Early Screening of ASD With a New Eye-tracking Paradigm

Studies have shown that early diagnosis and intervention significantly impact the prognosis of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD): the earlier the detection and diagnosis, the better the prognosis and functional status later in life. Currently, the average age of diagnosis is approxi...

Wellness Resources

To offer support to its staff and researchers, Partners, MGH, and several other groups have put together resources that address the challenges we may be facing in our day-to-day lives as we handle this unique situation. Here, we compile those resources & information to make it easier for you ...

ISMRM Welcomes New President Larry Wald

The International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) concluded its Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada, with the passing of the presidential gavel on Wednesday, 15 May 2019, to Larry Wald, director of the Magnetic Resonance - Physics & Instrumentation Group at the MGH Martinos ...

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...

Peter Caravan Promoted to Full Professor

The Center's Peter Caravan has been named Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. Caravan is Director of a multidisciplinary and translational molecular imaging group at the Center (the Caravan Lab) and co-director of the Institute for Innovation in Imaging (I3) at Massachusetts Gene...

‘Women in Science’ Series Tackles Sexism, Other Issues

The MGH Martinos Center’s first-ever “Women in Science” seminar series, held this spring, brought together investigators, staff and others from throughout the community for a host of important and thought-provoking discussions. The series proved so successful the organizers are planning to hold a...

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...

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 ...

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...

Magnetoencephalography & Electroencephalography

The MEG/EEG facility is equipped with a dc-SQUID Neuromag Vectorview MEG system that allows noninvasive spatiotemporal mapping of human brain activity. The Neuromag system has 306 MEG channels (2 planar gradiometers and a magnetometer at each of 102 sites in a helmet-shaped array) and 128 EEG cha...

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...

Treating Aneurysm with MR Coagulation

A team of investigators in the MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, in collaboration with medical device company Robin Medical, has developed a new method that could help to address cerebral aneurysm while adding therapeutic capabilities to magnetic resonance imaging. Cerebral aneurysm,...