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The Center for Functional Neuroimaging Technologies is a Regional Resource located at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The primary mission of the Center is to expand understanding of the human brain in health and disease through the development and dissemination of innovative multimodal Magnetic Resonance (MR)-based neuroimaging techniques and technologies. The Resource is sponsored by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering of the NIH.

Research at the Center for Functional Neuroimaging Technologies centers around four interrelated technical development projects, each focused on creating and improving multimodal methods for functional brain imaging.

Collaborative projects have been selected that address relevant problems in neuroscience research while synergistically advancing the technical capabilities of the Regional Resource itself. Many of these collaborations are with industrial partners. Scientists from a wide range of disciplines use the services of the Center to apply advances in neuroimaging to their own research efforts. The Center for Functional Neuroimaging Technologies welcomes collaborations with and provides a unique resource to investigators from throughout the world neuroscience community. We offer a variety of training opportunities for students, fellows and junior scientists as we seek to advance the field of brain mapping through the active dissemination of new neuroimaging technology.

Learn more about the NIBIB Biotechnology Resources Center here. You can also find a list of related centers on the site (choose: Scientific Area: Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy).

Recent News

Aug 10, 2016: The fall FreeSurfer course will be held in Boston Sep 26-29. The registration payment deadline is August 24, and there is only a handful of spots left. For more information and to register, see here.

Jun 24, 2016: A new study has identified the 100 most-cited articles in neuroimaging, as well as the associated authors and institutions. The MGH Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging ranked No. 3 on the list of the latter. In addition, the study identified Center investigator and CFNT project leader Bruce Fischl as one of the most-cited authors. Read more here.

Apr 20, 2016: Martinos Center Director and CFNT Principal Invstigator Bruce Rosen has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Science. Read more here.

Sep 11, 2015: Martinos Center investigator and CNFT project leader David Boas will receive SPIE Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award for neuroimaging advances. The award recognizes, among his other achievements, the introduction and ongoing advancement of the imaging technique functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). Read more here.

Apr 7, 2015: Center investigator and CFNT project leader Larry Wald has been named a 2015 MGH Research Scholar. He was chosen for the highly selective five-year award for his project, "Magnetic Particle Imaging for Breast Cancer Screening and Monitoring." Read more here.