Optical Imaging

The Martinos Optics Research facilities consists of multiple separate lab facilities including 1) fiber optic and electronics fabrication and testing, 2) instrumentation system development and testing, 3) small animal studies, 4) optical physics labs with floating tables, and 5) human subject tes...

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...

Imaging Services

The backbone of the Martinos Center is the Martinos Technology Core, comprising Imaging and Computational Core resources. The Imaging Cores include the MRI, MEG and Optical Imaging Cores, with an extensive and expanding inventory of state-of-the-art imaging facilities and equipment, including rel...

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...

Steven Stufflebeam

Steven Stufflebeam, MD, translates basic science and advanced imaging technology into everyday clinical practice. His laboratory aims to improve the health care for patients with epilepsy, schizophrenia, brain tumors and hearing impairments. His training is in biomedical engineering, mathematics ...

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 ...

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 ...

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

The Center's magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) facilities include the following. Large-bore MRI Systems  * All subject bays are equipped with Blu-ray/DVD players for subject entertainment Bay 1: Siemens 3T MRI Skyra with 128ch receive capabilities and 2ch pTx This is a Siemens 3T Skyra wit...

Caroline Magnain

Dr. Magnain is an assistant professor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School and assistant in physics at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Throughout her career, she has strived to apply optical imaging to various domains, from cultural heritage to the biomedical science, and has develope...

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...

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...

Bruce Rosen

Bruce Rosen, MD, PhD, is Director of the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Laurence Lamson Robbins Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. He received his MD degree from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia in 1982 and his...

Maria Angela Franceschini

Maria Angela Franceschini, PhD, is widely recognized as a leader in the field of diffuse optical imaging in both neuroscience and clinical neuro-monitoring applications. Her research interests lie mainly in the development of novel optical imaging methods to achieve a deeper understanding of the ...

Molecular Imaging

The in vivo optical imaging facility includes a state-of-the-art IVIS SPECTRUM (Perkin Elmer) whole-mouse imaging system with 3D, fluorescence, bioluminescence, and Cerenkov luminescence capabilities for high throughput imaging, in vitro (microplates) and in vivo in live animals (5 mice, 23cm FoV...

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...

Abbas Yaseen

Abbas Yaseen, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School specializing in advanced microscopy for minimally invasive, in vivo characterization of brain function in preclinical models. His group focuses on the development and application of high-resolution optical imaging...