Bio-Electromagnetic Technologies

Bio-electromagnetic program supports development of technologies using static or dynamic electromagnetic fields for sensing, imaging, or therapeutic effects.


The emphasis is on increasing the sensitivity, spatial/temporala resolution, efficacy, or safety of bioelectromagnetic devices through the development of novel hardware, method of operation, or pre-/post-processing techniques for single modalities or the combination of multiple modalities.


This program may support the development of magnetic particle imaging, electrical impedance tomography, electroencephalography, magnetoencephalography, electromagnetic-field-induced hyperthermia/ablation, and microwave/terahertz imaging, for example.
Related programs are MRI, Nuclear Medicine, Optical Imaging and Spectroscopy, Ultrasound, and X-ray Electron and Ion Beam.


Grant Number Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
1-R15-EB028535-01 A Single-Sided Magnetic Particle Imaging Scanner for In Vivo Breast Cancer Imaging Alexey Tonyushkin University of Massachusetts Boston
5-R44-EB023147-03 High-resolution micro-magnetometer based on novel nano-junction oxide SQUIDs Douglas Paulson Tristan Technologies, Inc.
1-R01-EB029829-01 Molecular MRI of Brain Metabolism Enabled by Long-Lived Spin States Thomas Theis North Carolina State University Raleigh
1-R01-EB029822-01 Magnetic Particle Imaging for High-Resolution Functional Brain Imaging Steven Conolly University of California Berkeley
1-R01-EB029818-01 Moving MRI: Imaging a Moving Body with a Moving MRI Magnet Jerome Ackerman Massachusetts General Hospital
1-R01-EB029814-01 Critical Technology Development for 16 Tesla Head-only MRI Superconducting Persistent Magnets: V2 Minfeng Xu General Electric Global Research Ctr
5-R01-EB001965-17 Advanced Instrumentation for Dynamic Nuclear Polarization NMR Research Richard Temkin Massachusetts Institute of Technology
5-U01-EB023820-05 Device-Independent Acquisition and Real Time Spatiotemporal Analysis of Clinical Electrophysiology Data Matti Hamalainen Massachusetts General Hospital
5-R21-EB028064-03 Direct 3D Reconstruction Methods for Electrical Impedance Tomography for Stroke Imaging Sarah Hamilton Marquette University
5-U01-EB029811-02 NeuroExplorer: Ultra-high Performance Human Brain PET Imager for Highly-resolved In Vivo Imaging of Neurochemistry Richard Carson Yale University