diode controlled dual-tuned MRI RF coil and phased array for multi nuclear imaging. (Ha S, Hamamura MJ, Nalcioglu O, Muftuler LT) Phys Med Biol 2010 May 07;55(9):2589-600 PMID: 20393229 04/16/2010
  • Development of a new RF coil and gamma-ray radiation shielding assembly for improved MR image quality in SPECT/MRI. (Ha S, Hamamura MJ, Roeck WW, Muftuler LT, Nalcioglu O) Phys Med Biol 2010 May 07;55(9):2495-504 PMID: 20371909 04/08/2010
  • Development of an MR-compatible SPECT system (MRSPECT) for simultaneous data acquisition. (Hamamura MJ, Ha S, Roeck WW, Muftuler LT, Wagenaar DJ, Meier D, Patt BE, Nalcioglu O) Phys Med Biol 2010 Mar 21;55(6):1563-75 PMID: 20164533 02/19/2010
  • Impact of scanner hardware and imaging protocol on image quality and compartment volume precision in the ADNI cohort. (Kruggel F, Turner J, Muftuler LT, Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative) Neuroimage 2010 Feb 01;49(3):2123-33 PMID: 19913626 PMCID: PMC2951115 11/17/2009
  • High pregnancy anxiety during mid-gestation is associated with decreased gray matter density in 6-9-year-old children. (Buss C, Davis EP, Muftuler LT, Head K, Sandman CA) Psychoneuroendocrinology 2010 Jan;35(1):141-53 PMID: 19674845 PMCID: PMC2795128 08/14/2009
  • Phonological repetition-suppression in bilateral superior temporal sulci. (Vaden KI Jr, Muftuler LT, Hickok G) Neuroimage 2010 Jan 01;49(1):1018-23 PMID: 19651222 PMCID: PMC2764799 08/05/2009
  • MREIT with SENSE acceleration using a dedicated RF coil design. (Muftuler LT, Chen G, Hamamura MJ, Ha SH) Physiol Meas 2009 Sep;30(9):913-29 PMID: 19641236 PMCID: PMC2850079 07/31/2009
  • Estimating the influence of attention on population codes in human visual cortex using voxel-based tuning functions. (Serences JT, Saproo S, Scolari M, Ho T, Muftuler LT) Neuroimage 2009 Jan 01;44(1):223-31 PMID: 18721888 08/30/2008
  • Multiple repetitions reveal functionally and anatomically distinct patterns of hippocampal activity during continuous recognition memory. (Johnson JD, Muftuler LT, Rugg MD) Hippocampus 2008;18(10):975-80 PMID: 18548578 PMCID: PMC2561963 06/13/2008
  • Fast imaging for magnetic resonance electrical impedance tomography. (Hamamura MJ, Muftuler LT) Magn Reson Imaging 2008 Jul;26(6):739-45 PMID: 18499381 PMCID: PMC2727982 05/24/2008
  • In vivo MRI volumetric measurement of prostate regression and growth in mice. (Nastiuk KL, Liu H, Hamamura M, Muftuler LT, Nalcioglu O, Krolewski JJ) BMC Urol 2007 Jul 24;7:12 PMID: 17650332 PMCID: PMC1945027 07/26/2007
  • An optimization method for designing SENSE imaging RF coil arrays. (Chen G, Muftuler LT, Ha SH, Nalcioglu O) J Magn Reson 2007 Jun;186(2):273-81 PMID: 17428711 04/13/2007
  • An inverse method to design RF coil arrays optimized for SENSE imaging. (Muftuler LT, Chen G, Nalcioglu O) Phys Med Biol 2006 Dec 21;51(24):6457-69 PMID: 17148829 12/07/2006
  • Contrast and spatial resolution in MREIT using low amplitude current. (Birgul O, Hamamura MJ, Muftuler LT, Nalcioglu O) Phys Med Biol 2006 Oct 07;51(19):5035-49 PMID: 16985286 09/21/2006
  • In vivo MRI electrical impedance tomography (MREIT) of tumors. (Muftuler LT, Hamamura MJ, Birgul O, Nalcioglu O) Technol Cancer Res Treat 2006 Aug;5(4):381-7 PMID: 16866568 07/27/2006
  • Measurement of ion diffusion using magnetic resonance electrical impedance tomography. (Hamamura MJ, Muftuler LT, Birgul O, Nalcioglu O) Phys Med Biol 2006 Jun 07;51(11):2753-62 PMID: 16723764 05/26/2006
  • Resolution and contrast in magnetic resonance electrical impedance tomography (MREIT) and its application to cancer imaging. (Muftuler LT, Hamamura M, Birgul O, Nalcioglu O) Technol Cancer Res Treat 2004 Dec;3(6):599-609 PMID: 15560718 11/25/2004
  • Auditory-motor interaction revealed by fMRI: speech, music, and working memory in area Spt. (Hickok G, Buchsbaum B, Humphries C, Muftuler T) J Cogn Neurosci 2003 Jul 01;15(5):673-82 PMID: 12965041 09/11/2003
  • A simple simultaneous geometric and intensity correction method for echo-planar imaging by EPI-based phase modulation. (Chiou JY, Ahn CB, Muftuler LT, Nalcioglu O) IEEE Trans Med Imaging 2003 Feb;22(2):200-5 PMID: 12715996 04/29/2003
  • Correction of Shear Artifact Caused by Unbalanced Alternating Readout Gradient in Echo-Planar Imaging (J.Y. Chiou, C.B. Ahn, L.T. Muftuler, O. Nalcioglu ) Physica Medica v 19 (2), 175-179 (2003) 02/01/2003
  • A double end-cap birdcage RF coil for small animal whole body imaging. (Gulsen G, Muftuler LT, Nalcioglu O) J Magn Reson 2002 Jun;156(2):309-12 PMID: 12165267 08/08/2002
  • Automatic tuned MRI RF coil for multinuclear imaging of small animals at 3T. (Muftuler LT, Gulsen G, Sezen KD, Nalcioglu O) J Magn Reson 2002 Mar;155(1):39-44 PMID: 11945031 04/12/2002
  • FMRI study relevant to the Mozart effect: brain areas involved in spatial-temporal reasoning. (Bodner M, Muftuler LT, Nalcioglu O, Shaw GL) Neurol Res 2001 Oct;23(7):683-90 PMID: 11680506 10/30/2001
  • Improvement of temporal resolution in fMRI using slice phase encode reordered 3D EPI. (Muftuler LT, Nalcioglu O) Magn Reson Med 2000 Sep;44(3):485-90 PMID: 10975903 09/07/2000
  • Measurement of AC magnetic field distribution using magnetic resonance imaging. (Ider YZ, Muftuler LT) IEEE Trans Med Imaging 1997 Oct;16(5):617-22 PMID: 9368117 11/22/1997
  • Biomedical Engineering Research In Orta Dogu Teknik University (H. Köymen, M.S. Ozyar, N.G.Gencer, L. T. Muftuler, M.C. Saki) Journal of Electrical Engineering Chamber Of Turkey v 38, iss. 390, pp 363-369, 1993 08/01/1993
  • Last update: 10/25/2017
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