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Thomas Tao-Ming Liu

Title(s)Professor, Radiology
SchoolHealth Sciences
Phone858-822-0542
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    Stanford UniversityPh.D.1999Electrical Engineering
    Stanford University M.S.1994Electrical Engineering
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology B.S.1988Electrical Engineering
    Collapse Awards and Honors
    Stanford University1997Gerald J. Lieberman Fellowship
    Academy of Radiology Research2013Distinguished Investigator Award

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    1. Zlatar ZZ, Hays CC, Mestre Z, Campbell LM, Meloy MJ, Bangen KJ, Liu TT, Kerr J, Wierenga CE. Dose-dependent association of accelerometer-measured physical activity and sedentary time with brain perfusion in aging. Exp Gerontol. 2019 Oct 01; 125:110679. PMID: 31382010.
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    2. Liu TT. MRI in systems medicine. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Syst Biol Med. 2019 Jul 31; e1463. PMID: 31365953.
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    3. Nalci A, Luo W, Liu TT. Nuisance effects in inter-scan functional connectivity estimates before and after nuisance regression. Neuroimage. 2019 Jul 20; 202:116005. PMID: 31336189.
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    4. Desjardins M, Kiliç K, Thunemann M, Mateo C, Holland D, Ferri CGL, Cremonesi JA, Li B, Cheng Q, Weldy KL, Saisan PA, Kleinfeld D, Komiyama T, Liu TT, Bussell R, Wong EC, Scadeng M, Dunn AK, Boas DA, Sakadžic S, Mandeville JB, Buxton RB, Dale AM, Devor A. Awake Mouse Imaging: From Two-Photon Microscopy to Blood Oxygen Level-Dependent Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging. 2019 06; 4(6):533-542. PMID: 30691968.
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    5. Falahpour M, Nalci A, Liu TT. The Effects of Global Signal Regression on Estimates of Resting-State Blood Oxygen-Level-Dependent Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Electroencephalogram Vigilance Correlations. Brain Connect. 2018 12; 8(10):618-627. PMID: 30525929.
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    6. Nalci A, Rao BD, Liu TT. Nuisance effects and the limitations of nuisance regression in dynamic functional connectivity fMRI. Neuroimage. 2019 01 01; 184:1005-1031. PMID: 30223062.
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    7. Falahpour M, Chang C, Wong CW, Liu TT. Template-based prediction of vigilance fluctuations in resting-state fMRI. Neuroimage. 2018 07 01; 174:317-327. PMID: 29548849.
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    8. Wierenga CE, Bischoff-Grethe A, Rasmusson G, Bailer UF, Berner LA, Liu TT, Kaye WH. Aberrant Cerebral Blood Flow in Response to Hunger and Satiety in Women Remitted from Anorexia Nervosa. Front Nutr. 2017; 4:32. PMID: 28770207.
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    9. Liu TT. Reprint of 'Noise contributions to the fMRI signal: An Overview'. Neuroimage. 2017 07 01; 154:4-14. PMID: 28647022.
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    10. Liu TT, Nalci A, Falahpour M. The global signal in fMRI: Nuisance or Information? Neuroimage. 2017 04 15; 150:213-229. PMID: 28213118.
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    11. Nalci A, Rao BD, Liu TT. Global signal regression acts as a temporal downweighting process in resting-state fMRI. Neuroimage. 2017 05 15; 152:602-618. PMID: 28089677.
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    12. Clark AL, Bangen KJ, Sorg SF, Schiehser DM, Evangelista ND, McKenna B, Liu TT, Delano-Wood L. Dynamic association between perfusion and white matter integrity across time since injury in Veterans with history of TBI. Neuroimage Clin. 2017; 14:308-315. PMID: 28210542.
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    13. Liu TT. Noise contributions to the fMRI signal: An overview. Neuroimage. 2016 Dec; 143:141-151. PMID: 27612646.
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    14. Zlatar ZZ, Bischoff-Grethe A, Hays CC, Liu TT, Meloy MJ, Rissman RA, Bondi MW, Wierenga CE. Higher Brain Perfusion May Not Support Memory Functions in Cognitively Normal Carriers of the ApoE e4 Allele Compared to Non-Carriers. Front Aging Neurosci. 2016; 8:151. PMID: 27445794.
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    15. Falahpour M, Thompson WK, Abbott AE, Jahedi A, Mulvey ME, Datko M, Liu TT, Müller RA. Underconnected, But Not Broken? Dynamic Functional Connectivity MRI Shows Underconnectivity in Autism Is Linked to Increased Intra-Individual Variability Across Time. Brain Connect. 2016 06; 6(5):403-14. PMID: 26973154.
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    16. Wong CW, DeYoung PN, Liu TT. Differences in the resting-state fMRI global signal amplitude between the eyes open and eyes closed states are related to changes in EEG vigilance. Neuroimage. 2016 Jan 01; 124(Pt A):24-31. PMID: 26327245.
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    17. Haase L, May AC, Falahpour M, Isakovic S, Simmons AN, Hickman SD, Liu TT, Paulus MP. A pilot study investigating changes in neural processing after mindfulness training in elite athletes. Front Behav Neurosci. 2015; 9:229. PMID: 26379521.
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    18. Brown GG, Ostrowitzki S, Stein MB, von Kienlin M, Liu TT, Simmons A, Wierenga C, Stein OY, Bruns A, Bischoff-Grethe A, Paulus M. Temporal profile of brain response to alprazolam in patients with generalized anxiety disorder. Psychiatry Res. 2015 Sep 30; 233(3):394-401. PMID: 26211623.
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    19. Shin DD, Ozyurt IB, Brown GG, Fennema-Notestine C, Liu TT. The Cerebral Blood Flow Biomedical Informatics Research Network (CBFBIRN) data repository. Neuroimage. 2016 Jan 01; 124(Pt B):1202-1207. PMID: 26032887.
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    20. Clark LR, Nation DA, Wierenga CE, Bangen KJ, Dev SI, Shin DD, Delano-Wood L, Liu TT, Rissman RA, Bondi MW. Elevated cerebrovascular resistance index is associated with cognitive dysfunction in the very-old. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2015 01 21; 7(1):3. PMID: 27391477.
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    21. Trees J, Snider J, Falahpour M, Guo N, Lu K, Johnson DC, Poizner H, Liu TT. Game controller modification for fMRI hyperscanning experiments in a cooperative virtual reality environment. MethodsX. 2014; 1:292-9. PMID: 26150964.
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    22. Wong CW, Olafsson V, Plank M, Snider J, Halgren E, Poizner H, Liu TT. Resting-state fMRI activity predicts unsupervised learning and memory in an immersive virtual reality environment. PLoS One. 2014; 9(10):e109622. PMID: 25286145.
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    23. Bangen KJ, Nation DA, Clark LR, Harmell AL, Wierenga CE, Dev SI, Delano-Wood L, Zlatar ZZ, Salmon DP, Liu TT, Bondi MW. Interactive effects of vascular risk burden and advanced age on cerebral blood flow. Front Aging Neurosci. 2014; 6:159. PMID: 25071567.
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    24. Zlatar ZZ, Wierenga CE, Bangen KJ, Liu TT, Jak AJ. Increased hippocampal blood flow in sedentary older adults at genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease. J Alzheimers Dis. 2014; 41(3):809-17. PMID: 24685629.
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    25. Shin DD, Ozyurt IB, Liu TT. The Cerebral Blood Flow Biomedical Informatics Research Network (CBFBIRN) database and analysis pipeline for arterial spin labeling MRI data. Front Neuroinform. 2013; 7:21. PMID: 24151465.
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    26. Huang MX, Huang CW, Robb A, Angeles A, Nichols SL, Baker DG, Song T, Harrington DL, Theilmann RJ, Srinivasan R, Heister D, Diwakar M, Canive JM, Edgar JC, Chen YH, Ji Z, Shen M, El-Gabalawy F, Levy M, McLay R, Webb-Murphy J, Liu TT, Drake A, Lee RR. MEG source imaging method using fast L1 minimum-norm and its applications to signals with brain noise and human resting-state source amplitude images. Neuroimage. 2014 Jan 01; 84:585-604. PMID: 24055704.
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    27. Wong CW, Olafsson V, Tal O, Liu TT. The amplitude of the resting-state fMRI global signal is related to EEG vigilance measures. Neuroimage. 2013 Dec; 83:983-90. PMID: 23899724.
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    28. Tal O, Diwakar M, Wong CW, Olafsson V, Lee R, Huang MX, Liu TT. Caffeine-Induced Global Reductions in Resting-State BOLD Connectivity Reflect Widespread Decreases in MEG Connectivity. Front Hum Neurosci. 2013; 7:63. PMID: 23459778.
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    29. Wierenga CE, Clark LR, Dev SI, Shin DD, Jurick SM, Rissman RA, Liu TT, Bondi MW. Interaction of age and APOE genotype on cerebral blood flow at rest. J Alzheimers Dis. 2013; 34(4):921-35. PMID: 23302659.
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    30. Wong CW, Olafsson V, Tal O, Liu TT. Anti-correlated networks, global signal regression, and the effects of caffeine in resting-state functional MRI. Neuroimage. 2012 Oct 15; 63(1):356-64. PMID: 22743194.
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    31. Huang MX, Nichols S, Robb A, Angeles A, Drake A, Holland M, Asmussen S, D'Andrea J, Chun W, Levy M, Cui L, Song T, Baker DG, Hammer P, McLay R, Theilmann RJ, Coimbra R, Diwakar M, Boyd C, Neff J, Liu TT, Webb-Murphy J, Farinpour R, Cheung C, Harrington DL, Heister D, Lee RR. An automatic MEG low-frequency source imaging approach for detecting injuries in mild and moderate TBI patients with blast and non-blast causes. Neuroimage. 2012 Jul 16; 61(4):1067-82. PMID: 22542638.
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    32. Shin DD, Liu TT, Wong EC, Shankaranarayanan A, Jung Y. Pseudocontinuous arterial spin labeling with optimized tagging efficiency. Magn Reson Med. 2012 Oct; 68(4):1135-44. PMID: 22234782.
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    33. Bangen KJ, Restom K, Liu TT, Wierenga CE, Jak AJ, Salmon DP, Bondi MW. Assessment of Alzheimer's disease risk with functional magnetic resonance imaging: an arterial spin labeling study. J Alzheimers Dis. 2012; 31 Suppl 3:S59-74. PMID: 22531427.
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    34. Rack-Gomer AL, Liu TT. Caffeine increases the temporal variability of resting-state BOLD connectivity in the motor cortex. Neuroimage. 2012 Feb 01; 59(3):2994-3002. PMID: 22032947.
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    35. Buracas GT, Jung Y, Lee J, Buxton RB, Wong EC, Liu TT. On multiple alternating steady states induced by periodic spin phase perturbation waveforms. Magn Reson Med. 2012 May; 67(5):1412-8. PMID: 21826730.
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    36. Diwakar M, Tal O, Liu TT, Harrington DL, Srinivasan R, Muzzatti L, Song T, Theilmann RJ, Lee RR, Huang MX. Accurate reconstruction of temporal correlation for neuronal sources using the enhanced dual-core MEG beamformer. Neuroimage. 2011 Jun 15; 56(4):1918-28. PMID: 21443954.
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    37. Tolentino NJ, Wierenga CE, Hall S, Tapert SF, Paulus MP, Liu TT, Smith TL, Schuckit MA. Alcohol effects on cerebral blood flow in subjects with low and high responses to alcohol. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2011 Jun; 35(6):1034-40. PMID: 21332525.
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    38. Jung Y, Wong EC, Liu TT. Multiphase pseudocontinuous arterial spin labeling (MP-PCASL) for robust quantification of cerebral blood flow. Magn Reson Med. 2010 Sep; 64(3):799-810. PMID: 20578056.
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    39. Tian P, Teng IC, May LD, Kurz R, Lu K, Scadeng M, Hillman EM, De Crespigny AJ, D'Arceuil HE, Mandeville JB, Marota JJ, Rosen BR, Liu TT, Boas DA, Buxton RB, Dale AM, Devor A. Cortical depth-specific microvascular dilation underlies laminar differences in blood oxygenation level-dependent functional MRI signal. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2010 Aug 24; 107(34):15246-51. PMID: 20696904.
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    40. Brumm KP, Perthen JE, Liu TT, Haist F, Ayalon L, Love T. An arterial spin labeling investigation of cerebral blood flow deficits in chronic stroke survivors. Neuroimage. 2010 Jul 01; 51(3):995-1005. PMID: 20211268.
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    41. Rack-Gomer AL, Liau J, Liu TT. Caffeine reduces resting-state BOLD functional connectivity in the motor cortex. Neuroimage. 2009 May 15; 46(1):56-63. PMID: 19457356.
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    42. Liau J, Liu TT. Inter-subject variability in hypercapnic normalization of the BOLD fMRI response. Neuroimage. 2009 Apr 01; 45(2):420-30. PMID: 19111622.
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    43. Lu K, Perthen JE, Duncan RO, Zangwill LM, Liu TT. Noninvasive measurement of the cerebral blood flow response in human lateral geniculate nucleus with arterial spin labeling fMRI. Hum Brain Mapp. 2008 Oct; 29(10):1207-14. PMID: 17712783.
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    44. Liau J, Perthen JE, Liu TT. Caffeine reduces the activation extent and contrast-to-noise ratio of the functional cerebral blood flow response but not the BOLD response. Neuroimage. 2008 Aug 01; 42(1):296-305. PMID: 18514545.
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    45. Fleisher AS, Podraza KM, Bangen KJ, Taylor C, Sherzai A, Sidhar K, Liu TT, Dale AM, Buxton RB. Cerebral perfusion and oxygenation differences in Alzheimer's disease risk. Neurobiol Aging. 2009 Nov; 30(11):1737-48. PMID: 18325636.
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    46. Restom K, Perthen JE, Liu TT. Calibrated fMRI in the medial temporal lobe during a memory-encoding task. Neuroimage. 2008 May 01; 40(4):1495-502. PMID: 18329291.
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    47. Buracas GT, Liu TT, Buxton RB, Frank LR, Wong EC. Imaging periodic currents using alternating balanced steady-state free precession. Magn Reson Med. 2008 Jan; 59(1):140-8. PMID: 18050317.
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    48. Perthen JE, Bydder M, Restom K, Liu TT. SNR and functional sensitivity of BOLD and perfusion-based fMRI using arterial spin labeling with spiral SENSE at 3 T. Magn Reson Imaging. 2008 May; 26(4):513-22. PMID: 18158226.
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    49. Bangen KJ, Restom K, Liu TT, Jak AJ, Wierenga CE, Salmon DP, Bondi MW. Differential age effects on cerebral blood flow and BOLD response to encoding: associations with cognition and stroke risk. Neurobiol Aging. 2009 Aug; 30(8):1276-87. PMID: 18160181.
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    50. Perthen JE, Lansing AE, Liau J, Liu TT, Buxton RB. Caffeine-induced uncoupling of cerebral blood flow and oxygen metabolism: a calibrated BOLD fMRI study. Neuroimage. 2008 Mar 01; 40(1):237-47. PMID: 18191583.
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    51. Lu K, Liu TT, Bydder M. Optimal phase difference reconstruction: comparison of two methods. Magn Reson Imaging. 2008 Jan; 26(1):142-5. PMID: 17572035.
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    52. Restom K, Bangen KJ, Bondi MW, Perthen JE, Liu TT. Cerebral blood flow and BOLD responses to a memory encoding task: a comparison between healthy young and elderly adults. Neuroimage. 2007 Aug 15; 37(2):430-9. PMID: 17590353.
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    53. Behzadi Y, Restom K, Liau J, Liu TT. A component based noise correction method (CompCor) for BOLD and perfusion based fMRI. Neuroimage. 2007 Aug 01; 37(1):90-101. PMID: 17560126.
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    54. Brown GG, Clark C, Liu TT. Measurement of cerebral perfusion with arterial spin labeling: Part 2. Applications. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2007 May; 13(3):526-38. PMID: 17445302.
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    55. Brown GG, Perthen JE, Liu TT, Buxton RB. A primer on functional magnetic resonance imaging. Neuropsychol Rev. 2007 Jun; 17(2):107-25. PMID: 17468956.
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    56. Wong EC, Cronin M, Wu WC, Inglis B, Frank LR, Liu TT. Velocity-selective arterial spin labeling. Magn Reson Med. 2006 Jun; 55(6):1334-41. PMID: 16700025.
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    57. Behzadi Y, Liu TT. Caffeine reduces the initial dip in the visual BOLD response at 3 T. Neuroimage. 2006 Aug 01; 32(1):9-15. PMID: 16635577.
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    58. Restom K, Behzadi Y, Liu TT. Physiological noise reduction for arterial spin labeling functional MRI. Neuroimage. 2006 Jul 01; 31(3):1104-15. PMID: 16533609.
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    59. Uludag K, Dubowitz DJ, Yoder EJ, Restom K, Liu TT, Buxton RB. Coupling of cerebral blood flow and oxygen consumption during physiological activation and deactivation measured with fMRI. Neuroimage. 2004 Sep; 23(1):148-55. PMID: 15325361.
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    60. Paulus MP, Feinstein JS, Tapert SF, Liu TT. Trend detection via temporal difference model predicts inferior prefrontal cortex activation during acquisition of advantageous action selection. Neuroimage. 2004 Feb; 21(2):733-43. PMID: 14980576.
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    61. Obata T, Liu TT, Miller KL, Luh WM, Wong EC, Frank LR, Buxton RB. Discrepancies between BOLD and flow dynamics in primary and supplementary motor areas: application of the balloon model to the interpretation of BOLD transients. Neuroimage. 2004 Jan; 21(1):144-53. PMID: 14741651.
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    62. Buxton RB, Uludag K, Dubowitz DJ, Liu TT. Modeling the hemodynamic response to brain activation. Neuroimage. 2004; 23 Suppl 1:S220-33. PMID: 15501093.
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    63. Frank LR, Wong EC, Liu TT, Buxton RB. Increased diffusion sensitivity with hyperechos. Magn Reson Med. 2003 Jun; 49(6):1098-105. PMID: 12768588.
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