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...

Uncovering ‘Covert Consciousness’ in Brain Injury Patients

In a paper published in the journal Brain last month Brian Edlow and colleagues reported a study in which they used the imaging techniques functional MRI and EEG to detect ‘covert consciousness’ in the intensive care unit. We checked in with Edlow, associate director of the Center for Neurotechno...

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...

Ona Wu

The research goals of Dr. Wu's group are to improve the diagnosis, prognosis and management of patients with brain injury by quantifying and monitoring injury or recovery on an individual patient basis. The group focuses particularly on stroke, cardiac arrest and traumatic brain injury. Predictin...

Nutrition and Brain Growth in the Developing World

The aging pickup truck bounces along a dirt road somewhere outside Bissora, one of the larger towns in the Oio region of the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau. The road, a major thoroughfare in the region, is pocked with holes. The rest of the year these would be deep and dusty. But it’s July ...

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...

20 Years of FreeSurfer

It’s a sunny day in Southern California and the developers of FreeSurfer—a suite of software tools for the analysis of neuroimaging data—are preparing for a training session to introduce scientists to the many benefits of the package. To help the scientists find the classroom they have hung “Free...

Acupuncture Yields Improved Outcomes in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Though the practice of acupuncture predates current understanding of physiology by several millennia, it often provides measureable improvements in health outcomes, particularly in the area of chronic pain. Now, in a study reported in the journal Brain, a team of investigators based at the Athino...

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...

The Road to MPI

Functional MRI has proved a transformative technology, yielding previously unimaginable insights into the workings of the brain. But what if there were another approach, one with dramatically higher sensitivity, that could shed even more light on these mysteries? What might we learn then? Larry ...

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...

Eve Valera

Dr. Valera is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a Research Scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has worked in the field of domestic violence for nearly 25 years using a range of methodologies to understand the neural, neuropsychological and psychologic...

Hui Wang

Dr. Hui Wang's research interests include developing innovative optical techniques and combining with MRI to study the structural-functional relationship of the brain. Particularly, a key question to answer is how the brain is connected to form the substrates of complex functions and what goes wr...

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...