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...

Michael Placzek

Dr. Placzek's research focuses on studying human brain diseases with translational molecular imaging - positron emission tomography (PET). Through a multi-faceted approach, his group is working towards a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in brain diseases. Their work is ap...

Douglas Greve

Douglas Greve, PhD, has a passion for delivering cutting-edge tools to the neuroscience community. He joined the FreeSurfer team 20 years ago and has been developing neuroimaging software ever since. His career has offered him an exciting mixture of engineering, physics, software development and ...

Matti Hämäläinen

Matti Hämäläinen is a Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the David Cohen Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Laboratory at the Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital. He is one of the pioneers in the application of MEG in conjunction with other non-invasive...

Bruce Fischl

Bruce Fischl, PhD, is a Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Laboratory for Computational Neuroimaging at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging. A leader in the field of image processing and analysis, he has spearheaded the development of a range of innovative...

David Salat

The overarching aim of Dr. Salat's work is to understand mechanisms of neural disease and to implement novel approaches to reduce the impact of disease on the brain, cognition and clinical status. Clinically, there are two main clinical foci to his research. At the MGH Martinos Center, he directs...

Jerome Ackerman

Jerome Ackerman, PhD, has conducted research in magnetic resonance for over 45 years, and has led the solid-state MR program at MGH for over 30 years. As of May, 2019, his work (over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, reviews, chapters and patents; over 200 abstracts) has been cited 5048 times (...

Eva-Maria Ratai

Dr. Eva-Maria Ratai has been Director of Clinical Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) since 2003. After completing her doctoral thesis in physical chemistry at the University of Münster in Germany in 2000, and her first post-doctoral position in the Department ...

Bruce Rosen to Be Inducted Into National Academy of Inventors

Bruce Rosen, director of the MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). He was chosen for induction, according to a statement by the NAI Fellows Selection Committee, because he has “demonstrated a highly prolific spirit ...

Veronica Clavijo Jordan

Dr. Clavijo Jordan's interests include the use of molecular MR imaging to detect and characterize inflammation, fibrosis and cancer. She is particularly interested in understanding the role metals play in the development of disease. Recently, she and colleagues have been using molecular MRI probe...

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...

John Kirsch

John Kirsch, PhD, is a radiological physicist by training and education, whose interest and experience have been in MRI technology for the majority of his career. He contributed significantly to the early pioneering development of clinical applications for MRI as well as to the design and improve...

Center Leadership

Dr. Bruce Rosen, Center Director Dr. Rosen 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 Ph...

Jean Augustinack

The main goal of Dr. Augustinack's research is to validate neuroimaging, such as MRI, with ground truth histologic analyses and to advance neuroanatomical and pathological biomarkers for in vivo imaging. Her laboratory bridges the domains of ground truth histologic staining and MRI tissue propert...

Lab Site Directory

A1 Pain Imaging Lab Brain Aging and Dementia (BAnD) Lab Brain & Spinal Cord Laboratory Brainstem Imaging Lab The Carvan Lab Center for Integrative Pain NeuroImaging (CIPNI) Chemical Neuroscience Program Clinical Computational Neuroimaging Group The David Cohen MEG ...

Anastasia Yendiki

Dr. Anastasia Yendiki's background is in statistical signal and image processing. She received a PhD in Electrical Engineering: Systems from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where she worked on inverse problems in tomographic reconstruction for nuclear imaging under the supervision of Jef...

Iman Aganj

Dr. Aganj's research objectives are focused on developing new medical image analysis techniques and improving existing ones so researchers and clinicians can extract the maximal amount of useful information from the images they acquire, with the goal of improving human health. These efforts range...