Keith Thulborn, MD, PhD

Professor of Radiology University of Illinois at ChicagoRadiology
Work 1740 W Taylor St, (MC 931) Chicago IL 60612 Work Phone: (312) 996 – 0235 Work Fax: (312) 355 – 2098
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Biographical Info

Specialty: Neuro Imaging, Functional MR Imaging

Board Certificate: The American Board of Radiology

Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital

Languages: English

Clinical and Academic Interests: Neuro Imaging, Functional MR Imaging


  • Atkinson IC, Renteria L, Burd H, Pliskin NH, Thulborn KR. Safety of Human MRI at Static Fields Above the FDA 8T Guideline: Sodium Imaging at 9.4T Does Not Affect Vital Signs or Cognitive Ability. J Magn Reson Imag. 2007;26:1227-1252.
  • Little DM, Thulborn KR. Prototype-distortion category learning: A two-phase learning process across a distributed network. Brain & Cognition 2006;60:233-243.
  • Little DM, Thulborn KR. Correlations of cortical activation and behavior during the application of newly learned categories. Cognitive Brain Research 2005;25:33-47.
  • Thulborn KR, Davis D, Snyder J, Yonas H, Kassam A. Sodium MR imaging of acute and subacute stroke for assessment of tissue viability. Neuroimag Clin N Am 2005;15:639-653.
  • Vaillancourt D, Mayka MA, Thulborn KR, Corcos DM. Subthalamic Nucleus and Internal Globus Pallidus Scale With the Rate of Change of Force Production in Humans. NeuroImage 2004;23:177-188.
  • Thulborn KR. Clinical Sodium MR Imaging of the Brain. In: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Imaging of the Nervous System. Eds Latchaw RE, Kucharczyk J, Moseley ME, Elsevier, Chap 14 and CD, 2004.
  • Thulborn KR, Gindin TS, Davis D, Erb P. Comprehensive MRI Protocol for Stroke Management: Tissue Sodium Concentration as a Measure of Tissue Viability in a Non-Human Primate Model and Clinical Studies. Radiology 1999;139:26-34.
  • Thulborn KR. Clinical rationale for very high field (3.0 Tesla) functional MR imaging. Topics Magn Reson Imaging 1999;10:37-50.
  • Thulborn KR, Chang SY, Shen, GX, Voyvodic JT. High resolution echo-planar fMRI of human visual cortex at 3.0 Tesla. NMR in Biomed 1997;10:183-90.
  • Thulborn KR, Uttecht S, Betancourt C, Talagala SL, Boada FE, Shen GX. A functional, physiological and metabolic toolbox for clinical magnetic resonance imaging: integration of acquisition and analysis strategies. Int J Imaging Syst Technol 1997;8:572-81.
    Just MA, Carpenter PA, Keller TA, Eddy WF, Thulborn KR. Brain activation modulated by sentence comprehension. Science 1996;274:114-16.
  • Thulborn KR, Ackerman JJH. Absolute molar concentrations by NMR in inhomogeneous B1: A scheme for analysis of in vivo metabolites. J Magn Reson 1983;55:357-71.
  • Thulborn KR, Waterton JC, Matthews PM, Radda GK. Oxygenation dependence of the transverse relaxation time of water protons in whole blood at high field. Biochim Biophys Acta 1982;714:265-70.
Categories: Radiology