Stuart S. Berr Stuart S. Berr

Professor of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering

B. S., Chemistry, Grinnell College, 1977
Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Wake Forest University, 1986

MR4 Building, Room 1192
Box 800759
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22908


Research Interests

Our laboratory is involved with developing magnetic resonance (MR) techniques as a tool for basic biomedical research. We have developed noninvasive, non-contrast-enhanced methods for imaging blood perfusion, demonstrated to be effective in imaging blood flow to the kidneys, lungs, heart, and brain in humans. We were also the first to demonstrate the feasibility of imaging the lung using hydrogen-based MR methods.

We have also been developing micro-imaging techniques for the study of the heart and vascular system in mice and rats. This project has been particularly challenging due to the high spatial and temporal resolution requirements.

Selected Publications

Berr SS, Roy RJ, French BA, Yang Z, Gilson W, Kramer CM, Epstein FH. Black blood gradient echo cine magnetic resonance imaging of the mouse heart. Magn Reson Med. 2005 May;53(5):1074-9.

Yang Z, Berr SS, Gilson WD, Toufektsian MC, French BA. Simultaneous evaluation of infarct size and cardiac function in intact mice by contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging reveals contractile dysfunction in noninfarcted regions early after myocardial infarction. Circulation. 2004 Mar 9;109(9):1161-7.

Berr SS, Roche JK, El-Rifai W, Smith MF Jr, Powell SM. Magnetic resonance imaging of gastric cancer in Tff1 knock-out mice. Magn Reson Med. 2003 Jun;49(6):1033-6.

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