With New PET Probe, Researchers Image Fibrosis of the Lungs

The MGH Martinos Center's Pauline DĆ©sogĆØre and colleagues have described a new positron emission tomography (PET) probe that canĀ help to advanceĀ noninvasive diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis. Reported in a Science Translational MedicineĀ paper published onlineĀ today, the probe enables detection and ...

Nanodiamond-enhanced MRI: A Dazzling New Approach to Imaging

Nanodiamonds ā€“ synthetic industrial diamonds only a few nanometers in size ā€“ have recently attracted considerable attention because of the potential they offer for the targeted delivery of vaccines and cancer drugs as well asĀ for other uses. Thus far, options for imaging nanodiamonds have been li...

Jason Stockmann

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

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...

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 ScienceĀ his pioneering work with functional MRI, and the possibilities of th...

Understanding Eye-contact Avoidance in People With Autism

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have difficulty looking others in the eyes. This is typically interpreted as a sign of social and personal indifference, but self-reports from people with autism suggests otherwise. Many say that looking others in the eye is uncomfortable or s...

Robert Savoy

Dr. Savoy received his academic training in applied mathematics at MIT (BSĀ 1971; MS 1975) and experimental psychology at Harvard University (PhDĀ 1980). This period included 10 years of work at Polaroid Corporationā€™sĀ Vision Research Laboratory, after which he joined the newly formed RowlandĀ Instit...

Meher Juttukonda

Dr. Juttukondaā€™sĀ research interests are in studying the balance between hemodynamic and metabolic function in the human brain as well as in the translation ofĀ these methods for characterizing microvascular health in cerebrovascularĀ diseases. A principal objective of his work has been to develop q...

New Software Improves Ability to Determine the Cause of Stroke

Determining the cause of an ischemic stroke is critical to preventing a second oneĀ and is a primary focus in the evaluation of stroke patients. But for all theĀ importance of identifying the cause, physicians have long lacked a robust and objective means to doĀ so. Now a team of investigators at...