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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ciprian Catana

Dr. Catana is director of Integrated MR-PET Imaging at the MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging and an Associate Professor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He has extensive experience in combining PET and MRI and is currently focusing on developing quantitative MR-PET for human use. ...

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...

Iris Yuwen Zhou

Iris Yuwen Zhou, PhD, is an Instructor in Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and a faculty member in the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. Dr. Zhou’s work focuses on developing novel MRI methodologies that quantify molecular, metabolic, funct...

Peter Caravan and Kenneth Kwong Named ISMRM Fellows

The Martinos Center’s Peter Caravan and Kenneth Kwong were welcomed to the ranks of ISMRM Fellows at the 2019 annual meeting of ISMRM held in May in Montreal. The honor recognizes the incalculable contributions each has made to the field of biomedical imaging. Both researchers have played sign...

Peter Caravan Promoted to Full Professor

The Center's Peter Caravan has been named Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. Caravan is Director of a multidisciplinary and translational molecular imaging group at the Center (the Caravan Lab) and co-director of the Institute for Innovation in Imaging (I3) at Massachusetts Gene...

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...

Kenneth Kwong

Kenneth Kwong, PhD, has been conducting magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research for more than 30 years with expertise in diffusion (R.1), functional imaging (R.2) and perfusion imaging (R.3). He was one of the earliest researchers to explore MR diffusion imaging of healthy subjects and patients...

Christopher Nguyen

The Nguyen lab focuses on the development and clinical application of novel imaging techniques to characterize the cardiovascular system including MRI, optical, and PET. Our primary research interests fall into four general areas: (1) bio- inspired design for heart assisted devices (Science Robot...