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Abhijit Chaudhari, PhD; MS

Title(s)Associate Professor, Radiology
SchoolUniversity of California, Davis
Phone916-734-0833
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0002-4211-1900 Additional info
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    University of Pune, PuneBEng1999Electronics Engineering
    California State University Northridge, NorthridgeMS2002Electrical Engineering
    University of Southern California , Los AngelesPhD2007Electrical Engineering
    University of Southern California , Los AngelesMS2007Applied Mathematics

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    The mission of Dr. Chaudhari's lab is to develop and validate novel medical imaging techniques, focusing on diseases of the musculoskeletal and neurological systems. The research group utilizes a range of imaging modalities that include MRI, PET, SPECT, CT, Ultrasound, and Optical imaging, in both preclinical and clinical settings.

    The Chaudhari lab is located at the Department of Radiology, UC Davis School of Medicine and at the California National Primate Research Center, University of California Davis.

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    Total-Body PET/CT for assessing Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease Activity and Treatment Response
    NIH R01AR076088Aug 1, 2019 - Jul 31, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Quantifying synaptic density loss in a monkey model of early Alzheimer's Disease
    NIH R21AG064448Aug 1, 2019 - Apr 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Imaging biomarkers of early synaptic changes in a preclinical model of Alzheimer?s disease
    NIH R21AG064599Aug 1, 2019 - Apr 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Quasi-rigid image registration for DCE-MRI
    NIH R03EB015099Jan 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Zhou C, Foster B, Hagge R, Foster C, Lenchik L, Chaudhari AJ, Boutin RD. Opportunistic body composition evaluation in patients with esophageal adenocarcinoma: association of survival with 18F-FDG PET/CT muscle metrics. Ann Nucl Med. 2020 Mar; 34(3):174-181. PMID: 31823231.
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    2. Raychaudhuri S, Abria C, Harmany ZT, Smith CM, Kundu-Raychaudhuri S, Raychaudhuri SP, Chaudhari AJ. Quantitative tracking of inflammatory activity at the peak and trough plasma levels of tofacitinib, a Janus kinase inhibitor, via in vivo 18 F-FDG PET. Int J Rheum Dis. 2019 Dec; 22(12):2165-2169. PMID: 31659868.
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    3. Shaw CB, Foster BH, Borgese M, Boutin RD, Bateni C, Boonsri P, Bayne CO, Szabo RM, Nayak KS, Chaudhari AJ. Real-time three-dimensional MRI for the assessment of dynamic carpal instability. PLoS One. 2019; 14(9):e0222704. PMID: 31536561.
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    4. Hobson BA, Rowland DJ, Sisó S, Guignet MA, Harmany ZT, Bandara SB, Saito N, Harvey DJ, Bruun DA, Garbow JR, Chaudhari AJ, Lein PJ. TSPO PET Using [18F]PBR111 Reveals Persistent Neuroinflammation Following Acute Diisopropylfluorophosphate Intoxication in the Rat. Toxicol Sci. 2019 08 01; 170(2):330-344. PMID: 31087103.
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    5. Henrichon SS, Foster BH, Shaw C, Bayne CO, Szabo RM, Chaudhari AJ, Boutin RD. Dynamic MRI of the wrist in less than 20 seconds: normal midcarpal motion and reader reliability. Skeletal Radiol. 2020 Feb; 49(2):241-248. PMID: 31289900.
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    6. Lane NE, Nyman JS, Uppuganti S, Chaudhari AJ, Aguirre JI, Shidara K, Liu XP, Yao W, Kimmel DB. Inhibition of vascular endothelial growth factor in young adult mice causes low bone blood flow and bone strength with no effect on bone mass in trabecular regions. Bone Rep. 2019 Jun; 10:100210. PMID: 31193542.
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    7. Foster BH, Shaw CB, Boutin RD, Joshi AA, Bayne CO, Szabo RM, Chaudhari AJ. A principal component analysis-based framework for statistical modeling of bone displacement during wrist maneuvers. J Biomech. 2019 03 06; 85:173-181. PMID: 30738587.
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    8. Foster B, Boutin RD, Lenchik L, Gedeon D, Liu Y, Nittur V, Badawi RD, Li CS, Canter RJ, Chaudhari AJ. Skeletal Muscle Metrics on Clinical 18F-FDG PET/CT Predict Health Outcomes in Patients with Sarcoma. J Nat Sci. 2018; 4(5). PMID: 29756042.
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    9. Foster B, Joshi AA, Borgese M, Abdelhafez Y, Boutin RD, Chaudhari AJ. WRIST: A WRist Image Segmentation Toolkit for carpal bone delineation from MRI. Comput Med Imaging Graph. 2018 01; 63:31-40. PMID: 29331208.
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    10. Abdelhafez YG, Hagge RJ, Badawi RD, Raychaudhuri SP, Chaudhari AJ. Early and Delayed 99mTc-MDP SPECT/CT Findings in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis. Clin Nucl Med. 2017 Nov; 42(11):e480-e481. PMID: 28872556.
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    11. Godinez F, Gong K, Zhou J, Judenhofer MS, Chaudhari AJ, Badawi RD. Development of an Ultra High Resolution PET Scanner for Imaging Rodent Paws: PawPET. IEEE Trans Radiat Plasma Med Sci. 2018 Jan; 2(1):7-16. PMID: 31930184.
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    12. Abu Aboud O, Habib SL, Trott J, Stewart B, Liang S, Chaudhari AJ, Sutcliffe J, Weiss RH. Glutamine Addiction in Kidney Cancer Suppresses Oxidative Stress and Can Be Exploited for Real-Time Imaging. Cancer Res. 2017 12 01; 77(23):6746-6758. PMID: 29021138.
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    13. Godinez F, Gong K, Zhou J, Judenhofer M, Chaudhari AJ, Badawi RD.Development of an ultra-high resolution PET scanner for imaging rodent paws: PawPET. IEEE Transactions on Radiation and Plasma Medical Sciences. 2017; 2(1):7-16.
    14. Luke B. Simonet, Leon Lenchik, Scott D. Wuertzer, Robert M. Szabo, Abhijit J. Chaudhari, Robert D. Boutin. The Wrist: Athletic TFCC Injuries. Current Radiology Reports. 2017 Sep 1; 5(9):39.
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    15. Borgese M, Boutin RD, Bayne CO, Szabo RM, Chaudhari AJ. Association of lunate morphology, sex, and lunotriquetral interosseous ligament injury with radiologic measurement of the capitate-triquetrum joint. Skeletal Radiol. 2017 Dec; 46(12):1729-1737. PMID: 28828602.
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    16. Mitra A, Kundu-Raychaudhuri S, Abria C, Rona A, Chaudhari AJ, Raychaudhuri SP. In-vivo quantitative assessment of the therapeutic response in a mouse model of collagen-induced arthritis using 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography. Clin Exp Immunol. 2017 05; 188(2):293-298. PMID: 28090641.
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    17. Boutin RD, Netto AP, Nakamura D, Bateni C, Szabo RM, Cronan M, Foster B, Barfield WR, Seibert JA, Chaudhari AJ. "Knuckle Cracking": Can Blinded Observers Detect Changes with Physical Examination and Sonography? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Apr; 475(4):1265-1271. PMID: 28050816.
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    18. Chaudhari AJ, Ferrero A, Godinez F, Yang K, Shelton DK, Hunter JC, Naguwa SM, Boone JM, Raychaudhuri SP, Badawi RD. High-resolution (18)F-FDG PET/CT for assessing disease activity in rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis: findings of a prospective pilot study. Br J Radiol. 2016 Jul; 89(1063):20160138. PMID: 27109738.
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    19. Joshi AA, Leahy RM, Badawi RD, Chaudhari AJ. Registration-Based Morphometry for Shape Analysis of the Bones of the Human Wrist. IEEE Trans Med Imaging. 2016 Feb; 35(2):416-26. PMID: 26353369.
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    20. Corwin MT, Fananapazir G, Chaudhari AJ. MR Angiography of Renal Transplant Vasculature with Ferumoxytol:: Comparison of High-Resolution Steady-State and First-Pass Acquisitions. Acad Radiol. 2016 Mar; 23(3):368-73. PMID: 26707344.
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    21. M.G. Buddika Sumanasena, Qiyu Peng, George Burkett Burkett, Andrea Ferrero, Abhijit J. Chaudhari, Ramsey D. Badawi, Felipe Godinez. A Prototype PET Scanner with Hybrid DOI-Encoding Detectors. 2015 Oct 1; 1-3.
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    22. Zheng L, Chaudhari AJ, Badawi RD, Ma KL. Using global illumination in volume visualization of rheumatoid arthritis CT data. IEEE Comput Graph Appl. 2014 Nov-Dec; 34(6):16-23. PMID: 25388232.
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    23. Santos J, Chaudhari AJ, Joshi AA, Ferrero A, Yang K, Boone JM, Badawi RD. Non-rigid registration of serial dedicated breast CT, longitudinal dedicated breast CT and PET/CT images using the diffeomorphic demons method. Phys Med. 2014 Sep; 30(6):713-7. PMID: 25022452.
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    24. Kundu-Raychaudhuri S, Mitra A, Datta-Mitra A, Chaudhari AJ, Raychaudhuri SP. In vivo quantification of mouse autoimmune arthritis by PET/CT. Int J Rheum Dis. 2016 May; 19(5):452-8. PMID: 24965561.
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    25. Chaudhari AJ, Leahy RM, Wise BL, Lane NE, Badawi RD, Joshi AA. Global point signature for shape analysis of carpal bones. Phys Med Biol. 2014 Feb 21; 59(4):961-73. PMID: 24503490.
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    26. Boutin RD, Buonocore MH, Immerman I, Ashwell Z, Sonico GJ, Szabo RM, Chaudhari AJ. Real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during active wrist motion--initial observations. PLoS One. 2013; 8(12):e84004. PMID: 24391865.
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    27. Lam M, Chaudhari AJ, Sun Y, Zhou F, Dobbie A, Gandour-Edwards RF, Tinling SP, Farwell DG, Monsky WL, Shung KK, Marcu L. Ultrasound backscatter microscopy for imaging of oral carcinoma. J Ultrasound Med. 2013 Oct; 32(10):1789-97. PMID: 24065260.
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    28. Joshi AA, Leahy RM, Badawi RD, Chaudhari AJ. MORPHOMETRY FOR EARLY MONITORING OF TREATMENT RESPONSE IN RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS. Proc IEEE Int Symp Biomed Imaging. 2013; 121-124. PMID: 24026194.
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    29. Monsky WL, Jin B, Molloy C, Canter RJ, Li CS, Lin TC, Borys D, Mack W, Kim I, Buonocore MH, Chaudhari AJ. Semi-automated volumetric quantification of tumor necrosis in soft tissue sarcoma using contrast-enhanced MRI. Anticancer Res. 2012 Nov; 32(11):4951-61. PMID: 23155265.
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    30. Sun Y, Xie H, Liu J, Lam M, Chaudhari AJ, Zhou F, Bec J, Yankelevich DR, Dobbie A, Tinling SL, Gandour-Edwards RF, Monsky WL, Farwell DG, Marcu L. In vivo validation of a bimodal technique combining time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy and ultrasonic backscatter microscopy for diagnosis of oral carcinoma. J Biomed Opt. 2012 Nov; 17(11):116003. PMID: 23117798.
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    31. Godinez F, Chaudhari AJ, Yang Y, Farrell R, Badawi RD. Characterization of a high-resolution hybrid DOI detector for a dedicated breast PET/CT scanner. Phys Med Biol. 2012 Jun 07; 57(11):3435-49. PMID: 22581109.
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    32. Andrea Ferrero, Qiyu Peng, Felipe Godinez, Abhijit J. Chaudhari, Chinh Vu, Woon-Seng Choong, William W. Moses, Ramsey D. Badawi. Design and initial performance evaluation of DbPET2, an intermediate generation breast PET prototype. 2011 Oct 1; 3256-3259.
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    33. Sun Y, Chaudhari AJ, Lam M, Xie H, Yankelevich DR, Phipps J, Liu J, Fishbein MC, Cannata JM, Shung KK, Marcu L. Multimodal characterization of compositional, structural and functional features of human atherosclerotic plaques. Biomed Opt Express. 2011 Aug 01; 2(8):2288-98. PMID: 21833365.
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    34. Gu JT, Nguyen L, Chaudhari AJ, MacKenzie JD. Molecular characterization of rheumatoid arthritis with magnetic resonance imaging. Top Magn Reson Imaging. 2011 Apr; 22(2):61-9. PMID: 22648081.
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    35. Andrea Ferrero, Jonathan K. Poon, Abhijit J. Chaudhari, Lawrence R. MacDonald, Ramsey D. Badawi. Effect of Object Size on Scatter Fraction Estimation Methods for PET—A Computer Simulation Study. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 2011 Feb 1; 58(1):82-86.
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    36. Joshi AA, Chaudhari AJ, Li C, Dutta J, Cherry SR, Shattuck DW, Toga AW, Leahy RM. DigiWarp: a method for deformable mouse atlas warping to surface topographic data. Phys Med Biol. 2010 Oct 21; 55(20):6197-214. PMID: 20885019.
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    37. Monsky WL, Garza AS, Kim I, Loh S, Lin TC, Li CS, Fisher J, Sandhu P, Sidhar V, Chaudhari AJ, Lin F, Deutsch LS, Badawi RD. Treatment planning and volumetric response assessment for Yttrium-90 radioembolization: semiautomated determination of liver volume and volume of tumor necrosis in patients with hepatic malignancy. Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2011 Apr; 34(2):306-18. PMID: 20683722.
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    38. Abhijit J Chaudhari. Conference Scene: 2009 IEEE NSS/MIC in the USA. Imaging in Medicine. 2010 Feb 1; 2(1):13-15.
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    39. Chaudhari AJ, Bowen SL, Burkett GW, Packard NJ, Godinez F, Joshi AA, Naguwa SM, Shelton DK, Hunter JC, Boone JM, Buonocore MH, Badawi RD. High-resolution (18)F-FDG PET with MRI for monitoring response to treatment in rheumatoid arthritis. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2010 May; 37(5):1047. PMID: 20119695.
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    40. Bowen SL, Wu Y, Chaudhari AJ, Fu L, Packard NJ, Burkett GW, Yang K, Lindfors KK, Shelton DK, Hagge R, Borowsky AD, Martinez SR, Qi J, Boone JM, Cherry SR, Badawi RD. Initial characterization of a dedicated breast PET/CT scanner during human imaging. J Nucl Med. 2009 Sep; 50(9):1401-8. PMID: 19690029.
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    41. Joshi AA, Chaudhari AJ, Li C, Shattuck DW, Dutta J, Leahy RM, Toga AW. POSTURE MATCHING AND ELASTIC REGISTRATION OF A MOUSE ATLAS TO SURFACE TOPOGRAPHY RANGE DATA. Proc IEEE Int Symp Biomed Imaging. 2009 Aug 07; 2009:366-369. PMID: 21072317.
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    42. Chaudhari AJ, Ahn S, Levenson R, Badawi RD, Cherry SR, Leahy RM. Excitation spectroscopy in multispectral optical fluorescence tomography: methodology, feasibility and computer simulation studies. Phys Med Biol. 2009 Aug 07; 54(15):4687-704. PMID: 19590118.
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    43. Chaudhari AJ, Joshi AA, Wu Y, Leahy RM, Cherry SR, Badawi RD. Spatial distortion correction and crystal identification for MRI-compatible position-sensitive avalanche photodiode-based PET scanners. IEEE Trans Nucl Sci. 2009 Jun 01; 56(3):549-556. PMID: 20161023.
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    44. Abhijit J. Chaudhari, George W. Burkett, Spencer L. Bowen, Rick Harse, Nathan J. Packard, Robin L. Stern, Stanley M. Naguwa, John C. Hunter, John M. Boone, Michael H. Buonocore, Ramsey D. Badawi. Multimodality High Resolution Wrist Imaging for Monitoring Response to Therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Instrumentation and Techniques. 2008 Oct 1; 4840-4844.
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    45. Abhijit J. Chaudhari, Anand A. Joshi, Yibao Wu, Richard M. Leahy, Simon R. Cherry, Ramsey D. Badawi. Spatial Distortion Correction and Crystal Identification for Position-Sensitive Avalanche Photodiode-Based PET Scanners. 2008 Oct 1; 5045-5052.
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    46. Chaudhari AJ, Joshi AA, Bowen SL, Leahy RM, Cherry SR, Badawi RD. Crystal identification in positron emission tomography using nonrigid registration to a Fourier-based template. Phys Med Biol. 2008 Sep 21; 53(18):5011-27. PMID: 18723924.
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    47. Ahn S, Chaudhari AJ, Darvas F, Bouman CA, Leahy RM. Fast iterative image reconstruction methods for fully 3D multispectral bioluminescence tomography. Phys Med Biol. 2008 Jul 21; 53(14):3921-42. PMID: 18591735.
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    48. Abhijit J. Chaudhari, Yongfeng Yang, Richard Farrell, Purushottam A. Dokhale, Kanai S. Shah, Simon R. Cherry, Ramsey D. Badawi. PSPMT/APD Hybrid DOI Detectors for the PET Component of a Dedicated Breast PET/CT System—A Feasibility Study. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science. 2008 Jun 1; 55(3):853-861.
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    49. Joyita Dutta, Sangtae Ahn, Changqing Li, Abhijit J. Chaudhari, Simon R. Cherry, Richard M. Leahy. Computationally efficient perturbative forward modeling for 3D multispectral bioluminescence and fluorescence tomography. Proceedings of SPIE. 2008 Mar 6; 6913:69130c-69130c-8.
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    50. Sangtae Ahn, Abhijit J. Chaudhari, Felix Darvas, Charles A. Bouman, Richard M. Leahy. FAST IMAGE RECONSTRUCTION METHODS FOR FULLY 3D MULTISPECTRAL OPTICAL BIOLUMINESCENCE TOMOGRAPHY. 2007 Apr 1; 229-232.
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    51. Abhijit J. Chaudhari, Anand A. Joshi, Felix Darvas, Richard M. Leahy. A method for atlas-based volumetric registration with surface constraints for optical bioluminescence tomography in small animal imaging. Proceedings of SPIE. 2007 Mar 8; 6510:651024-651024-10.
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    52. Abhijit J. Chaudhari, Yongfeng Yang, Richard Farrell, Purushottam A. Dokhale, Kanai S. Shah, Simon R. Cherry, Ramsey D. Badawi. PSPMT/APD hybrid DOI detectors for the PET component of a dedicated breast PET/CT system - a feasibility study. 2007 Jan 1; 4:2851-2858.
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    53. Chaudhari AJ, Darvas F, Bading JR, Moats RA, Conti PS, Smith DJ, Cherry SR, Leahy RM. Hyperspectral and multispectral bioluminescence optical tomography for small animal imaging. Phys Med Biol. 2005 Dec 07; 50(23):5421-41. PMID: 16306643.
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    54. Singh RP, Liu D, Chaudhari A, Cherry SR, Leahy RM, Smith DJ. Investigation of different transcript quantitation tools for high-throughput mapping of brain gene expression using voxelation. J Mol Histol. 2004 May; 35(4):397-402. PMID: 15503813.
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    55. Singh RP, Brown VM, Chaudhari A, Khan AH, Ossadtchi A, Sforza DM, Meadors AK, Cherry SR, Leahy RM, Smith DJ. High-resolution voxelation mapping of human and rodent brain gene expression. J Neurosci Methods. 2003 May 30; 125(1-2):93-101. PMID: 12763235.
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