Julio Cárdenas-Rodríguez, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medical Imaging
Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Cárdenas-Rodríguez was born and raised in Mexico City, México. He moved to the USA in 2007 to pursue a PhD after working several years performing research at Merck & Co. He joined the University of Arizona as a Research Professor in October of 2013, and he is doing research aimed at creating new tools to study the cell signaling of cancer in preclinical model and in human subjects. His laboratory creates new contrast agents and imaging sequences for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Optoacoustic Imaging (OAI). Education PhD, Chemistry, University of Arizona, 2011. BS, Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Biology, La Salle University, México, 2003. Research Interests Molecular Imaging of Cancer Pulse sequence design for clinical and preclinical MRI Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) MRI Magnetization Exchange with Isotopically-enriched Compounds (MEXICO) for MRI Analysis methods for Multispectral Optoacoustic Tomography (MSOT) Design of contrast agents for MSOT

Select Publications

2017

Randtke, E. A., J. C. Granados, C. M. Howison, M. D. Pagel, and J. Cárdenas-Rodríguez, "Multislice CEST MRI improves the spatial assessment of tumor pH.", Magn Reson Med, vol. 78, issue 1, pp. 97-106, 2017 Jul. PMCID: PMC5274589  PMID: 27465207
Type of Publication: Journal Article

2016

Yoshimaru, E. S., E. A. Randtke, M. D. Pagel, and J. Cárdenas-Rodríguez, "Design and optimization of pulsed Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer MRI using a multiobjective genetic algorithm.", J Magn Reson, vol. 263, pp. 184-92, 2016 Feb.
Type of Publication: Journal Article

2014

Lee, J., J. Cárdenas-Rodríguez, M. D. Pagel, S. Platt, M. Kent, and Q. Zhao, "Comparison of analytical and numerical analysis of the reference region model for DCE-MRI.", Magn Reson Imaging, vol. 32, issue 7, pp. 845-53, 2014 Sep.
Type of Publication: Journal Article

2013

Cárdenas-Rodríguez, J., C. M. Howison, and M. D. Pagel, "A linear algorithm of the reference region model for DCE-MRI is robust and relaxes requirements for temporal resolution.", Magn Reson Imaging, vol. 31, issue 4, pp. 497-507, 2013 May. PMCID: PMC3639320  PMID: 23228309
Type of Publication: Journal Article
Cárdenas-Rodríguez, J., C. M. Howison, T. O. Matsunaga, and M. D. Pagel, "A reference agent model for DCE MRI can be used to quantify the relative vascular permeability of two MRI contrast agents.", Magn Reson Imaging, vol. 31, issue 6, pp. 900-10, 2013 Jul. PMCID: PMC3721191  PMID: 23583323
Type of Publication: Journal Article

2012

Cárdenas-Rodríguez, J., Y. Li, J-P. Galons, H. Cornnell, R. J. Gillies, M. D. Pagel, and A. F. Baker, "Imaging biomarkers to monitor response to the hypoxia-activated prodrug TH-302 in the MiaPaCa2 flank xenograft model.", Magn Reson Imaging, vol. 30, issue 7, pp. 1002-9, 2012 Sep. PMCID: PMC3402593  PMID: 22554971
Type of Publication: Journal Article