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...

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...

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...

New Bedside MRI Scanner Inspired by Martinos Center Research

Fundamental research by Professor Matthew Rosen, Director of the Low-Field Imaging Laboratory in the MGH Martinos Center, contributed to the early development of a new portable MRI scanner by Hyperfine Research Inc. The potentially game-changing technology will be introduced this week at the Amer...

New Portable Scanner to Bring MRI to the Patient

A team of researchers in the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital has developed a low-cost, portable MRI scanner, reporting the device in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering on November 23. In a recent conversation, lead author Clarissa Zimmerman Cooley g...

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...

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. ...

Bastien Guerin

Dr. Guerin's research focuses on MRI (and to some extent PET) technology development and translation to neuro-imaging to help better understand the human brain. He has several areas of specialization: (i) Modeling and optimization of radio-frequency (RF) and gradient MR sub-systems. Dr. Geurin's...

Ken Kwong and the Introduction of Noninvasive fMRI

In the early months of 1992 the neuroscience community was flush with excitement. Jack Belliveau, a graduate student with the MGH-NMR Center (now the MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging), had recently published in Science his pioneering work with functional MRI, and the possibilities of th...

Hsiao-Ying (Monica) Wey

Dr. Hsiao-Ying (Monica) Wey is currently an Assistant Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. She received her PhD in Medical Physics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2011 and completed her postdoctoral training at t...

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...

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...

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...

Susie Huang

Susie Huang, MD, PhD, is a board-certified neuroradiologist and physician-scientist specializing in the development and translation of novel MRI techniques for investigating structure, function and pathology within the brain. Her doctoral training in physical chemistry and subsequent residency in...

Ross Mair

As the Head of MR Physics at the Harvard University Center for Brain Science, Neuroimaging facility, Dr. Mair's role involves investigation and implementation of novel MRI methods for neuroimaging using the 3.0T MRI scanner, along with facility management duties. His research time has been split ...

Jason Stockmann

Jason Stockmann, PhD, is broadly interested in magnetic resonance imaging hardware and acquisition methods for improving data quality for both structural and functional imaging. He has worked on diverse MRI scanners ranging in field strength by two orders of magnitude, from low-field (80 mT) to u...