Dorela Doris Shuboni

Matt Latourette

Research Associate

Department of Radiology


College Degree: 

B.S. in Computer Science, Michigan Technological University, 1999


Research Interests:

My principal academic interests are in the areas of algorithm development for scientific computation, magnetic resonance imaging, image processing, and mathematical modeling.  I have been involved in a variety of research efforts, including:  the first prospective MRI study of pediatric patients with cerebral malaria, MRI-based surveillance of iron overload in the heart and liver, characterization of atherosclerotic plaque via MRI, quantification of muscle contraction kinetics, and characterization of a novel PLGA encapsulated bismuth nanocrystal contrast agent for molecular CT.  In addition to developing custom software applications for research, I have developed custom MR phantoms for image quality assessment, optimized MR scan protocols to meet image quality goals and scan time constraints, and assisted in the design and manufacture of a custom head holder device to reduce patient motion.  My recent efforts are focused on applications of new contrast agents in MSU’s Molecular and Cellular Imaging Laboratory.



Board of Control Scholarship, Michigan Technological University, 1992

1st place, Scientific Poster Award, Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine, 2009



Potchen MJ, Kampondeni SD, Seydel KB, Birbeck GL, Hammond CA, Bradley WG, DeMarco JK, Glover SJ, Ugorji JO, Latourette MT, Siebert JE, Molyneux ME, Taylor TE.  Acute Brain MRI Findings in 120 Malawian Children with Cerebral Malaria:  New Insights into an Ancient Disease, American Journal of Neuroradiology, 33(9):1740-1746, 2012

Latourette MT, Siebert JE, Barto RJ, Marable KL, Muyepa A, Hammond CA, Potchen MJ, Kampondeni SD, Taylor TE.  Magnetic Resonance Imaging Research in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges and Satellite-Based Networking Implementation, Journal of Digital Imaging, 24(4):729-738, 2011

Jayaraman RC, Latourette MT, Siebert JE, Wiseman RW. A Rapid Algorithm for Processing Digital Physiologic Signals:  Application to Skeletal Muscle Contractions, Biomed Signal Process Control, 1(4):307-313, 2006


Other Departmental/Program Affiliations:  

MSU Molecular and Cellular Imaging Laboratory (