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Leo L. Tsai, MD PhD Msc

Leo Tsai JUly 2014Appointments 

Staff Radiologist,
Body MRI and Abdominal Imaging sections
Division of MR Research, BIDMC
Assistant Professor of Radiology, Harvard Medical School


MRI, Department of Radiology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA


Diagnostic Radiology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA


General Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Medical School and Graduate Education

MD (Medicine) and PhD (Biophysics) 
Harvard Medical School-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology

MSc (Medical Physics) - Cambridge University, United Kingdom


Selected Bibliography:

Majumder P, Tsai LL. Measurement of the electric quadrupole amplitude within the 1283-nm 6P1/2−6P3/2 transition in atomic thallium. Phys. Rev. A 60, 267–272 (1999). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.60.267

Tsai LL, Hutchison GR, Peacock-López E. Turing patterns in a self-replicating mechanism with a self-complementary template. J Chem Phys. 2000;113: 2003.

¬≠¬≠Mair RW, Hrovat MI, Patz S, Rosen MS, Ruset IC, Topulos GP, Tsai LL, Butler JP, Hersman FW, Walsworth RL. 3He lung imaging in an open access, very-low-field  human magnetic resonance imaging system. Magn Reson Med. 2005 Apr;53(4):745-9. PMID: 15799045. 

Klein M, Tsai LL, Rosen MS, Pavlin T, Candela D, Walsworth RL. Interstitial gas and density segregation of vertically vibrated granular media. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2006 Jul;74(1 Pt 1):010301. PMID: 16907043.

Ruset IC, Tsai LL, Mair RW, Patz S, Hrovat MI, Rosen MS, Muradian I, Ng J, Topulos GP, Butler JP, Walsworth RL, Hersman FW. A System for Open-Access He Human Lung Imaging at Very Low Field. Concepts Magn Reson Part B Magn Reson Eng. 2006;29(4):210-221. PMCID: PMC2846659. 

Tsai LL, Mair RW, Li CH, Rosen MS, Patz S, Walsworth RL. Posture-dependent human 3He lung imaging in an open-access MRI system: initial results. Acad Radiol. 2008 Jun;15(6):728-39. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2007.10.010. PMCID: PMC2474800.

Tsai LL, Mair RW, Rosen MS, Patz S, Walsworth RL. An open-access, very-low-field MRI system for posture-dependent 3He human lung imaging. J Magn Reson. 2008 Aug;193(2):274-85. doi: 10.1016/j.jmr.2008.05.016. PMCID: PMC2572034.

Tsai LL, Drubach L, Fahey F, Irons M, Voss S, Ullrich NJ. [18F]-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 and plexiform neurofibromas: correlation with malignant transformation. J Neurooncol. 2012 Jul;108(3):469-75. doi:10.1007/s11060-012-0840-5. PMID: 22407214.

Berkowitz SJ, Kung JW, Eisenberg RL, Donohoe K, Tsai LL, Slanetz PJ. Resident iPad Use: Has It Really Changed the Game? J Am Coll Radiol. 2013 Jun 25. pii:S1546-1440(13)00271-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2013.04.017. PMID: 23809171.

Tsai LL, Donohoe KJ, Stokes MK, Hauser TH, Kolodny GM, Hill TC, Parker JA. Sources of apical defects on a high-sensitivity cardiac camera: experiences from a practice performance assessment. J Nucl Med Technol. 2013 Sep;41(3):197-202. doi: 10.2967/jnmt.113.124198. PMID: 23949876. 


Sarwar A, Wu J, Kung J, Lee K, Didolkar M, Brook A, Levenson R, Gauget J, Tsai LL, Roedl J, Rosen M. A Novel Tool to Improve Detection of Fractures on Radiography: The Digital Anatomic Avatar. Radiologic Society of North America Conference, Chicago, IL, 2012.

Tsai LL, Wang X, Varma G, Alsop DC, Grant AK. Cerebral Perfusion with Hyperpolarized 13C-tertbutanol at 9.4 T: Long relaxation at High Fields, International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Salt Lake City, UT, April 2013

Tsai LL, Wang X, Varma G, Alsop DC, Grant AK. Quantitative Perfusion with Hyperpolarized 13C-tert-butanol: Correlation against ASL and Quantitative Immunohistopathology, International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Milan, Italy, May 2014