The Neuroscience of Personal Space

We all have a need for personal space, the comfort zone we maintain around our bodies, implicitly entreating others not to encroach upon it. In recent years researchers have been probing the ways in which we regulate this space, looking at how and why our brains tell us when someone is simply ...

AMA @ Martinos: Anastasia Yendiki

The 2022 meeting of the Organization of Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), to be held June 19-22 in Glasgow, Scotland, will feature keynote lectures by no fewer than two Martinos Center researchers: Anastasia Yendiki and Jon Polimeni. In anticipation of the meeting, we approached Anastasia about putting...

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 ...

Lab Site Directory

A1 Pain Imaging Lab Auditory Cognition Lab Brain Aging and Dementia (BAnD) Lab Brain & Spinal Cord Laboratory Brainstem Imaging Lab The Caravan Lab Center for Integrative Pain NeuroImaging (CIPNI) Cerebrovascular Aging and Spin Labeling Lab (CASL) Chemical Ne...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Capital Contributions

Ever since the Martinos family’s first capital gift to create the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging in 1999, the Center has benefited from the generosity of its supporters. Capital gifts, generally to the physical center or endowment, differ from annual support. Instead, capi...

Woman of the Year: Alexandra Touroutoglou

The Martinos Center’s Alexandra Touroutoglou has been named Woman of the Year in the “Expatriate” category by the Greek magazine Beauté. She accepted the award during a ceremony at the Athens Concert Hall, which was broadcast on March 8th in recognition of International Women’s Day. The award ...

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...

What’s Cooking at Martinos? Marco Makes Ragu

The Center's Marco Loggia is a highly accomplished researcher exploring the brain mechanisms of pain using functional MRI and PET. He is also one heckuva chef. In the video below, Marco shares one of his tantalizing recipes. He sent us this video along with an excellent suggestion: Especially ...

It’s Never Too Early to Learn About MRI

Here in the Martinos Center, our education mission extends all the way to teaching children enrolled in the preschool down the street in the Charlestown Navy Yard. Once a year, the Center’s Allison Stevens welcomes a group of the children, explains to them what MRI is and what it does, and str...

Matti Hämäläinen Named Full Professor

Congratulations to Matti Hämäläinen, PhD, who was promoted to Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School, effective September 1, 2017. Dr. Hämäläinen is Director of the Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Core at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at MGH. He is one of the pio...