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 ...

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...

Lawrence Wald

Lawrence L. Wald, PhD, is currently a Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and Affiliated Faculty of the Harvard-MIT Division Health Sciences Technology. He received a BA in Physics at Rice University, and a PhD in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 under th...

Chongzhao Ran

Chongzhao Ran, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He received a Master's degree in medicinal chemistry from China Pharmaceutical University and a PhD in medicinal chemistry from Shanghai Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry, C...

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...

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...

Clarissa Cooley

Dr. Cooley's research interests lie in the development of high-impact imaging systems based on new approaches to hardware, image encoding, and signal processing. Her primary scientific contribution has been the development of a portable MRI brain scanner that uses a new image encoding technique. ...

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...

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 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...

Christin Sander

Dr. Christin Sander's research focuses on multi-modal functional brain imaging with combined MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and PET (positron emission tomography). Her main interests include (i) dynamic imaging of dopamine & glutamate neuroreceptor function through pharmacology and neuromod...

Matthew Rosen

Dr. Matt Rosen is a physicist, tool-builder and inventor whose research bridges the spectrum from fundamental physics to applied bioimaging work in the field of MRI. He established the Low-Field MRI and Hyperpolarized Media Laboratory at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging to ...

Lilla Zollei

Dr. Lilla Zollei's research focuses on the design and development of quantitative analysis tools for neuroscientific problems. She builds and tests computational tools that can be used for both individual and group studies and investigate, through the combination of image information from multipl...

Caterina Mainero

Caterina Mainero, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, Assistant in Neuroscience at Massachusetts General Hospital and Director of Multiple Sclerosis Research at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. Dr. Mainero is a neuroscientist with ...

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...