Riccardo Lattanzi

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Riccardo Lattanzi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor; Graduate Advisor, Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Imaging
Department of Radiology (CBI)

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Floor Fourth Room 442
660 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016


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1994-2000 — University of Bologna, Graduate Education
2003-2008 — Harvard University - M.I.T., Graduate Education
2008-2009 — New York University School of Medicine, PostDoctoral Training

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Research Interests

My research work has focused primarily on developing new techniques and technologies for high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and, more recently, on developing new methods for early diagnosis of cartilage degeneration in the hip joint. I am an expert in parallel MRI techniques, which employs many-element arrays of RF detectors to accelerate MR image acquisition and multiple radiofrequency (RF) transmit coils both to accelerate MR signal excitation and to compensate for signal inhomogeneities at high field MRI. I have developed the dyadic Green's function (DGF) methodology for fast electrodynamic simulation of RF coil performance, I have introduced the concept of ultimate intrinsic specific absorption rate (SAR), the theoretical smallest radiofrequency (RF) power deposition for a given magnetic resonance (MR) excitation, and I have shown for the first time ideal current patterns corresponding to optimal performance, which can be used as a guide for optimizing the design of many-element RF coil arrays. I have also developed a method to assess the quality of receive coils against ultimate intrinsic signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), the theoretical largest SNR for a given imaging task. Since 2010, my work has expanded into a highly translational research area, which is the application of MR-based biochemical imaging techniques for the evaluation of the hip joint in patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), a medical condition for which early detection can help delaying or preventing the onset of osteoarthritis. In the future I plan to combine my two main research interests and develop innovative RF coils to improve the diagnostic power of high-field MRI in musculoskeletal applications.

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -


Comparison of fitting methods and b-value sampling strategies for intravoxel incoherent motion in breast cancer
Cho, Gene Young; Moy, Linda; Zhang, Jeff L; Baete, Steven; Lattanzi, Riccardo; Moccaldi, Melanie; Babb, James S; Kim, Sungheon; Sodickson, Daniel K; Sigmund, Eric E
2014 Oct;:368-370, Magnetic resonance in medicine
— id: 1300192, year: 2014, vol: , page: 368, stat: Journal Article,

Detection of cartilage damage in femoroacetabular impingement with standardized dGEMRIC at 3T
Lattanzi, Riccardo; Petchprapa, Catherine; Ascani, Daniele; Babb, James S; Chu, Dewey; Davidovitch, Roy I; Youm, Thomas; Meislin, Robert J; Recht, Michael P
2014 Jan;:447-456, Osteoarthritis & cartilage
— id: 746172, year: 2014, vol: , page: 447, stat: Journal Article,

Labral and cartilage abnormalities in young patients with hip pain: accuracy of 3-Tesla indirect MR arthrography
Petchprapa, Catherine N; Rybak, Leon D; Dunham, Kevin S; Lattanzi, Riccardo; Recht, Michael P
2014 Oct;:S24-S29, Skeletal radiology
— id: 1283142, year: 2014, vol: , page: S24, stat: Journal Article,

MRI of the Hip for the evaluation of femoroacetabular impingement; past, present, and future
Riley, Geoffrey M; McWalter, Emily J; Stevens, Kathryn J; Safran, Marc R; Lattanzi, Riccardo; Gold, Garry E
2014 Aug;:1705-1710, Journal of magnetic resonance imaging
— id: 1162202, year: 2014, vol: , page: 1705, stat: Journal Article,

Mitigate B1 + inhomogeneity by nonlinear gradients and RF shimming
Hsu, Y-C; Chu, Y-H; Chern, I-L; Lattanzi, R; Huang, T-Y; Lin, F-H
2013 ;:1085-1088 6609693, Conference Proceedings (IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society)
— id: 839302, year: 2013, vol: , page: 1085, stat: Journal Article,

Mitigate B(1)(+) inhomogeneity by nonlinear gradients and RF shimming
Hsu, Yi-Cheng; Chu, Ying-Hua; Chern, I-Liang; Lattanzi, Riccardo; Huang, Teng-Yi; Lin, Fa-Hsuan
2013 ;2013:1085-1088, Conference Proceedings (IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society)
— id: 958302, year: 2013, vol: 2013, page: 1085, stat: Journal Article,

Demystifying radial imaging of the hip
Petchprapa, Catherine N; Dunham, Kevin S; Lattanzi, Riccardo; Recht, Michael P
2013 May;33(3):E97-E112, Radiographics
— id: 346592, year: 2013, vol: 33, page: E97, stat: Journal Article,

Design of a nested eight-channel sodium and four-channel proton coil for 7T knee imaging
Brown, Ryan; Madelin, Guillaume; Lattanzi, Riccardo; Chang, Gregory; Regatte, Ravinder R; Sodickson, Daniel K; Wiggins, Graham C
2012 Aug;:259-268, Magnetic resonance in medicine
— id: 176418, year: 2012, vol: , page: 259, stat: Journal Article,

Comparison of a 28-channel receive array coil and quadrature volume coil for morphologic imaging and T2 mapping of knee cartilage at 7T
Chang, Gregory; Wiggins, Graham C; Xia, Ding; Lattanzi, Riccardo; Madelin, Guillaume; Raya, Jose G; Finnerty, Matthew; Fujita, Hiroyuki; Recht, Michael P; Regatte, Ravinder R
2012 Feb;35(2):441-448, Journal of magnetic resonance imaging
— id: 150560, year: 2012, vol: 35, page: 441, stat: Journal Article,

Maximum efficiency radiofrequency shimming: Theory and initial application for hip imaging at 7 tesla
Deniz, Cem Murat; Brown, Ryan; Lattanzi, Riccardo; Alon, Leeor; Sodickson, Daniel K; Zhu, Yudong
2012 Jun;:1-10, Magnetic resonance in medicine
— id: 221072, year: 2012, vol: , page: 1, stat: Journal Article,

Ideal current patterns yielding optimal signal-to-noise ratio and specific absorption rate in magnetic resonance imaging: Computational methods and physical insights
Lattanzi R; Sodickson DK
2012 Nov 29;:286-304, Magnetic resonance in medicine
— id: 149835, year: 2012, vol: , page: 286, stat: Journal Article,

A new method to analyze dGEMRIC measurements in femoroacetabular impingement: preliminary validation against arthroscopic findings
Lattanzi, R; Petchprapa, C; Glaser, C; Dunham, K; Mikheev, A V; Krigel, A; Mamisch, T C; Kim, Y-J; Rusinek, H; Recht, M
2012 Oct;20(10):1127-1133, Osteoarthritis & cartilage
— id: 177023, year: 2012, vol: 20, page: 1127, stat: Journal Article,

Whole body traveling wave magnetic resonance imaging at high field strength: Homogeneity, efficiency, and energy deposition as compared with traditional excitation mechanisms
Zhang, Bei; Sodickson, Daniel K; Lattanzi, Riccardo; Duan, Qi; Stoeckel, Bernd; Wiggins, Graham C
2012 Apr;67(4):1183-1193, Magnetic resonance in medicine
— id: 162021, year: 2012, vol: 67, page: 1183, stat: Journal Article,

A B(1) -insensitive high resolution 2D T(1) mapping pulse sequence for dGEMRIC of the HIP at 3 Tesla
Lattanzi, Riccardo; Glaser, Christian; Mikheev, Artem V; Petchprapa, Catherine; Mossa, David J; Gyftopoulos, Soterios; Rusinek, Henry; Recht, Michael; Kim, Daniel
2011 Aug;66(2):348-355, Magnetic resonance in medicine
— id: 135544, year: 2011, vol: 66, page: 348, stat: Journal Article,

Performance evaluation of a 32-element head array with respect to the ultimate intrinsic SNR
Lattanzi, Riccardo; Grant, Aaron K; Polimeni, Jonathan R; Ohliger, Michael A; Wiggins, Graham C; Wald, Lawrence L; Sodickson, Daniel K
2010 Feb;23(2):142-151, NMR in biomedicine
— id: 107765, year: 2010, vol: 23, page: 142, stat: Journal Article,

Electrodynamic constraints on homogeneity and radiofrequency power deposition in multiple coil excitations
Lattanzi, Riccardo; Sodickson, Daniel K; Grant, Aaron K; Zhu, Yudong
2009 Feb;61(2):315-334, Magnetic resonance in medicine
— id: 91889, year: 2009, vol: 61, page: 315, stat: Journal Article,

Comprehensive quantification of signal-to-noise ratio and g-factor for image-based and k-space-based parallel imaging reconstructions
Robson, Philip M; Grant, Aaron K; Madhuranthakam, Ananth J; Lattanzi, Riccardo; Sodickson, Daniel K; McKenzie, Charles A
2008 Oct;60(4):895-907, Magnetic resonance in medicine
— id: 86638, year: 2008, vol: 60, page: 895, stat: Journal Article,

Efficacy of stereoscopic visualization and six degrees of freedom interaction in preoperative planning of total hip replacement
Testi, Debora; Lattanzi, Riccardo; Benvegnu, Marco; Petrone, Marco; Zannoni, Cinzia; Viceconti, Marco; Toni, Aldo
2006 Sep;31(3):205-218, Medical informatics & the Internet in medicine
— id: 127266, year: 2006, vol: 31, page: 205, stat: Journal Article,

Specialised CT scan protocols for 3-D pre-operative planning of total hip replacement
Lattanzi, Riccardo; Baruffaldi, Fabio; Zannoni, Cinzia; Viceconti, Marco
2004 Apr;26(3):237-245, Medical engineering & physics
— id: 127265, year: 2004, vol: 26, page: 237, stat: Journal Article,

Accuracy and repeatability of cementless total hip replacement surgery in patients with deformed anatomies
Lattanzi, Riccardo; Grazi, Erika; Testi, Debora; Viceconti, Marco; Cappello, Angelo; Toni, Aldo
2003 Mar;28(1):59-71, Medical informatics & the Internet in medicine
— id: 127267, year: 2003, vol: 28, page: 59, stat: Journal Article,

CT-based surgical planning software improves the accuracy of total hip replacement preoperative planning
Viceconti, M; Lattanzi, R; Antonietti, B; Paderni, S; Olmi, R; Sudanese, A; Toni, A
2003 Jun;25(5):371-377, Medical engineering & physics
— id: 127264, year: 2003, vol: 25, page: 371, stat: Journal Article,

Hip-Op: an innovative software to plan total hip replacement surgery
Lattanzi, Riccardo; Viceconti, Marco; Zannoni, Cinzia; Quadrani, Paolo; Toni, Aldo
2002 Jun;27(2):71-83, Medical informatics & the Internet in medicine
— id: 127262, year: 2002, vol: 27, page: 71, stat: Journal Article,

Effect of display modality on spatial accuracy of orthopaedic surgery pre-operative planning applications
Viceconti, Marco; Lattanzi, Riccardo; Zannoni, Cinzia; Cappello, Angelo
2002 Mar;27(1):21-32, Medical informatics & the Internet in medicine
— id: 127263, year: 2002, vol: 27, page: 21, stat: Journal Article,