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Magnetic Resonance Imaging

This program supports the technological development of in vivo MR imaging and MR spectroscopy, for both animal and human research and potential clinical applications.


The emphasis is on the development of MRI hardware and methodologies, including image acquisition and reconstruction techniques, that would improve the speed, spatial resolution, information content, efficiency, robustness, quality, patient experience, and safety. The emphasis should be on technological development rather than detailed applications to specific diseases or organs.

The program covers the development of new MRI techniques, methods and tools broadly, which include but are not limited to:

  • fast MRI
  • high and ultra-high field MRI
  • pulse sequence and image reconstruction
  • MRI of new contrast mechanisms
  • design and implementation of novel magnets, gradients, radio-frequency coils, and other apparatus for in-scanner applications
  • combination of MRI with other modalities with an emphasis on MRI hardware development
  • in vivo MR Spectroscopy and spectroscopic imaging
  • MRI of tissue properties, structure, metabolism, function and physiology
Grant Number Project Title Principal Investigator Institution
5-P41-EB015896-20 Center for Functional Imaging Technologies Bruce Rosen Massachusetts General Hospital
5-P41-EB002031-25 Resource for NMR Molecular Imaging of Proteins Stanley Opella University of California, San Diego
5-P41-EB017183-05 Center for Advanced Imaging Innovation and Research (CAI2R) Daniel Sodickson New York University School of Medicine
5-R00-EB016753-04 Sensitivity enhancement of MRI with a Wireless Amplified NMR Detector Chunqi Qian Michigan State University
5-R00-EB016689-06 Functional Imaging and resting state connectivity in human spinal cord at 7 Tesla Robert Barry Massachusetts General Hospital
5-R01-EB017767-05 CERT Imaging of Muscle Daniel Gochberg Vanderbilt University Medical Center
5-R01-EB018988-04 Motion-robust super-resolution diffusion weighted MRI of early brain development Ali Gholipour-Baboli Boston Children'S Hospital
5-R01-EB017739-04 Comprehensive MRI near Total Joint Replacements Brian Hargreaves Stanford University
5-R01-EB018976-04 Technology for Portable MRI Lawrence Wald Massachusetts General Hospital
5-R01-EB018308-04 Comprehensive Motion-Robust Pediatric MR Imaging Using Radial Acquisitions Hersh Chandarana New York University School of Medicine