Crowds Cure Cancer at RSNA 2017

Can crowdsourcing provide us with a cure for cancer? We hope to find out. Join us in an experiment at the RSNA annual meeting next week, where just a few minutes of your time could move us closer to this ever-elusive goal. Advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning have broad pot...

Thomas Deisboeck

Tom Deisboeck has spent over 25 years in life sciences research. He holds an MD (Dr. med) from the Technical University of Munich as well as an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Deisboeck is an Associate Professor of Radiology (PT) at Massachusetts General Hospital and Har...

Anand Kumar

Dr. Kumar's research is focused on development and translation of novel biomedical optical techniques for preclinical and clinical applications. He has more than 15 years of experience in theory, modeling and experimental aspects of biological optical imaging. Over the past decade, his group has ...

Zdravka Medarova

Zdravka Medarova, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. She is a geneticist/cancer biologist by training and has an extensive background in molecular biology, genetics, and tumor biology and therapy. The focus of her research has been the development and testing o...

Yi-Fen Yen

Over the past two decades, Dr. Yen has devoted herself to the development of advanced MRI techniques, for hyperpolarized metabolic imaging, cancer imaging and functional imaging in clinical and pre-clinical research. She is an MR physicist with >100 publications in peer-reviewed scientific jou...

Byung Hee Yoo

Dr. Byung Hee Yoo's expertise lies in “theranostic cancer imaging." His research has focused on quantitative visualization of biological/physiological events. Since reporting the first peptidyl MR contrast agents, he has developed a wide spectrum of additional imaging probes for the quantitation ...

Stefan Carp

Dr. Carp's research group focuses on the development and clinical translation of light-based non-invasive sensing and imaging methods for disease detection and management. Major thrusts include the use of near-infrared spectroscopy and tomography as well as diffuse correlation spectroscopy to adv...

Nanodiamond-enhanced MRI: A Dazzling New Approach to Imaging

Nanodiamonds – synthetic industrial diamonds only a few nanometers in size – have recently attracted considerable attention because of the potential they offer for the targeted delivery of vaccines and cancer drugs as well as for other uses. Thus far, options for imaging nanodiamonds have been li...

Veronica Clavijo Jordan

Dr. Clavijo Jordan's interests include the use of molecular MR imaging to detect and characterize inflammation, fibrosis and cancer. She is particularly interested in understanding the role metals play in the development of disease. Recently, she and colleagues have been using molecular MRI probe...

Bin Deng

Bin Deng, PhD, is a biomedical scientist whose research interests revolve around near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy, functional optical imaging, the interactions between NIR light and tissue, noninvasive optical biomarkers and the pathophysiology of diseases. Dr. Deng investigates the intersection ...

The Past, Present and Future of Molecular Imaging @ Martinos

Over the past several months, the MGH Martinos Center has been both celebrating the past and looking toward the future of its molecular imaging effort – with a symposium held last fall and now a series of initiatives designed to bolster the molecular imaging community. While there has always b...

Moving Beyond Biopsy for Liver Fibrosis

Chronic liver disease is a growing health concern in the U.S. and around the world, with links to alcoholism, diabetes and even obesity. One of the early manifestations of the disease is fibrosis, an excessive buildup of scar tissue that results from repeated injury to the liver. While its effect...

Publications Updates

May 11, 2020 The presubiculum links incipient amyloid and tau pathology to memory function in older persons Jacobs HIL, Augustinack JC, Schultz AP, Hanseeuw BJ, Locascio J, Amariglio RE, Papp KV, Rentz DM, Sperling RA, Johnson KA. Neurology. 2020 May 5;94(18):e1916-e1928. doi: 10.1212/WNL.00...

The Year in Review: 2019

The MGH Martinos Center closed out the decade with yet another stellar year. In 2019, Center investigators reported advances in a range of areas – from technology development to basic science research and a host of clinical applications  – and generally showed surprising / not-in-the-least-bit-su...

Christian Farrar

The Farrar group's research program is focused on the development of novel Magnetic Resonance molecular imaging contrast agents and methods and on the development of innovative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) methods for characterizing vascular structure and function. The tools being developed i...

Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer

Dr. Kalpathy-Cramer is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, Co-Director of the QTIM lab and the Center for Machine Learning at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center and Scientific Director at the MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science. Her research areas include machi...