J. Rock Hadley, PhD, MS

Research Interests

  • Advanced MRI Imaging
  • Custom Radio Frequency Coils for MRI
  • Integrated RF Coils for Interventional MRI
  • Image-Guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Therapy
  • MR-Guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for Both transcranial MRgHIFU and a Breast-Specific MRgHIFU Device
  • Neurovascular Imaging
  • Carotid Artery Imaging
  • Pancreatic Imaging
  • Custom MR Coils - Optic Nerve
  • Advanced Medical Imaging and Image Data Analysis
  • Breast Imaging
  • Cardiothoracic Imaging
  • Cardiac Imaging to Improve Outcomes of Catheter Ablation


Lab Website


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Radiology and Imaging Sciences - Research Assistant Professor
  • Divisions: Radiology Research

Academic Office Information

  • Imaging and Neurosciences Center
    729 Arapeen Way
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Education History

Type School Degree
Doctoral Training University of Utah
Electrical Engineering
Graduate Training University of Utah
Electrical Engineering
Undergraduate University of Utah
Electrical Engineering

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Koopmann M, Shea J, Kholmovski E, de Bever J, Minalga E, Holbrook M, Merrill R, Hadley JR, Owan T, Salama ME, Marrouche NF, Payne A (2016). Renal sympathetic denervation using MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound in a porcine model. J Ther Ultrasound, 4, 3.
  2. Kaggie JD, Goodrich KC, Kim SE, Beck MJ, Parker DL, Merrill R, Abele TA, Wiggins R, Oakley GM, Hadley JR (2014). An Improved RF and Gradient Coil System for High Resolution In Vivo Guinea Pig Cochlea Imaging on a 3T Clinical Magnet. Magn Reson Med, 44(4), 89-101.
  3. Goodrich KC, Hadley JR, Kim SE, Kaggie JD, Handler WB, Chronic BA, Bolster BD, Parker DL (2014). Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Measures in a Composite Gradient System. Concepts Magn Reson Part B Magn Reson Eng, 44(3), 66-74.
  4. Seo HS, Kim SE, Rose J, Hadley JR, Parker DL, Jeong EK (2013). Diffusion tensor imaging of extraocular muscle using two-dimensional single-shot interleaved multiple inner volume imaging diffusion-weighted EPI at 3T. Magn Reson Imaging, 38, 1162-1168.
  5. Kaggie JD, Hadley JR, Badal J, Campbell JR, Park DJ, Parker DL, Morrell G, Newbould RD, Wood AF, Bangerter NK (2014). A 3 T sodium and proton composite array breast coil. Magn Reson Med, 71(6), 2231-42.
  6. Volland NA, Kholmovski EG, Parker DL, Hadley JR (2013). Initial feasibility testing of limited field of view magnetic resonance thermometry using a local cardiac radiofrequency coil. Magn Reson Med, 70(4), 994-1004.
  7. Tate Q, Kim SE, Treiman G, Parker DL, Hadley JR (2013). Increased vessel depiction of the carotid bifurcation with a specialized 16-channel phased array coil at 3T. Magn Reson Med, 69(5), 1486-93.
  8. Volland NA, Kholmovski EG, Parker DL, Hadley JR (2013). Initial feasibility testing of limited field of view magnetic resonance thermometry using a local cardiac radiofrequency coil. Magn Reson Med, (70), 994-1004.
  9. Minalga E, Payne A, Merrill R, Todd N, Vijayakumar S, Kholmovski E, Parker DL, Hadley JR (2013). An 11-channel radio frequency phased array coil for magnetic resonance guided high-intensity focused ultrasound of the breast. Magn Reson Med, 69(1), 295-302.
  10. Payne A, Todd N, Minalga E, Wang Y, Diakite M, Hadley R, Merrill R, Factor R, Neumayer L, Parker DL (2013). In vivo evaluation of a breast-specific magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound system in a goat udder model. Med Phys, 40(7).
  11. Merrill RP, Hadley JR, Minalga E, Kholmovski EG, Vihayakumar S, Kim SE, Quigley E, Parker DL, Rose JW (2012). A 28-channel coil array for improved imaging of the optic nerve. Concepts Magn Reson Part B Magn Reson Eng, 41B(3), 73-84.
  12. Payne A, Merrill R, Minalga E, Vyas U, de Bever J, Todd N, Hadley R, Dumont E, Neumayer L, Christensen D, Roemer R, Parker D (2012). Design and characterization of a laterally mounted phased array transducer breast-specific MRgHIFU device with integrated 11-channel reciever array. Med Phys, 39(3), 1552-1560.
  13. Kim SE, Treiman GS, Roberts JA, Jeong EK, Shi X, Hadley JR, Parker DL (2011). In vivo and ex vivo measurements of the mean ADC values of lipid necrotic core and hemorrhage obtained from diffusion weighted imaging in human atherosclerotic plaques. J Magn Reson Imaging, 34(5), 1167-75.
  14. Minalga E, Rose J, Choi SE, Jeong EK, Kholmovski E, Vijayakumar S, Parker D, Hadley R (2011). A 20-channel coil for improved imaging of the optic nerve. Concepts Magn Reson Part B Magn Reson Eng, 39B(1), 26-36.
  15. Parker DL, Goodrich KC, Hadley JR, Kim SE, Moon SM, Chronik BA, Fontius U, Schmitt F (2009). Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Composite (Dual) Gradients. Concepts Magn Reson Part B Magn Reson Eng, 35(2), 89-97.
  16. Terry CM, Kim SE, Li L, Goodrich KC, Hadley JR, Blumenthal DK, Parker DL, Cheung AK (2009). Longitudinal assessment of hyperplasia using magnetic resonance imaging without contrast in a porcine arteriovenous graft model. Acad Radiol, 16(1), 96-107.
  17. Moon SM, Goodrich KC, Hadley JR, Parker DL (2009). Local bi-planar gradient array design using conformal mapping and simulated annealing. Concepts Magn Reson, 35B(1), 23-31.
  18. Chapman BE, Minalga ES, Brown C, Roberts JA, Hadley JR (2008). Reducing morphological variability of the cervical carotid artery in serial magnetic resonance imaging using a head and neck immobilization device. J Magn Reson Imaging, 28(1), 258-62.
  19. Hadley JR, Furse C, Parker DL (2007). RF coil design for MRI using a genetic algorithm. A C E S Journal, 22(2), 277-286.
  20. Hadley JR, Roberts JA, Goodrich KC, Buswell HR, Parker DL (2005). Relative RF coil performance in carotid imaging. Magn Reson Imaging, 23(5), 629-39.
  21. Hadley JR, Chapman BE, Roberts JA, Chapman DC, Goodrich KC, Buswell HR, Alexander AL, Tsuruda JS, Parker DL (2000). A three-coil comparison for MR angiography. J Magn Reson Imaging, 11(4), 458-68.
  22. Bradshaw KM, Schweizer MP, Glover GH, Hadley JR, Tippets R, Tang PP, Davis WL, Heilbrun MP, Johnson S, Ghanem T (1995). BSH distributions in the canine head and a human patient using 11B MRI. Magn Reson Med, 34(1), 48-56.


  1. 1. Hadley JR, Parker DL, Burnett AJ (2009). Apparatus and methods for imaging using an anatomical positioning system. U.S. Patent No. US 7,613,494 B2. Washington, D.C.:U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.