Daniel Herzka, PhD

Assistant Professor

Office: Ross 726
Lab: Dynamic Imaging Laboratory


BS, Electrical Engineering, Cornell University
MS, PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests

In the Dynamic Imaging Lab we strive to generate novel techniques for Magnetic Resonance Imaging in the presence of motion, and to translate them from bench to bedside. There is a strong focus on the functions that display periodic motion (the cardiovascular system, joint kinematics), and aperiodic or irregular motion (neonatal/fetal imaging).

Current projects include 1) leveraging high-resolution 3D MRI in the field of electrophysiology; 2) using real-time low-latency image reconstruction for joint motion analysis; and 3) development of motion-compensation techniques for high-resolution imaging during breathing.

Our lab pursues advancement in all aspects of MRI — from gradient waveform design, to pulse sequence design, reconstruction algorithm development, and translation into clinic — and works directly with researcher physicians, and collaborates with industrial partners.

Selected Publications

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B. Sharma, S. Femanian, M. Gibson, S. Unterman, D.A. Herzka, B. Cascio, J. Coburn, A.Y. Hui, N. Marcus, G.E. Gold, J.H. Elisseeff, “Human Cartilage Repair with Photoreactive Adhesive-Hydrogel Composite” Science Translational Medicine. (2013, 9;5(167): 167)

A. Pourmorteza, K.H. Schuleri, D.A. Herzka, A.C. Lardo, E.R. McVeigh, “A new method for cardiac computed tomography regional function assessment: stretch quantifier for endocardial engraved zones (SQUEEZ).” Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. (2012, 5(2):243–50)

J. Wang, S.C. Gerretsen, J.H. Maki, C. Jaarsma, M.E. Kooi, D.A. Herzka, B. Chu, V.L.Yarnykh, C. Yuan, T. Leiner, “Time-Efficient Black Blood RCA Wall Imaging at 3T Using Improved Motion Sensitized Driven Equilibrium (iMSDE): Feasibility and Reproducibility.” PLoS ONE (2011;6(10):e26567)

H.L. Estner, M.M. Zviman, D.A. Herzka, F. Miller, V. Castro, S. Nazarian, H. Ashikaga, Y. Dori, R.D. Berger, H. Calkins, A.C. Lardo, H.R. Halperin, “The critical isthmus sites of ischemic ventricular tachycardia are in zones of tissue heterogeneity, visualized by magnetic resonance imaging.” Heart Rhythm (2011 Dec;8(12):1942–9)

A. Benham, N. Wilson, D.A. Herzka, F. Gavelli, “Assessing the Accuracy and Precision of Musculoskeletal Motion Tracking Using Cine-PC MRI on a 3.0 Tesla Platform” Journal of Biomechanics (2010; 44(1):193–7)

J.A. Derbyshire, D.A. Herzka, E.R. McVeigh, R.J. Lederman, “Efficient Implementation of Hardware Optimized Gradient Sequences for Real-Time Imaging,” Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (2010, 64(6):1814–20).

C. Sprouse, A. Jorstad, D. DeMenthon, P. Burlina, F. Contijoch, T. Ngo, D. Herzka, E. McVeigh, J. Stearns, K. Grogan, M. Brady, T. Abraham, D. Yuh, “Computational Cardiac Modelling Based on Transesophageal Echocardiographic Imaging” Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest (2010, 28(3):218–9)