Magnetic Resonance Physics & Instrumentation Group


The MR Physics and Instrumentation Group (MRPIGs) works to develop instrumentation to bring new levels of disease and biology under the lens of non-invasive human imaging.  Although most academic work in MRI focuses on acquisition and reconstruction software, hardware and software methodology must advance together to gain maximum benefit in detection sensitivity, speed and the capabilities of the technology.

Therefore our goal is to bridge these areas by developing new hardware methodology and expanding image acquisition and reconstruction methods to exploit newly generated capabilities.

Projects in the lab are clustered around:

Ultra High Field neuro-MRI (UHF)
Methods for functional brain imaging and connectomics
RF coil detector and transmit arrays
Parallel imaging acquisition and reconstruction methods for speeding up MRI and motion mitigation
Parallel transmit pulse design
RF safety for patients with deep brain stimulators
Portable MR technology
Developing Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) for studying brain function