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 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...

Michael Placzek

Dr. Placzek's research focuses on studying human brain diseases with translational molecular imaging - positron emission tomography (PET). Through a multi-faceted approach, his group is working towards a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in brain diseases. Their work is ap...

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...

Martin Reuter

Dr. Martin Reuter is an Assistant Professor of Radiology and of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital (Assistant in Neuroscience, Dept. of Radiology and Dept. of Neurology). He is affiliated with the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and the German Center...

With New PET Probe, Researchers Image Fibrosis of the Lungs

The MGH Martinos Center's Pauline Désogère and colleagues have described a new positron emission tomography (PET) probe that can help to advance noninvasive diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis. Reported in a Science Translational Medicine paper published online today, the probe enables detection and ...

Peter Caravan

Peter Caravan, PhD, is co-director of the Institute for Innovation in Imaging (I3) at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He leads a multidisciplinary and translational molecular imaging lab (the Caravan Lab) focused on the invention of novel mol...

David Salat

The overarching aim of Dr. Salat's work is to understand mechanisms of neural disease and to implement novel approaches to reduce the impact of disease on the brain, cognition and clinical status. Clinically, there are two main clinical foci to his research. At the MGH Martinos Center, he directs...

Iman Aganj

Dr. Aganj's research objectives are focused on developing new medical image analysis techniques and improving existing ones so researchers and clinicians can extract the maximal amount of useful information from the images they acquire, with the goal of improving human health. These efforts range...

Jean Augustinack

The main goal of Dr. Augustinack's research is to validate neuroimaging, such as MRI, with ground truth histologic analyses and to advance neuroanatomical and pathological biomarkers for in vivo imaging. Her laboratory bridges the domains of ground truth histologic staining and MRI tissue propert...

Chongzhao Ran

Chongzhao Ran, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He received a Master's degree in medicinal chemistry from China Pharmaceutical University and a PhD in medicinal chemistry from Shanghai Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry, C...

Yinching (Iris) Chen

Y. Iris Chen, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. She received her PhD in radiology science from the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program and the department of radiol...